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Oleg
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join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
kudos:2

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Does my build worth the money?

Can you tell me if my build is worth the money i have put in to it?.

AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core AM3+ Processor
AMD COPPER / THERMALTAKE HIGH PERFORMANCE COOLING FAN
Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 Socket AM3+/ AMD 990X/ Quad CrossFireX & Quad SLI / A&GbE/
SATA3&USB3.0/ ATX Motherboard
8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) Dual Channel (HIGH PERFORMANCE)
KINGSTON 60GB Solid State Drive SATA III (READ/WRITE 535MB/460MB)
24X DUAL LAYER DVD-RW
nVidia GeForce GT610 1GB DDR3 DVI/VGA HDMI PCI-EXP Video Card
REALTEK 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card (onboard)
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
DELUXE COOLING PACKAGE
ANTEC 450 WATT HIGH PERFORMANCE POWER SUPPLY
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Total cost $773



Tirael
BOHICA
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join:2009-03-18
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you could have gotten significantly more bang for your buck.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 760K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor ($89.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock FM2A88X Extreme4+ ATX FM2+ Motherboard ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($51.03 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $706.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 21:24 EDT-0400

Even better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($69.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($51.03 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.94 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $671.85
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 21:28 EDT-0400

One more for the road ($80 more with i7-like performance):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($247.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 60GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($51.03 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($19.94 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $850.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 21:31 EDT-0400
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bbear2
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join:2003-10-06
94045
kudos:5
reply to Oleg

Why ask after the fact?



Oleg
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join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
kudos:2
reply to Tirael

Thanks so much for doing an extensive research for me.

Looks like i have overpaid around $100. I have ordered the system from a PC builder (computerlx.com). It would cost me $70 for someone to build a good system for me, because i do not know how to.



Tirael
BOHICA
Premium
join:2009-03-18
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2

Honestly, buy the parts and follow the instructions in the motherboard manual. It is really that simple. Windows installation is fairly straightforward (there are some advanced things you could do, but that is more for power users). Building computers is my hobby. That extensive research took me 10 minutes.
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“Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites.” - Anthony J. D'Angelo
»www.chaoticconfused.com



Oleg
Premium
join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
kudos:2

The problem there is no room in my house, i can't even put 2.1 speakers next to my TV and i am not kidding you. As for installing OS that's very easy. I am into software IT for about 16 years.



MnR
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join:2002-05-27
Iron Mountain, MI
kudos:3
reply to Oleg

Hi Oleg,

Why did you get a 60gb SSD ? A 120gb is the smallest you should have gotten.. And Not a Kingston!!!

MnR
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No one is listening until you make a mistake!



Oleg
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join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
kudos:2

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reply to Oleg

Well they have fucked up big time. The system builder has shipped me build with one stick of RAM when i have ordered x2 4GB sticks. Also when i have fired up my build for the first time i have ended up with Overclocking failed error form the BIOS.


asdfdfdfdfdf
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join:2012-05-09
kudos:3
reply to Oleg

Sorry to hear you had bad luck oleg.

You are going to contact them and see what they say?



Oleg
Premium
join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
kudos:2

They have told me it's normal for Asus boards, because it's doing a system self check. As for the RAM they have told me that they will send me a replacement.



Tirael
BOHICA
Premium
join:2009-03-18
Sacramento, CA
kudos:2

It is only normal on ASUS boards if the overclock failed during boot testing. This is also known as "they sent you a system with an unstable overclock".
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“Reality doesn't bite, rather our perception of reality bites.” - Anthony J. D'Angelo
»www.chaoticconfused.com



Oleg
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join:2003-12-08
Birmingham, AL
kudos:2

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That's fucked up. They have e-mailed back by saying We do not have another stick of 4GB. I know for a fact they do, because they are selling builds with a x1 4GB stick of RAM. Also they have told me if you would like you can purchase another 8 GB of RAM. WTF??!!.
Edit: Now they are telling me they do have it.