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September 12, 2013 8:36:53 AM

title says it all
I want to build a gaming computer for 800$ and i want it to be the best for the money

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a b 4 Gaming
September 12, 2013 9:01:11 AM

I like this for $800:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 1GB Video Card ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $798.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-12 11:59 EDT-0400)

You can always upgrade the GPU when necessary. The power supply can accommodate any GPU in this system. I'd also consider an SSD as a future upgrade in this system.
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December 5, 2013 12:03:04 PM

I know it took me a while to respond but i ended up using the following build:

MOBO: Gigabyte GA Z77X UD3H
CPU: i5 3570k
GPU: Saphire R9 270x
RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengeance
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two
HDD: 1TB 7200RPM WD Caviar Blue
Optical Drive: Samsung SH 224 DB
PSU: Corsair CX Series 600W 80 PLUS BRONZE

I didnt like the above build becuase the GPU is one of the most important part (more than the CPU perhaps?) so its not good to skimp on that. My build cost me under $800 at the time from newegg (Except the case and HDD were ordered at NCIX but they have SUPER slow shipping so i wouldnt suggest ordering from them) and it can run Battlefield 4, COD Ghosts, and Crysis 3 all on ultra flawlessly so im pretty content with it. A possible upgrade would be an SSD for the OS and a better CPU cooler if you want to OC (The CPU was built for it anyway) I didnt include the price for each part becuase they constanly change but i hope i have been helpful for anyone looking for a good gaming build.
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December 5, 2013 12:04:18 PM

when i said i didnt like the above build i meant ubercakes build not mine
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a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2013 12:58:41 PM

So you post asking for advice and answer your own post like you're answering someone else's post?

24.5 fps in Crysis 3 on Ultra with a R9 270x is flawless?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_270X/12.html

That's pretty subjective. The same way buying an older generation of CPU/Architecture makes sense because the graphics card is most important.

If you're looking for advice in the future regarding how to build the best gaming build, include the titles you want to play on ultra and we can tell you that $800 won't cut it unless you're into choppy video at 24 fps averages.
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December 5, 2013 1:37:26 PM

ubercake said:
So you post asking for advice and answer your own post like you're answering someone else's post?

24.5 fps in Crysis 3 on Ultra with a R9 270x is flawless?

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/AMD/R9_270X/12.html

That's pretty subjective. The same way buying an older generation of CPU/Architecture makes sense because the graphics card is most important.

If you're looking for advice in the future regarding how to build the best gaming build, include the titles you want to play on ultra and we can tell you that $800 won't cut it unless you're into choppy video at 24 fps averages.


actually i get around 45fps and if im spending 800$ its pretty safe to assume i want to play modern games :p  here is the to the benchmarks i dont get quite that but still 45fps is good http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-280x-r9-2...
also even though it isnt a GREAT GPU its better than the one you suggested
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December 6, 2013 6:20:47 AM

Ok. So 'Ultra' with no MSAA. I see. That would give you quite a performance boost.

I guess my argument is to use the latest gen for the foundation CPU/Motherboard/PSU and upgrade the other parts (GPU/RAM/Disk) when you can. This will usually give you the greatest number of years of system usage.
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December 7, 2013 10:10:30 AM

ok with no MSAA it has like 45fps and with low MSAA it still has good fps, but i agree it cant really handle the max MSAA very but still it looks really good without it and i played BF4 with max MSAA and it ran really well. I agree that you can always upgrade the GPU but i wanted one that would be pretty good without needing to be upgraded becuase they are pretty expensive.
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December 9, 2013 6:44:05 AM

lol i got the best answer to my own question :p 
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