Hey /g/ can you rate my PC build? I've never built a PC before and this is my first go at picking out the parts.
The video card is an AMD HD79703GB Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16. For some reason it didn't show up on partpicker, which makes me think I fucked up the build.
Not him, I think his build looks decent, but I can vouch for the reliability lf the FX-8350, aside from that the question you just asked is going to derail this thread if you seriously insist on a single answer.
noob here, why processor > gpu?
I'm gonna pull the trigger on a build tomorrow and I need some confidence/advice since this is my first time, here's my current list.
because that GPU is on a massive sale. Also, AMD CPUs haven't kept up so pairing an AMD processor with anything over a 270X is kind of a waste. R9 280/285 being in the $150 range and 280X at $200 means they get paired with the $210 i5.
Enjoy your 144Hz.
>Intel destroys AMD
Uses a single chosen comparison of convenience as foundation to this claim.
>impressed something that costs $139 scores lower in benchmarks over something that costs $209
>Uses a single chosen comparison of convenience as foundation to this claim.
AMD has nothing of relevance higher which is where his price range is. We're not splitting hairs with $50 processors. AMD stupidly went "moar cores" while Intel increased IPC.
If he wants a $300 PC that can't run anything released later than 2006, we can get him into an AMD. But with $750 with these sales he can afford an i5 to run modern games.
Are you implying that an AMD FX-8350 can't run modern games? or are you just being stupid by presenting a hypothetical that has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do here since we know OP wasn't planning on a $300 build?
It's reasonably slower.
If you can swing the price (we're now $150 over your original build), the 290 has nearly identical performance to a 970.
That's a really sweet setup.