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Dear all,
I’m going to build my new gaming PC (my last one was an AMD K7 running at 1.1Ghz with a GeForce 4 64Mb), so I need some help (ok, a lot of help). I’m trying to aim in maximizing every game at 1080p smoothly, I know that Crysis 3 and Metro has some stuff that need a lot of power (some people said an GTX 780), so if I can get a suggestion maxing these games and not maxing these games would be great.

My idea is also to have some space for upgrades (future proof) , like having the PSU necessary for a future SLI/CrossfireX. The idea is to optimize the budget for this. And also another question, does a SSD makes a lot of difference?

I don’t have a fixed budget for the PC (I was thinking something around $1500), but I can go over this number (if I go lower than this would be awesome).
Sorry for any grammar or spelling errors (English is not my first language).

Thanks a lot,
Horacio
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    Hey Horacio.
    For newest games at 1080p you don't need 780 at all. I have 7950 and on ultra everything is ok, so looking at future proof pick 7970 or 770. In CPU sector go with intel because your budget is pretty high. If you are going to sli/crossfire it go with 800W or even 850W PSU from nice manufacturer.
    SSD makes a lot of difference, especially in windows, editing software, multiplayer games.
    The whole build offer looks like this from me -
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wuEW
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wuEW/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wuEW/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.19 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($345.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1286.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 14:51 EDT-0400)
    BTW are you going to overclock CPU and GPU?
  2. When you're planning a rig I say never plan for the future. Plan for now with the ability to upgrade and change your rig as you go along, that's the only way to really ensure longevity. As far as the GPU goes - dual 770 has been proven to beat a single 780, and even outperform the $1K Titan for less money. And an SSD definitely does make a huge difference, I won't build a rig without one.

    If you don't have a budget I would do this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ 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 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 630 (Gunmetal) ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($197.04 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $2006.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 14:53 EDT-0400)
  3. lithuan1an said:
    Hey Horacio.
    For newest games at 1080p you don't need 780 at all. I have 7950 and on ultra everything is ok, so looking at future proof pick 7970 or 770. In CPU sector go with intel because your budget is pretty high. If you are going to sli/crossfire it go with 800W or even 850W PSU from nice manufacturer.
    SSD makes a lot of difference, especially in windows, editing software, multiplayer games.
    The whole build offer looks like this from me -
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wuEW
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wuEW/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1wuEW/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.19 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($345.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($166.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1286.00
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-26 14:51 EDT-0400)
    BTW are you going to overclock CPU and GPU?


    Thanks for the answers guys.
    I'm planning to do OC in the future (when I feel more comfortable with PCs again), could I grab the cooler later and go with the stock cooler for now? If I need it later, will I be able to add another 7970 in this case/PSU?

    Thanks again,
    Horacio
  4. Yes, stock cooler guarantess normal temps at stock speed.
    For PSU yes, but for case i'm not sure, but as far as I know 7950 crossfire fits, so 7970 should fit too. They are almost the same size.
    For this gen games at ultra you should get over 40 FPS, next year add another GPU (7970) crossfire and it should be ok for 2 or 3 years more.
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