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September 28, 2013 9:55:50 AM

Approximate Purchase Date:this week

Budget Range: 800$ Before rebates; Before Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Online gaming FFXIV mostly

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesnt matter as long as thier reliable

Location: Southern IL USA no stores really close to go buy though

Parts Preferences: im open to all suggestions

Overclocking: not a necessity

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated thank you.

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September 28, 2013 10:03:49 AM

as you wish

intel i5 haswell
8GB ram
GTX 760

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $795.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 13:10 EDT-0400)
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September 28, 2013 10:27:30 AM

Thats a good build right there.
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September 28, 2013 10:35:07 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($99.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
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 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $770.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 13:34 EDT-0400)

Without rebates you lose $100 so...
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September 28, 2013 1:03:11 PM

wow thanks guys that was fast i used the parts picker and spent like 2 hrs going through everything and couldnt get one for these prices lol must have obviously been doing something wrong you guys are the best
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September 28, 2013 2:06:32 PM

Question, on the first build, and also on the 2nd, you chose the corsair vengeance memory 1866 but its part of a combo from newegg which runs 240 at the cheapest was there a particular reason you chose this particular set other than the rebate?
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September 28, 2013 3:36:27 PM

The intel build looks the best to me. Its more balanced
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September 28, 2013 3:47:00 PM

mourice12 said:
The intel build looks the best to me. Its more balanced

How so? You can't even overclock with that build.
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September 28, 2013 3:51:18 PM

RazerZ said:
mourice12 said:
The intel build looks the best to me. Its more balanced

How so? You can't even overclock with that build.


is overclocking a cpu really that important that it makes the intel build less balanced?
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September 28, 2013 4:05:43 PM

I think what he meant was the CPU and GPU pairing... It should be fine but might go a bit slower on max settings. If you really want max settings on BF4 I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $816.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 19:04 EDT-0400)
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September 28, 2013 4:16:44 PM

RazerZ said:
I think what he meant was the CPU and GPU pairing... It should be fine but might go a bit slower on max settings. If you really want max settings on BF4 I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $816.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 19:04 EDT-0400)


i like the look of that one too, how does this look basically is your first build but a little modified and still fits into my budget, i had to change the ram cause like i said in the post before it was part of a combo with the cheapest being 240$ and i took the case off cause i have one just not sure the parts will all fit in it if not ill buy one then.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFO7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFO7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFO7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $787.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 19:15 EDT-0400)
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September 28, 2013 5:22:58 PM

lfh said:
RazerZ said:
I think what he meant was the CPU and GPU pairing... It should be fine but might go a bit slower on max settings. If you really want max settings on BF4 I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $816.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 19:04 EDT-0400)


i like the look of that one too, how does this look basically is your first build but a little modified and still fits into my budget, i had to change the ram cause like i said in the post before it was part of a combo with the cheapest being 240$ and i took the case off cause i have one just not sure the parts will all fit in it if not ill buy one then.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFO7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFO7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFO7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $787.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 19:15 EDT-0400)


Guess it comes down to the question if you want to overclock in the future or not.
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September 28, 2013 5:32:38 PM

The OP put overclocking as not a necessity. Plus he is doing mostly online MMO's which would warrant the 760 and i5 because most MMO's are CPU intensive due to the massive amounts of people online.
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September 28, 2013 5:37:43 PM

mourice12 said:
The OP put overclocking as not a necessity. Plus he is doing mostly online MMO's which would warrant the 760 and i5 because most MMO's are CPU intensive due to the massive amounts of people online.


Well if he chooses not to overclock then I would go with the i5 and a hd 7970.
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September 28, 2013 5:54:32 PM

RazerZ said:
lfh said:
RazerZ said:
I think what he meant was the CPU and GPU pairing... It should be fine but might go a bit slower on max settings. If you really want max settings on BF4 I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A78L-M LX PLUS Micro ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $816.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 19:04 EDT-0400)


i like the look of that one too, how does this look basically is your first build but a little modified and still fits into my budget, i had to change the ram cause like i said in the post before it was part of a combo with the cheapest being 240$ and i took the case off cause i have one just not sure the parts will all fit in it if not ill buy one then.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFO7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFO7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1IFO7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 250GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $787.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 19:15 EDT-0400)


Guess it comes down to the question if you want to overclock in the future or not.



well honestly im not sure i understand the purpose of overclocking as far as getting a marginal increase in performance but what is the purpose of overclocking i never got that hardcore into dealing with cpu's before i wen straight console but coming back into pc games, which is all i use it for besides forum trolling ;p checking my email, but im a hardcore gamer spending most of my free time doing just that.

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September 29, 2013 7:18:33 AM

Overclocking can provide more than just marginal gains. It will provide quite a nice increase in FPS, productivity, etc. It's also really fun, its more of an enthusiast thing. Seeing how far you can push your kit and the kinds of numbers you can get. But it can also be dangerous and requires better components.

