A 500 euros PC for R3E

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  1. gp20

    gp20 Well-Known Member

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    This is my project, tell me what you think about it.

    BitFenix Prodigy micro ATX 84
    SSD Plus SANDISK 240 Go 69
    Windows 8.1 20 euros

    Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 61
    AMD FX 8320E Black Edition 133
    4 Go DDR 2133mh 35 euros

    GEFORCE GT 740 GOLDEN SAMPLE 2GB DDR5 GAINWARD 112 euros
     
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  2. pixeljetstream

    pixeljetstream Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    8 gb ram must have today
    GeForce 950 would be better, nvidia just announced it replaces 750 with 950 at no cost for OEM s.
     
  3. gp20

    gp20 Well-Known Member

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    I don't think that 8 gb is useful.
    R3E is working with medium setting and even full setting but at 18fps with only 2 Gb on my laptop.


    By the way i'm not sure that the 2300mhz RAM work with this motherboard.
     
  4. shardshunt

    shardshunt Well-Known Member

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    r3e runs on a potato, so im sure what ever setup u go with will be fine... i have a potato and on min settings it works fine 60 fps.
     
  5. Tuborg

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    I might be wrong but i think that 8gb is
    what they recommend.
     
  6. gp20

    gp20 Well-Known Member

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    They recommend 2gb and a gtx 460 with 1.5 gb( steam).
     
  7. gp20

    gp20 Well-Known Member

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    What about the radeon r9 280 vs the GTX 950?
     
  8. gp20

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    BitFenix Prodigy micro ATX 84
    SSD Plus SANDISK 240 Go 69
    Windows 8.1 20 euros

    Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 61
    AMD FX 8320E Black Edition 133
    4 Go DDR 2133mh 35 euros

    Radeon R9 280 3gb DDR5 170 euros

    Total 572
     
  9. Marc Tschentscher

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    I'm currently using a gtx 750 oc and on some cases my framerate goss below 30 fps. So I will invest in a gtx 970 soon.
     
  10. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Beats the 950 by an inch every time, as does the R9 380 which comes at basically the same price as the 280: http://www.hartware.de/review_1857_5.html

    But take into account that you need a more powerful psu to be able to run AMD cards.

    If it doesn't blow the budget, get an r9 380x.
    If you're not only playing R3E but other modern games as well, try getting a card with 4 GB VRAM, or you'll end up upgrading sooner then you'd need to.
     
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  11. gp20

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    The 380 is twice the price of the 280 if i'm not wrong.
    There is a 2Gb or 4Gb version.
     
  12. gp20

    gp20 Well-Known Member

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    I found a R9 380 4Gb DDR5 used for 170 euros.
     
  13. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    If the source is trustworthy, I'd take it. It's a great GPU for that kinda money.

    The 380X does improve performance in some aspects but overall the difference between it and the 380 isn't that great.
     
  14. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Nah, they run for pretty much the same now, 380 being just slightly more expensive. 280 isn't being produced anymore so the ones out there are leftovers.
     
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    In France.
    The R9 380 goes from 209 up to 250 euros with 4 Gb.

    http://www.ldlc.com/fiche/PB00157631.html

    It does not take ddr3 2300 Mhz too.(oups mistake, it can use 2133 Mhz which is what i've planned)

    I think i have to buy 1600 Mhz DDR3 and save money.
     
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  17. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Ok. Well that's still not that much more compared to a 280 and it's worth the extra cost if you can afford it. Consider that used one.
    As for mainboard you should get something with a newer chipset. The one you chose won't be able to utilize the speed of the ram you chose. MSI 970A-G43 AMD 970 is on sale at that site, you need to find something similar if you want that fast RAM I'm afraid.

    Does the tower come with a power supply unit?
     
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  19. Christian Göpfert

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    Jep, that's a good one and it supports the RAM you want. Green lights. :)

    Yeah, hard to get something worth investing into under 600 €'s really...
    With that setup you'd roughly need 350W of power. But it's not advisable to run a psu at max output constantly. So I'd get a 450-500W psu, f.e. bequiet pure power L8 500W.
     
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  20. gp20

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    The AMD FX 8320E uses only 95 watts.