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Building a PC Building A Pc Because My Credit Sucks....

Discussion in 'Hardware Discussion and Help' started by TheMadMan, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Yep, so...I'm planning to build a good ol' fashion PC -- not myself mind you since I can't trust my shaky hands and infini-druff to not slag everything -- and honestly need a little help. This is something I've been looking into for a number of years, off and on, but have actually decided to do now that my current job has lasted for 7 months.

    Anyways, gonna do this piece meal to make things a bit easier and since I plan on buying the pieces one at a time spread out over paychecks, it should make my budget a bit looser. Let's start with what I had in mind for the Processor since that and GPU can be the most expensive bits.

    Here's what I had in mind:
    Intel Core I5-7500
    Intel Core i5-7500 Kaby Lake Quad-Core 3.4 GHz LGA 1151 65W BX80677I57500 Desktop Processor-Newegg.com - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117730
    AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core
    AMD Processor FX-8350 Black Edition Vishera 8-Core 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W D8350FRHKBOX-Newegg.com - https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113284
  2. Well you need to adapt your PRocessor for your Motherboard.

    I use the 8350, it's good, but Intel is better ( if you pick a processor with multi threading) So between those two, i say go for the AMD.
  3. AMD chips have been fighting heat issues for years. Intel runs cooler and with less voltage. What that really means in practical terms is longevity. The AMDs I used usually started to slow down and run hotter and hotter after a year or 2. Usually After 2 years they went kaput. If you want something thats going to run 3-5 years with little to no change in capability then go with the intel. If your not worried about that and want the power to price ratio more in your favor for a couple years get the AMD.
  4. To be honest, I want something that'll last more than a handful of year. If the AMD is going to breakdown after 2 years while the Intel will last 3-5, I'd much rather invest in the Intel. I looking at longevity more than just sheer power.

    Anyways, now is the GPU. I've been looking at the GTX 1080 or 1070, but would much rather not sell a kidney to pay for it. Is there anything that of equivalent power at a lower price or no?

    Also, something I've been thinking of is this: is it possible to run a Desktop through a Laptop frame, like have a gutted laptop act as the monitor and keyboard for a desktop?
  5. Video card wise, if your trying to save a bit, then Get the 1060, its not as powerful as the 1080 but it will likely meet most of your needs for several years. IT is even capable of VR for lower resource programs and games. There is always some disagreements on brands, but a lot of the GPU issues are similar to CPU. Nvidia cards last longer, and use less power to get the same job done.

    There are a few reasons why you cant use the screen and keyboard from a laptop. Essentially the wiring and connections are are all miniaturized and you have to route them through a laptop motherboard. You would have to be knowledgeable enough in general electronics to remove the integrated electronics and miniaturized connectors and replace them by hand. I am a deft hand with a soldering Iron but i would not attempt that. Buy a cheap keyboard, Watch for monitors on Craigs list or ebay, people are always trying to sell off equipment after they upgrade to something bigger.

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