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    Can someone take a look at these PC parts and tell me what you think?

    If I have enough money by the end of today then I will be thinking of buying some PC parts as apart of boxing day sales etc.

    Can someone have a look at these parts and tell me what you think of them

    Case and PSU bundle - https://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139...ctdetails.html

    CPU - PB Tech - CPUIT4440 : Intel Haswell Core i5-4440 3.1GHz 6MB LGA1150 (H81,B85, H87,Z87 Motherboard Required)

    GPU - https://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139...ctdetails.html

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    HDD - PB Tech - HDDSE2104 : Seagate 1TB Barracuda 7200.12 SATA3 HDD 64M CACHE 7200RPM NCQ ( 2 years warranty )

    RAM - PB Tech - MEMGSK0493 : G.SKILL Ares 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Low Profile 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

    Motherboard - PB Tech - MBDASR1801 : ASRock H81M-HDS Socket 1150 Intel H81 Chipset,mATX,2 X DDR3 DIMM, VGA/HDMI/DVI, SATA3, USB3, Gigabit Lan

    Please tell me if those parts are good or if I need to swap anything out. So far its around $1190 (maybe a bit more due to GST.) My budget is $1250, maybe $1300 if I have to. This is my first time doing stuff like this

    @Ethereal, @Aborted and @Doc can you guys tell me what you think?
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    Drop the Intel, pick up an FX 8320. Cheaper, and heaps more powerful.
    Course you'd have to pick up an AM3+ board though.
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    Agree with aborted here. try to save on parts so you can get a better gpu. the 270x is great for it's price but try to get a 280x and you will see a big performance increase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aborted View Post
    Drop the Intel, pick up an FX 8320. Cheaper, and heaps more powerful.
    Course you'd have to pick up an AM3+ board though.
    Quote Originally Posted by yugurt View Post
    Agree with aborted here. try to save on parts so you can get a better gpu. the 270x is great for it's price but try to get a 280x and you will see a big performance increase.
    Swap out my current CPU and Motherboard with these:

    CPU - PB Tech - CPUAMD8320 : AMD FX-8320 New Vishera Eight-Core AM3+ CPU , 3.5Ghz ( Turbo speeds of up to 4.0Ghz) , 125 Watts TDP , incorporate DDR3 memory controller with 1866 MHz data rate

    Motherboard - PB Tech - MBDGBM1065 : Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760G mATX Socket AM3+ Dual Channel DDR3-1333 RAID VGA/DVI Dual Output Support

    ???

    Added up the price and it came to $1173.43NZD which is a great price for me I might buy those parts in the next couple of days or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall kiwi View Post



    Swap out my current CPU and Motherboard with these:

    CPU - PB Tech - CPUAMD8320 : AMD FX-8320 New Vishera Eight-Core AM3+ CPU , 3.5Ghz ( Turbo speeds of up to 4.0Ghz) , 125 Watts TDP , incorporate DDR3 memory controller with 1866 MHz data rate

    Motherboard - PB Tech - MBDGBM1065 : Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P AMD 760G mATX Socket AM3+ Dual Channel DDR3-1333 RAID VGA/DVI Dual Output Support

    ???

    Added up the price and it came to $1173.43NZD which is a great price for me I might buy those parts in the next couple of days or so.
    I would try to get a higher end motherboard. There is some quite bad things with that one.
    1. no sata 6Gb/s which will slow down disc read quite alot
    2. only one pci-e port which means that you won't be able to use crossfire in the future.
    3. Only supports one system fan. you will want more unless you plan to get a fan controller.
    4. only two ram slots. if you want more then 8 gigs of ram you will need to buy very expensive 8 gig sticks.
    5. no usb 3.0 which for some doesn't matter but for others is a huge loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yugurt View Post


    I would try to get a higher end motherboard. There is some quite bad things with that one.
    1. no sata 6Gb/s which will slow down disc read quite alot
    2. only one pci-e port which means that you won't be able to use crossfire in the future.
    3. Only supports one system fan. you will want more unless you plan to get a fan controller.
    4. only two ram slots. if you want more then 8 gigs of ram you will need to buy very expensive 8 gig sticks.
    5. no usb 3.0 which for some doesn't matter but for others is a huge loss.
    How about this? PB Tech - MBDASR0327 : ASRock 970 Pro3 R2 Supports AM3+ Processor, 8-Core CPU 2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 Slots, Support AMD CrossFireX
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    pc part picker is a really good place, not sure why MPGH has it blacklisted....

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    GPU: GTX660 TI ($233.00 @ SuperBiiz)
    PSU: Cooler Master GX 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ TigerDirect)

    Total: $620.97
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    Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Save yourself time and get this (or cheaper one) and put your OS on it. I wish I did.

    Also: AMD goes beyond Intel so spend an extra $70 on an AMD AM3 mother board and get yourself an 8-core
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    I'm the worst when it comes to computer building/parts.

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    The only reason you should ever pick up a intel cpu, is only if you are really going to overclock the cpu and or editing and rendering videos.
    Otherwise AMD is very good just for gaming as it is a lot cheaper and does have a faster stock clock then most intels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3DR3VO View Post
    The only reason you should ever pick up a intel cpu, is only if you are really going to overclock the cpu and or editing and rendering videos.
    Or if you have a job and you like hardware. Intel wins 99% of the time in performance. it's just there pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D3DR3VO View Post
    pc part picker is a really good place, not sure why MPGH has it blacklisted....

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    GPU: GTX660 TI ($233.00 @ SuperBiiz)
    PSU: Cooler Master GX 650W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ TigerDirect)

    Total: $620.97
    The reason I list NZ sites is because that will be the price I spend. With the sites you listed, I'd have to convert NZD to USD to purchase it (the GPU ended up being $280) then I have to pay for shipping. In the end it adds up to be more than I can get it in NZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by yugurt View Post


    Or if you have a job and you like hardware. Intel wins 99% of the time in performance. it's just there pricing.
    Nope not now a days.
    Games are starting to use AMD a lot more then intel does.
    You would be spending a lot of money on buying the cpu and spend less on buying other components.

    What would you rather have a $500+ cpu with components that are under $100 that don't last you even 2 years?
    Lets not forget you need atleast water cooling just to get the i5 above 4.0ghz.

    I myself would go the AMD path and buy a AMD FX 8320 and save over $200, also most games like BF4 run better with AMD. (Which is what they made the game run great with, especially at E3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tall kiwi View Post


    The reason I list NZ sites is because that will be the price I spend. With the sites you listed, I'd have to convert NZD to USD to purchase it (the GPU ended up being $280) then I have to pay for shipping. In the end it adds up to be more than I can get it in NZ
    Well you don't have to take those websites, just find parts similar to those.
    Also the prices would still be $300-$500 cheaper with a AMD build than a Intel build.
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