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July 25, 2013 11:07:18 AM

So I have a friend with a half built P.O.S. that I'm trying to help him upgrade.

So he currently has a couple of good HDD's, 450W corsair powersupply, disk drive and this atec case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



So I'm looking to upgrade most of the components, He is looking for a good gaming PC, not super high end.. but not a Dell either.

here are the parts I've picked out. If something doesn't look compatible let me know. Thanks!

MoBo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphicscard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

heatsink/cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...




His price range is $600.00-750.00USD
With this current build it puts him right at around $700.00 with shipping.

let me know what you think. Thanks!


P.S. he already has mouse/keyboard, speakers & monitor.
And no overclocking. (I don't have any experience with it, and don't want to learn)

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July 25, 2013 11:53:01 AM

Too much money spent on the CPU, not enough on the GPU. Also that 450W PSU will not be sufficient enough for any modern GPU, you'll need at least 500W.

I would do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $751.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-25 14:52 EDT-0400)
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July 25, 2013 4:06:09 PM

Everything looks good but I would downgrade processor to core I5 2500k here http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004EBUXHQ/ref=d..., take the saved cash and get a better gpu. You will notice a big performance increase with a better gpu and no decrease at all in gaming performance by downgrading from core i7 to core i5. Also, save the $13 bucks and don't purchase that cpu cooler, and use a stock cooler if you have access to one. Good luck~~~ Suferbus :) 
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July 26, 2013 4:33:29 PM

Good Choices!! Good luck and Happy Gaming~~~~Suferbus :) 
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July 26, 2013 4:42:16 PM

Suferbus said:
Everything looks good but I would downgrade processor to core I5 2500k here http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004EBUXHQ/ref=d..., take the saved cash and get a better gpu. You will notice a big performance increase with a better gpu and no decrease at all in gaming performance by downgrading from core i7 to core i5. Also, save the $13 bucks and don't purchase that cpu cooler, and use a stock cooler if you have access to one. Good luck~~~ Suferbus :) 


You'd seriously recommend getting a nearly 3 year old CPU instead of a current one? :heink: 
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July 26, 2013 4:54:19 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Suferbus said:
Everything looks good but I would downgrade processor to core I5 2500k here http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004EBUXHQ/ref=d..., take the saved cash and get a better gpu. You will notice a big performance increase with a better gpu and no decrease at all in gaming performance by downgrading from core i7 to core i5. Also, save the $13 bucks and don't purchase that cpu cooler, and use a stock cooler if you have access to one. Good luck~~~ Suferbus :) 


You'd seriously recommend getting a nearly 3 year old CPU instead of a current one? :heink: 


Ya i seriously recommend it and its sad you don't. Obviously you dont read benchmarks at all, and to be honest there are alot of hard core gamers using icore 5 2500k's and they are more than competitive. Today's games do not utilize the new processors at all, and because of that, have more cores with more hyperthreading does nothing for game performance at all and that has been proven over and over. Try reading sometime, knowledge is wonderful and you need to up your game Gnut (yes i mean Gnut...not a typo))
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August 1, 2013 1:31:58 PM

i agree. an i7 for no overclocking and gaming is overkill for him. an i5 would be a better choice and use the extra savings for a better gpu.

And a sandy bridge is not a bad choice, its only about 20% slower than haswell and ivy bridge to haswell is an even smaller performance difference.
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August 1, 2013 2:42:04 PM

Suferbus said:


Ya i seriously recommend it and its sad you don't. Obviously you dont read benchmarks at all, and to be honest there are alot of hard core gamers using icore 5 2500k's and they are more than competitive. Today's games do not utilize the new processors at all, and because of that, have more cores with more hyperthreading does nothing for game performance at all and that has been proven over and over. Try reading sometime, knowledge is wonderful and you need to up your game Gnut (yes i mean Gnut...not a typo))


Yes I do read the benchmarks, what the reviewers are saying is somewhat accurate but at the same time they'll say every generation was more disappointing than the previous one. I have been saying for a long time that games don't use the processors to their full extent and the benchmarks do agree with me there. I always recommend getting the most current hardware you can get because getting something that's at the end of its' life will ensure that your system has a much shorter lifespan than if you get the most current hardware you can.
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