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~$1100 PC Gaming/Internet Surfing Anything worth waiting for in the next 6 months

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August 10, 2013 4:32:11 PM

Let me start off by saying that this will not be the first time that I have built a PC, but it will be the first time that I build a PC for myself. I'm 15 and I get about $200 a month from doing various things. So, to build this computer it will take me a few months. With that being said is there anything worth waiting for coming out in the next 5-6 months or so? I read somewhere that in early 2014 AMD will be releasing the first GPUs with GDDR6 VRAM. To me that sounds like a nice big upgrade, but on another thought, will I be able to afford it? My spending goal for a graphics card would be about $250. I know most people are thinking right now that my description screams GTX 760 but recently AMD lowered all of the prices on their GPUs like the HD7950. In terms of performance they are about the same and now a 7950 can be purchased for around $220 + you get 4 free games. Also the 7950 has better OC'ing capabilities and it comes with 3GB rather than just 2GB. So I would rather go with a 7950 than a 760. So the real question is should I buy a 7950 now, or wait a couple months and just deal with the iGPU and get a HD8XXX? I also have a couple questions about my build. I already have purchased an NZXT Phantom 630 in Gunmetal, which I really like, and a SeaSonic SS-750AM which hasn't arrived yet, as well as a few Rosewill case fans.

So I will be using the following:

i5-4670k
Corsair H60
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming
A-Data XPG 8GB 1600mhz
Seagate Constellation 1TB (I hate when my HDDs fail)
GPU: Undecided
SeaSonic 750watt PSU
NZXT Phantom 630
9x RFX-120
1x CoolerMaster Mega Flow

I'm going with a 4670k because everyone had the exact same response to the 3570k when it first came out and I'm also hopeful that Broadwell will be nice later on down the road because of the 14nm process.

I realize that I didn't need a 750 watt PSU but it was a Shell Shocker and SeaSonic is a reputable brand. Not bad for $50.

Anyways, let me know if you have any suggestions for my part selection and please help me decide weather or not to wait for the next gen GPUs with GDDR6.

Thanks

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August 10, 2013 4:44:58 PM

Are you looking for very fast boot times and loading times as well as super high FPS, or just gaming?
Are you interested in overclocking?
Are you interested in having an upgrade path such as SLI or crossfire in the future?
Do you need a monitor?
Do you need an OS license?

without knowing heres a preliminary build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($394.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $964.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 19:43 EDT-0400)
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August 10, 2013 5:01:35 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
Are you looking for very fast boot times and loading times as well as super high FPS, or just gaming?
Are you interested in overclocking?
Are you interested in having an upgrade path such as SLI or crossfire in the future?
Do you need a monitor?
Do you need an OS license?

without knowing heres a preliminary build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($394.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $964.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 19:43 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the reply, and sorry I hit publish on accident way too early. Yes, I will be doing some light OC'ing maybe going to about 4.2GHz or so. I will need a monitor, but not right away so that's not included in the budget, a friend of mine will be loaning me one. I might torrent Win7 but I'm not sure... I have done so in the past and I realize its wrong.
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August 11, 2013 9:30:09 AM

dillonman said:
Win7 but I'm not sure... I have done so in the past and I realize its wrong.


You probably shouldn't mention piracy in the forums in anyway to prevent you getting infractions.

As for your original waiting question, there isn't much point waiting.

If you don't plan on SLI or crossfire then this system would be a good option too:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $859.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 12:35 EDT-0400)
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August 11, 2013 4:07:35 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
dillonman said:
Win7 but I'm not sure... I have done so in the past and I realize its wrong.


You probably shouldn't mention piracy in the forums in anyway to prevent you getting infractions.

As for your original waiting question, there isn't much point waiting.

If you don't plan on SLI or crossfire then this system would be a good option too:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid CPU Cooler ($57.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($61.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($289.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $859.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-11 12:35 EDT-0400)


Well, I have already purchased my case and psu, its a good thing you found the 7970 for that cheap, I'll definitely get that. As for the CPU cooler, is there any advantages the Antec has over the Corsair? I also already have the DVD drive from an older computer. I'm also most likely going to buy the 4670k unless AMD releases something substantial or Ivy Bridge E is worth the extra $100 more.
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August 11, 2013 4:26:23 PM

dillonman said:
Well, I have already purchased my case and psu, its a good thing you found the 7970 for that cheap, I'll definitely get that. As for the CPU cooler, is there any advantages the Antec has over the Corsair? I also already have the DVD drive from an older computer. I'm also most likely going to buy the 4670k unless AMD releases something substantial or Ivy Bridge E is worth the extra $100 more.


Reviews show that it performs at about the same level as the Corsair H70 so its much better in terms on cooling than the H60.

Ivy Bridge-E will probably be $300~ more, so thats not really worth the wait and right now i highly doubt AMD are going to come out with anything amazing, but you wouldn't regret buying the 4670k anyway its such a fantastic performer.
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