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Best $1700 pc that can play every to most games on max settings

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October 9, 2013 12:50:08 PM

planning on making a new pc & i was wondering what's the best one i can get for this money

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October 9, 2013 12:54:01 PM

USD? AUD? CAD? You need to specify the country, and how many monitors will you be using?

What games will you be playing? If FPS vs MMORPG's, I'll recommend different monitors (for a single monitor set up, and different ones for a 3 monitor set up etc)

Is electricity a concern? Are you willing to wait for new architectures, or do you need this pc now?

I think that covers the majority of it.
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October 9, 2013 12:55:47 PM

Check your PMs.
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October 9, 2013 12:56:55 PM

radikulram said:
USD? AUD? CAD? You need to specify the country, and how many monitors will you be using?

What games will you be playing? If FPS vs MMORPG's, I'll recommend different monitors (for a single monitor set up, and different ones for a 3 monitor set up etc)

Is electricity a concern? Are you willing to wait for new architectures, or do you need this pc now?

I think that covers the majority of it.


Yeah I agree, knowing the country of origin would help. But there's no new hardware being released for the time being, other than the AMD R9 series which are due next week. If it's USD then I would do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.98 @ 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: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE90 V2 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1378.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-09 15:56 EDT-0400)
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October 9, 2013 1:02:09 PM

radikulram said:
USD? AUD? CAD? You need to specify the country, and how many monitors will you be using?

What games will you be playing? If FPS vs MMORPG's, I'll recommend different monitors (for a single monitor set up, and different ones for a 3 monitor set up etc)

Is electricity a concern? Are you willing to wait for new architectures, or do you need this pc now?

I think that covers the majority of it.


USD, Electricity is not a concern , mostly fps & one 144hz monitor
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October 9, 2013 1:02:20 PM

g-unit1111 said:
radikulram said:
USD? AUD? CAD? You need to specify the country, and how many monitors will you be using?

What games will you be playing? If FPS vs MMORPG's, I'll recommend different monitors (for a single monitor set up, and different ones for a 3 monitor set up etc)

Is electricity a concern? Are you willing to wait for new architectures, or do you need this pc now?

I think that covers the majority of it.


Yeah I agree, knowing the country of origin would help. But there's no new hardware being released for the time being, other than the AMD R9 series which are due next week. If it's USD then I would do this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.98 @ 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: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE90 V2 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1378.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-09 15:56 EDT-0400)


850 watts for a 770 is crazy! I've got an OC'd 770 + i7-2600k running on a 650 watt PSU. Other than that solid choice.

I got a phantex cooler, the one around the performance of the noctua, and I had to remove the heatsinks on my RAM to fit it on. I ended up taking a dremel to my case and putting another 200mm fan (on the optical bay) blowing directly to the RAM and it hasn't failed me in months.
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October 9, 2013 1:12:37 PM

b0wl said:
radikulram said:
USD? AUD? CAD? You need to specify the country, and how many monitors will you be using?

What games will you be playing? If FPS vs MMORPG's, I'll recommend different monitors (for a single monitor set up, and different ones for a 3 monitor set up etc)

Is electricity a concern? Are you willing to wait for new architectures, or do you need this pc now?

I think that covers the majority of it.


USD, Electricity is not a concern , mostly fps & one 144hz monitor


Okay, well what I did was I got one GTX 770, and only one. Because the next generation of GPU's, or atleast Nvidia's, are going to be a brand new architecture I'm planning on replacing the 770 as soon as the next Titan or GTX 880, or next new architecture AMD GPU comes out.

The 770 is basically a gtx 680, but slightly improved.

To benefit from full 144hz you'll need to run your games at 144 FPS, which a single GPU won't do for some games.

Since you want to run "every to most games on max" I'd recommend either 2 GTX 780's, or three GTX 770. Could you fit that into your budget? Well that depends on the case, HDD/SDD you buy etc.

If you're gonna run 2 780's or 3 770's you need a CPU that wont bottleneck that too.

OR you can wait for AMD's new GPU's, or consider their current ones . The best thing to do is to just look up benchmarks for all of the different GPU's.

P.S: US wall sockets don't output as much as EU ones, I think the average US one out puts 1,500 watts. IF your PC ends up topping that you'll need to use a second socket/wall bracket.
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