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Hi, I'm from Romania and I'm building a new Budget Gaming PC. I'm looking forward to buy :
GPU : MSI HD7790 OC 2GB
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CPU : AMD FX-6300 Black Edition
Ram : Kingston HyperX Blu 4GB (4x1) - I will buy extra 4 gb later.
PSU : High Power Plus 500W
HDD : WD Blue WD10EZEX
Case : Zalman Z3

I already have the Case,CPU and PSU.So what about the other components? Do I have to change them ?
If I have to choose something else for my rig, please pick parts from these sites :
www.pcgarage.ro
www.evomag.ro
www.itmix.ro
www.dc-shop.ro
 
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looks good to me
 
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+1
but
better to delay purchase and buy kit (2x4gb) then to buy 1 and later 2nd
those below are verry good alternatives of kingston you have selected. (kindgson looks to me kind of overpiced in ro)
http://www.itmix.ro/cumpara/g-skill-ddr3-8gb-2x4gb-ripjawsx-1866mhz-cl8-xmp-7098593
http://www.evomag.ro/COMPONENTE-PC-...cial-Ballistix-Elite-2x4GB-1866MHz-97121.html
Well, everything is overpriced in ro...but, what can I do. I will think about delaying my purchase, thanks for replying.
 
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Well, everything is overpriced in ro...but, what can I do. I will think about delaying my purchase, thanks for replying.
cry me a river
i live sout of danube. same story here.
i bought some of my parts from uk. you can get good price drops when items are on sale.
 
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HD7790 gonna disappear soon and will be replaced with R7 260/260X
 
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HD7790 gonna disappear soon and will be replaced with R7 260/260X
Yes, it will, that's why I want to buy it soon.Because i don't want a R7 260/260x.
 
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Yes, it will, that's why I want to buy it soon.Because i don't want a R7 260/260x.
R series have dedicated audio chip that provide audio processing for hdmi output. this reduce load of the cpu so by specs R series are better then HD.
 
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Yes, it will, that's why I want to buy it soon.Because i don't want a R7 260/260x.
wait, you dont want to buy R7 260/260X why? well if you said that R7 260x is rebranded from HD7790 its correct but not all, it has intergrated audio(TrueAudio) although not implemented yet
 
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wait, you dont want to buy R7 260/260X why? well if you said that R7 260x is rebranded from HD7790 its correct but not all, it has intergrated audio(TrueAudio) although not implemented yet
wrong'o : true audio is only implemented in Hawaii type GPU (including the IGP or the Kaveri APU)


little seeking and it seems the R7 serie has it ... aherm even if i don't care about True Audio i find this totaly revolting to not put it in all the R7 and R9 serie ... :D

R9 290X R9 290 R9 280X R9 270X R9 270

TrueAudio Technology Yes Yes No No No

R7 260X R7 260 R7 250 R7 240

TrueAudio Technology Yes Yes No No
 
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wrong'o : true audio is only implemented in Hawaii type GPU (including the IGP or the Kaveri APU)



well... eh? no! i have a R9 270... that feature (AMD True audio) is only in Hawaii chip (double answer eh?)
no its built-in into R7 260x too beside hawaii
 
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WELL let me finish to edit my post before posting ;) :clap:
 
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be quick or be dead
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oh well im not dead and i corrected myself before i did read your post so .... i AM RIGHT!

beside this .... i dont see the advantage of True Audio ... since it will output the sound on the TV speaker (at last for me i prefere my ALC892 on a 5.1 than True Audio on 2x5w) lag due to audio processing? as if it was noticeable with a ALC, so for output on a 5.1 you need something more, not very budget friendly... xD

edit i think my budget rig has the same cost as the OP one (or even a little bit less) and would run just same in games ... but since he allready has the CPU/case/psu no biggies :D
 
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oh well im not dead and i corrected myself before i did read your post so .... i AM RIGHT!

beside this .... i dont see the advantage of True Audio ... since it will output the sound on the TV speaker (at last for me i prefere my ALC892 on a 5.1 than True Audio on 2x5w) lag due to audio processing? as if it was noticeable with a ALC, so for output on a 5.1 you need something more, not very budget friendly... xD

edit i think my budget rig has the same cost as the OP one (or even a little bit less) and would run just same in games ... but since he allready has the CPU/case/psu no biggies :D
what bad in tv speakers. if you have surround system after tv it should work just fine.
advantages of true audio are bigger for weak cpus. for 8 or 4/8 cpu audio processing will be 2% difference at one of the cores. for 65w or 35w apu however audio processing could eat significant part of the cpu resource.

be quick or be dead - iron maiden?
 
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what bad in tv speakers. if you have surround system after tv it should work just fine.
advantages of true audio are bigger for weak cpus. for 8 or 4/8 cpu audio processing will be 2% difference at one of the cores. for 65w or 35w apu however audio processing could eat significant part of the cpu resource.
be quick or be dead - iron maiden?
for me maybe it would be useful (the X4 760K is basically a A10-6800K without IGP) oh wait ... 4/8core no real use for T.A. well the OP has a 6 core so no use for him either and a ALC892 or above already give good result for a cheap codec ...
unless he has already a audio installation that would allow him to take advantage of T.A.

for the TV problem ? what IF the TV has no forward output (or the normal monitor ...)

now for the Iron Maiden reference ... you should ask my cousin he's totally into it ;) me i was ... 21yrs before :oops:
 
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So afterall, wich one should I buy ? The HD7790 OC 2GB or the R7 260X OC 2GB ? Worth extra money ?
 
