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September 17, 2013 3:00:10 PM

Hi guys, I'm from Brazil and I'm going to NY on november, so I will take this opportunity to upgrade my pc.

I want a pc that will last at least some 4 years and I'm thinking of spending $1700 or less. I wanna buy a:

CPU: maybe i7 4770K
GPU: GTX 770 4gb (or maybe a HD 7990)
RAM: 16gb of 1600 or 2400MHz
SSD: 250gb (not sure about the brand)
Motherboard: I have no idea which one to take.

So, can you guys help me out to decide what's best to buy?

Thanks in advance :D 
September 17, 2013 3:11:40 PM

You can definitely buy PC Parts in Brazil, check the sticky at the top of this forum ($1700 US = 3,863 BR). What will this PC be used for? Gaming? Something else?
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September 17, 2013 3:19:00 PM

I could buy it in Brazil, but I would probably spend $3400 LOL, cause taxes here are so much more high and the profit from the sellers are also very high!

Pc mainly for gaming purpose, ROME II lol!
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September 17, 2013 3:54:42 PM

OK then this is what I would do for that budget:

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 ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($135.12 @ 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 ($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 ($182.04 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1552.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-17 18:54 EDT-0400)

The PSU is a bit overkill but allows you to add a second GTX 770 later on.
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September 17, 2013 6:08:37 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.91 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.25 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1726.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-17 21:08 EDT-0400)
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September 17, 2013 6:16:43 PM

Optical drive, power supply, HDD and case I already have.

Since I'm preparing for a 4 years lasting pc, I prefer 16gb memory (do you think there's muc difference betwen 1600 and 2400Mhz?)
Since I read on some forums, Rome 2 uses a lot the CPU, so a i7 wouldn't be better?
Is 128Gb enought for a SSD, Rome 2 alone will be 40gb when fully patched and with the dlc's.
And are the $250+ cash worth on the HD 7990 instead of the GTX 770 (4gb version)?
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September 17, 2013 10:23:16 PM

tetevo said:
Optical drive, power supply, HDD and case I already have.

Since I'm preparing for a 4 years lasting pc, I prefer 16gb memory (do you think there's muc difference betwen 1600 and 2400Mhz?)
Since I read on some forums, Rome 2 uses a lot the CPU, so a i7 wouldn't be better?
Is 128Gb enought for a SSD, Rome 2 alone will be 40gb when fully patched and with the dlc's.
And are the $250+ cash worth on the HD 7990 instead of the GTX 770 (4gb version)?


1. No there really isn't much difference between RAM speeds.
2. That's debatable. I'd have to see a CPU benchmark hierarchy chart for Rome 2 comparing the use of different CPUs before I'd say go for it.
3. That's why most people recommend a second or third hard drive in addition to an SSD. An SSD can only hold so much, while a mechanical HD can take a lot more punishment. When you install your games, load them onto the second HD instead of the primary SSD.
4. No, the 7990 is not really that great of a card. It's fast as hell but it's known to have lots of driver issues associated with it since it's dual processors on one card as opposed to two separate cards. Supposedly those issues have been fixed with Catalyst 13.8 but the drivers are only in beta right now. You're better off getting a 770 now and then saving that money and adding a second one later.
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September 18, 2013 2:12:23 PM

So, with a SSD I would have to move older games to the hdd and install new one on the SSD so I can play. Or is it just needed the operating system to be installed on the SSD and all the games on the HDD?
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September 18, 2013 2:27:22 PM

You can just have the OS on the SSD for faster boot time. And if you want, install frequently used programs on the SSD and your most used games on the SSD for a faster load time. The rest goes to your HDD! :D 
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September 18, 2013 2:44:43 PM

tetevo said:
So, with a SSD I would have to move older games to the hdd and install new one on the SSD so I can play. Or is it just needed the operating system to be installed on the SSD and all the games on the HDD?


Even with your games and programs on the HD, with an SSD they will still load way faster.
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