Computer hardware service

Discussion in 'Programming & Hardware' started by YubiBotter, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Truth be told I've no idea what else I could call this thread, any suggestions are welcome.

    This thread is typically for anyone who wants a system tailored for their preferences, regardless of what that may be. Or perhaps you're considering a system upgrade and would like more insight/knowledge on the options available to you in order to determine which is more beneficial.

    If you wish for an entire build, simply state:
    Intended use:

    As I typically use PCPartpicker, naturally some currencies aren't supported, if yours is one of them, then please specify an online retailer which you are comfortable purchasing from.
    If you would like to know as to why I picked certain components, then simply ask and I'll provide.

    Given that you're putting your money and faith in me, for what little it's worth I've been doing this for a number of years under names such as:
    TwitchFast/Mizore and YubiBotter.
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  2. I'll get the ball rolling, but I believe I have a unique situation. I love buying premium hardware to meat up my rig, but I do not like spending money. That is why I typically don't budget myself, but rather try to achieve the highest power/dollar ratio while staying on the high end. So as you can probably assume I prefer AMD over Intel and nVidia, don't necessarily care about RAM brands, etc. It also means I haven't updated anything in my rig for years now, so it's time for a total overhaul. I use my main rig for application development, amateur video editing, mild gaming (but always on high gfx), and such.

    Budget: N/A
    Intended use: Multiple power-user uses (need well-rounded beast)
    Currency: USD

    Please and thank you. :)
  3. Amateur indeed.
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  4. I ought to have specified this before, but do you intend to reuse anything from your previous build such as HDD/SSD's etc?
    This also seems counter intuitive, but do you bot at all? As that's naturally a decisive factor for RAM capacity.
  5. Yes I'll re-use my 500GB SSD and any other suggestions you make. I have a high end box made in 2010. I bought a newer graphics card, but it's already outdated so I definitely want to replace that. 16 GB of DDR3 RAM that probably needs to go too, but I'm open to advice. Motherboard definitely has to go. CPU too.
  6. In which case, this build should suffice:
    I would suggest hard drives, however I find that's typically personal preference as everyone has their own hobbies etc which will inevitably result in varying amounts of storage, though I can highly recommend Western Digital Red drives of any capacity.
    Given that the build was from 2010, the RAM is going to be DDR3 which means you can re-use it, the motherboard is probably a very old chipset so I would recommend a new one alongside the CPU.

    Since you're oriented towards the bang for your buck, the 290 is a better deal in comparison to a 290x which is $60 more for a negligible performance increase at best. Naturally the FX-8350 is a great choice for your intended uses as it is designed for a multitasking load.
    If you feel the need for another case, I highly recommend the one in the build, it can come in white if that's your preference, the build quality is fantastic whilst pre-filled with noise dampening foam (which imo is a big positive)
  7. That's a quite an informative post. Why such a cheap motherboard?
  8. Budget: $1000
    Intended use: Java & Web development, botting
    Currency: Dollars, euros

    Interested in what you can pick :)
  9. Typically the only reason for a more expensive motherboard is for overclocking chipsets such as a 990FX. Alongside the chipset change, you'll typically see a rise in SATA ports, PCI-E 16x/8x/4x lanes and better power delivery, all of which isn't necessary for the client's usage.
    All of which is useless for the client unless he were to run a RAID array or overclock, neither of which will provide any particular benefits when you consider the drastic increase of price.
    Since you didn't mention anything related to gaming, I've left the display output to the Intel HD graphics.
    If there's anything else you'd like to know, I'll be happy to oblige.
  10. Interesting, thanks for info. I might come to you when i have money to upgrade :)
    --- Double Post Merged, Mar 6, 2015, Original Post Date: Mar 2, 2015 ---
    Okay so as of yesterday my pc no longer wants to turn on and as far as i can tell it's an issue with the motherboard. So i'm possibly gonna need a new build.

