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July 29, 2013 1:53:34 AM

Hello,

I am about to return my ideapad Y410p. Will be traveling to a hot country and worried that the machine is already very hot when playing Metro 2033.

I Thought of:
1- buying a Dell XPS 8700 core i5 ($650)+ add a good GPU ($150 may be)
2-Build a system from scratch on a tight budget.

I would like to play crysis at 1080p res. if possible. If not FPS should be at least around 30-40. (I am new to gaming).
preferably spend $700 or less because I will be also buying laptop for browsing.
Also, I am curious if it is possible to get an energy efficient system that will run cool (no heating issues since it will be hot where I am going).

Basically I am trying to get the best performance, under energy/heat and budget constraints: The most efficient sytem.

I am also willing to consider basic tweaks (I am not an expert) to save power and avoid heat, underclocking etc...

Thank you in advance.

Kbros9
July 29, 2013 2:01:17 AM

what country are buying from
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July 29, 2013 2:03:27 AM

700 - 800 $ including monitor / keyboard / mouse / etc... ??

or just basic hardware ?? ( CPU / Graphic card / Ram / motherboard / Hard disk / power supply / disk driver ??
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July 29, 2013 2:07:23 AM

You can't technically have no heat, but you can reduce it through choice of parts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B75A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($61.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $732.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 05:06 EDT-0400)

Undervolting (which is a major part of overclocking, just don't push the clocks higher :) ) will help you.
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July 29, 2013 3:00:23 AM

For a cool PC, you will want to pick parts that have a low power useage (less power = less heat), and lots of airflow in the case. what is suggested in the builds above is pretty good, but bigger cases rather than smaller will allow better airflow. I live in a fairly hot climate in Australia, i have had my PC running in 28-33C heat in summer (thats with the AC on, outside it could be 36-40C), with no problems. Just have plenty of fans moving air through your case so heat doesn't get a chance to build up.
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July 29, 2013 3:09:44 AM

ASRock Z77 Extreme 3, capable overclock i5 3470 to 4.0GHz with non-K OC utility.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($90.92 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $775.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 06:08 EDT-0400)
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July 29, 2013 4:12:02 AM

Slightly over budget but the 4gb of the GTX 760 should do well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($81.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($305.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $829.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 07:11 EDT-0400)
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July 29, 2013 4:13:22 AM

if you dont mind having an AMD Cpu you can get a better gpu .
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July 29, 2013 3:59:11 PM

frosty18 said:
what country are buying from


I am buying from USA.

Thanks,
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July 29, 2013 4:05:00 PM

Power eater said:
if you dont mind having an AMD Cpu you can get a better gpu .


I was under the impression that AMD CPUs gobbled more power/heat. That is why i did not consider any AMD or even a Core i7...
- Heat is my biggest concern under load/stress.
- Also system power draw is important, as I know that it will trigger circuit breakers if too high.
- I also forgot to mention the need for Windows 8 OS
- And I will probably spend a bit on the cheapest 23" screen I can find.

That is why it is such a challenge. If this is not realistic I understand. I really appreciate your input guys as this is a new field for me.

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July 29, 2013 4:16:38 PM

get a decent Cpu cooler like the Cooler master Hyper 212 evo. its very popular its cheap and its good.
or for *one of the* absolute best air coolers Noctua D14 (quite big but terrific) if someone disagrees id like to know :p 

Dont worry overall about the FX 8320-or 8350 theyre awesome. not quite as good as the i5's mentioned above but really really good. if your still woried just got with one of the builds mentioned.
you choose your favorite and solve this thread so it doesnt go on forever.
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July 29, 2013 4:32:49 PM

Power eater said:
get a decent Cpu cooler like the Cooler master Hyper 212 evo. its very popular its cheap and its good.
or for *one of the* absolute best air coolers Noctua D14 (quite big but terrific) if someone disagrees id like to know :p 

Dont worry overall about the FX 8320-or 8350 theyre awesome. not quite as good as the i5's mentioned above but really really good. if your still woried just got with one of the builds mentioned.
you choose your favorite and solve this thread so it doesnt go on forever.


If you had to bring the price down by 100-150 what parts would you consider first?
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July 29, 2013 4:37:24 PM

consider to weaken?
gee i dont know ...
when you put it this way it beats me...
how about the price again? that should be easier
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July 29, 2013 4:50:06 PM

KareemGT said:
check this out : http://pcpartpicker.com/user/KareemGT/saved/23K1

small PC build , Great performance .

you can run Crysis 3 with more than 35 FPS .


