2 Builds Pick One

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2 Builds Pick One

Post by Major_A » Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:42 pm

My friend asked me to build him a new PC for his business. It doesn't need to run games or AutoCAD but it can't suck either. Right now he's using a AM2 Athlon X2 HP machine. It's slower than molasses so either one of these will work. His budget is $400 and this is what I came up with.
AMD Build: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Publi ... r=24092708
Intel Build: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Publi ... r=24092888

See which one you think is better. Thanks.

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Post by XstollieX » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:41 pm

I would go with the AMD rig. The 3850 is a great chip, the graphics are golden for what they are, and it's a quad core. A little bit of future proofing, if there is such a thing right now

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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by Tator Tot » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:33 pm

Skip that Xigmatek unit; HEC built with terrible voltage regulation (Barely holds spec) and terrible ripple & noise suppression.

Corair's CX430 v2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139026
Or Rosewill's Green Series 430w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817182202

Those are in the same price bracket and much better performers.

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Post by Major_A » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:57 pm

Thanks for the info. Thought I read a review saying how good that Xigmatek supply was. Guess not.

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Post by Tator Tot » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:42 pm

Major_A wrote:Thanks for the info. Thought I read a review saying how good that Xigmatek supply was. Guess not.
It's the same as this guy:
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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by Apoptosis » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:27 am

The A8-3850 will destroy the G620 in CPU performance and GPU performance.

I'd go with the AMD system you laid out anyday over the Intel system.
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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by Major_A » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:42 am

Thanks for the input. Didn't realize how expensive the i series was until I priced that build. The dinky i3 was too rich for his/my blood.

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Post by Apoptosis » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:04 am

also I just ordered in one of those processors...

Will have a review in a week or two.
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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by Major_A » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:32 am

Now I'm waiting on him. At the rate he moves the next generation of CPUs will have come and gone before he makes a decision.

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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by smack323 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:27 am

if your not using it for games why not just go with a 6core AMD CPU, and get a intergrated video from the mother board?
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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by Major_A » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:40 pm

The thinking here is the onboard A8-3850 GPU is far and away the best solution right now. This way it can handle more than I think he'll use. Rather have overkill there than not enough. Same reason I listed the nVidia GPU on the Intel build.

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Post by sbohdan » Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:33 am

And the RAM is also faster with the AMD build.
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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by Major_A » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:43 am

Did that in accordance with the testing by LR. The Llano cores really benefit from faster RAM.
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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by Major_A » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:06 pm

Given the recent review seen here does the AMD system still seem like the better buy? And after reading the review it seems like the onboard GPU would be more than enough for what he needs.

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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by smack323 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:35 am

your still getting a quad core with the AMD and huge performace increase in video - who knows whats comming in the years ahead - if he is ok with the AMD price i'd still go with that.
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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by Major_A » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:44 pm

Went to go ask him a few questions earlier and he had me build the PC. This is what I came up with.
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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by smack323 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:43 am

looks like a really good build for sub $450.
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Post by Major_A » Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:59 am

Guess we'll find out. The parts are being delivered to me. He kind of put me on the spot so the build was a little rushed. I knew what I wanted but didn't get everything I had in mind. I could've skimped more on the case and got faster RAM. Oh well.

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Post by Apoptosis » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:27 am

Major_A wrote:Guess we'll find out. The parts are being delivered to me. He kind of put me on the spot so the build was a little rushed. I knew what I wanted but didn't get everything I had in mind. I could've skimped more on the case and got faster RAM. Oh well.

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Re: 2 Builds Pick One

Post by smack323 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:16 am

let me know how that case is- i'll be doing a couple builds soon and need a cheap decent case.
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