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October 8, 2013 1:24:47 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: One to two months from now.

Budget Range: $2000-$2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies, some video editing.

Are you buying a monitor: No now but I will later.

Parts to Upgrade: All

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, NCIX.com.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Prefer Intel and nvidia, but I'm not close minded about AMD, just want the best performance and reliability for my money.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes but not immediately, will buy the second GPU in about six months.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 now, will be getting a better monitor later.

Additional Comments: Would like to be able to play BF4, Far Cry 3, and Crysis 3 on max setting if possible.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current computer can't handle the newer games.

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October 8, 2013 1:32:30 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($689.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
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 ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2472.87

May want to wait a week for the R9 290/290X reviews and possibly switch to the AMD solution based on the outcome.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 8, 2013 1:45:11 PM

1k pc can handle all games fine .
realy you dont need to spend so much money to be able to play all recent and upcoming games on high->max settings.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($292.29 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1030.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-08 16:44 EDT-0400)




luxury, overpowered, aesthetics build:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($192.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($105.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($623.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($19.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($155.28 @ Amazon)
Other: case phantek primo ($250.00)
Other: cpu custome watercooling kit ($260.00)
Total: $2095.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-08 16:46 EDT-0400)
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October 8, 2013 2:07:17 PM

Thanks guys. With the new AMD GPU's coming out, there would be no performance issues with putting one on a Intel motherboard?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 8, 2013 2:09:56 PM

Reef said:
Thanks guys. With the new AMD GPU's coming out, there would be no performance issues with putting one on a Intel motherboard?


None.
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