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tonykaram1993

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Hello,

I just wanted to come here and ask you guys, who clearly know way more than me in these stuff, to help me choose between two options. Recently I decided to buy a new PC and I choose a custom built one. Let's not chatter anymore and get directly to the point. The following image is where everything is written. Please choose the option that you would get and tell me why.

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NOTE: I am currently pressured by all my friends to choose the first option.
By the way, I only need the case and nothing else. I already have a high end mouse and a good keyboard as well as the headset. I also don't think I need a new monitor.

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iammykyl

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Gday tonykaram1993, Posted Image
Both systems are very unbalanced, The CPUs are way overkill for a gaming rig and too low for the GPU, and if for a workstation, not enough RAM and HDDs.

Tell us what would be the main purpose for the rig?
What is your Budget?
In which country will you be purchasing?

Please give a link to the site where you selected your parts.

Signing off myself now, perhaps another member will step in if they see your answers.
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tonykaram1993

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Hello iammykyl, thank you for the welcome.

I live on Lebanon and I can order parts from the following website: www.pcandparts.com
Yes I will indeed use the rig that I will be purchasing for mostly gaming and few editing since I am learning it in college.
My budget is around 1100$ up to 1200$, might even think about going a little bit higher if it is worth it.

Those two builds are not from an online store, but rather from a local shop near my house. But again I can order parts online from the website I gave you above.

Thanks again, and I would really appreciate if you could help me out with modifications, or even a new build that would be better and more balanced.

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I have been suggested for this build. Would you recommend it? All the parts are from www.pcandparts.com.

i5 3570                                                 3.4 GHz - i5-3570    6M/LGA1155                            $219.00   p4-26
XFX 650W PSU                                            XFX P1-650S-NLB9 650W PSU                                  $103.00   z-11
Thermaltake V4                                          ThermalTake VM30001W2Z V4Black Edition Case /win Link      $45.00    tc-18
WD Blue 1TB Drive (no blue av. go for seagate)          1TB ST1000DM003 7200RPM S-ATA III 64MB                     $78.00    hs-5S
AMD 7950                                                Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 Vapor-X OC With Boost    $383.00   PX-31
AsRock H61-PS2 board                                    Asrock H61M-PS2 (DDR3) (LGA1155)  Link                     $51.00    b4-12
DVDRW                                                   LG GH24NS90-24X DVDRW - Dual Layer SATA Black              $23.00    d-v2
8GB Kingston HyperX RAM                                 Kingston HyperX Black 8GB 1600MHz  KHX16C10B1B/8 for       $66.00
(If you're willing to pay a little more for a ton of more performance get a 128GB SSD)                             $128.00

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Edited by tonykaram1993, 17 April 2013 - 01:46 PM.

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Gday.
A good gaming build in Post #4, you will get better perforce by not using a blue or green HDD. but it will not perform well for video/photo editing build, for that task it would need a CPU with Hyper threading, 16GB of RAM, 3 or more HDDs, a MB with 6 + SATA Sockets and if using Adobe software, a CUDA capable GPUs like the GTX 480/570/670.

It is unfortunate you have a limited list of parts to choose from and compared to the US, relatively high prices.

I did note that on your preferred site, VAT is not included in the prices. This sites prices do include VAT, so compare to see if there is any savings. > http://www.macrotron...ors-c-155_44_54

If you wish, I can configure a workstation build.


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Good day to you too iammykyl. And thank you for your reply and your assistance.

I am pleased that it would be a good gaming rig. What do you recommend instead of the Blue or Green HDD? I really don't know what a Blue or Green HDD even means (it's time for some googling :D). In regards to the photo/video editing, I can pass on that at the moment, since my father has a pretty decent computer that I currently use, which I can use. Maybe later when things get more condensed and hard, I might be able to upgrade the rig.

Well thats my case, Lebanon is a third world country, therefore everything comes at a higher price than other developed countries.

Yes I realized earlier that the prices do not include VAT, and I am aware of that.

Thank you very much for your help, I will pass on the workstation build for now like I mentioned above. Might think upgrading in the future if it turns out neccessary.
Yet again, I cannot thank you enough. You are helping a complete stranger (thats me :P) without any profit and I commend you for that.

Regards,
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Gday.

Maybe later when things get more condensed and hard, I might be able to upgrade the rig


The MB would let you down on upgrading. Consider the rig below. Would make a great gamer and a solid base for video/photo editing. You would need to add more HDDs at a later date. I have added in the VAT.


CPU. Upgrade. Intel i7 3770K (PCand,) $358

MB. Upgrade Z77, has 6 SATA sockets, (PCand,) $174
> http://www.sapphiret...sn=&lid=1&leg=0

RAM, (PCand,)Kingston HyperX XMP Blu Red Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model KHX16C10B1RK2/16X $130.00


HDD. (PCand,) 1TB ST1000DM003 7200RPM S-ATA III 64MB $87


Case, http://www.macrotron...v9-blacx-p-2714 $132
Case, > http://www.thermalta...x?id=C_00001627

PSU. http://www.macrotron...tpx-675w-p-2727 $128
PSU. > https://thermaltakeu...x?id=C_00001570

Optical, http://www.macrotron...4x-black-p-3161 $23

The above, a possible GPU, but depends on how much you want to spend.
GPU, (PCand,) MSI GeForce N660-2GD5/OC GTX 660 2GB DDR5 OC Edition $284
GPU. > http://www.msi.com/p...TF-2GD5-OC.html

Have you looked at Amazon for the less bulky items? Is there a local Geek site like this where they may Suggest other stores to look at.


Your welcome, been my pleasure to assist.
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