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Not sure what processor to get, I'm planning on building a gaming pc

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August 30, 2013 8:58:01 AM

PC Equipment I've been looking at:

GPU: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

RAM: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-HyperX-1600MHz-Memory-...

PSU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CX750-Builder-Series-Br... (thinking to get a 800+ now)

Hard drive :
Sandisk SSD SATA 3 128GB


http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Vantage-Type-R-Gaming-Reade...

not sure about the other equipment yet. I might wait for the new AMD processors to come out. ( I am first time builder ).



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August 30, 2013 9:15:25 AM

Your ram is triple channel and I don't think you want triple channel. Dual or quad channel is what's being used today. Unless your going with two video cards you won't need an 800w psu, if you plan to add another video card then you want a 850w.

What is your budget for the CPU ? Are you going with AMD or Intel ? I wouldn't be too eager to wait for the new AMD processors to come out , they have over hyped every one so far and it's been disappointment after disappointment. They just released two new ones and you don't hear anything about them except the price which is the highest for AMD in quite some time. FX-9590 and FX-9370 both 8 cores and there hasn't been much said about them.

You may want to look at what's out and go by what is known.
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August 30, 2013 9:20:03 AM

Budget?

I would look at a non-overclockable I5, such at the -3350p or the -4430.
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August 30, 2013 9:23:04 AM

SilentCrusader said:
PC Equipment I've been looking at:

GPU: http://www.novatech.co.uk/products/components/nvidiagef...

RAM: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-HyperX-1600MHz-Memory-...

PSU: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CX750-Builder-Series-Br... (thinking to get a 800+ now)

Hard drive :
Sandisk SSD SATA 3 128GB


http://www.amazon.co.uk/CiT-Vantage-Type-R-Gaming-Reade...

not sure about the other equipment yet. I might wait for the new AMD processors to come out. ( I am first time builder ).





If you're on a budget build go for an AMD FX series, they are unlocked so easy to overclock and are a lot cheaper i'd recommend either a fx-6100 or fx-8320/8350 both very good for budget gaming.
You could also go for an AMD a10-5400k which comes with built in graphics for even more frames per second but you probably wont need the a10 considering you have that gtx 760.

If you have a bit more to spend go with an Intel i5-2500k or i5-3470(k) they are both great processors.

If you have a lot more go with an i7-3470(k) which is also a great processor but more pricier.

I have looked at your other parts and you wont need 12gb of ram for gaming, 4gb is enough but go with 8gb because most people do that anyway :p 

PSU looks good from a good company and the case looks nice as well other than not having usb 3.0 on the front top panel it's all great (I have one and it doesn't matter really :) 

gl with your build! :) 
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August 30, 2013 9:24:18 AM

budget £800-1100, If you could give me some recommendations. I want this pc for long-term gaming; for it to last 3-5 years.
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August 30, 2013 9:30:37 AM

SilentCrusader said:
budget £800-1100, If you could give me some recommendations. I want this pc for long-term gaming; for it to last 3-5 years.


i7-3470k, you should be set for a while :) 
also with your RAM swap it to a g.skill ripjaw kit (2x4gb) :) 

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August 30, 2013 9:39:18 AM

How do I take off the integrated graphics that Intel provide and put my high-end gpu as the primary gpu.
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August 30, 2013 9:42:38 AM

SilentCrusader said:
How do I take off the integrated graphics that Intel provide and put my high-end gpu as the primary gpu.


I think it'll run both at a time but if not i'm sure once you've installed the drivers for your graphics card then it'll be primary graphic unit :) 
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August 30, 2013 9:48:50 AM

it won't run both simultaniously, but you don't have to do anything special to make it work. You just plug the card in and as you're installing windows, it'll use microsoft's basic video drivers; then you go the the drivers for your specific card and you're done.

You should NOT buy an i7, though. There's absolutely zero reason to get it over an i5 for gaming. The only differences are a negligible amount of l3 cashe and hyperthreading, which games do not make good use of.

