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August 2013 Best High-End Gaming PC Build Haswell

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August 18, 2013 2:39:40 AM

Hey this is my build so far, i'm already way over price but thats ok. keep in mind im also in Australia so everything is 30% more expensive.

Intel Core i7 4770K LGA1150 CPU 3.5Ghz 8Mb Cache Haswell

Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H80 High-performance CPU Cooler

MSI Z87-G45-Gaming Z87 4DDR3, Killer E2200 GBLAN 6SATA3 4USB3 PS2 VGA DVI HDMI 6AUDIO 3PCEe3.0, CX-

Corsair 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 2133MHz Dimm, Unbuffered,11-11-11-27, Vengeance Pro Black

Samsung 500GB SSD 840 EVO SATA III 6Gbs 2.5 7mm 540MB/s/520MB/s

eVGA GTX780 3G Superclocked

Samsung SA27B970 27" Wide PLS screen, 2560x1440, 100% sRGB, SPEAKERs, DP, HDMI, Dual link DVI, USB

LGE CH12NS30 Black Blue Ray HD Combo Retail

Asus Xonar DG PCI Gaming 5.1 Channel Dolby soundcard Built-in Headphone AMP,GX

Bigfoot Networks Killer K1 Gaming Ethernet Adapter, 10/100/1000Mbps, 333MHz Network Processing Unit,

BitFenix Shinobi Mid-Tower Case, Black With Window Side Panel, 2x USB3.0, 2x USB2.0, 2x 120mm Fan, 3x

Corsair GS800 v2 800W ATX Power Supply, 80 PLUS Bronze

Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64bit OEM


TOTAL : $4082
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August 18, 2013 3:24:18 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($92.30 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($389.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($789.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.00 @ PLE Computers)
Optical Drive: LG CH12LS28 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($59.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($159.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($625.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $2934.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-18 20:22 EST+1000)

If you don't intend to SLI, get this: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550s...

You don't need a sound card or network card.

EDIT: If you're near overbudget, I'd recommend just getting a 250GB SSD and a 1TB HDD.
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August 18, 2013 6:04:07 AM

Your specs are brilliant but since this is a gaming PC, you don't really need an i7 processor. I do have one in my system but that because I do a lots of video editing and photoshop. An i5 is great for gaming still and honestly you will only see a half frame difference with a i5 and i7.

All of the other specs are fine for what your doing, so downgrade to an intel i5 if your just generally gaming
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August 18, 2013 6:50:51 AM

bad choice for gaming. you can do way better

-i7s dont perform better in games
-get a better motherboard
-dont bother with a cheapo liquid cooler
-more ram will do nothing for gaming
-unless you have 500gb worth of applications or games, forget about a huge SSD
-ebay has tons of cheap PLS 1440p panels. look around
-no reason to pay so much for a minor overclock that you can do yourself
-way better case
-way better psu
-dont bother with blu-rays unless you actually watch a ton of them
-no benefit from a killer nic in real life. the fact that intel nics are just as good if not more stable and the fact that the g45 gaming board already has a killer nic makes the purchase totally unnecessary
-you dont need a sound card. onboard is more than enough. also to note the g45 gaming already has great onboard sound. you arent achieving anything by spending more

the OS is here
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

case is here.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

the rest
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1tksQ
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October 14, 2013 9:48:20 PM

TheBigTroll said:
bad choice for gaming. you can do way better

-i7s dont perform better in games
-get a better motherboard
-dont bother with a cheapo liquid cooler
-more ram will do nothing for gaming
-unless you have 500gb worth of applications or games, forget about a huge SSD
-ebay has tons of cheap PLS 1440p panels. look around
-no reason to pay so much for a minor overclock that you can do yourself
-way better case
-way better psu
-dont bother with blu-rays unless you actually watch a ton of them
-no benefit from a killer nic in real life. the fact that intel nics are just as good if not more stable and the fact that the g45 gaming board already has a killer nic makes the purchase totally unnecessary
-you dont need a sound card. onboard is more than enough. also to note the g45 gaming already has great onboard sound. you arent achieving anything by spending more

the OS is here
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

case is here.
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...

the rest
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/1tksQ


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