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  1. #921
    It is not a simple update. There is alot of work and research that needs done to make a thread like this and they simply do not have the time to do so.

    Also, as already stated by Drunk, if you think a thread no longer deserves to be stickied then contact a mod via the report button.
    If you must insist on using a non-sanctioned sitting apparatus, please consider the tensile strength
    of the materials present in the object in question in comparison to your own mass volumetric density.

    In other words, stop breaking shit with your fat ass.

  2. #922
    I'll be as fair as to say that Marest has ultimately failed. It's reaching a point where one really should be changing it around a little. Though with that said it's still a pretty hefty massive undertaking with so many builds.

    That said, you said Sandy Bridge to Haswell, but I don't see any Sandy Bridge CPUs. I only see Sandy Bridge-E, which should be me Ivy Bridge-E now I suppose, and some Ivy Bridge processors that were probably in the list because of a lower cost for combo, which should be a Haswell combo now yeah.

    - - - Updated - - -

    So getting back to this thread, I thought I'd sit down and do a small list of builds that could be relevant modifications to the current OP. Though bear in mind that I would very much like some input on the builds I'll be listing.

    Office 240
    MoBo: ASRock QC5000-ITX$98.99
    CPU: AMD A4-5000 APU – (Comes with MoBo)
    RAM: Team Elite 1333MHz 2x2GB$38.99
    SSD: Kingston V300 120GB$54.99
    Case: Rosewill RS-MI-01 250W$44.99
    --------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Total Price – $237.96
    Notes:
    Originally linked motherboard with embedded CPU
    is no longer available, therefore it's been replaced.
    RAM prices have changed, RAM replaced as result.
    SSD is... on sale? Not sure. Please give input.

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    Family/Office/Entry 320
    MoBo: ASRock FM2A55M-VG3+$42.99
    CPU: AMD A8-6600K$99.99
    RAM: G.Skill 1600MHz 2x2GB$45.99
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1 TB
    OR Kingston V300 120GB$54.99
    PSU: EVGA 430w$39.99
    Case: Xigmatek Aeos$29.99
    --------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Total Price – $313.94
    Notes:
    Many of the items are on varied sales and should
    probably be replaced. Need input.
    All components replaced, though original CPU is
    still around for the same price.

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    Budget Gaming 560
    MoBo: ASRock Z97M Pro4$99.99
    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258$74.99
    RAM: HyperX 1600MHz 2x4GB$69.99
    GPU: XFX Radeon R7 260x$124.99
    HDD: Kingston V300 120GB$54.99
    AND Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $54.99
    PSU: Corsair CXM 430w$49.99
    Case: Xigmatek Aeso$29.99
    --------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Total Price – $559.92

    Notes:
    New overclockable Pentium CPU means Z97 board
    is preferred. Some overclocking sincerely very
    recommended.
    Otherwise, a fair few sales items. Changes may
    be pending to list. Not sure how long it lasts.
    Input wanted.
    Last edited by Drunkenvalley; 2014-06-25 at 04:30 PM.

  3. #923
    Yes, the SSD looks to be ~$50 off it's normal price, so might be better to stick with a HDD or get a MX100 for a bit more.

    Found this combo that is a good $20 cheaper, could use that and swap to the MX100 to keep the parts at a steady price.

    I get to sit on my butt all day today(stupid inspections) so I might take a crack going through all of these.
    If you must insist on using a non-sanctioned sitting apparatus, please consider the tensile strength
    of the materials present in the object in question in comparison to your own mass volumetric density.

    In other words, stop breaking shit with your fat ass.

  4. #924
    Yeah, I think stepping it down to the 60 GB version may be better off later on, but the pricemarket for SSDs seemed really volatile, so I didn't really know what I wanted to hedge the bets on. :P

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    Updated first post. Thanks for the input Drunken + everyone else. (It almost made it a full year... 2 days to spare.)

    Surprisingly enough not that much has happened. We still see the same GPUs, and Haswell Refresh is exactly what the name tells you. There are some new cases though that are interesting to check out, and a lot has happened to SSD prices. RAM is a bit more expensive compared to last year, and the ~800 build today performs about on par with the ~800 build last year.

    Most interesting is the Pentium Anniversary Edition (rejoice!) and AMDs new low-power APUs.

    Expect stuff to happen in 2015/16 though as we move to new architectures (both GPUs and CPUs) and DDR4, as well as 4K resolution.
    Last edited by Marest; 2014-07-05 at 02:44 PM.

  6. #926
    Well, the RAM in the first build has apparently become unavailable now. Guess you can replace it with this, but it's a $4 increase. The SSD's sale has also changed from $54.99 to $69.99.
    Last edited by Drunkenvalley; 2014-07-05 at 02:52 PM.

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    It's hard to fit a SSD in that build without increasing the total price with a bunch. I'd consider the M500 instead around $70. Might just go for a HDD instead.

  8. #928
    To be fair though, if it's truly an office machine a 64GB or even 32GB SSD should be sufficient for something that lightweight. After all, we're ultimately talking about textfiles, maybe a few pictures, etc. A full-fledged hard drive around 500GB to 1TB big is going to be a massive echo chamber, sitting there with only Windows and a few light applications, some text documents...

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    CPU: Intel i7-4790k 4.7GHz MB: ASUS Z97 Pro Gamer
    GPU: Gigabyte GTX 970 G1-Gaming 1519MHz Boost RAM: Corsair Pro 16GB 1866MHz
    SSD: Samsung 850-EVO 500GB PSU: Corsair RM550 CASE: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Monitor: 1440p Dell U2515H 1080p LG 237L-BN IPS
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  10. #930
    www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-GTX780-SuperClocked-03G-P4-2784-KR/dp/B00CUIVSNS/

    The EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked is only 399 for those who are building a new rig, no need to buy a ti or titan with those kind of overclocks
    Last edited by Visker; 2014-10-17 at 01:28 PM.

  11. #931
    Thats not really a deal as 780s are currently hovering around the $450-470 mark and that would best be posted in the Deals Megathread anyways
    If you must insist on using a non-sanctioned sitting apparatus, please consider the tensile strength
    of the materials present in the object in question in comparison to your own mass volumetric density.

    In other words, stop breaking shit with your fat ass.

  12. #932
    Marest recommended this hard drive:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=14n6gjsa3wbyj

    Is this a good HD still for a new build? The price can't be beat.

  13. #933
    Well it can be beat, but by only $2-3(for a barracuda) and the caviar blue is generally more reliable, so it's a solid choice for a build.
    If you must insist on using a non-sanctioned sitting apparatus, please consider the tensile strength
    of the materials present in the object in question in comparison to your own mass volumetric density.

    In other words, stop breaking shit with your fat ass.

  14. #934
    any equivalent for the G.SKILL F3-1600C11D-8GNS in the 1200 gaming rig? I can't find it on web stores anywhere

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    Most DDR3 4x2GiB 1600MHz kits will suffice.

    I'm sorry, but the way it looks I will not be able to keep this post updated any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    I'm sorry, but the way it looks I will not be able to keep this post updated any longer.
    No worries, everyone has their limits and times in life when they need to move on. You did a great job with what you did do. It's greatly appreciated! Keep up the good and detailed work in other aspects of your life!

  17. #937
    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Most DDR3 4x2GiB 1600MHz kits will suffice.

    I'm sorry, but the way it looks I will not be able to keep this post updated any longer.
    Sorry to see it go, but like Deltrus said, everyone eventually moves on. Thanks for all of your hard work!

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