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July 15, 2013 9:48:57 AM

Hey everyone,
I am preparing to build my first PC around the middle/end of August. I've got my components chosen, but want to make sure they will give me good performance for gaming (I will be playing mainly FPS games). I want to run everything on preferably max settings, but high settings would be alright as well.

Here are the components:
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LX
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870
Power Supply: Corsair CX750
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD Black 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2212M-LED 22-Inch LED-Lit Monitor

I would like to know how capable this build is in gaming, as well as if there are any components I can upgrade while staying in the same price range ($1100-$1200).

Thanks for any help

Edit: Sorry, in the original post I forgot to mention that I am not planning on overclocking the system.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2013 10:26:39 AM
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For this price, this should be a beast. It has everything any gamer needs. A i5 4670K with ability to overclock, and a very good 8 phase VRM which any overclocker would like. For the graphics side, it has the 770 which crushes everything in that price range and then we have the Awesome looking Cooler Master HAF 912 that brings out the real gamer out of anyone, it is a killer looking case for Gamers.

One thing i was not sure about was that whether you needed the OS or not. I have included it in the budget, but if you do not want the OS, then you can get a 128GB SSD instead. That would be a lot better upgrade if possible.

Here is the build. I hope you like it.





PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1215.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 13:22 EDT-0400)

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a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2013 10:28:48 AM

If not OCing can save some by going down to asus h77. Also drop to xfx 550w psu if not going to crossfire.

Might leave enough in budget for a samsung 840 120GB ssd.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2013 10:48:43 AM

J_E_D_70 said:
If not OCing can save some by going down to asus h77. Also drop to xfx 550w psu if not going to crossfire.

Might leave enough in budget for a samsung 840 120GB ssd.


Maybe you mean the H87 because the H77 is the old socket LGA 1155 that goes with the 3rd Generation processor wheras the H87 is the LGA 1150 chipset that houses 4th generation processors. And yeah, if you are not into overclocking then you can save some money there. But you would not be able to save more than 50 dollars in the CPU + Mobo

And the PSU I selected is already just 55 dollars, by dropping like 300W you would just save 10 dollars, so better get the 750W PSU which can handle future SLI or any upgrade that you would like to do. There is enough wattage for any future upgrade.

Anyways if you are just into playing games then you would not have problem using the HDD. And if you have never used a SSD before then you should be just fine with the HDD. They are good enough. The OS would still be snappy even with the HDD. Not much problem here.

If you think that the answer helped, then don't forget to select it as the best answer. It would be highly appreciated by me.
July 15, 2013 10:58:29 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
For this price, this should be a beast. It has everything any gamer needs. A i5 4670K with ability to overclock, and a very good 8 phase VRM which any overclocker would like. For the graphics side, it has the 770 which crushes everything in that price range and then we have the Awesome looking Cooler Master HAF 912 that brings out the real gamer out of anyone, it is a killer looking case for Gamers.

One thing i was not sure about was that whether you needed the OS or not. I have included it in the budget, but if you do not want the OS, then you can get a 128GB SSD instead. That would be a lot better upgrade if possible.

Here is the build. I hope you like it.





PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / 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)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1215.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-15 13:22 EDT-0400)

If you think that the answer helped, then don't forget to select it as the best answer. It would be highly appreciated by me.

Thanks for all the help you've provided, I appreciate it a lot.
a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2013 11:17:43 AM

Quote:
Thanks for all the help you've provided, I appreciate it a lot.


This one is a bit off topic, but what do you think about my new way of presenting the builds complete with images of parts. Does that look cool? And organised?

I got the pictures from the Internet just because it looks cool. Doesn't it?

I am just asking. I find it pretty cool.
a b 4 Gaming
July 15, 2013 12:05:37 PM

I was responding to the OP and he specified the 3470 thus the h77 :) 
July 15, 2013 6:12:44 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Quote:
Thanks for all the help you've provided, I appreciate it a lot.


This one is a bit off topic, but what do you think about my new way of presenting the builds complete with images of parts. Does that look cool? And organised?

I got the pictures from the Internet just because it looks cool. Doesn't it?

I am just asking. I find it pretty cool.


I agree with you, the images of the parts are definitely a good idea, and add a nice aesthetic touch as well.
July 15, 2013 8:05:20 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Quote:
Thanks for all the help you've provided, I appreciate it a lot.


This one is a bit off topic, but what do you think about my new way of presenting the builds complete with images of parts. Does that look cool? And organised?

I got the pictures from the Internet just because it looks cool. Doesn't it?

I am just asking. I find it pretty cool.


yes brother........its cool perhaps even straight dope.
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