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  1. 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?ItemList=Combo.1390809

    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?ItemList=Combo.1392843
    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=N82E16820226223

    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
  2. 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...
  3. I'd personally go for the 3570k + gtx 760
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Best answer
    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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