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What CPU/Motherboard combination looks the very best for overall gaming?

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July 13, 2013 11:50:59 AM

I have been researching computers for the last few weeks as I am interested in configuring and purchasing a PC online. I am only 13 and my parents do not approve of me building my own, so I am stuck with a configuration site for now. Anyways, my goal is to configure a PC that can run ANY game on ULTRA MAX settings at 1080p while sustaining 60+ FPS. I have a few combinations of different Motherboards and CPU's and I would like to share them with you so that I can receive some helpful feedback. I would also like to share with you my other system specs so that you are aware of what parts will be working with each other.


Power Supply: NZXT HALE90V2 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified

Video Card: HD Radeon 7970 or GTX 770 (Not sure yet)

RAM: 16GB 1600mhz Corsair Vengeance (8x2)

Configuration 1:

CPU: i5-3570k
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z77

Configuration 2:

CPU: i5-4670k
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Professional

Configuration 3:

CPU: i7 -4770k
Motherboard: ASUS Z87 Deluxe

Any advice would be greatly appreciated and if you have any other effective configurations it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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July 13, 2013 12:46:35 PM

config 2 would be my suggestion
also try getting a PSU from Antec, Corsair, Seasonic or XFX
16GB of RAM is overkill, get 8(2x4)
for GPU i would suggest GTX 770