Building a Computer primarily for LoL

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Dragoeth

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01-03-2012

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Originally Posted by Dobagoh View Post
CPUs and GPUs and RAM are designed to operate at certain frequencies / power drawing. Most manufacturers allow you to fiddle around with the settings for these hardware pieces, so you can increase the speed at which they run, with corresponding power consumption (and potential instability because the hardware was not designed to work that way)
To repeat what he said in simpler terms in case you don't know what he said...

You play with settings to make certain components run faster as the cost of running hotter and on more power. If you do it wrong it will be unstable but if you do it right its awesome.


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gzboli

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01-03-2012

Everything in your build is fine, just wanted to mention that newegg has a 30 day return policy on DoA parts so be careful while waiting for deals. (DoA's are very rare, but still worth considering)


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sammich kek

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01-03-2012

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Everything seems good, but Intel is like the Mac of processors. Get this instead - this can also be overlocked to 5 GigHertz each.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103961

It's the same price, but much better. If you want something cheaper, consider the 6 core AMD
Are you out of your mind? the 2500k beats the 8120 in every instance when it comes to gaming. Hell, the 2500k beats the 8150 ($260) in almost EVERY gaming instance. I understand that you're most likely just repeating what someone told you, but for future reference, DON"T DO THAT. An I5 is more powerful than the best AMD has to offer, and cheaper.

Have you even seen any benchmarks?

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/WiC-420-90.jpg

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/DiRT%203-420-90.jpg

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/CF%20D3-420-90.jpg

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/CF%20JC2-420-90.jpg

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/CF%20WiC-420-90.jpg

Keep in mind that these benchmarks are for the more expensive 8150. Please, if you're going to post in an advice thread, the least you could do is give credible advice.



Oh, and before I get called a fanboy

http://i.imgur.com/9K82o.jpg


Edit: also, the bit about 5Ghz is horribly wrong, 4.4Ghz was my wall, everything after that was either unstable or produced temperatures that were too high for AMD's silicone.


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dru041

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01-03-2012

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Everything in your build is fine, just wanted to mention that newegg has a 30 day return policy on DoA parts so be careful while waiting for deals. (DoA's are very rare, but still worth considering)
Good point...I plan on buying the cpu/mobo/memory together, but I'll def do some more planning before I start buying.


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dru041

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01-03-2012

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The price range is great, 23" is an ideal monitor. Those monitors are 2ms (GTG) response time though, meaning 2ms grey to grey response time. The true response time is triple the GTG response time.

So blah blah basic math means those monitors are 6ms
Thanks for pointing this out. I wasn't sure what the (GTG) meant...Def not going to an AMD processor. I've had intel my whole life, not going to screw around now and go cheap. The 2500k has too many great reviews to pass up. Even if I didn't want to overclock (which will be a while before I do) the specs are still great.


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Blu3Boy

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01-03-2012

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Are you out of your mind? the 2500k beats the 8120 in every instance when it comes to gaming. Hell, the 2500k beats the 8150 ($260) in almost EVERY gaming instance. I understand that you're most likely just repeating what someone told you, but for future reference, DON"T DO THAT. An I5 is more powerful than the best AMD has to offer, and cheaper.


Edit: also, the bit about 5Ghz is horribly wrong, 4.4Ghz was my wall, everything after that was either unstable or produced temperatures that were too high for AMD's silicone.
AMD FX8150 with a Radeon HD 5670 2Gig ddr3


I'm overclocked at 4.8 Ghz on the 8150. I have an 2600k sitting here, it's what I had before. It's literally on my desk. I got the 8150 for Christmas. I did my own benchmarks on Crysis 2 and Arkham city.

On the highest settings, the 2600k overlocked to 3.8 Ghz ran the game at around a constant 70 FPS, and dropped to the high 50s when there was a lot of eye-candy.

With the 8150 I ran at a constant 65 and never dropped below 60. (this was before I overclocked)

To me 5 FPS isn't that big of a deal, and the 8150 performs better under more demanding gaming scenarios...have you even tried to compare them for yourself?


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CinemaShow74

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01-03-2012

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Everything in your build is fine, just wanted to mention that newegg has a 30 day return policy on DoA parts so be careful while waiting for deals. (DoA's are very rare, but still worth considering)
Fo sho. My Asus P8P67 Pro had problems and i'm on my 3rd one. Unfortunately, while doing the RMA on both boards, I never really got the chance to test my other hardware out and my powercolor ATI 6870 video card is bad as well. RMAing the two boards took more than 30 days so now im trying to get powercolor to replace it.

And powercolor never answers my emails. So I bought a new 560 Nvidia card instead.

So try and buy everything on the first try and assemble it ASAP. Test everything out.


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edenechoes

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01-03-2012

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To me 5 FPS isn't that big of a deal, and the 8150 performs better under more demanding gaming scenarios...have you even tried to compare them for yourself?
I'm not a huge fan of benchmarks and reviews in a vacuum, but when Guru3D, NeoSeeker, TomsHardware, HardwareSecrets, Techreport, Anandtech, Techspot, XBitLabs, BeHardware, Techradar, HardOCP, Bit-Tech, and oh, every other freaking site in existence independently reach the same conclusions, I think it's safe to conclude that the FX-8150 isn't a very good CPU. I don't need to spend $300 on the chip and the board to test it.

The fact your system results fly in the face of reality implies that your system was improperly configured with the i7-2600K or that the software in question is having optimization problems with the i7 for some unknown reason, and even if your FX-8150 setup was to consistently outperform your i7-2600K setup, you'd then have to prove that you aren't simply an extreme outlier and that you can reproduce that difference on any system with largely identical setups. Since I doubt you can produce a professional review that supports your results or that you can reproduce your circumstances, I'd ask that you stop giving blatantly wrong information to potential computer builders.


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sammich kek

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01-03-2012

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Originally Posted by edenechoes View Post
I'm not a huge fan of benchmarks and reviews in a vacuum, but when Guru3D, NeoSeeker, TomsHardware, HardwareSecrets, Techreport, Anandtech, Techspot, XBitLabs, BeHardware, Techradar, HardOCP, Bit-Tech, and oh, every other freaking site in existence independently reach the same conclusions, I think it's safe to conclude that the FX-8150 isn't a very good CPU. I don't need to spend $300 on the chip and the board to test it.

The fact your system results fly in the face of reality implies that your system was improperly configured with the i7-2600K or that the software in question is having optimization problems with the i7 for some unknown reason, and even if your FX-8150 setup was to consistently outperform your i7-2600K setup, you'd then have to prove that you aren't simply an extreme outlier and that you can reproduce that difference on any system with largely identical setups. Since I doubt you can produce a professional review that supports your results or that you can reproduce your circumstances, I'd ask that you stop giving blatantly wrong information to potential computer builders.
Pretty much this, no need to test my own benchmarks... 2600k doubles the 8150 for gaming, and until you can show me results that are different from these.

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/WiC-420-90.jpg

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/DiRT%203-420-90.jpg

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/CF%20D3-420-90.jpg

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/CF%20JC2-420-90.jpg

http://mos.futurenet.com/techradar/Review%20images/TechRadar/Computing/Components/AMD%20FX%20Bulldozer/CF%20WiC-420-90.jpg




the end.

Oh wait...I will acknowledge that Batman: AA is poorly optimized so there's no telling what results you will get.


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