So if you are not into Overclocking get an i5-4430, a nice mobo, good PSU and a decent "sweet spot" GPU. 7950 or GTX 760
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September 29, 2013 7:31:04 AM

mourice12 said:
Overclocking can provide more than just marginal gains. It will provide quite a nice increase in FPS, productivity, etc. It's also really fun, its more of an enthusiast thing. Seeing how far you can push your kit and the kinds of numbers you can get. But it can also be dangerous and requires better components.

So if you are not into Overclocking get an i5-4430, a nice mobo, good PSU and a decent "sweet spot" GPU. 7950 or GTX 760


overclocking intrigues me i can not lie ive always been a computer person but got out of the game and went to consoles several years ago and coming back into it now, while everything is still the same its quite different as well, i was playing around with the builds and have come up with this variation of RazerZ's intel build that will allow me to possibly go to an overclockable core let me know what you guys think.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: CoolMax 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $750.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-29 10:27 EDT-0400)


also even if i do upgrade to an overclockable core im unable to sqeeze in an aftermarket cooler so i wouldnt even be able to make use of the option til i could get one.
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September 29, 2013 7:36:30 AM

lfh said:
mourice12 said:
Overclocking can provide more than just marginal gains. It will provide quite a nice increase in FPS, productivity, etc. It's also really fun, its more of an enthusiast thing. Seeing how far you can push your kit and the kinds of numbers you can get. But it can also be dangerous and requires better components.

So if you are not into Overclocking get an i5-4430, a nice mobo, good PSU and a decent "sweet spot" GPU. 7950 or GTX 760


overclocking intrigues me i can not lie ive always been a computer person but got out of the game and went to consoles several years ago and coming back into it now, while everything is still the same its quite different as well, i was playing around with the builds and have come up with this variation of RazerZ's intel build that will allow me to possible go to an overclockable core let me know what you guys think.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: CoolMax 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $750.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-29 10:27 EDT-0400)


also even if i do upgrade to an overclockable core im unable to sqeeze in an aftermarket cool so i wouldnt even be able to make use of the option til i could get one.


You can't overclock that CPU if wanted to overclock you would need a i5-4670k, a good ATX motherboard, and a CPU cooler. Just note it can get expensive.
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September 29, 2013 7:50:50 AM

RazerZ said:
lfh said:
mourice12 said:
Overclocking can provide more than just marginal gains. It will provide quite a nice increase in FPS, productivity, etc. It's also really fun, its more of an enthusiast thing. Seeing how far you can push your kit and the kinds of numbers you can get. But it can also be dangerous and requires better components.

So if you are not into Overclocking get an i5-4430, a nice mobo, good PSU and a decent "sweet spot" GPU. 7950 or GTX 760


overclocking intrigues me i can not lie ive always been a computer person but got out of the game and went to consoles several years ago and coming back into it now, while everything is still the same its quite different as well, i was playing around with the builds and have come up with this variation of RazerZ's intel build that will allow me to possible go to an overclockable core let me know what you guys think.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($82.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.49 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.97 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($238.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: CoolMax 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $750.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-29 10:27 EDT-0400)


also even if i do upgrade to an overclockable core im unable to sqeeze in an aftermarket cool so i wouldnt even be able to make use of the option til i could get one.


You can't overclock that CPU if wanted to overclock you would need a i5-4670k, a good ATX motherboard, and a CPU cooler. Just note it can get expensive.


yea I'm aware that one you can't overclock but with the price difference i could squeeze in the core that can be overclocked with this being a micro ATX i would have to get a different motherboard that's more expensive too and obviously a cpu cooler it may make more sense for me to stay with the curent build i have as long as i can get 25-30+ fps pretty much all the time ill be happy.
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September 29, 2013 8:11:08 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $741.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-29 11:11 EDT-0400)

Maybe if you could save up some more you can get a higher wattage PSU and a motherboard that can support sli so you will be able to game in the future.
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September 29, 2013 8:23:39 AM

RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $741.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-29 11:11 EDT-0400)

Maybe if you could save up some more you can get a higher wattage PSU and a motherboard that can support sli so you will be able to game in the future.


is this one better than the previous i see the obvious brand name difference and the price tag difference but is there any benefit with going with this one than that one?i already started ordering parts but being the weekend and sunday nothing is processed yet so i can cancel the things i have ordered the MSI board and asus graphics card but as i said being the weekend there is still time to cancel and reorder id like to get everything ordered today that way it can all be processed this week and hopefully come in about the same time sorry for all the questions and everything you guys been a big help already.
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September 29, 2013 8:39:26 AM

lfh said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $741.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-29 11:11 EDT-0400)

Maybe if you could save up some more you can get a higher wattage PSU and a motherboard that can support sli so you will be able to game in the future.


is this one better than the previous i see the obvious brand name difference and the price tag difference but is there any benefit with going with this one than that one?i already started ordering parts but being the weekend and sunday nothing is processed yet so i can cancel the things i have ordered the MSI board and asus graphics card but as i said being the weekend there is still time to cancel and reorder id like to get everything ordered today that way it can all be processed this week and hopefully come in about the same time sorry for all the questions and everything you guys been a big help already.


