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August 11, 2013 7:21:31 PM

Hello everyone, I would like to request another build ^_^

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: Two weeks from now 8/26/13

Budget Range: $1000 try to keep it close

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Gaming, Web Surfing, Office use

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, Prefer 20-21' (1920x1080)



Parts to Upgrade:
CPU: I would like a 3.4 Ghz intel quad core (if possible)
GPU: I would like GTX 760 (if possible)

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:
Newegg please! (No amazon please)

Location: Los Angeles, California

Parts Preferences:
Intel CPU
GTX 760 GPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (Prefer no Overclocking please)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:

I do NOT need the following:
Mouse
Keyboard
OS

I NEED the following:

CPU: Prefer Intel 3.4 Ghz Quad Core (if possible)
GPU: GTX 760
Motherboard: Cheap as possible, but not too cheap ($100minimum if possible)
Power Supply: Cheap, as long as it doesn't hinder computer performance
Coolant Fan (If you deem necessary)
Cheapest Optical Drive
Hard Drive (Minimum: 500 Gb)
RAM: 8GB Ram
Case: Cheapest
Monitor: 20-21" (1920x1080)




And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading:
Would like nice graphics oh games and decent performance


Thank you guys so much!

Do not bump posts. - G
August 29, 2013 10:44:20 AM

I found this in the newegg wishlist. It's about $1.14k but it is overclocking + gaming optimized and all the parts are from reputed companies so this system will not let you down soon. And this system has red/black color theme so it looks beautiful (with some lighting inside) from that side panel of the case. Complete list is after the "tips" section.

Some "tips" to save a few bucks here: (But I strongly recommend against downgrading the GPU, the CPU and the motherboard listed in the list)

(a) You can swap that i5-4670k for an i5-4430 and use an air cooler instead of that water cooler for your CPU to save some bucks, if you don't want an overclock-able PC. (I don't recommend using any other cheaper motherboard than either that on the list or an ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX because even if you are not going to overclock your system, still the specs and reliability of motherboard are very important for a gamer.)

(b) Instead of 2x8=16GB RAM used here you can go with cheaper 2x4=8GB RAM, but by doing this you will lose the ability to upgrade your RAM to 32GB without tossing out older set.

(c) If you want to save more bucks you can opt for a cheaper 80+ Bronze PSU (which has less efficiency and reliability) and a cheaper chassis (without side panel and other features).


FULL LIST OF COMPONENTS (and pricing in newegg)
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GPU:
MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI E2xpress 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
Model #: N760 TF 2GD5/OC
$259.99

CPU:
Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics
Model #: BX80646I54670K
$239.99

CPU COOLER:
ZALMAN LQ-310 Water Cooler
Model #: LQ-310
$82.99

RAM:
G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
Model #: F3-1600C9D-16GSR
$129.99

MB:
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Pro Gaming with Killer Networking & Sound Blaster
Model #: Z87-G45 Gaming
$139.99

HDD:
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Model #: ST1000DM003
$69.99

DVD BURNER:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Model #: DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
$19.99

PSU:
Rosewill FORTRESS-550 550W Continuous @50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS PLATINUM, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92
Model #: FORTRESS-550
$104.99

CASE:
Fractal Design Define R4 with Window Black Pearl Silent ATX Mid Tower Case
Model #: FD-CA-DEF-R4-BL-W
$89.99

SUBTOTAL: $1,137.91

a b 4 Gaming
August 29, 2013 10:55:09 AM

Here you go:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($359.10 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z11 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($82.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $983.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 13:55 EDT-0400)

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August 29, 2013 11:05:38 AM
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exanup said:
I found this in the newegg wishlist. It's about $1.14k but it is overclocking + gaming optimized and all the parts are from reputed companies so this system will not let you down soon. And this system has red/black color theme so it looks beautiful (with some lighting inside) from that side panel of the case. Complete list is after the "tips" section.



The thing is I never advocate building around a color scheme because you're really limited to what hardware you're able to buy. RAM is not the area I would recommed splurging in this area - because RAM prices are extremely volatile right now and 16GB, let alone 32GB, is just not necessary.

Quote:

(a) You can swap that i5-4670k for an i5-4430 and use an air cooler instead of that water cooler for your CPU to save some bucks, if you don't want an overclock-able PC. (I don't recommend using any other cheaper motherboard than either that on the list or an ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX because even if you are not going to overclock your system, still the specs and reliability of motherboard are very important for a gamer.)


Single fan liquid coolers are bad, you want at least a dual fan liquid radiator in a push / pull configuration, and on a system of this budget I would stick with air without question.

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(b) Instead of 2x8=16GB RAM used here you can go with cheaper 2x4=8GB RAM, but by doing this you will lose the ability to upgrade your RAM to 32GB without tossing out older set.


You don't need that much RAM for a gaming rig, period. It just isn't necessary.

Quote:

(c) If you want to save more bucks you can opt for a cheaper 80+ Bronze PSU (which has less efficiency and reliability) and a cheaper chassis (without side panel and other features).


Never go cheap on the case or power supply if you can possibly help it. Those are two of the most important areas of your rig, and I would not cheap out on them to save a few bucks.

I would do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($42.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($108.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($270.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1085.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 13:49 EDT-0400)

With this build you get an SSD, a Seasonic power supply, a top rated GPU, and one of the best cases on the market and it's less than $1100.
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