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July 12, 2013 7:11:39 PM

This is my first build on a pc, i've done a fair bit of research and have come up with this part list. How does it look for running games like bf3 on ultra with like at least 40fps. I am also trying to stay around $1300 under if i can

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Thanks for the help!

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a c 280 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 7:15:07 PM

Are you overclocking?
Where are you buying from?
Can you list the price of each component?
Everything looks alright. I would drop the HDD to a WD 1tb Blue to save some money. Drop the thermal compound, the one included with the Hyper 212 EVO should be good enough for your needs.
Everything else looks alright. We may be able to lower the price without lowering performance if you give us the site.
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July 12, 2013 7:30:30 PM

I might overclock, im trying to get everything from newegg because i trust them somewhat more then other retailers(i will buy from somewhere else if the price difference is drastic). here is the full list of prices and the link to the page. And thank you very much for the fast response!

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.36 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($104.98 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.74 @ Amazon)
Total: $1242.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-12 22:27 EDT-0400)
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a c 280 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 7:50:02 PM

-Better motherboard. It's $80 off if you buy the combo deal with the 4670k at newegg.
-Cheaper RAM.
-Cheaper HDD.
-Black case. IMHO, black looks better but if you like white then you can grab white.
-Cheaper psu. It's 750w so you can SLI and its semi-modular. Great value on this psu.
-Better keyboard. IMHO, I wouldn't waste $77 on a non-mechanical keyboard. Mechanical keyboards last much longer and feels a lot more sturdier. The key switch is up to your preferences. The four most popular Cherry MX switches are Cherry MX Blue, Red, Brown and Black. You can switch out the keyboard depending on your preference.
-Much stronger gpu. The GTX 770 maxes anything on 1080p.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.36 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1229.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-12 22:50 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 8:11:20 PM

Get this build for 1300 dollars. It is with the 780 (the best graphics card), so you can play almost any games for the years to come without problem. This build is what i would recommend for you. Just because it is a beast when compared to any build using the 770. The only con is that you won't be able to overclock with this thing but when you are having such a good performance already, you won't need to overclock it anyways. So go get this blindly if you are not into overclocking, or if you are fine without overclocking.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-1XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.74 @ Amazon)
Total: $1314.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-12 23:08 EDT-0400)

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a c 280 4 Gaming
July 12, 2013 8:18:56 PM

Why would you even need a GTX 780 on a 1080p monitor? A GTX 770 is all he would need for awhile and the XFX psu I listed above is a much better deal as it allows him to SLI the 770s.
Why are you even adding thermal paste without an aftermarket cpu cooler? Please don't tell me you put it in there to apply it on the stock cpu cooler...
The Razer Deathstalker is still overpriced.
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July 13, 2013 11:38:52 AM

realchaos said:
-Better motherboard. It's $80 off if you buy the combo deal with the 4670k at newegg.
-Cheaper RAM.
-Cheaper HDD.
-Black case. IMHO, black looks better but if you like white then you can grab white.
-Cheaper psu. It's 750w so you can SLI and its semi-modular. Great value on this psu.
-Better keyboard. IMHO, I wouldn't waste $77 on a non-mechanical keyboard. Mechanical keyboards last much longer and feels a lot more sturdier. The key switch is up to your preferences. The four most popular Cherry MX switches are Cherry MX Blue, Red, Brown and Black. You can switch out the keyboard depending on your preference.
-Much stronger gpu. The GTX 770 maxes anything on 1080p.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.36 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1229.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-12 22:50 EDT-0400)



I like that build but i forgot to mention that i will also be using after effects and cinema 4d. will this build handle that well too? I only ask this because i've heard from several friends that an amd card is better for that kind of stuff.
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a c 280 4 Gaming
July 13, 2013 11:44:33 AM

It'll handle it decently. I'm pretty sure you would want CUDA cores for those programs, which is only offered by NVIDIA, but I may be wrong.
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July 13, 2013 12:43:42 PM

Yeah, i've heard of that before. Thank you very much, i think i'm going to with a slightly modified version of your build.
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