Yes MSI mobos aren't that reliable. Also this GPU can overclock at high speeds while still remaining cool. Lots of other things too like that cheap PSU. If it fails than your whole system is gone
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September 29, 2013 9:00:41 AM

RazerZ said:
lfh said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $741.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-29 11:11 EDT-0400)

Maybe if you could save up some more you can get a higher wattage PSU and a motherboard that can support sli so you will be able to game in the future.


is this one better than the previous i see the obvious brand name difference and the price tag difference but is there any benefit with going with this one than that one?i already started ordering parts but being the weekend and sunday nothing is processed yet so i can cancel the things i have ordered the MSI board and asus graphics card but as i said being the weekend there is still time to cancel and reorder id like to get everything ordered today that way it can all be processed this week and hopefully come in about the same time sorry for all the questions and everything you guys been a big help already.


Yes MSI mobos aren't that reliable. Also this GPU can overclock at high speeds while still remaining cool. Lots of other things too like that cheap PSU. If it fails than your whole system is gone


Thank you again, the last thing i needed was to get some faulty or unreliable hardware, one last thing what kind of fps you think this setup would be looking at? Admittedly i would like to have 35-40 fps at all times but i realize that I'm on tight budget and cant afford the best of the best.
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September 29, 2013 9:13:16 AM

Yea you would get that frame rate easily on high- max settings.
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September 29, 2013 9:57:23 AM

RazerZ said:
Yea you would get that frame rate easily on high- max settings.


SWEET!!! i watched the youtube video it looked amazing even on my E-series POS apu i just had to watch it on lol
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September 29, 2013 9:58:30 AM

Haha looks like a big upgrade for you :D 
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September 29, 2013 10:01:44 AM

RazerZ said:
Yea you would get that frame rate easily on high- max settings.


SWEET!!! i watched the youtube video it looked amazing even on my E-series POS apu i just had to watch it on, which is also what im playing FFXIV on atm and a zzzoooommmming 7fps >.>
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September 29, 2013 10:07:45 AM

lfh said:
RazerZ said:
Yea you would get that frame rate easily on high- max settings.


SWEET!!! i watched the youtube video it looked amazing even on my E-series POS apu i just had to watch it on, which is also what im playing FFXIV on atm and a zzzoooommmming 7fps >.>


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6ZFjjmDSMU

I think your going to have a lot of fun with your new pc.
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September 29, 2013 10:43:10 AM

RazerZ said:
Haha looks like a big upgrade for you :D 


Extremely :pt1cable:  idk what im gonna do with myself not having to look down to run lmao
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September 29, 2013 10:51:38 AM

RazerZ said:
lfh said:
RazerZ said:
Yea you would get that frame rate easily on high- max settings.


SWEET!!! i watched the youtube video it looked amazing even on my E-series POS apu i just had to watch it on, which is also what im playing FFXIV on atm and a zzzoooommmming 7fps >.>


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6ZFjjmDSMU

I think your going to have a lot of fun with your new pc.


WoW will i even need to overclock it lmao, this poor pc probably wouldn't even make to 1k on the benchmark lol 6k is crazy, your the man bro, thanks for all the help and time you spent!!

I already ordered all the parts :)  can't wait for them to get here lol

I just noticed the guy that made the video misspelled gigabyte, gigatybe must be something new :p 
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September 29, 2013 10:55:32 AM

RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.88 @ Amazon)
Total: $741.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-29 11:11 EDT-0400)

Maybe if you could save up some more you can get a higher wattage PSU and a motherboard that can support sli so you will be able to game in the future.


just seen your edit here or maybe i missed it the first time, but yea id like to last me for quit awhile and from the looks of everything I think it will or at least til i can afford an upgrade to the mother board and psu
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September 29, 2013 11:03:27 AM

lfh said:
RazerZ said:
lfh said:
RazerZ said:
Yea you would get that frame rate easily on high- max settings.


SWEET!!! i watched the youtube video it looked amazing even on my E-series POS apu i just had to watch it on, which is also what im playing FFXIV on atm and a zzzoooommmming 7fps >.>


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6ZFjjmDSMU

I think your going to have a lot of fun with your new pc.


WoW will i even need to overclock it lmao, this poor pc probably wouldn't even make to 1k on the benchmark lol 6k is crazy, your the man bro, thanks for all the help and time you spent!!

I already ordered all the parts :)  can't wait for them to get here lol


No problem, hope everything goes well :) 
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