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Would this be a good 1000$ gaming build?

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October 16, 2013 12:18:07 PM

Simply wondering if these will synchronize well enough or if I should switch any parts for something else. Feel free to suggest changes.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.94 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($90.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.24 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $958.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 15:13 EDT-0400)

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a c 466 4 Gaming
October 16, 2013 12:22:47 PM

Yes, it will be great. I would definitely get win8 though.
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October 16, 2013 12:31:03 PM

The only adjustments I can recommend are going with the 4670k + z87-G45 from MSI from Microcenter. It will cost you about $25 more, but it is worth it in my opinion (Microcenter gives you $50 off when you buy a CPU and MOBO together). For $60 you can get your 1TB HD, but if you catch a good deal you can get a 120gb SSD for around $70-$80. I didn't think it would be worth it, for the small storage size, but I have found that with the loading speeds I am experiencing, the sacrifice is well worth it.

With a video card like that, you may want to get more juice in the PSU than 550W. Not necessary but a personal preference.

Your build looks solid though, but my few suggestions will give you a lot of improvement for not a lot of $$$
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October 16, 2013 12:37:15 PM

I'm just worried the motherboard won't be good enough, i'm not familiar with ASRock and I don't know much about their motherboards. Can someone please confirm the quality of this motherboard and if the quality is worth the money.
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October 16, 2013 12:45:45 PM

Olivier Giroux said:


Woaaaah! Chill out man! Don't start breaking the rules out of nowhere.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 16, 2013 12:48:02 PM

Don't quote the rule breaking post folks.
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a c 466 4 Gaming
October 16, 2013 12:48:30 PM

Thanks Mods!

Your build will be VERY good. Nothing needs changing at all.
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October 16, 2013 12:57:06 PM

kharper6 said:
The only adjustments I can recommend are going with the 4670k + z87-G45 from MSI from Microcenter. It will cost you about $25 more, but it is worth it in my opinion (Microcenter gives you $50 off when you buy a CPU and MOBO together). For $60 you can get your 1TB HD, but if you catch a good deal you can get a 120gb SSD for around $70-$80. I didn't think it would be worth it, for the small storage size, but I have found that with the loading speeds I am experiencing, the sacrifice is well worth it.

With a video card like that, you may want to get more juice in the PSU than 550W. Not necessary but a personal preference.

Your build looks solid though, but my few suggestions will give you a lot of improvement for not a lot of $$$


50% off? Really, is this true? And is that with any mobo and CPU combination?

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October 16, 2013 1:01:00 PM

Digestive97 said:
kharper6 said:
The only adjustments I can recommend are going with the 4670k + z87-G45 from MSI from Microcenter. It will cost you about $25 more, but it is worth it in my opinion (Microcenter gives you $50 off when you buy a CPU and MOBO together). For $60 you can get your 1TB HD, but if you catch a good deal you can get a 120gb SSD for around $70-$80. I didn't think it would be worth it, for the small storage size, but I have found that with the loading speeds I am experiencing, the sacrifice is well worth it.

With a video card like that, you may want to get more juice in the PSU than 550W. Not necessary but a personal preference.

Your build looks solid though, but my few suggestions will give you a lot of improvement for not a lot of $$$


50% off? Really, is this true? And is that with any mobo and CPU combination?



Read a bit harder bud, $50 off.

I do not know if it is with ANY combo, I just know that it takes $50 off my total with an I5 4670k ($199) and my Z87-G45 ($105 and some change IIRC).

Microcenter will pricematch any competitor as well. I literally took a stack of printed shopping carts of deals I found on Slickdeals into the store and saved about $300 on my total.
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a c 295 4 Gaming
October 16, 2013 1:04:19 PM

tiny voices said:
Thanks Mods!

Your build will be VERY good. Nothing needs changing at all.


I love it when forum disruptors get vanquished. Back to posting! :lol: 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 16, 2013 1:06:33 PM

g-unit1111 said:
tiny voices said:
Thanks Mods!

Your build will be VERY good. Nothing needs changing at all.


I love it when forum disruptors get vanquished. Back to posting! :lol: 


I twitched! :lol: 
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October 16, 2013 1:06:52 PM

Oh, come on! I seriously thought 50% off but it turned out that i misread that. But I guess i'll stick to the i5-4430 since I won't be doing any OCing.
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a c 466 4 Gaming
October 16, 2013 1:09:41 PM

Digestive97 said:
Oh, come on! I seriously thought 50% off but it turned out that i misread that. But I guess i'll stick to the i5-4430 since I won't be doing any OCing.


The 4430 is a great choice and will have no trouble with any games for a long time.
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