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Hey guys,

I live in ireland and i am deciding to make a custom build pc as i am fed up of the lag and low quality i experience with my current ASUS intel B820 1.7GHZ intel celuron laptop.

My budget is around 1000 euros and i have already lined up a few hopefuls for my new pc. I would expect my pc to run the following games at ultra settings.
-Infestation survivor stories
-Dayz
-Minecraft
-Terra
-Battlefield 3 and 4 when its out.

This is what i have in mind for now. I am only including a case, graphics card and processor in my list as i want you guys to help me with what else i need as this is my first custom build.

computer case -
Fractal Design R4
82.29 euros

Motherboard-
ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
286.12 euros

Processor-
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
165 EUROS

graphics card-
Nvidia GeForce GTX 680
377.47 euros

The prices are also displayed so you know how much of my budget is being used.

I already have a mouse and keyboard and if anything from my laptop can be used i will use it. I also am willing to go 100 euro over budget only as a last resort.


Thank you for your time and patience.
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  1. first of all, rather go for a 4670k haswell processor and a newer mobo. it has a pretty big performance boost and is more future proof. 2nd you may want to get a more recent gpu such as a gtx 770(is is a very simmilar price.)
  2. okay so now my custom build is looking like this.


    computer case -
    Fractal Design R4
    82.29 euros

    Motherboard-
    ASUS Maximus V EXTREME LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
    286.12 euros

    Processor-
    Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
    172 euros

    graphics card-
    EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
    308 euros

    any add-ons ??
  3. that mobo won't mix with that cpu. (check the socket)
  4. now my custom build is this:
    computer case -
    Fractal Design R4
    82.29 euros

    Motherboard-
    ASUS Maximus VI EXTREME LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


    Processor-
    Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
    172 euros

    graphics card-
    EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
    308 euros

    what else will i need for it ??
  5. Best answer
    Hi there,

    I suggest you spend a little less on the motherboard as the one you have now (dont get me wrong its a great mobo) is more for enthusists and people running 3-4 way sli/crossfire. Here is one to go with the 4670k:

    AsRock H87 Fatal1ty performance is a good motherboard with the same colour scheme.

    What you need now is a PSU/RAM/COOLER and SSD/HDD?

    Go with Corsair Vengeance ram as its cheap and reliable. Go for 1600mhz, i believe this is the sweet spot (You can overclock ram too if you want).

    As for PSU go for 800-1000Watts as it give you the option to sli your graphics card if you ever want to upgrade.
    Corsair and Seasonic are reliable brands. (Find as PSU with 80+ Bronze/silver/gold/plat certification).

    A cooler is optional as the cpu comes with a heatsiink. BUUUUUUT its a bad one.. really bad. If your not going to overclock or run your computer for days at a time then just go with the stock heatsink. Now if you want to do all this crazy stuff then fin a fan that is silent.. Here are a few of my favs:
    > Thermaltake Frio OCK Silent
    > Noctua NH-D14(or D12)
    > Corsair H100i or H80i (Watercooling option (More expensive)).

    For storage get a 128GB SSD for around $100 USD for your OS and 1-2TB HDD. Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm you can get for cheap now-a-day and is one of my fav drives!

    Goodluck!
    - Mitch
  6. you should go for the h80i. it is the same price as the noctua and will have much better cooling, and will be quieter, and will take less apace usually.
  7. also, asrock boards are not very reliable. you should rather go for the board you picked, or some other one by asus or gigabyte.
  8. ryan27968 said:
    also, asrock boards are not very reliable. you should rather go for the board you picked, or some other one by asus or gigabyte.


    You are right with AsRock being somewhat unreliable, but the price to performance is what im looking at. If you want to splash more money sure, i have an AsRock board and have had zero problems. I got it because it was $60 cheaper than the Gigabyte counterpart..

    - Mitch
  9. what do you guys make of this motherboard

    ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  10. is this a decent psu to use for this build ??
    Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
  11. This is now my custom build. Do i need anything else for it to run those listed games at ultra settings ???

    computer case -
    Fractal Design R4
    82.29 euros

    Motherboard-
    ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
    105.47 euros

    Processor-
    Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
    172 euros

    graphics card-
    EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
    308 euros

    PSU
    Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W Continuous@40°C, 80Plus Bronze Certified,Modular Cable Design,ATX12V v2.3/ EPS12V,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active PFC"Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
    97.94 euros


    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
    60.27 euros

    Cooler
    CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler
    65.54 euros

    SSD
    Intel 335 Series SSDSC2CT080A4K5 2.5" 80GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    78 euros
  12. total is just over 950 euros
  13. if you want to play bf4 at ultra, you would need a flippn gtx titan. but this will run at high without a prob.
  14. thats still okay. Once it plays high on most games thats good.
  15. remember to choose best answer
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