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How good are these gaming PC builds? (~800-900 dollar)

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June 30, 2013 11:34:34 AM

Thought i should buy all the components separately, instead of buying an already assembled PC, and i've thought about these 2 builds -

#1
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz) -169.00 eur = 220 dollars

CPU cooler: Arctic Freezer 64 PRO CPU cooler - 20.25 eur = 26,36 dollars

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-A55M-S2HP / AMD A55 chipset / 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM - 56.50 eur = 73,5 dollars

RAM: Nanya Elixir 8GB DDR3 1600MHz - 49.90 eur = 64,9 dollars

Storage: Toshiba 1TB 7200rpm 32MB SATAIII - 59.90 eur = 77,9 dollars

GPU: GIGA-BYTE GTX650TI BOOST 2GB GDDR5 - 159.00 eur = 207 dollars

Case: BitFenix Merc Beta MID Tower - 35.00 eur = 45,5 dollars

Psu: Corsair GS Series GS600 - 600 Watt PSU - 76.10 eur = 99 dollars

Total: 625,65 eur = 814,5 dollars.



#2
CPU: Same as first build

CPU cooler: Corsair Air Series A50 cooler - 29.00 eur = 37,7 dollars

Motherboard: Intel MB CL H67 BOX10 DDR3-1333 - 81.15 eur = 105,6 dollars

RAM: G.skill 2 x 4GB /DDR3 1600 MHz - 59.90 eur = 77,9 dollars

Storage: Same as first build

GPU: GIGA-BYTE GeForce GTX660 2GB GDDR5 - 183.15 eur = 238,4 dollars

Case: Aerocool VX-e Advance Mid-Tower - 48.00 eur = 62,4 dollars

PSU: OCZ Technology Fatality Series 750W PSU - 90.40 eur = 117 dollars

Total: 720,5 eur = 938 dollars

I'd like to know how much worse is the First build from the second build? and Could these builds play Newer games like Skyrim/NFS shift/Assassins creed 3?

I hope you had the time to review my builds, thanks in advance !

BTW, i'll probably have to keep my old 1280x1024 monitor for a while, until i get the new 1080p one.

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June 30, 2013 12:25:37 PM

build 1:
1. u have put an Intel CPU in an AMD motherboard
2. u don't need an aftermarket CPU cooler as that CPU is non overclockable
3. i would rather go for 2x4GB than 1x8GB
4. that's a decent PSU, but the one in build 2 is crap, replace it with this one

buid 2:
1. again, no overclocking, so no aftermarket Cooler required
2. get an H77 motherboard, it will support faster RAM and there might be problems of CPU compatibility in this one, cuz it will need a BIOS Update to support ur CPU and u have to have a CPU installed to do that

all in all, this is a much better build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1bT40
1. incorporates the new Haswell
2. the GPU will let u play all games at high/ultra on ur current monitor
3. also includes an optical drive
4. much cheaper than ur build 2 at 850$
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June 30, 2013 12:29:40 PM

jinayhvora said:
build 1:
1. u have put an Intel CPU in an AMD motherboard
2. u don't need an aftermarket CPU cooler as tat CPU is non overclockable
3. i would rather go for 2x4GB than 1x8GB
4. that's a decent PSU, but the one in build 2 is crap, replace it with this one

buid 2:
1. again, no overclocking, so no aftermarket Cooler required
2. get an H77 motherboard, it will support faster RAM and there might be problems of CPU compatibility in this one, cuz it will need a BIOS Update to support ur CPU and u have to have a CPU installed to do that

all in all, this is a much better build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1bT40
1. incorporates the new Haswell
2. the GPU will let u play all games at high/ultra on ur current monitor
3. also includes an optical drive
4. much cheaper than ur build 2 at 850$


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January 24, 2014 7:48:34 PM

hey does asus z87-k motherboard support intel i5 4670k
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January 26, 2014 8:46:29 AM

taha2001 said:
hey does asus z87-k motherboard support intel i5 4670k


yes it does, but this thread is 6 months old, recommend u to make a new one
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January 27, 2014 2:28:04 AM

yea thanks
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