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So afterall, wich one should I buy ? The HD7790 OC 2GB or the R7 260X OC 2GB ? Worth extra money ?
new even if rename are always worth it, i took a R9 270 2gb instead of a 7870 2gb for the minor price jump versus a not so bad performance increase. (and the MSI Gaming OC ed. is whisper quiet, thanks to the Twin Frozr IV, and was the cheapest also ... for me it was just 5chf over a 7870 2gb)

plus if it support True Audio and you have the mean to use it : then yes worth it
 
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new even if rename are always worth it, i took a R9 270 2gb instead of a 7870 2gb for the minor price jump versus a not so bad performance increase. (and the MSI Gaming OC ed. is whisper quiet, thanks to the Twin Frozr IV, and was the cheapest also ... for me it was just 5chf over a 7870 2gb)

plus if it support True Audio and you have the mean to use it : then yes worth it
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and to add that r7 260x will get mantle support earlier then 7790 but ofc price difference in ro is most important for your decision
 
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Processor i5-6600K @4.4/C2D E8500/Tegra K1/Amlogic S905 4X1.535ghz Cortex A53/Snapdragon 430 8x Cortex A53
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7/XFX 650i Ultra/nvidia/AMlogic P200-2G/uh?
Cooling Corsair H115i /Alphacool Eisberg /magnesium/Aluminum heatsink/uh? bis
Memory 4x4gb HyperX Predator 2800 CL14/2gb DDR2 800/2gb/2gb LPDDR3/2gb LPDDR3
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 ARMOR 8gb OC/XFX 8800 GTX/GK20A/Mali 450MP5/Adreno 505
Storage 120gb OCZ VertexIII,60gb Patriot Blaze,1tb/8gb SSHD,2xToshiba 1tb/none/16gb+64gb/32gb/16gb+128gb
Display(s) Philips 273E3LH 27" 1920x1080 1ms/Toshiba 32L1343DG 1920x1080/8"1920x1200/5.2" 1280x720
Case Cougar Panzer Max/none/well... /Minix Neo U1/mono-bloc aluminum
Audio Device(s) Creative Recon3Di/SB Audigy 2 Platinum/HDMI output
Power Supply Seasonic M12II Evo 750 /Enermax Coolergiant 480/5v 3A/5V 2A
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum/Minix Neo A2 Lite/touch
Keyboard Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum/Minix Neo A2 Lite/touch
Software Win10 64/none/Android 5.1.1 Zombiepop/Android 5.1.1 + Kodi/Android 7.1.1 Nougat (08.01.17 SPatch)
Benchmark Scores bench...mark? i do leave mark on bench sometime, to remember which one is the most comfortable. :o
#21
+1
and to add that r7 260x will get mantle support earlier then 7790 but ofc price difference in ro is most important for your decision
indeed Mantle should be a good reason to buy new renamed series... im dying to see how the R9 270 will perform with Mantle, fingercrossing that the API will be widely supported...

for a combo 6300/R7 260X it should be good too
 
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System Name Budget Gaming PC
Processor AMD FX-6300 Black Edition
Motherboard ASRock 970 PRO3 R2.0
Cooling Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Memory HyperX Fury Red 8GB DDR3 1866 MHz CL10 ( 2 x 4GB )
Video Card(s) Asus R9 270 DirectCU II
Storage WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA3
Display(s) AOC e2250Swnk
Case Zalman Z3
Power Supply Sirtec High Power Plus 500W
Software Windows 7 X64-Bit
#22
What about the HDD, is it good for gaming ?
 
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Ovronnaz, Wallis, Switzerland
System Name Monster Panzer Max [MPM]/Nostalg33k/Shield/Neo U1/Nokia 5
Processor i5-6600K @4.4/C2D E8500/Tegra K1/Amlogic S905 4X1.535ghz Cortex A53/Snapdragon 430 8x Cortex A53
Motherboard Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7/XFX 650i Ultra/nvidia/AMlogic P200-2G/uh?
Cooling Corsair H115i /Alphacool Eisberg /magnesium/Aluminum heatsink/uh? bis
Memory 4x4gb HyperX Predator 2800 CL14/2gb DDR2 800/2gb/2gb LPDDR3/2gb LPDDR3
Video Card(s) MSI GTX 1070 ARMOR 8gb OC/XFX 8800 GTX/GK20A/Mali 450MP5/Adreno 505
Storage 120gb OCZ VertexIII,60gb Patriot Blaze,1tb/8gb SSHD,2xToshiba 1tb/none/16gb+64gb/32gb/16gb+128gb
Display(s) Philips 273E3LH 27" 1920x1080 1ms/Toshiba 32L1343DG 1920x1080/8"1920x1200/5.2" 1280x720
Case Cougar Panzer Max/none/well... /Minix Neo U1/mono-bloc aluminum
Audio Device(s) Creative Recon3Di/SB Audigy 2 Platinum/HDMI output
Power Supply Seasonic M12II Evo 750 /Enermax Coolergiant 480/5v 3A/5V 2A
Mouse Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum/Minix Neo A2 Lite/touch
Keyboard Logitech G410 Atlas Spectrum/Minix Neo A2 Lite/touch
Software Win10 64/none/Android 5.1.1 Zombiepop/Android 5.1.1 + Kodi/Android 7.1.1 Nougat (08.01.17 SPatch)
Benchmark Scores bench...mark? i do leave mark on bench sometime, to remember which one is the most comfortable. :o
#23
gaming HDD 1st time i heard of it ... :D

well 7k2rpm are still enough for game.

IE: for me i use a 120gb SSD with OS and some of my most used games but if i run them from my Samsung Spinpoint 500gb 7k2rpm : NO difference except in loading time between two zone (which happen not so often so why bother)
i also used a Velociraptor 150GB 10K rpm to test well for load time it was almost near the SSD but again ... no real bother about using the 7k2rpm, just don't use a SATA Green 5k6 :roll:

for WD blue are fine but black would be better.