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    Old 06-14-2013, 10:22 PM
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    Well I'm building a new PC, this laptop has already got old. No budget, but want to keep it under a grand. Using it for some gaming, like Rome 2, but mostly video editing.

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    Do you live near an microcenter? You could go for Haswell.
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    There is one about an hour away, i'm not familiar with haswell? Is it a apu?
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    Get the [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113285"]FX-8320 instead for $160.[/URL] Same chip just at a lower clock and will save you money.

    The motherboard is very solid for the money and that 7970 is a superb deal at $370 but Id take the $40 you saved on the 8350 and put it towards a [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162135"]Galaxy GTX770 for $400.[/URL] Thats going to be a good bit faster than a 7970 and will last you a little longer. [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339"]Get this Western Digital 1TB[/URL] hard drive instead of the Seagate cause its $10 cheaper and I prefer WD drives.

    Id prefer to get this [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192"]Samsung 840 Pro SSD[/URL] cause while its a little more expensive ($30) its one of the best ones.

    For power supplies you can either get the best on the market which is this [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151121"]Seasonic Platinum 660[/URL] or get the best dollar for dollar which is this [URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005"]Corsair TX650 for $60 (after $20 mail in rebate).[/URL]
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    There is one about an hour away, i'm not familiar with haswell? Is it a apu?
    No, its 4th Intel Core i CPUs. At Microcenter, they are selling the 4670k for $200, which is a very good price. While it may cost more than the 8350, it does perform faster and the powre consumption is lower, which would allow you to probably make the difference back or more in the long run (depending on PC usage). For SSD, I would personally prefer the Plextor M5P, which is almost as fast as the Samsung 840 Pro, is rated to last for almost double the amount of hours, and is very reliable. Its also slightly cheaper.

    As for PSU, those ones that MacLeod said works quite well, but other PSUs such as the XFX 550w/650w/750w, Rosewill Capstone, and NZXT Hale PSUs can also be considered.
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    Thanks Mac, I made the adjustments, my price went down by 100

    Tr, if I did decide to go with the i7, what kind of performance difference am I going to notice on a real world scale? I always thought they were overkill, but I do a lot of astrophotography which leaves me rendering video files that take a couple days to do, that was on my old 965 BE though.

    It's only an hour drive there, but that will be about half a tank of gas each way. Here in ohio we have the highest gas prices in the country now, at 4.95$ a gallon

    If the performance is better suited, and not overkill, I'll pay the extra on newegg.
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    Thanks Mac, I made the adjustments, my price went down by 100

    Tr, if I did decide to go with the i7, what kind of performance difference am I going to notice on a real world scale? I always thought they were overkill, but I do a lot of astrophotography which leaves me rendering video files that take a couple days to do, that was on my old 965 BE though.

    It's only an hour drive there, but that will be about half a tank of gas each way. Here in ohio we have the highest gas prices in the country now, at 4.95$ a gallon

    If the performance is better suited, and not overkill, I'll pay the extra on newegg.
    $4.95 a gallon geez here in aus $1.70 per litre
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    Thanks Mac, I made the adjustments, my price went down by 100

    Tr, if I did decide to go with the i7, what kind of performance difference am I going to notice on a real world scale? I always thought they were overkill, but I do a lot of astrophotography which leaves me rendering video files that take a couple days to do, that was on my old 965 BE though.

    It's only an hour drive there, but that will be about half a tank of gas each way. Here in ohio we have the highest gas prices in the country now, at 4.95$ a gallon

    If the performance is better suited, and not overkill, I'll pay the extra on newegg.
    Heh, California is pretty similar in gas prices.

    Anyways, the 4670k is an i5 not an i7. On a real world scale, there should be at least a 15% performance increase with single threaded applications. When we talk about software that can actually utilize all 8 core/thread on the FX8350, you only get a 5%-0% increase right now. However, not that many applications current can do this at the moment. In addition, i7s do have a big advantage over the FX8350, allow for further performance increase from future upgrades.

    You could also get the previous generation i7 from Microcenter (the 3770k) which is almost the same performance as the current chip for only 250. The newest gen i7 at Microcenter unfortunately is 280, which is why the i5 makes more sense (200$). Also, if you know anyone that works at a retail store and quality for [URL="http://www.overclock.net/t/1389378/intel-retail-edge-the-summer-deal-i7-3770k-starting-60-shipping-i7-3930k-starting-155-shipping-starting-may-15th"]retail edge[/URL], do take advantage of that deal.

    Also, there is a [URL="http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/1gcffo/ssd_plextor_m5pro_128gb_ssd_free_skyrim_sc2hos_or/"]deal [/URL] on the Plextor M5P.
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    .....the Plextor M5P, which is almost as fast as the Samsung 840 Pro, is rated to last for almost double the amount of hours, and is very reliable.
    Really?! I didnt know that. Im not as up on SSD's as you are but have recently been thinking about taking the plunge and have been skimming reviews. I was under the impression that the 840 Pro series was the big dawgs out right now and while the Plextor line was getting good praise, it wasnt getting a whole lot of gold stars. But if the Plextor's are more durable, that would be more what Im interested in than outright speed. Doesnt matter how fast your shit loads if your drive is dead.
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    Ok TR and Macleod

    Can you double check my build before I hit the order button?

    [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Fje[/url]

    I changed the graphics card to a Evga instead of the Galaxy, its superclocked, and cheaper on amazon, where im ordering.

    [url]http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-SuperClocked-Graphics-02G-P4-2774-KR/dp/B00CZIQXBA/ref=pd_sim_sbs_pc_1[/url]

    Also bumped up the power supply to a 750w

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