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August 29, 2013 1:55:55 AM

I'm going to purchase a custom built pc from ibuypower and was wondering if i could get some feedback on the specs. The only games I'm concerned about playing atm are ESO and Total War: Rome 2, though i want to be sure I'm getting something that will be able to keep up with games for a few years.

Thanks in advance.

(also, i know its cheaper to built it myself, but that isn't an option right now, so I'm set on getting a custom built one.)

1 x Case ( AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Red )
1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core™ i5-4670K )
1 x Processor Cooling ( Liquid CPU Cooling System [Intel] - ARC Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade )
1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance )
1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 - 2GB - Free Upgrade to GTX 770 - Single Card )
1 x Motherboard ( ASUS Z87-K -- 1x PCIE 3.0 x16, 6x SATA-III 6Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0 )
1 x Power Supply ( 650 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 - Free Upgrade to 750 Watt Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 ($20 Savings) )
1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2013 2:16:39 AM

I think it's folly to get a water-cooled CPU when it's a 4th gen one. Seeing as it's more expensive

and the only ways you could justify it would be:

- I have money to burn

- It's cool

- I want to OC as much as possible

- I want it to be as quiet as possible

So if you don't check any of those, you can save cash by going with either stock cooling or an aftermarket

fan. I also don't believe that motherboard has SLI support, which is a shame when it's so expensive

and you've got an Nvidia GPU. I'm sceptical of the HDD too. Be careful it's not some WD Caviar Green.
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August 29, 2013 3:42:57 AM

The water cooling is only $20 more and i really want it to be as quiet as possible.

As for the motherboard, 2 two gpu's is a bit much atm, not sure i can afford both. Would a ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 be a better choice, so I can upgrade with a second gpu at some point in the future?
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
August 29, 2013 3:49:47 AM

Yes that motherboard would be preferable, if you want to do that. You may need a bigger

PSU though.
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August 29, 2013 1:52:21 PM

Okay, thanks.
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