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October 20, 2013 5:56:34 AM

I am thinking of building a new gaming computer:
Intel i7 4770k
Asus z87-a mobo
16GB vengence RAM
Asus R9 280x 3GB
H80i
crucial 64GB(already purchased)
1tb seagate HDD (alread purcahesed)
corsair 850w PSU

Can you tell me if this system is any good and how long is should last me before i will need to upgrade

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October 20, 2013 6:18:30 AM

a i5 4670K would be better as it is similar to the i7 and the performance is not different in gaming and it is a lot cheaper.
as for the gpu it is not a bad choice and it is very good value. if you want to spend more a gtx 780 is extreme.
the h80i is a good cooler but being a water cooler is equivalent to much cheaper air coolers. it does offer very good cooling so if you are doing heavy overclocking it would be good.
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October 20, 2013 7:27:18 AM

kammak743 said:
a i5 4670K would be better as it is similar to the i7 and the performance is not different in gaming and it is a lot cheaper.
as for the gpu it is not a bad choice and it is very good value. if you want to spend more a gtx 780 is extreme.
the h80i is a good cooler but being a water cooler is equivalent to much cheaper air coolers. it does offer very good cooling so if you are doing heavy overclocking it would be good.


Thanks for ur info, but aren't games like BF4 and watch dogs going perform better with the i7 compared with i5??

thanks again

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October 20, 2013 7:37:54 AM

your setup seems amazing. Keep it as it is seems fine to me
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October 20, 2013 8:51:54 AM

So do you think a
i7 4770k
gtx 780
16gb ram
be worth it in the long run??
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October 20, 2013 10:09:49 AM

1. Since games are not starting to utilize more than 4 threads, hence the i7 is a good choice.

2. If you are not overclocking, then even the Xeon 1230 which is similar to the i7 3770 would be a very good choice for like 100 dollars less the price.

3. Also I don't think the 780 is worth it, just because of it's price. It is only 20-25 percent faster than the 280x but costs more than twice. So, just stick with the 280x. It is a good GPU.

4. Anyways, for gaming 8GB RAM should be enough. But 16GB is fine too.

5. You should go for the air coolers instead. They are quieter and offer better cooling performance. The Noctua NH-D14 or Phanteks PH-TC14PE both are good air coolers, much better than the Corsair H80i.
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October 20, 2013 12:54:53 PM

1. your comment does not make sense. the i5 is good as it is the same processor just without hyper-threading which the i7 has and is better for video editing. for gaming though the i5 if anything is slightly better. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-4-graph...
2. Don't get the xeon it is just as expensive and not as good at gaming but better at editing and server tasks.
3. I did say the 280x was good and good value and the 780 is just if you really wan't to go extreme.
4. 8GB of RAM is enough but you might as well go for 16GB.
5. The H80i and NH-D14 are both similarly good coolers but the NH-D14 is quieter and cheaper.
Also what series is the corsair 850W
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October 20, 2013 2:17:41 PM

1. What I makes sense. They are essentially the same but Hyperthreading is what makes the big difference. The tasks are schedules in a systematic way so it basically works like a 8 core CPU.

2. You should check the prices and benchmarks too. The Xeon 4 core, 8 thread, the Xeon 1230 v2 CPU costs about 220 dollars, wheras the i7 costs 330 dollars. The price difference is quite a lot. And also check the benchmarks, the Xeon performs just as same as the i7 3770. Go check the benchmarks out.

3. That was not a reply to you, that was the reply to the OP. Why are you taking everything to yourself???

4. That is exactly what I said.. -_-

5. Nope.. the Noctual NH-D14 is way better than the H80i and is even better than the H100i. The air coolers are better than water coolers whether it be performance or be it noise.

Have a nice day :) 
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October 20, 2013 3:45:47 PM

You guys have made me decide to get the noctua cooler, but now I can't decide on either the 280x of the gtx 780 would the 780 be worth the extra money
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October 20, 2013 11:23:05 PM

No, in my opinion the 780 is not worth double the price of the 280x for just a little bit better performance. Wait for the 290x. It would be totally worth to go for it as soon as it launches.

But the 780 is way too much overpriced.
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October 21, 2013 10:50:38 AM

the 280x or 290x are probably the best option as the 780 is very expensive
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