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Topic # 173204 14-May-2015 19:25
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Hi guys.

New here. Im looking at getting someone to build me a entry levelish Gaming rig. Id appreciate it if anyone could look at the list and tell me what might need changing or whats good? Thanks guys appreciate it!

 

     

  1. Motherboard - ASRock AMD FM2+ FM2A68M-HD+ for APU with 1 FM2/FM2+ Socket, mATX, 2 X DIMM DDR3, USB 3.0 (front and back) , SATA3, VGA/DVI/HDMI.

 

 

 

     

  1. CPU - AMD A10-7700K 4-Core, 3.4Ghz/3.8Ghz (turbo core), 4MB 1 Cache Socket FM2+ 95W BE Integrated Radeon R7 Series ( FM2+ socket motherboard only).

 

 

 

     

  1. Hardrive - WD 500GB 3.5" Blue Edition SATA3 7200RPM 16MB Cache 1 HDD Solid performance and reliability for everyday computing.

 

 

 

     

  1. CD/DVD Writer - LG GH24NSC0 SATA Internal SATA DVD WRITER Black 1 colour.

 

 

 

     

  1. RAM - Crucial 8GB DESKTOP DDR3 1600Mhz DIMM 240pin Non 1 ECC PC3-12800 Desktop RAM.

 

 

 

     

  1. VGA - Asus GTX 750 Overclocked 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 VGA 1 DVI HDMI.

 

 

 

     

  1. PSU - ZALMAN ZM600-GV 600W ATX PSU with MEPS Ready - 1 NZ Version.

 

  8.       Case - COOLER MASTER N200 Advanced pure black mATX without PSU , 2 X USB 3.0, Fully meshed front panel , support 240mm radiators water cooling   On top of this you will need an operating system. Depending on whether you want Windows 7 or 8.1

  9.       O/S - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Prem 64bit

10.    O/S - Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit/64-bit English International Version FULL Retail Box DVD  

Totals: (including labour/parts and with a discount)
PC without O/S -                     $900.00
PC with Windows 7 -               $1050.00
PC with Windows 8.1 -            $1070.00  

Additions: Monitor - Philips 203V5LSB26 20" LED Monitor , 1600x900 , VGA Port , 3 Years warranty                         $120
Mouse – Gaming Technologies, 5 button, 800-3200DPI adjustable, USB, changes colours                                   $20
Keyboard – Gaming Technologies, Mechanical, dark grey, slick, ergonomic, USB                                                   $40
Headset – Gaming Technologies, Sades, USB, wired 3m length, 7.1 surround sound, movable mic                $50                                                

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  Reply # 1305386 14-May-2015 19:28
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Very entry level.I would buy used if i were you.Can get a much better rig for that price

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  Reply # 1305410 14-May-2015 20:01
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If you want new and to last, I'd suggest dropping the FM2+ board and the APU and go for a FX6600 CPU with an AM3+ board instead - although I would instead recommend taking a look for something (literally anything) Core branded for socket 1150, and get a socket 1150 board. Core i3 is dual core that uses hyperthreading to appear as quad core (2 bigs working as 4) whereas the AMD is a quad core that works as only a quad core. Basically, in 4 core jobs the AMD has an edge, in video games, and single threaded heavy tasks (basically brute strength) the intel will be faster.

 


 

Also, I'd suggest seriously looking for a second hand graphics card instead of a new one (if this is for video games), as you'll get a much faster one for a similar cost. If you don't plan on gaming, that build is fine, just don't buy the 750 ti.

 


 

Also, consider asking the folks on Price Spy for more details, and tell us/them what you're gonna be using it for.

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  Reply # 1305413 14-May-2015 20:05
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Throw in ssd instead. You lose a bit of capacity and gain performance.

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  Reply # 1305414 14-May-2015 20:06
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Appreciate the feedback!

Yes the pc will be used for 3d Modeling and Gaming. Ludez ive PMd you, ive asked if I can change to an intel CPU

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  Reply # 1305442 14-May-2015 20:20
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whats your budget?

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  Reply # 1305444 14-May-2015 20:21
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$1000- 1200

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  Reply # 1305447 14-May-2015 20:28
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have pm'd you back mate 

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  Reply # 1305451 14-May-2015 20:34
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I think even if it's only a low capacity drive (64-128GB) you should throw an SSD in there. They can be had on Amazon nowadays for less than $100, and the speed gained from them is well worth the price.

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  Reply # 1305453 14-May-2015 20:37
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Unless you're sticking with low poly models and basic texturing, that rig will suit, but if you are diving in to rendering of any kind, or compositing, you're definitely going to want a better CPU and a decent video card. :)





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  Reply # 1305454 14-May-2015 20:38
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So hes got back to me and said I can swap the 750ti card for this one for $100 more 

Sapphire R9 270X 2G GDDR5 PCI-E Video card , Dual DVI +HDMI + DP Ports , Dual-X With BOOST & OC Version , 3 x Maximum Display Monitor(s) support , 1020MHz / 5600MHz

Is this a better card? or I can have a R7 for the same price as the 750ti

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  Reply # 1305470 14-May-2015 21:01
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VRT: So hes got back to me and said I can swap the 750ti card for this one for $100 more 

Sapphire R9 270X 2G GDDR5 PCI-E Video card , Dual DVI +HDMI + DP Ports , Dual-X With BOOST & OC Version , 3 x Maximum Display Monitor(s) support , 1020MHz / 5600MHz

Is this a better card? or I can have a R7 for the same price as the 750ti

 

Who is he? Where are you buying this all from? You might want to shop around and check out PriceSpy to see how much you can get this stuff for, and put it together yourself at home - it's pretty much Tab A into Slot B.

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  Reply # 1305472 14-May-2015 21:17
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Are the peripherals included in the quoted price?





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  Reply # 1305474 14-May-2015 21:20
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I have a socket 1155 motherboard that suits an Intel i5/i7 2xxx and perhaps a 3xxx CPU in perfect working condition here. I put it up in for sale a while back but didn't really bother to follow through, wasn't worth my bother for what was offered.

SSD is really nice to have. If you get a spinning disk don't bother with 500GB, 1TB is cheap and so is 2TB.

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  Reply # 1305534 14-May-2015 22:52
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Anyway, these are the components I'd choose at the price point. Compared to the original build, there's a faster processor - in almost every task going off benchmarks and especially gaming, a 1TB HDD and much faster graphics card. The PSU is lower wattage but the build shouldn't consume more than 250W under load.

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Total price is about $1093 shipped to AKL. (This doesn't include system building, I think you should build yourself to save a lot of money, it's pretty easy to do and there are plenty of good guides on youtube. But there are also system builders like computerlounge or playtech and general pc repair shops will most likely do system assembly.)





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