    Budget: <$1000
    Intended use: All purpose. FPS Gaming as well as botting.
    Currency: AUD

    I'll probably keep my gpu, psu and hdd for the time being and possibly the ram and cpu too but would still like suggested ram/cpu. Before it stopped turning on i was having memory issues but now im thinking it might have been an issue with the motherboard causing a false positive. I've got a Delux dual core power supply (DLP-34A) 550W, Galaxy 9500gt gpu, 2x8gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333MHz (CMX8GX3M2A1333C9) and an i7 2600k cpu and some random network card. Oh and the case is a Thermaltake m9d

    It would be great if you could also consider the above parts websites.
    #10 Aidden, Mar 6, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2015
  11. That PSU sounds rather dodgy to me, 18 amps on the 12v rail, but 38/23 amps on the 5v and 3.3v rail o_o That's a tell-tale sign of a bad PSU.


    To be honest I would keep the CPU, RAM and replace the GPU/PSU, maybe case if you feel that's necessary.
    Your CPU is still a great processor, RAM rarely dies as well, whereas your GPU is quite old and an upgrade would be a large performance increase.
    If you upgrade the GPU, I wouldn't trust that PSU considering it will pull more power, and that PSU just isn't up to it imo.

    (There are better cases, but AUD seems pricey for a nicer case)

    GPU 1:
    GPU 2:
    Either one is good, the second one is a bit more powerful, hence the price.
  12. Glad to see you here from pb Yubi . You will find that our admins are not 12 year olds :p
  13. That's rather beneficial, though some of PB's mods are good, Khaleesi for example.
    I assume you went by a different name on PB, as I don't recall anyone called Infinite Inferno.
  14. He's part arabic.
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  15. Thanks i'll have a look over the parts shortly. Yeah i had a look at the last build you posted for under $1000 and tried swapping some parts out. As soon as i switched it to AUD one part wasn't available and the other almost doubled in price -.- The PSU was from a local computer store so that's weird lol
    --- Double Post Merged, Mar 7, 2015, Original Post Date: Mar 7, 2015 ---
    What benefit would i have if i upgraded to the PSU you've suggested? Less power consumption? How much power should the build you've suggested be pulling? What's the difference between modular/semi-modular and would i be better off getting the 500w or 750w ?

    My current motherboard which seems to be faulty is this:
    How does the one you've suggested compare against that?
    #15 Aidden, Mar 7, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2015
  16. Local computer stores can often not be trusted, every one I've been to has shown their lack of knowledge on hardware, even the stuff they try to sell.

    Benefits would be higher efficiency (lower power consumption), likely quieter operation, less voltage ripple (better lifespan on hardware) and typically a safer system. Poor quality PSU's can and have blown up, killing lots of pieces of hardware in the process.
    The build I suggested would pull approximately 400w (with the R9 280) and 500w (with the R9 290). Personally I would look at a 600w PSU if you get the R9 290, if you get the 280 then the 500w PSU will suffice.

    The one I linked is statistically worse, however performance isn't determined by any component on the motherboard (unless you're overclocking).
    Though I would recommend you buy this board instead, been checking through reviews and that last board appears to have quality control issues according to Newegg reviews.
    Strangely enough there really aren't many boards for your CPU, since it's getting on a bit.
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  17. Hmm okay. And in the future if i decide to buy a new cpu, say a 5th gen i7, would that mobo support it or would i need to change mobos again?
  18. Your motherboard's (and the i7-2600k's) socket is LGA 1155. Intel usually uses a new socket for every tick-tock, but now they're simply using a new socket every generation. The 3nd-generation Ivy Bridge processors are the last processors your motherboard will support unless Intel switches back to using LGA 1155, which would be odd, since it's trending towards using less pins.
  19. Hmm i see. Is it worth upgrading to a gen 5? If so what's the price range on motherboards that support them?
  20. You can get an i7-3770k on that mobo, unfortunately as previously stated, Intel has a tendency to change sockets with every new architecture release.
    The i7-3770k is a generation above yours, so you can expect a decent performance increase as it's essentially better single-core performance on 4 cores (plus a little extra for the hyperthreaded ones)

    Intel 5th gen processors aren't actually available to my knowledge, aside from the "U" skew which is not worth buying because it's for Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) systems such as laptops.

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