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September 22, 2013 6:37:29 PM

I'm looking to build a gaming pc for around $1,200, and - if possible - Intel i7 core processors. Any suggestions on what I should buy? I don't need a monitor, mouse, or keyboard, and will be playing mostly the new next gen games (Titanfall, BF4, Assassins Creed 4, and Watch Dogs).

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a c 214 4 Gaming
September 22, 2013 6:50:52 PM

If ya just gaming, then what additional tasks will you be doing that would benefit from i7 ? That's a top end cooler so if ya not OCing tot he max can drop to the Hyper 212 and save $45. Gave ya new Seagate SSHD which is hybrid SSD joined with a HD that screams. Drop to a regular $70 HD and include the savings from the cooler downgrade and ya can bump the GFX up to a Gibabyte Windforce GTX 770 ($380)...you'll wanna bump the PSU up to 850 watts but ya have $30 left in budget for that :) 

MoBo - $350 - MSI Z87-G45 $20 off w/ promo code NEMB0920, ends 9/22
CPU - included - Intel Core i5-4670k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler - $75 - Phanteks PH-TC14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case - $200 - Corsair 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
PSU - included - Corsair TX750 $200 - $30 MIR

GFX - $260 - MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - $95 - (2 x 4GB) Muskin CAS 9 DDR3-1866 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - $140 - Seagate SSHD 2 TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Writer - $19 - Asus DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1,169
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September 22, 2013 7:04:36 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.68 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1151.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-22 22:03 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
September 22, 2013 11:42:34 PM

This is nice small powerpc. since you want i7 this is good buy. Xeon is same cpu as the 3770
It do have TH + 8 Treads. You can not OC this but it is fast enough at stock speed.
For example you need OC 3570k to 4.5GHz to mach performance. This will use less power.
And rins cooler. That means it is more quiet. chip do not have iGPU but you will not need that. You have really good GPU.
Same build can be doneto a bigger case if you like that better :) 
ATX MoBo + ATX case is easy swich. No windows in this build. If you need just pick one that you like best :)  Good luck :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.68 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($387.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1191.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-23 02:33 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
September 23, 2013 4:24:18 AM

AxlFone said:
This is nice small powerpc. since you want i7 this is good buy. Xeon is same cpu as the 3770
It do have TH + 8 Treads. You can not OC this but it is fast enough at stock speed.
For example you need OC 3570k to 4.5GHz to mach performance. This will use less power.
And rins cooler. That means it is more quiet. chip do not have iGPU but you will not need that. You have really good GPU.
Same build can be doneto a bigger case if you like that better :) 
ATX MoBo + ATX case is easy swich. No windows in this build. If you need just pick one that you like best :)  Good luck :) 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.68 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($387.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1191.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-23 02:33 EDT-0400)


I would go for a 7970 over the 2GB 770 because BF4 recommends 3GB, unless you can squeeze a 4gb 770 in :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
September 23, 2013 6:34:08 AM

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I would go for a 7970 over the 2GB 770 because BF4 recommends 3GB, unless you can squeeze a 4gb 770 in :p 


Or two 760 sli. Cheaper than one 780 and faster.. Needs just mATX MoBo to support SLI and bit bigger PSU.. :)  Price jumps bit over 1400 or so..
Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H is better mobo but then needs to go with 4670k
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H <- this do have only cf support :( 

Here is nice windowd case and leds on PSU and SLI .. Just over 1400 price. Build just needs couple more fans maybe :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.68 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($242.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($242.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 800W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1424.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-23 09:31 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
September 23, 2013 6:45:57 AM

AxlFone said:
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I would go for a 7970 over the 2GB 770 because BF4 recommends 3GB, unless you can squeeze a 4gb 770 in :p 


Or two 760 sli. Cheaper than one 780 and faster.. Needs just mATX MoBo to support SLI and bit bigger PSU.. :)  Price jumps bit over 1400 or so..
Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H is better mobo but then needs to go with 4670k
Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H <- this do have only cf support :( 

Here is nice windowd case and leds on PSU and SLI .. Just over 1400 price. Build just needs couple more fans maybe :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.68 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($242.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($242.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 800W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1424.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-23 09:31 EDT-0400)


1. Those 760s still only have 2GB VRAM which is still less than BF4 recommends.
2. Over budget by an entire 760.
3. You can crossfire 7970s for 60-70 more and they would beat 2 760s (if I'm not mistaken, but i haven't seen them sli and cf in the same benchmarks yet so I could be very wrong.)
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a b 4 Gaming
September 23, 2013 5:53:42 PM

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1. Those 760s still only have 2GB VRAM which is still less than BF4 recommends.
2. Over budget by an entire 760.
3. You can crossfire 7970s for 60-70 more and they would beat 2 760s (if I'm not mistaken, but i haven't seen them sli and cf in the same benchmarks yet so I could be very wrong.)

Here is bechmarks. Look up. http://lanoc.org/review/video-cards/6602-gtx-760-sli-re...
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