Power eater said:
Slightly over budget but the 4gb of the GTX 760 should do well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($81.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($305.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $829.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 07:11 EDT-0400)



82 CFM for the Evo is great! I also noticed the G.Skill low voltage series, GTX 760 4Gb (Expensive but worth it if it really stay cool), and 550w PSU seems to be one of the lowest compared to other builds.....

Honestly this seems to be a winner. Can you help me bring the price down?
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July 29, 2013 4:58:26 PM

all you need to do here is this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($81.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.74 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($254.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $779.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 19:56 EDT-0400)

by the way the Graphics card, my personal favorite (its from my favorite gpu's brand msi and its an awesome card with many features)
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July 29, 2013 5:53:28 PM

I noticed no one picked the new Haswell Core I5 processors. Is it bec price perf ratio is not significantly higher?
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July 29, 2013 6:22:49 PM

Crysis 3 seems very processor dependent, so I went for a 4 core 8 thread intel Xeon. Also there is a DCU2 gtx 660TI which should run cooler than the 760, but with a bit less performance. Platinum rated power supply ties everything together.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1m8gp
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1m8gp/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1m8gp/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.28 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: FSP Group AURUM 92+ 450W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $803.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 21:19 EDT-0400)
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July 30, 2013 12:12:03 AM

Shawna593767 said:
Crysis 3 seems very processor dependent, so I went for a 4 core 8 thread intel Xeon. Also there is a DCU2 gtx 660TI which should run cooler than the 760, but with a bit less performance. Platinum rated power supply ties everything together.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1m8gp
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1m8gp/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1m8gp/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.28 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: FSP Group AURUM 92+ 450W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $803.13
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 21:19 EDT-0400)


- 450w PSU is nice! That is definitely efficient! Is this your build?
- Assuming it does not affect "Crysis 3" gaming performance, is the Xeon processor lower in TDP than the Core i5-3470 posted by Power Eater?
- What is "DCU2" gtx 660TI? (What does "DCU2" stands for?)
- 4gb ram is a bit short......no?
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July 30, 2013 12:48:24 AM

- The power supply is good, but for the price you might able to find something like Seasonic gold one with larger capacity, Gold rating cheaper and still can rock on!
- XEON will much ideal for workstation, and i5 3470 can be oc to 4GHz with Asrock non-K OC
- DCU2 is Direct CU II, it just a part of product's flagship like MSI 7870 Twin Frozr IV
- 4GB RAM truly not ideal fora gaming build, 8GB is ideal since more RAM can reinforce graphic card in Crysis 3.
Why not check my build? see at top - I think it will suffice for about 2 years or even more.
edit: And yes remember power supply is not just about efficiency, because most of us will prior it first, and neglect other more important aspect of a power supply like ripple and voltage regulation. Review are on the internet.
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July 30, 2013 1:17:36 AM

PlanarX999 said:
- The power supply is good, but for the price you might able to find something like Seasonic gold one with larger capacity, Gold rating cheaper and still can rock on!
- XEON will much ideal for workstation, and i5 3470 can be oc to 4GHz with Asrock non-K OC
- DCU2 is Direct CU II, it just a part of product's flagship like MSI 7870 Twin Frozr IV
- 4GB RAM truly not ideal fora gaming build, 8GB is ideal since more RAM can reinforce graphic card in Crysis 3.
Why not check my build? see at top - I think it will suffice for about 2 years or even more.
edit: And yes remember power supply is not just about efficiency, because most of us will prior it first, and neglect other more important aspect of a power supply like ripple and voltage regulation. Review are on the internet.



GTX 760 2GB vs Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB - Is the HD7950 more efficient?
Good point on 4ghz OC on AS Rock non-k, but I won't be able to use it..bec too hot, just like Australia...
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July 30, 2013 1:45:13 AM

You can only go 400MHz above top turbo boost with the non-k, but then again that's still quite fast.

I'd avoid AMD; while more cooling makes your chips stay cooler, it doesn't help with getting the heat out of your room.

2x4GB is good.

The Xeon E3 should be about the same TDP. Main thing is the GPU, and IIRC Kepler is a tiny bit more efficient.
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July 30, 2013 4:37:21 AM

There is nothing wrong with amd. many people use the FX 8350-8320 and are happy with there builds. and yeah crysis 3 is a demanding....
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July 30, 2013 4:55:07 AM

AMD is good processor, no doubt, but gaming performance can only come close to Intel.
Intel is far more stronger and efficient, 400MHz from OC still a huge gain anyway.
*4570 + H87 performance made a pure non-oc gaming build that capable surpass any of non overclock Ivy-B*
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July 30, 2013 4:59:15 AM

yeah. some of the h87's can oveclock the 4670*K* cpu's.
intel might be better but that still doesnt mean AMD FX 8350-8320 cant handle games good enough, they are great cpu's that can handle those tasks with ease. But yeah intels betterr, they have more IPC in the processors and they have much much stronger single threaded ones.
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July 30, 2013 5:29:21 AM

I read that AMD chips are the strategic choice when you want solid performance but with emphasis on GPU. But their CPUs seem more power hungry and with higher TDP/heat....

