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July 12, 2013 6:28:10 AM

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.
July 12, 2013 6:46:33 AM

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.
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July 12, 2013 6:53:45 AM

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.
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July 12, 2013 7:00:46 AM

Sounds good to me, so you save some on the RAM.

Wel now, gimme a sec and I will use partspicker.
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July 12, 2013 7:07:14 AM

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)
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July 12, 2013 7:48:40 AM

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?
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July 12, 2013 8:19:07 AM

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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