New Budget gaming Rig

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PontezZ's picture
Joined: 09/09/2011
Posts: 38

Hi there my computer burned out because of a thunderstorm and now i have to buy a new one but im on a 700 € (930 dlls) budget and the things that i can buy with 700 € are:

CASE: Nox Hummer SX
PSU: Corsair CMP 700 Watts 80 plus
MOBO: Asus sabertooth 990FX
CPU: AMD FX 8150 3.6 Ghz
GPU: Nvidia GTX 570
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Gold 8GB 1600 Mhz
HDD: i have 2 velociraptors and an intel 240 GB for the boot and OS and a few games.

What do you guys think?

Tks in Advance

Rui Ponte

Joined: 07/08/2008
Posts: 163

Looks good to me. Would probably be worth checking out some i5-2500/i5-2550k setups. Roughly same price (or cheaper) than 8150 and outpeforms it by a good margin. The 8150 is ahead in a few things, but they're so niche that the i5-2500k is all around the better buy if you're looking for a performance gaming PC. As for a 1155 socket motherboard, go with either a P67 or Z68. You can probably higher a higher end P67 cheaper than a higher end Z68 (as P67 doesn't have the hardware built in to take advantage of the integrated i5 graphics).

For the sake of reference i5-2500k vs 8150:

8150 will get the job done, but if I had to pick between the two, I'd go with the i5-2500k/i5-2550k. If you prefer to go AMD, the 8150 will suffice, however it's not a true Octo-core.

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marijanovic's picture
Joined: 02/09/2011
Posts: 197

This time make sure you buy yourself an UPS or a surge protection.

Between an FX-8150 and FX-8120 -> the cheaper one wins.

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