I was thinking that Haswell chips were a good choice for low power/efficiency, while providing enough oomph for gaming... Why did no one mention those ... Too pricey? ... I thought that would help futureproof a bit.
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July 30, 2013 5:50:31 AM

My Xeon CPU is recognized in the computer as an I7, so don't get confused with the LGA2011 ones. True, the power supply could be lowered to a Seasonic Gold power supply, and truly Seasonic can't be beat in quality. 2x4gb Kits of RAM cost around 56$+ so just throw that in there. The 760 will be faster, but the 7950 has a much higher overclocking headroom (which you may never use). And heck if you can afford a 760, by all means put it in my build they have great performance for the price.
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July 30, 2013 5:59:31 AM

2x4 gb corsair XMS or G.skill low voltage sniper are my favorite
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July 30, 2013 5:59:49 AM

Like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($265.66 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Alpha (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $819.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-30 08:58 EDT-0400)
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July 30, 2013 6:04:45 AM

where is the storage? 120 gb isnt enough.. deja vou
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July 30, 2013 6:15:07 AM

It said 850$ at PCPartPicker so I don't know.
That SSD is more expensive than a Western Digital Black 1TB, so just choose speed or capacity.

(I see the reason, it adjusted the CPU to a microcenter pick up only price.)
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July 30, 2013 6:45:19 AM

id prefer caviar black 1tb over 120 gigs of super fast storage
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July 30, 2013 9:10:26 PM

I'd avoid Caviar Blacks, they're barely faster than a Blue or any other 7200RPM drive for a fair bit more $$$.

FX is getting good at performance per dollar, but performance per watt is still hopeless. I'd avoid it in your case, because it's just yet more heat for aircon to remove.
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July 31, 2013 4:37:15 AM

I dont think your gonna overclock so id take this :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.30 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($317.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $817.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 07:34 EDT-0400)

7950 favors Crysis as far as i remember and why an intel Xeon even if crysis is cpu dependent the i5 is a great cpu so that should be enough for it.
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July 31, 2013 4:50:44 AM

That's an in-store only deal on the CPU.

Xeons are just normal CPUs with a few extra features turned on (or off, if they don't have an iGPU). Sometimes can be a good deal.

PS: Could you use the edit button rather than posting several times in a row? It kind of clogs up the forum.
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July 31, 2013 5:03:38 AM

oh right sorry. i was told about that already...
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August 1, 2013 8:22:02 PM

Thank you Power Eater and Thanks every one! I will go with your last build. This is great! I might add the Hyper 212 EVO since I am obsessed with overheating in gaming session.

If anyone has suggestions to improve it I am open, but I think this makes a strong case in its own.

Thanks again
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August 1, 2013 8:26:54 PM

Power eater said:
I dont think your gonna overclock so id take this :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.30 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($317.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Total: $817.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-31 07:34 EDT-0400)


7950 favors Crysis as far as i remember and why an intel Xeon even if crysis is cpu dependent the i5 is a great cpu so that should be enough for it.



Thank you!
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August 2, 2013 12:04:58 AM

I also wanted to ask what diagnostic tools do you use to test that monster CPU, GPU etc...
Is there way to log all events in case of crash so i can trace back the problem (I read somewhere that some motherboards give you that access/data even after system crash).

Also do I need to purchase accessories or products such as thermal paste or will it come in the box?
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August 2, 2013 1:41:05 AM

You won't need any other accessories (except a screen+keyboard+mouse, and maybe speakers if you want them).

You can use something like MSI Kombuster to test your GPU, and Prime95 to test your CPU. You shouldn't need to though unless you OC (though if you undervolt you'll want to). They apply a worst-case really tough load, so if it's stable there it's stable everywhere.
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August 2, 2013 11:27:12 AM

Someone Somewhere said:
You won't need any other accessories (except a screen+keyboard+mouse, and maybe speakers if you want them).

You can use something like MSI Kombuster to test your GPU, and Prime95 to test your CPU. You shouldn't need to though unless you OC (though if you undervolt you'll want to). They apply a worst-case really tough load, so if it's stable there it's stable everywhere.


Awesome!
Thanks!
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