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Matching up to next gen consoles

I am trying to build a gaming computer that will match up to next gen consoles. I want to be:
Under 1200
Play all games consoles play at 60 frames per second Medium to High or ultra settings.
Stay current for 4 years
BEAT THE CONSOLES
give me your opinion on what are some good builds to rise up to next gen!
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    Check this out. Should meet your requirements: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2E8z
    It will play games on ultra, no question about it. Let me know what you think!
  2. kirilmatthew said:
    Check this out. Should meet your requirements: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2E8z
    It will play games on ultra, no question about it. Let me know what you think!

    Thanks a lot, a perfect build!
  3. Dabeastman23 said:
    kirilmatthew said:
    Check this out. Should meet your requirements: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kirilmatt/saved/2E8z
    It will play games on ultra, no question about it. Let me know what you think!

    Thanks a lot, a perfect build!


    Glad you liked it, let me know if you have any questions!
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.48 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($214.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($214.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ Adorama)
    Total: $1231.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-23 21:27 EDT-0400)

    Has a cache SSD and crossfire GPUs. Well rounded build, will perform nicely.
  5. mastrom101 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.48 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($214.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($214.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ Adorama)
    Total: $1231.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-23 21:27 EDT-0400)

    Has a cache SSD and crossfire GPUs. Well rounded build, will perform nicely.


    Much weaker GPUs though. That's two 7870s (Midrange) vs two 7970s (High end)
  6. But the 8320 won't necessarily be powerful enough to utilize both GPUs. The 270X is comparable to a 7950, and with driver updates it will probably catch up to the 7970.
  7. mastrom101 said:
    But the 8320 won't necessarily be powerful enough to utilize both GPUs. The 270X is comparable to a 7950, and with driver updates it will probably catch up to the 7970.


    Wrong on all fronts. The 8320 is a very capable CPU. There are a very limited number of games where is will be outperformed with the same GPU setup by the i5-4670. Second, the 270x is a 7870. Look it up. Thirdly, the 280x is only a rebrand. It will not get "special" driver updates. You can assume that the 7970 will get the same amount of driver updates so your point is moot. The 8320 and two 7970s will massively outperform your setup.
  8. Although this is likely to change in the future, most games do not support 8 cores.
    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/443/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8320_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-4670K.html

    This article is a good comparison between the two. the 8320 is a great CPU, but it's not in thew same class as the 4670K for gaming.

    The build i listed also includes a cache SSD which will greatly improve the systems overall speed.
  9. mastrom101 said:
    Although this is likely to change in the future, most games do not support 8 cores.
    http://www.cpu-world.com/Compare/443/AMD_FX-Series_FX-8320_vs_Intel_Core_i5_i5-4670K.html

    This article is a good comparison between the two. the 8320 is a great CPU, but it's not in thew same class as the 4670K for gaming.

    The build i listed also includes a cache SSD which will greatly improve the systems overall speed.


    I agree with you. The i5 is a bit better in most games than the FX. For $70 more, I expect that. Usually that difference is 0-10FPS with the same GPU on both. In this case, my build will greatly outperform yours in games. An SSD is nice, but in my opinion should only be included in gaming builds over $1500-$2000. It adds virtually nothing to gaming performance. GPU>everything. Within reason of course, but my build will massively perform better. Nobody can argue otherwise.
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