Hello again everyone,
I have a few builds I have made that I am curious what everyone thinks. Happy wife, happy life. With that said my wife doesn't think I should spend over 500 bucks. We all know this if you read my previous joke post I pulled on her. So I attempted to build a budget PC. This is when I realized that I have expensive taste and can't get no where near 500 bucks even with cutting corners. On these builds if there is a part missing it is because i am playing Frankenstein with other PC parts I have laying around. Trying to do this to save money. I will be gaming, maybe not hardcore gaming but gaming nonetheless. I will be playing around with Maya, Photoshop, Zbrush, and Mudbox. I want to eventually record game play and post to YouTube. I guess I would be using Premier pro for the rendering? and I will using a Capture device either elgato or Averimedia HD.
The first build here is something I would really buy. If she lets me buy it that is.I could see investing $1300 american
This is my i7 Variant -- 1212.77
Now for these last builds I tried balling on a budget but cannot seem to get close to $500 dollars.I tried using FX processors, an i5, and a x4. I don't see using those dual core Pentiums. I think if you put a Dual core in your system, you are just shooting yourself in the foot. It won't be long and we will need more than 4 cores.
FX8350 -- 1012.77
FX6300 -- 885.27
X4 860k -- 804.90
I5-4460(non K) -- 919.61
I really don't see spending money on a FX processor, because it is a dead socket. FM2+ may have a processor or two left in it. I don't know for a fact or not. Socket 1150 may have one more product release (Broadwell) before it is considered DOA. I would like to have something I could upgrade later down the road. This is one reason I am steering towards the 2011v3 board. Even if the socket dies out I can just buy a new board and processor. If I spend money on a ddr3 board, in the next few years I will have to buy board processor and memory. =) I have burnt myself the last few times I "Upgraded." I ended up spending money on a dead socket and couldn't catch back up.
I would consider a FX processor but they are showing their age. In benchmarks of new games they are losing their fps.
To sum things up. I will most likely be buying a i5 or the 2011v3 board. Anyone have any ideas how to lower the price of the i5 build? i know I have 16gigs of ram. The reason for this is kinda future proofing a bit, but will i need 16gigs in lets say 2 years?