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New PC for max settings on Napoleon/Shogun 2/Rome 2

I'm looking at building a pc to play the Total War series games like Napoleon, Shogun 2, and Rome 2. My current pc can play on very high settings but I would like to pretty much max out all the settings for the best graphics at 1920x1080. Looking for suggestions on these parts that I found on Newegg and recommendations if anything needs to change.

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Basically most curious about the CPU (i5-3570k) and the GPU (EVGA GTX 670 2GB). With the case & a copy of windows 7 it comes to $935. I am open to changes that would stay in the $900-$1000 range if there is a better setup. Thinking I would like to stick with Newegg also. Thanks for the help.
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  1. You would be much better off choosing your own components. Like a GTX760 which is much cheaper than the GTX670 and is just as fast.
    What is your current setup? Full specs?
    Are you willing to re-use components? Since I see you have no chassis chosen.
  2. Novuake said:
    You would be much better off choosing your own components. Like a GTX760 which is much cheaper than the GTX670 and is just as fast.
    What is your current setup? Full specs?
    Are you willing to re-use components? Since I see you have no chassis chosen.


    I currently have a Del Inspiron with a Phenom II X4 965 with a Radeon 5770. I thought about reusing parts off my current system but decided I would just start from scratch, mostly because the stock psu is only like 400w. The case I was looking at using is this: http:// If I pick my own parts I am willing to take out my upgraded 8GB of Corsair Vengeance RAM and put the stock RAM back in my current rig.
  3. Sounds good to me, so you save some on the RAM.

    Wel now, gimme a sec and I will use partspicker.
  4. Best answer
    Right so there you go. You can even get a new chassis and have to running builds with your 1000$ budget. AND add a CPU cooler to OC. Also you can go the newer haswel which is a little faster but costs a little more and does not really overclock as well.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fSh6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fSh6/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fSh6/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $812.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-12 10:06 EDT-0400)
  5. Novuake said:
    Right so there you go. You can even get a new chassis and have to running builds with your 1000$ budget. AND add a CPU cooler to OC. Also you can go the newer haswel which is a little faster but costs a little more and does not really overclock as well.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fSh6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fSh6/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1fSh6/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $812.64
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-12 10:06 EDT-0400)


    If I were to jump up to the 4670k what type of motherboard would you recommend?
  6. Most Z87 mobos are from Asus, Asrock, MSI, Gigabyte are decent as the VRMs are not on the mobo anymore. Spend around 140$ and you will be fine.

    Z87 also provides more USB3 and Sata natively.
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