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August 2, 2013 10:13:41 PM
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August 2, 2013 10:31:21 PM

Intel.... but id make some changes....

I have both the 1200 and 500r ...take the 500r and get a much better PSU (TX isn't as good as HX but a big step above CX) for less money ($180.... save $23)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

take $17 of the savings and invest in current generation technology (1155 socket is dead end). H U G E Mobo upgrade....MSI GD65 is easily the best haswell MoBo under $200

$402 - MSI Z87 GD65 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Included - Intel Core i5-4670k

Spend another $17 and upgrade the RAM to 1866 Low profile....so it wont hit the cooler...I'm $11 over ya original build now

$80 - (2 x 4GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Upgrade the cooler to the Hyper 212 ... just spent another $9 of ya money
At this point ya spent an extra $20 but ya got some HUGE upgrades
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August 2, 2013 10:32:23 PM

uhm.. well you gotta mix both of them...
get the intel(haswell not ivy-b) and amd tahiti together or intel with gtx760... ditch those weird cooler as there is absolutely no need... choose a cheaper motherboard as well... and a better quality psu seasonic, corsair, antec, ocz, rosewill, xfx etc... you may want something like this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1050.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 01:31 EDT-0400)

good luck. have fun...
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August 2, 2013 10:33:16 PM

I'd personally go for the 3570k + gtx 760
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August 2, 2013 10:38:12 PM

For gaming, this will also do well, downgrade your 8350 to a 6350. You just saved about $60, then put that money on a GTX 760. That's a good upgrade from 7870. :)  Then get the ballistix sport 8gb 2x4gb 1600mhz, those won't hit the hyper 212.
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August 2, 2013 10:38:32 PM

n1ghtr4v3n said:
uhm.. well you gotta mix both of them...
get the intel(haswell not ivy-b) and amd tahiti together or intel with gtx760... ditch those weird cooler as there is absolutely no need... choose a cheaper motherboard as well... and a better quality psu seasonic, corsair, antec, ocz, rosewill, xfx etc... you may want something like this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1050.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 01:31 EDT-0400)

good luck. have fun...


i would like a full tower though
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August 2, 2013 10:48:47 PM

This build is much better than either of them. It has a 4770K + Nvidia 770 (a beast in gaming) + Corsair 400R (Awesome Case) + OCZ PSU (much higher quality). This is much better for the price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1097.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 01:46 EDT-0400)

I hope this helps. Take a look at it and tell me what you think about it. Your feedback would be highly appreciated.
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August 2, 2013 11:20:31 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
This build is much better than either of them. It has a 4770K + Nvidia 770 (a beast in gaming) + Corsair 400R (Awesome Case) + OCZ PSU (much higher quality). This is much better for the price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1097.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 01:46 EDT-0400)

I hope this helps. Take a look at it and tell me what you think about it. Your feedback would be highly appreciated.


id like a full tower though
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August 2, 2013 11:28:14 PM

If you like white cases, then go for this build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1089.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 02:25 EDT-0400)

If you like black cases, then go for this one instead :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($55.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1099.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 02:26 EDT-0400)

Go for any of then you like, both are very good cases. Though I recommend the first one more but neither of them is bad, so go for the case which you like more.

I hope this helps. Is there anything else I can do for you?
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