Buy an i5-3570k, overclock it a little with a decent cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO, and you're golden. (Get a decent z77 motherboard like the extreme 6.)
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August 30, 2013 9:54:19 AM

DarkSable said:
it won't run both simultaniously, but you don't have to do anything special to make it work. You just plug the card in and as you're installing windows, it'll use microsoft's basic video drivers; then you go the the drivers for your specific card and you're done.

You should NOT buy an i7, though. There's absolutely zero reason to get it over an i5 for gaming. The only differences are a negligible amount of l3 cashe and hyperthreading, which games do not make good use of.

Buy an i5-3570k, overclock it a little with a decent cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO, and you're golden. (Get a decent z77 motherboard like the extreme 6.)


What's the best motherboard you can recommend? and I don't know how to OC is it easy to learn?
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August 30, 2013 9:56:54 AM

SilentCrusader said:
DarkSable said:
it won't run both simultaniously, but you don't have to do anything special to make it work. You just plug the card in and as you're installing windows, it'll use microsoft's basic video drivers; then you go the the drivers for your specific card and you're done.

You should NOT buy an i7, though. There's absolutely zero reason to get it over an i5 for gaming. The only differences are a negligible amount of l3 cashe and hyperthreading, which games do not make good use of.

Buy an i5-3570k, overclock it a little with a decent cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO, and you're golden. (Get a decent z77 motherboard like the extreme 6.)


What's the best motherboard you can recommend? and I don't know how to OC is it easy to learn?


It's pretty much just going into your BIOS and changing your settings :) 
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August 30, 2013 10:08:09 AM

Yebol said:
SilentCrusader said:
DarkSable said:
it won't run both simultaniously, but you don't have to do anything special to make it work. You just plug the card in and as you're installing windows, it'll use microsoft's basic video drivers; then you go the the drivers for your specific card and you're done.

You should NOT buy an i7, though. There's absolutely zero reason to get it over an i5 for gaming. The only differences are a negligible amount of l3 cashe and hyperthreading, which games do not make good use of.

Buy an i5-3570k, overclock it a little with a decent cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO, and you're golden. (Get a decent z77 motherboard like the extreme 6.)


What's the best motherboard you can recommend? and I don't know how to OC is it easy to learn?


It's pretty much just going into your BIOS and changing your settings :) 


If I wanted to overclock it to 4.0ghz + what equipment would I need for that
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August 30, 2013 11:38:52 AM

Yebol said:
SilentCrusader said:
budget £800-1100, If you could give me some recommendations. I want this pc for long-term gaming; for it to last 3-5 years.


i7-3470k, you should be set for a while :) 
also with your RAM swap it to a g.skill ripjaw kit (2x4gb) :) 



If your going to give someone advice on parts then you should know what your talking about. There is no such thing as an i7-3470k. The Ivy Bridge CPUs are i5-3450, i5-3470, i5-3570 , i5-3570k, i7-3770 and i7-3770k.

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August 30, 2013 11:43:57 AM

SilentCrusader said:
Yebol said:
SilentCrusader said:
DarkSable said:
it won't run both simultaniously, but you don't have to do anything special to make it work. You just plug the card in and as you're installing windows, it'll use microsoft's basic video drivers; then you go the the drivers for your specific card and you're done.

You should NOT buy an i7, though. There's absolutely zero reason to get it over an i5 for gaming. The only differences are a negligible amount of l3 cashe and hyperthreading, which games do not make good use of.

Buy an i5-3570k, overclock it a little with a decent cooler like the Hyper 212 EVO, and you're golden. (Get a decent z77 motherboard like the extreme 6.)


What's the best motherboard you can recommend? and I don't know how to OC is it easy to learn?


It's pretty much just going into your BIOS and changing your settings :) 


If I wanted to overclock it to 4.0ghz + what equipment would I need for that


It's more than just changing settings in the bios, you need to do some research on what settings to change and when to change them. You also need to have a decent CPU heat sink in order to manage the extra heat generated by overclocking and the stock heat sink will not do.
So an after market heat sink will be needed and some research into overclocking as well, there is an overclocking section here in these forums with stickies to help with instructions.

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