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First time part list making, want some opinions about them

skelder

62 months ago

I picked the parts after looking at their specs. I do not really care about the prices listed here, because i will not be able to buy them at that price. Just wanted to receive opinions about them as a not so hard gaming, not so heavy production rig

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/skelder/saved/8cMmP6

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/skelder/saved/NVBxFT

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with the AMD rig, but if you wanted to match the prices, replace the fx-6300 with an fx-8320, and you probably have enough room left in the budget to get an r9 290, so you'd get better performance in both departments, like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BQPPYJ

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks will consider that

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming an I5 will outperform an FX chip, for productivity the 8 core FX chip is likely to outperform the I5. They will both work, so guess it depends where your priority is.

If you do decide to go down the I5 road, that is an older generation CPU and mobo, current one is 4690k with Z97 chipset mobo.

Spending around $200 on the video card I'd go AMD with either CPU, they are better value than Nvidia at that price point, Radeon 280 or 280x are a good balance between value and performance.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply.

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