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Cheap Quad Rig (Is this any good?)

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#1
I want to go Quad but don't wanna fork out for an AMAZING Rig just yet so is this any good for my Maya, Photoshop, XNA, the Unreal UDK and a few Games like:

Dragon Age: Origins
The Elder Scrolls series
Fallout 3
Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis Wars (my only REALLY taxing Games)
Half-Life series
Warcraft 3
World of Warcraft

I'm keeping my Graphics Card which is an Inno3D 9600GT 512MB

Plus i'm getting Windows 7 for £30 because i'm a Student

So please can you Guys and Gals(i think) give me feedback on this Rig, whether or not it is worth the purchase.

Thanks

Rig can be seen here.
 
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#2
What rig?
 

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Sorry lol its up now.
 
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#4
looks good but you dont need such a big power supply. you can go with 550w + and be fine. id probably reccomend around 600 so you have enough headway for anything you want to upgrade with later down the line
 
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#5
Nothing wrong with that power supply. Leaves a great deal of upgrade room.

I would envy that system. :p
 

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#6
So in terms of the AMD Athlon II Quad, is it any good for it's price?

I read the review and it looks OK and performs well for its cheap price tag but does anyone on these Forums have it?
 
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#7
to tell you the truth if you drop money on that rig, i think your really going to be impressed by the price/performance ratio your getting. just becuase amd's arnt nearly as fast as intel quads doesnt mean they arnt monsters when it comes to multi threading as well
 

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#8
to tell you the truth if you drop money on that rig, i think your really going to be impressed by the price/performance ratio your getting. just becuase amd's arnt nearly as fast as intel quads doesnt mean they arnt monsters when it comes to multi threading as well
Cheers dude. :toast:

I do want to go Intel at some point when i can spend like £800 on a Rig but for now as long as this Rig beasts all my Applications i'm fine for the time being.
 
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#9
I think if you're really gonna use 4 cores, it's a great deal. But if your 90% of the time you're only using 2 cores, the a Phenom X2, or X3 will probably get you more performance. OR if you just want the best performance in multi-thread apps, even if you only use them 10% of the time, the quad is the best choice.

At the end of the day, it's hard to make a bad choice. What you picked will serve you well.

But the PSU is indeed overkill. I used to run an OC'ed Q6600 and 2 4830s in Crossfire on 500W. I guarentee your system won't come close to stressing a 4-500W PSU. Even if you upgrade. If you want upgrade room, 650W is plenty methinks.
 

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#10
OK thanks for the PSU suggestions. I will drop it lower and buy an Uber PSU when i go Intel.
 
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#11
get the hx 650w and maybe the phenom x2 it would serve you better

 
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I would go for the 720BE, about the same price but I think it is better for gaming
 
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You could get MSI 770-C45 people say it is great budget board and for the money you could 945-955 Phenom II. Even though AII 620 is nice CPU descent overclocker too 3.6+ GHz. Or you could keep 620 and get MSI 770 and save some money for better VGA.
 
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if you was going spend same amount as Nexus posted in his build i would rather go for this:
 

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Thanks for the suggestion Kurosagi01 !!
 
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