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Posted: 6/30/2015 8:22:17 PM EDT
I am putting together a better computer than I currently have.  I'm trying to keep it around $500.00.  I have a video card and the hard drives (Samsung SSD and a 1 TB HDD).  



Are there better options?  Any suggestions?  I have this stuff sitting in my cart at checkout.



Thanks..




Link Posted: 6/30/2015 10:50:18 PM EDT
No one?
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:21:11 PM EDT
Not a big fan of your case/psu. otherwise fine for what you're aiming for.



Recommend NZXT or Fractal Design for case. A 750W full modular PSU from EVGA can be had at that price range.
Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:26:29 PM EDT
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I am putting together a better computer than I currently have.  I'm trying to keep it around $500.00.  I have a video card and the hard drives (Samsung SSD and a 1 TB HDD).  

Are there better options?  Any suggestions?  I have this stuff sitting in my cart at checkout.

Thanks..

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I am putting together a better computer than I currently have.  I'm trying to keep it around $500.00.  I have a video card and the hard drives (Samsung SSD and a 1 TB HDD).  





Are there better options?  Any suggestions?  I have this stuff sitting in my cart at checkout.





Thanks..





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Link Posted: 6/30/2015 11:51:59 PM EDT

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Recommend NZXT or Fractal Design for case. A 750W full modular PSU from EVGA can be had at that price range.

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Thanks.  I'll look for the case and PSU.



 
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I am putting together a better computer than I currently have.  I'm trying to keep it around $500.00.  I have a video card and the hard drives (Samsung SSD and a 1 TB HDD).  

Are there better options?  Any suggestions?  I have this stuff sitting in my cart at checkout.

Thanks..

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Why are you going with an amd build?  You are shooting yourself in the foot regarding performance/thermals/energy consumption, for minimal cost savings.

16GB of ram is overkill, drop it down to 8GB.

As mentioned earlier, you would be better off with a higher quality PSU that is more appropritate for your systems power draw.  (650W max, even a ~550W psu would be more than sufficient)  Look into corsair and seasonic.

as for cases, you may want to consider these alternatives:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180&ignorebbr=1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146190&ignorebbr=1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&ignorebbr=1
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:41:29 AM EDT
NZXT S340 is a great case. I built a system using it and it's a good combination of value, airflow, and dust-prevention. No 5" bays though, but who uses CD  drives anymore. HDD slots are a tad limited, but can accomodate a SSD/HDD just fine.



2x8GB ram is a good value proposition.




There's been a lot of hate against AMD chipsets on the forum recently, and I honestly don't know why. I personally build mostly with intel, but AMD is not some retarded cousin that drools over itself. It works, and at $140, it sure as hell can go toe to toe against a i3 or Pentium G3258
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Why are you going with an amd build?  You are shooting yourself in the foot regarding performance/thermals/energy consumption, for minimal cost savings.



16GB of ram is overkill, drop it down to 8GB.



As mentioned earlier, you would be better off with a higher quality PSU that is more appropritate for your systems power draw.  (650W max, even a ~550W psu would be more than sufficient)  Look into corsair and seasonic.



as for cases, you may want to consider these alternatives:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180&ignorebbr=1



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146190&ignorebbr=1



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I am putting together a better computer than I currently have.  I'm trying to keep it around $500.00.  I have a video card and the hard drives (Samsung SSD and a 1 TB HDD).  



Are there better options?  Any suggestions?  I have this stuff sitting in my cart at checkout.



Thanks..



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Can't see your picture.
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Why are you going with an amd build?  You are shooting yourself in the foot regarding performance/thermals/energy consumption, for minimal cost savings.



16GB of ram is overkill, drop it down to 8GB.



