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  1. #1
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    New Gaming Rig - Advice Welcomed

    Hello,

    I'm looking to build a new gaming rig over the next few months with the idea of being fully functional when Rainbow Six Siege is released in October. The last machine I built was in 2010 and I've also included the details of that older rig for historical purposes.

    The components below for the new machine are a first pass and I'm hoping for some advice. I'd like to make sure that everything I've chosen is compatible with the MB first and foremost. I'd also like to assure that I can re-use the tower, western digital HD's, and CD/DVD drives. I've initially made the decision to upgrade the processor (only item I've already purchased), power supply, CPU fan, motherboard, video card, and memory.

    Budget: $2000
    Any support, clarity, and advice are greatly appreciated!

    Dave’s Desktop (2015, in progress)

    Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-5930K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)

    Power Supply: CORSAIR AX series AX760 760W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

    Tower: COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    CPU Fan: Cooler Master V8 GTS - High Performance CPU Cooler with Horizontal Vapor Chamber and 8 Heatpipes

    Motherboard: ASUS X99-DELUXE/U3.1 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Video Card: ASUS STRIX-GTX980-DC2OC-4GD5 GeForce GTX 980 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4-19200) Memory Kit Model CMK16GX4M2A2400C14

    HD:
    - 1 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    - 1 Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    - 1 Intel 750 Series SSDPEDMW400G4R5 HHHL (CEM2.0) 400GB PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    CD/DVD Drive: 2 Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B – OEM

    Dave’s Desktop (2010, current machine)

    Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-980X Processor Extreme Edition (12M Cache, 3.33 GHz, 6.40 GT/s Intel® QPI)

    Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

    Tower: COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with Intel 1366/1155/775 and AMD AM3

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Video Card: XFX HD-587X-ZNDC Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) XXX Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

    Memory: 2x CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX6GX3M3A1600C9

    HD:
    - 1 Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    - 1 Western Digital WD Blue WD2500AAKX 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    CD/DVD Drive: 2 Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B – OEM

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    Re: New Gaming Rig - Advice Welcomed

    For 2k$ this might be better for gaming needs assuming your near or at 4k rez

    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tyXWQ7) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tyXWQ7/by_merchant/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8350frhkbox) | $164.37 @ Amazon
    **CPU Cooler** | [Xigmatek Dark Knight II SD1283 89.5 CFM CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xigmate...ghthawkedition) | $39.99
    **Motherboard** | [Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-mo...shairvformulaz) | $201.05 @ Amazon
    **Memory** | [Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingsto...hx318c10fbk216) | $78.89 @ SuperBiiz
    **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung...ve-mz75e120bam) | $69.87 @ OutletPC
    **Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western...drive-wd10eads) | $49.00 @ Amazon
    **Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Tri-X Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphir...-card-100379sr) (2-Way CrossFire) | $564.98 @ Newegg
    **Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Tri-X Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphir...-card-100379sr) (2-Way CrossFire) | $564.98 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermal...se-vn400a1w2nb) | $48.99 @ SuperBiiz
    **Power Supply** | [EVGA 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-po...ly-120g11000vr) | $109.99 @ Newegg
    **Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-op...rive-drw24f1st) | $12.99 @ Newegg
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $86.75 @ OutletPC
    | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
    | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2031.85
    | Mail-in rebates | -$40.00
    | **Total** | **$1991.85**
    | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2015-09-21 23:04 EDT-0400 |

    Its an AMD alternative and if you compare video those cards together will smash anything in your post

  3. #3
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    Re: New Gaming Rig - Advice Welcomed

    The dark side of viral marketing:

    Answering a 3 month old post with the advice: "Buy a $150 AMD CPU to power two $565 AMD video cards!".

    I don't have much problem with the Fury cards in CF, it's a powerful rig. (albeit at the top of it's price curve currently)

    The $150 AMD CPU for gaming backing them up?

    I don't think even AMD employees would do that.

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    Re: New Gaming Rig - Advice Welcomed

    Quote Originally Posted by jethro View Post
    The dark side of viral marketing:

    Answering a 3 month old post with the advice: "Buy a $150 AMD CPU to power two $565 AMD video cards!".

    I don't have much problem with the Fury cards in CF, it's a powerful rig. (albeit at the top of it's price curve currently)

    The $150 AMD CPU for gaming backing them up?

    I don't think even AMD employees would do that.
    $200 for a mobo that's running an ANCIENT chipset!? I thought by now that at the very least the mobos to run AMD's Dinosaur line of cpu's would be cheap!
    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

    ― George Orwell, 1984

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    Re: New Gaming Rig - Advice Welcomed

    Jethro and Kbo how does each others ••••• feel?
    Lets see 2 40 something year olds who one I know cant get it up and the other well I think a maoist solution would be better then a gulag for you.

    Just one thing, what makes you think the 150 dollar chip cant power 2 furys despite "ancient" technology?
    N00bs

    But no I know K isnt, hes just flaimbaiting and trollling, but remember what the don ordered well you dont know exactly, I hinted it and begged it. SOon not that soon but soon you will no longer be able to even troll here for that all you willl see is 404s or domain non existent

  6. #6
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    Re: New Gaming Rig - Advice Welcomed

    Quote Originally Posted by kbohip View Post
    $200 for a mobo that's running an ANCIENT chipset!? I thought by now that at the very least the mobos to run AMD's Dinosaur line of cpu's would be cheap!
    A person who reads independent reviews about gaming hardware would spend $50 more on an intel CPU, $50 less on the motherboard, and get MUCH higher performance for the same price. (and have higher re-sale value, more re-sale customers, lower cost to run, less heat dumped into the case and room)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...k,3471-11.html

    We clearly see that the Core i7-3770K gets a bigger boost from two Radeon HD 7970s in CrossFire than AMD's FX-8350, but that could just be a general indication of lower CPU performance from the Vishera-based CPU.
    Conversely, the FX-8350 appears to favor Nvidia's SLI technology over CrossFire. This is just another data point quantifying the potential validity of claims that AMD's cards are more limited on its own processors
    CrossFire boosts gaming performance on Intel's Core i7-3770K by 72%, but only manages to speed up frame rates on AMD's FX-8350 by 47%
    There is the reason no one spending $2000 would ever consider an AMD CPU. The 8350 would limit performance of the high end Crossfire or SLi graphics.

    This is actually how I ended up kicking AMD out of my primary gaming rig. I had a FX-60 that I paid big bucks for, and 8800GTX SLi and my framerates were way lower than the what I saw in reviews of 8800GTX Sli. I'm talking 15-20fps lower averages running in game benchmarks.

    Bought a Core 2 Duo motherboard, and I started getting the same framerates as the reviews.

    Buying AMD for a high end rig is paying a lot of money for high end graphics, and then losing the performance the high end graphics can offer because you cheaped out on the AMD processor. It's like buying a Ferrari and putting a little 4 cylinder in it.
    Last edited by jethro; 09-23-2015 at 08:03 AM.

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    Re: New Gaming Rig - Advice Welcomed


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