[Build Help] Need advice on first build

Discussion in 'Desktop Computers' started by throwacc35906, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. throwacc35906

    throwacc35906 New Member

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    Hey guys this is my first build, I need advice on whether my parts work well together or if I should switch something out. I want to spend <$1500 USD. I have 3 graphic cards because some activities I will be doing are gpu-specific and intensive. Thanks.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CBQVCJ

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Cooler ($15.81 @ Amazon)
    Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($3.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Killer ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS3 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Tri-X Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Tri-X Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Tri-X Video Card (3-Way CrossFire) ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ NZXT)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Wired Network Adapter: Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($23.37 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller ($24.99 @ Directron)
    Total: $1286.42
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-28 22:58 EST-0500
     
  2. ninjabubbles3

    ninjabubbles3 Active Member

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    Couple of things wrong, where to begin?

    1333 memory? Nope
    Wired network adapters? Nope
    Three way CFX? Nope
    That power supply? Nope
    That CPU cooler? Nope
    A 5400 rpm drive? Nope
    AMD? Please don't

    Here is a much better Intel/nVidia build
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8Yck8d

    Throw in miscellaneous stuff like fan controllers and a case, and case fans
     
  3. throwacc35906

    throwacc35906 New Member

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    New build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9DPzWZ

    I've decided that 2 graphic cards will probably enough for my purposes. I've incorporated the feedback that I received and I came up with this. How does it look? Thanks

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($179.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($98.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Tri-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Tri-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1272.67
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 19:59 EST-0500
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2014
  4. Cisco001

    Cisco001 Well-Known Member

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    i7 is better if u video editing.
    One highend video card always better than 2.
    I believe curtain programme use nVidia for hardware accerelation
    RAM should get 2 x 8gb such that u have room to upgrade in future

    No point spending money on cpu cooler and mobo, but get a cheap cpu.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2014
  5. C4C

    C4C Well-Known Member

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    here's an AMD build with the 8350. With your budget, a i5/i7 would be more efficient for editing purposes.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Pst4D
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Pst4D/by_merchant/

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($179.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($98.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $982.70
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-30 17:51 EST-0500
     
  6. ninjabubbles3

    ninjabubbles3 Active Member

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    An i5 or i7 would be much much better than that amd, as well as a GTX 980 demolishing any AMD card
     
  7. C4C

    C4C Well-Known Member

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    I happen to know that (2) R9 280X's still under perform against one 290X.

    Three of them? Just step up already.

    Here's a build with an Intel i7 processor and the GTX 970. Good competitor (price wise) against the 290X.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9JbRHx

    As Ninjabubble3 has noted, you could go with the GTX 980 but it's almost $200 more. Likewise, you can stick it out with this card as it still performs very well.
     
  8. KickassBaby

    KickassBaby New Member

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    First Time Build (Upgrading)

    Hello, i am from Serbia i am a Hungarian and its my first time to upgrade the pc fully these are my specs, plss tell me what to buy so that i can play some new games, on this pc i runned the most new games like an a Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, Dead Space 3, Far Cry 3, Borderlands The Pre-Sequel etc. on maxed specs.

    My specs
    Intel Pentinum D 965 3.4Ghz Turbo
    P5QPL-AM Asus Motherboard DDR2
    3GB RAM DDR2 800Mhz
    Nvidia Geforce Gt 630 1GB DDR3 Pci-e 64x bit.

    Please tell me what to upgrade to play most of new games comming this and the next year. :)
     
  9. ninjabubbles3

    ninjabubbles3 Active Member

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    Please make a different thread, and provide a budget
     
  10. KickassBaby

    KickassBaby New Member

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    A budget heh something of 400 to 600€ euros.
     

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