I am making a killer build and I need your input! Please suggest items that our less than two hundred dollars for my RAM and graphics card!
Goals & Budget
So far I have, from a suggestion made a goals and budget list. This will help narrow down parts but is only temporary. Acorrding to the blog, A "Middle of the Road" Computer can cost from $300-$700. My budget goes up to $700 dollars but as any person would, welcome a lower price if avalibe. The good thing is that wee techniclly already have some of the parts. The bad thing is that I do not have a CPU lying around so that means perchasing one. That is why i made a list to know how much I would like to spend on each part.
Case $0-$175 Since cases are reusable and do not really change I am willing to get and good one
Power Supply $0-$75 Since power supplys are pretty generic we do not want to buy a supper expensive one.
Optical Drive $0-$50 This is really just a after thoughtt and completely not neccisery.
First object is the DF-85, which is a case. This is the Newegg link but currently it is out of stock there. The reason I chose this case is because of the amount of fans. this case is 169.99 Dollars but I watched some youtube videos and and it looks like you can definitly use case after a while just because cases don't really change but the components and parts do. It also look like it had good airflow. The last but not least reason is that it just looked cool with the LED lights.
The second choice of case is the Lanboy Air black. This case has pros and cons. One good thing is that is really easy to make your own and the whole thing is made kind of like a grid to allow maximum airflow. I does support Mini-ITX, microATx, and standard ATX. motherboards. The problem with this case is that with it being so open I think dust would easily get in. Another thing is that I really do not mind sound but after awhile it gets a little annoying so having it be completely open would basically let a lot of sound comefrom the fans. Currently Out of stock by antec and on the Newegg site.
Got it covered!
Since we have the parts that do not really need to be that compatible, we need to move on to something that is the base of the computer. The motherboard. The mother board is difficult but it helps put guidelines down for what we can use and what we cannot use on our build. The mother boards narrows things a lot so we have to choose a good one. One of the major desicions is AMD or INTEL for processor. This eliminates a lot of things and using cpuboss.com
I have found the AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6 core processor, On newegg it is 1$34 So Knowing that our mother board has to be AMD we can cancel out 50% of the choices
Like I said earlier using cpuboss.com
I have found the AMD FX-6200 3.8GHz 6 core processor, On newegg it is 1$34. CPU BOSS gives tons of info and I have found this proscessor to be $125 at Frys or some where. This provides a great option for the price we are getting it at and I did not know how cheap CPUs can be. I have also read lots of reviews and everone has 4 to 5 stars.
The other solution is the AMD FX 8350. This processor is a little more expensive but with more money comes more power. The price from CPU boss is $190 but looking at compairsons beets the Core i5 2500k and the phenom II x6 black 1090t in the Cinebench test. It shows that if you keep it cool you get 15k on the Passmark test which beats the Core i7 3970X from Intel! The core i7 3970X cost over $1000 dollars and you get 3k more points on a pass mark test. It also proves to have a high clock speed at 4 GHz and 4.2 turbo clock speed. This shows amazing potential considering that it is less than one fith of the price. so is it worth it to pay the extra $55? NOTICE: This chiip is AM3+, Octa core
sorry this had pictures and links in my word doc but I am just to lazy to embed them! Thanks ahead for any input