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KilrB

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New AMD build for Summer 2015

Post by KilrB on Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:14 pm

I'll be looking to assemble a new computer later this summer ... I hope.

That will inevitably depend on the economy and other RL factors as you all know.

So, the budget is indeterminate at this point.

Anywho, I plan on staying with AMD in the cpu department but I'm not dead-set on any other suppliers for the rest of the hardware.

A few suggestions?
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Re: New AMD build for Summer 2015

Post by Peregrinus on Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:36 pm

What do you have right now? Don't you want to just upgrade what you have?


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Re: New AMD build for Summer 2015

Post by KilrB on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:19 pm

Current computer is:

Motherboard: MSI 870U-G55
CPU : AMD PhenomII X4 955 @ 3.2GHz
RAM : 8 GB
GPU : EVGA GTX660 w/2 GB
HD : 2 Samsung 1TB SATA
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Upgrades on this MB are limited.

I have an X6 CPU I can put in it, and will at some point, but I'm not so sure that's going to be what I need come TW3.

Really looking to build a new one for myself and upgrade this one as a hand-me-down for my son.
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Re: New AMD build for Summer 2015

Post by Peregrinus on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:25 pm

That's nice of you. Smile
I would probably go with the following. Add your preferred case/psu to list.

AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
$137.95

Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard
$56.98

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
$56.99

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
$63.49

Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 4GB Dual-X Video Card
$187.99

Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
$13.98

Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)
$90.00
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Re: New AMD build for Summer 2015

Post by KilrB on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:31 pm

Why the "Micro" ATX form factor?
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Re: New AMD build for Summer 2015

Post by Peregrinus on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:33 pm

Oh, you can change that too. I had that because the build I had on pc partpicker was micro ATX case.


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Re: New AMD build for Summer 2015

Post by KilrB on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:38 pm

Other than that, and doubling-up on the RAM, it looks pretty good to me ... and (relatively) affordable.

I believe the AMD FX-8320 was what I was looking at too.

The prices you quote are online prices?

I like to got to Fry's and look at what they have "on-the-shelf", but a better price online ...

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Re: New AMD build for Summer 2015

Post by Peregrinus on Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:41 pm

Online and offline, but mostly online. Prices are very similar. good reference point. Surprised


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