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Thoughts on how I can improve this build?

Thel3igO

62 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor $217.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard $218.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $120.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP900 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $179.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $101.05 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $290.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1219.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-22 12:17 EST-0500

The reason I chose an AMD processor is for multitasking, having many windows open at once, etc... Unless that is bogus and I have no idea what I am talking about, then please say so. This build is what I think a very good all around computer, good at gaming, rendering, and pretty much anything else you can do with one computer. It's supposed to be a workhorse. Only thing is, I don't know what case I should get since I plan on installing a liquid cooling system, and should I get a bigger power source?

*EDIT Also, any suggestions on cheaper parts that would give me the same or similar or better perofrmance?

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

At your price point, an i5 would be much more appropriate. Excellent IPC, newer instruction sets will make wonders. And it won't require a watercooling to cool the CPU.

And also, 290X is infamous for overheating. An 290 is acceptable, but if you do really want to go with 290X you'd rather switch to 970. And... that's a big SSD. Will you really need whole 512GB of it?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent IPC, newer instruction sets will make wonders. And it won't require a watercooling to cool the CPU.

Not to mention it should require less power, costing less in the long run

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It's just 100W of power, who cares :P

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point
  • At around $437.00 for just the processor and mobo, ditto to going the Intel combination. e.g. ASUS Z97-A paired with Intel Core i7-4790 or if you have a Micro Center nearby, Intel Core i7-4790K.
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I have been looking around and I can't seem to find the major difference betwwem AMD and Intel processors in terms of performance. Could you please explain?

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Comparison charts:

Even for well multi-threaded software such as Handbrake.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

K that hurt

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

So how about something like this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $208.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $120.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP900 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $179.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $101.05 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $348.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply FSP Group AURUM 92+ 550W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.06 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1378.05
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-22 15:27 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It's much balanced, but ask yourself if you really need those RAM. You can try 840/850 EVOs instead of the AData, not that I'm against it but I find EVOs superior. PSU is a bit too OP, you can up to 750W for future SLI and lower the tier to Bronze->Gold, Plat PSUs are hella expensive.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

SO,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $208.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $120.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $101.05 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $348.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1273.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-22 15:36 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you really think that you will be using all the features of the ASUS Maximus VII Hero, or just prefer to be safe, sure.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you suggest?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html

Find your AMD, and find 4790K/4690K

And when you add up the threads... There's a big difference.

And this:

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/455/AMD_FX-Series_FX-9590_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-4690K.html

I'm comparing the 4690K... switch the 4690K to 4790K and this:

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/460/AMD_FX-Series_FX-9590_vs_Intel_Core_i7_i7-4790K.html

And also... An 9590 is basically an overclocked 8320 (if I'm correct) and need watercooling, soo......

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to use liquid cooling use a Fractal Design Define case. They look nice and they are compatible with water cooling.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $149.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $120.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.00 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $348.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $93.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $259.97 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1518.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-22 16:02 EST-0500

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