As mentioned earlier, you would be better off with a higher quality PSU that is more appropritate for your systems power draw.  (650W max, even a ~550W psu would be more than sufficient)  Look into corsair and seasonic.



as for cases, you may want to consider these alternatives:



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180&ignorebbr=1



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146190&ignorebbr=1



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&ignorebbr=1


AMD is a less expensive option.  I have an intel i7 laptop and an AMD Phenom II X4  945 right now. The laptop is a couple of years old and the desktop is about 5 years old.  I've changed the PSU and I'm about to go blind looking at the number of cases out there.  



If I drop down to 8GB of RAM, that may offset the increase in the cost of the Intel chip.



Then I'd have to find another MB.



RAM is cheap, but I would like to hear the reason for less RAM (Seriously, I don't know that much about it).



Here is the comparison between the Intel i5 and the AMD FX 8320.



http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/441/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8320_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-3570K.html



AMD = $139.99

Intel i5 = $184.99



 
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 2:11:09 AM EDT
Intel i7 NUC, 16GB of ram, 1TB SSD/500Gb M.2 sata

A little over $500 but has wifi and gig-E and draws very little power.

Link Posted: 7/1/2015 12:21:37 PM EDT
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AMD is a less expensive option.  I have an intel i7 laptop and an AMD Phenom II X4  945 right now. The laptop is a couple of years old and the desktop is about 5 years old.  I've changed the PSU and I'm about to go blind looking at the number of cases out there.  

If I drop down to 8GB of RAM, that may offset the increase in the cost of the Intel chip.

Then I'd have to find another MB.

RAM is cheap, but I would like to hear the reason for less RAM (Seriously, I don't know that much about it).

Here is the comparison between the Intel i5 and the AMD FX 8320.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/441/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8320_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-3570K.html

AMD = $139.99
Intel i5 = $184.99
 
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I am putting together a better computer than I currently have.  I'm trying to keep it around $500.00.  I have a video card and the hard drives (Samsung SSD and a 1 TB HDD).  

Are there better options?  Any suggestions?  I have this stuff sitting in my cart at checkout.

Thanks..

http://i61.tinypic.com/fvi920.jpg


Can't see your picture.
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Why are you going with an amd build?  You are shooting yourself in the foot regarding performance/thermals/energy consumption, for minimal cost savings.

16GB of ram is overkill, drop it down to 8GB.

As mentioned earlier, you would be better off with a higher quality PSU that is more appropritate for your systems power draw.  (650W max, even a ~550W psu would be more than sufficient)  Look into corsair and seasonic.

as for cases, you may want to consider these alternatives:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129180&ignorebbr=1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146190&ignorebbr=1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&ignorebbr=1

AMD is a less expensive option.  I have an intel i7 laptop and an AMD Phenom II X4  945 right now. The laptop is a couple of years old and the desktop is about 5 years old.  I've changed the PSU and I'm about to go blind looking at the number of cases out there.  

If I drop down to 8GB of RAM, that may offset the increase in the cost of the Intel chip.

Then I'd have to find another MB.

RAM is cheap, but I would like to hear the reason for less RAM (Seriously, I don't know that much about it).

Here is the comparison between the Intel i5 and the AMD FX 8320.

http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/441/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8320_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-3570K.html

AMD = $139.99
Intel i5 = $184.99
 


#1:  What state do you live in?  If it has a microcenter, you can get intel cpu's rather cheaply.

#2:  As I mentioned the price difference between intel and amd is minimal.  

You want to see a comparison?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8227/devils-canyon-review-intel-core-i7-4790k-and-i5-4690k

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7963/the-intel-haswell-refresh-review-core-i7-4790-i5-4690-and-i3-4360-tested

As for pricing?  

http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=96203&vpn=BX80646I54460&manufacture=Intel&promoid=1283

~$36 difference.  Which is essentially nothing.

Intel motherboard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130770&SortField=0&SummaryType=0&PageSize=10&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&IsFeedbackTab=true#scrollFullInfo

$25 off with discount code: EMCATNS63

As for the ram?  You will not be making use of more than 8GB.  So going for a 16GB kit is a waste of money.

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