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What do you think of this PC?

by Elgiganten / June 28, 2013 8:14 AM PDT

Hello CNET members!

After a bit of searching, I think I MIGHT have found the PC, I need.

However, I need your expert opinion on what you think of it.

Specs:

- Intel i5 3570, 3.4GHZ CPU, IVY Bridge (Turbo 3.8GHZ)

- 3GB HD7950 XFX, DUALFAN

- ASUS motherboard, B75 (USB3, SATA6G, PCI-E-3.0)

- 8GB DDR3 1600MHZ HYPER-X Kingston RAM

- 500GB Harddisk, 7200RPM, SATA6G

- 24X Duallayer DVD burner , +/- (ASUS)

- Kabin/case Coolermaster M. windows, possibility for lights etc.

- * Optial airflow up to 5 fans, powersupply in the bottom

- 550W XFX 80+ Certified PSU (by Seasonic)

- M. 4 DIMM Sockets (up to 32GB RAM)

- 8 channels soundcard, surround sound

- 6 USB ports (2 front) - Both USB 3.0 front and back

- Netcard 10/100/1000Mbit (Gigabit Speed)

- Temperature controlled CPU cooler

Is the CPU and GPU good? What about the motherboard, RAM, the powersupply (550w)? What about the kabin/case - is it good for the pc to "breath" or does this not matter?

Please help. Thank you

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Sounds like some game machine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2013 12:03 AM PDT

And the list sounds as if the maker has already made a few. As to the breathing, I still find gamers needing to leave the side cover off.
Bob

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Thank you!
by Elgiganten / June 29, 2013 12:52 AM PDT

Thank you for your reply.

I found another PC with this combination, what do you think of it?

- INTEL i5 4670K, 3.4GHZ CPU, HASWELL (TURBO 3.8GHZ)
- ASUS Z87-K MOTHERBOARD (USB3, SATA6G, PCI-E-3.0)

Same GPU model.

Should I consider this one? Obviously, it is more powerful, but is it worth the money? Will I feel a huge difference? I heard Haswell is quite dissapointing or something like that. Please note, that I won't be changing PC nor parts in the future. Going to buy one permanent PC, so it should be good. I want to know if it is worth the extra money to upgrade the CPU and motherboard (GPU is the same)

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Haswell?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2013 12:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Thank you!

Sorry but in my opinion Haswell has met all expectations. The market clamored for it and sales are going well.

Do we need to repeat reviews about what it is and then figure out what item you felt it faltered on?

I doubt the change will make much difference. Here's why.
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

Well that change may make some difference in say, rendering video for your video editing but for gaming? Only in benchmarks but shouldn't be a big deal.
Bob

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OK, thanks
by Elgiganten / June 29, 2013 2:52 AM PDT
In reply to: Haswell?

Thank you.

If my budget allows it, I will get the Haswell. If not, I'll go with the first option.

How do I thank you and close this thread. Or how do I give points (if there is such a thing?)

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RE:
by varunchandak10 / July 3, 2013 12:31 PM PDT

it would be better with 3rd generation intel i5 processor

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nice config
by ronald577 / July 15, 2013 8:40 PM PDT

There is only 10-15 % performance difference in the haswell and Ivy bridge .I think you should consider for this graphic card AMD vapourx Hd 7950 3gb as it is overclocked edition and power pul gpu and go for corsair vengenance ram 2133 Mhz. Rest all things seems to be perfect.

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You seem to have discounted its other virtues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2013 2:37 AM PDT
In reply to: nice config
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