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My friend is trying to get advice on his pc he wants to build. Please give opinions.
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If this is a gaming build, I would not use that CPU and motherboard unless they are much cheaper than an i5, or maybe even an i3. Many games--not all, but many--do not perform nearly as well on an AMD CPU as they do on a Intel CPU. If the build is for a lot of non-gaming software that takes advantage of multiple cores, then AMD CPU is a solid choice. Make sure to price shop the i3 and i5 with that AMD CPU in your country. If they are close in price, consider Intel.
 
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I'd recommend a better PSU, something like the Corsair RM, fully modular and its fan only spins at heavy loads. It's also more energy efficient.
 
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updated with an Intel Processor
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Are you buying in the US? What's the budget?
 
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Buying In U.S. and budget $1450 ...right now it is sitting at $1410
 
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Those are solid choices for gaming now. I don't know much about that case. I would consider Corsair 100R or 200R if you don't need anything fancy.
 
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Crucial BX100 SSD is also a great budget choice that you could go with to save a few more $$$.
 
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he plans on making the processor the intel i7 6700k. but he couldnt choose that on pcpartpicker yet
 
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Probably also save yourself $100 or so if you can buy the CPU and motherboard in person at a Microcenter store, if there is one in your part of the world.
 
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I'm not sure if i have one close by i will have to check, but he isnt afraid to push his budget an extra $100
 
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Build 1 with money to spare ( for another 290x for example):
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($325.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 1250 98.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Transcend SSD370 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.88 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Direct CU II Video Card ($273.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1253.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-27 14:27 EDT-0400


Build 2:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($362.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 1250 98.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI Plus ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($167.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.75 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.75 @ Amazon)
Storage: Transcend SSD370 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.88 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Direct CU II Video Card ($273.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1415.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-27 14:34 EDT-0400
 
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Probably also save yourself $100 or so if you can buy the CPU and motherboard in person at a Microcenter store, if there is one in your part of the world.
Well i looked and there is unfortunately not one within my driving distance
 
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Build 1 with money to spare ( for another 290x for example):
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($325.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 1250 98.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Transcend SSD370 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.88 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Direct CU II Video Card ($273.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1253.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-27 14:27 EDT-0400


Build 2:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($362.95 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 1250 98.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI X99S SLI Plus ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($167.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.75 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.75 @ Amazon)
Storage: Transcend SSD370 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.88 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Direct CU II Video Card ($273.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1415.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-05-27 14:34 EDT-0400
That is very useful thank you i will prolly go with bits and pieces of the both of tem
 
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That is very useful thank you i will prolly go with bits and pieces of the both of tem
well they are the same build with the CPU / MB / Ram being the only difference since they are not interchangeable
 
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Why Z87 board? And why the overpriced Sabertooth?

Go Z97 and snag ASRock Z97 Extreme 6.

Id also rather have a GTX 970/980 over a 290/290x these days... 250W+ versus 165W for the 980.

Id also get the newer EVGA 650GS PSU over the NEX.
 
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He Wanted an AMD graphics card
 
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He Wanted an AMD graphics card
On partpicker there is this [bb] button. Click on it and copy paste the text here so we can see also the total price
 
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That case SUCKS for a modern gaming system. That case would be fine for an i3 with a 750 Ti, but not for this. I don't care how it looks, I'm concerned about airflow. It doesn't have to be big, it just has to be designed to move air. Should have 2 120/140 MM fans in front or equivalent.
he plans on making the processor the intel i7 6700k
Then I think it HAS to be a "x97" motherboard.
It's kind of a waste to buy a 120 GB SSD today when 250 GB's are only a few dollars more.
 
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Do not buy from Superblitz. They use low price to lure you in, then they want to charge an outrageous amount of money for shipping. I started off trying to buy my 5820k from Superblitz, payment was charged off my credit card right away. However I didn't get any confirmation email from them until 3 days after I purchased. So I went ahead and called them, was being put on hold for 1 hour before one of their representative came up and tell me their 5820k was not in stock. Then the guy want to sell me a 4790k, for the price of a 5820k. I asked him whether he was joking and he just hang up. Called again right after that and no body answered my call. I was fed up with their shitty customer service. So I went ahead and called my credit card company, they took the charge right off. I ended up buying one from Amazon, 2 day free shipping(i have amazon prime) and it actually arrived the next day/ It just ain't worth it for the little bit of price difference. Always buy from either Newegg or Amazon, these are the quality vendors.
 
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I planned on it thats just the website that they say has the lowest price.
On another note im glad to see a fellow 5820k user on here. i havent ran into many
 
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