A 500 euros PC for R3E

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  1. gp20

    gp20 Well-Known Member

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    The motherboard should be there tomorrow.
    I will make a picture of the whole pack.:)
     
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    gp20 Well-Known Member

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    I had to buy a new PSU due to wrong PCIe connectors. :confused:
     
  3. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    Looks like you got it up and running. Everything as you expected, better, worse?
     
  4. gp20

    gp20 Well-Known Member

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    It works fine in full hd. I'm lucky because it seems that this configuration is enough powerfull for all games.
    I can use Pcars with full settings and AA DS6X or DS9X (with just a few lower settings), to give an idea.
    By the way, Windows 10 is great, i recommend to do the change and the upgrade is free until the end of this year for windows 8.1 users.

    If you don't have windows 8.1 you can buy a key for 17 euros on Ebay. It works, that's what i've done for this pc (message me if you want information about the Ebay dealer).
     
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  5. gp20

    gp20 Well-Known Member

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    Let's check the final price.

    PSU ATX 550 watts 32,85 -------------> replaced with a 700 watts due to missing PCie connectors 95 euros (glup)
    AMD FX-8320 136 euros
    ASROCK 970M PRO3 80 euros
    Kingston 4Go DDR3 HyperX 2133 35 euros
    Sapphire Radeon R9 380 4Go 170 euros
    -----> could have used the R9 285X 3Go for 160 euros (same performance)
    Bitfenix Prodigy M 82 euros
    Windows 8.1 Pro 18 euros


    Total : 616 euros

    I could have saved 10 euros on the graphic card (R9 285X 3Go), 30 euros on the box and 45 euros for a 600watts PSU.

    616 - 85 = 531 euros not far from the 500 euros, if you already have the keyboard, the mouse and hard drive.
    But you can save 30 euros more with the FX-6300 though i'm not sure it's a good choice.

    For 531 euros you can get a pretty good configuration.:)

    If you go with a cheaper ATX box you can find cheaper motherboard and save money again so i think it's doable!

    The good point with the 700watts PSU is that i'm ready for crossfire.
    I will probably try this summer with an R9 380X which should be ok for the oculus.



     
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