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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from Miiralion

    Yeah, and if you can sell it for double the price then parts will cost double also.
    You're not going to get enough money to build a better computer by selling your current one used.

    Buying parts in the US :)
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from karlzhao314

    I still don't see a point in doing so. You realize that, seeing that the computer is used and was built quite a while ago, you're not likely to get more than $500 for it, right?

    Just how much are you planning on selling it for?

    Once again (sorry for being mean, but try reading my posts once in a while, said this at least twice.), I live in Chile, where computers are almost double the price. I can easily get it for $900 to $1200.
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from CatinaComputer

    @OP Your build is already fairly decent, you do not need to build a new PC altogether. An upgrade would suffice.

    Once again, what I'm trying to do is sell my old one to get a completely new one. I can't afford an upgrade if I don't do that.
    Quote from Curtis_

    OP has not mentioned anything about "rendering and stuff" either.

    Go with the 4670k then, end of.

    Or the 4670 if not overclocking.

    If I do render? Didn't think it was relevant, I apologize.
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from karlzhao314

    Alright, I'd still like to know why you have an irrational need for a new CPU.

    As we have said, the 2500K is still fine, even more so if you give it even a slight overclock. Just save the ~$300 you'd have to spend on a new processor and motherboard.

    Sorry if I come across as a bit harsh, but I've said this quite a few times i believe -.-
    I'm selling my old computer for more money, since computers here in Chile are very expensive. With that additional money, i'm planning to buy a completely new computer. So I do need a new processor and motherboard. I'm just trying to see if Intel is worth paying double the price of an AMD.
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from JohnOptegrove

    The 8350 is horrible and why are you getting single channel memory?

    Do not know much, all I want is the most price/efficient thing while being powerful.
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from Curtis_

    Regardless, I still think the i3 is a great CPU. However, the choice of CPU if only gaming depends on if OP intends to over clock a processor. If not, go for the 4570 and obviously get the k if you want to.

    Going slightly off topic, do a lot of people over clock or do people tend to leave it at stock?

    Seeing as I apparently know nothing about processors anymore...
    I'm leaning more towards AMD, due to low prices. Is there a notable difference between the 8320 and the i3 4130? On the other hand, is there a point in getting the i5 4670k? Meaning, is there a notable difference that would be worth the ~$100 increase?
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from Curtis_

    8320 is much better price/performance. It's basically the same CPU with a standard core clock of -0.5ghz. I don't see any major performance impact with single channel, gaming wise anyway.

    Isn't 0.5GHz quite a bit..?

    EDIT: Actually read up on GHz.... learned that GHZ =/= speed lol. Ok, changing to 8320 for now.
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Ok, revised the build a bit, considering own and others' opinions, tell me what you think.
    link
    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($87.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.92 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($269.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $864.83
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Any alternatives to the i5 however? Max Overclocking is not really too important for me, I just want something fast and powerful that in a couple of years I could boost some hundred MHz.
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from Miiralion

    Don't you already have the i5?
    Just getting a new graphics card would increase performance just as much as getting a new build.

    As i said, planning on selling the current one at a high price so I can get a much better new one. If I don't do that, can't afford.
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from Miiralion

    What are these "many games"? I don't think I could even name 10 games which support PhysX.

    Well I was speaking of those few at least, sorry for exaggerating.
    Ok, so i've decided for the moment on the R9 280X (thinking this one might be the best, as it has a 1.08GHz clock speed compared to 850)
    Is there a different processor that I could get? The i5 is pretty expensive, and I don't plan on overclocking (at least much) any time soon, any other recommendations?
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from karlzhao314

    Minecraft's performance is almost entirely random. My 670 sometimes gets 30fps and sometimes gets 400fps depending on seemingly everything.

    It isn't like other games, where you can say "my card is 15% less powerful so I should get 15% lower framerates." With Minecraft, "My card is 15% less powerful but gets 60% higher framerates" is a perfectly valid statement.

    You're going to trust the people who think more RAM = better fps?

    Most people that happen to turn up on Google searches haven't the slightest idea what they're talking about.

    Okay, fair enough. Do you think the fact that PhysX is used in many games a selling point however?
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from karlzhao314

    Err, no, Java is entirely dependent on whether or not your OS supports it and how good your CPU is. Your graphics card has nothing to do with it.

    Well, i've seen my card idle while playing MC, friend with a 680 and an i5 3750k (pretty sure anyways) gets ~600 fps while I get a measly 40-70. Don't think this is an error, as my google search results have shown many others with the same issue.
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from CatinaComputer

    No it's not. The 2500k SMASHES the 6300.

    Is there a better alternative to the 2500k? I feel I could afford a faster one (I know i don't need it, but for capitalism's sake :P)
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    posted a message on Yet another "Is this build any good?"
    Quote from Kruzzik_Kel

    Just keep the current machine if you really want to upgrade just swap out the GPU and the PSU if needed

    there really is no reason to upgrade from the 2500K unless you require additional threads for whatever reason and the rest of the machine is similarly perfectly fine


    Thing is, i'd like to have a completely new one so I can actually afford it. Since CL prices are so high, I can sell the old one for double the price.

    Quote from Kruzzik_Kel

    What the hell are you talking about?


    An issue I see many people having is that Radeon cards don't seem to run in Java games, including my own. Google'd this quite a bit, haven't found a solution to it.

    Quote from Gregrs

    He said he was going to sell his current build and wanted to keep the current build under $900. Why spend money on an i5 when the 6300 can max games at a cheaper price?

    Well, if their is one that is better, I can stretch my budget a bit. AMD seems better however, due to their being more powerful ones (don't know about quality) for cheaper prices.

    I guess I could stretch my budget to $1000 if needed.
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