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October 27, 2013 12:54:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next couple of months

Budget Range: $750 - $900

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly Gaming, Surfing the web.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s): Best prices

Location: Miami, Florida, United States

Parts Preferences: I prefer a Intel based system

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: I would like the computer to be as quiet as possible without effecting quality. I will mostly be playing Dota 2 and general steam games. Also maybe bf4 when it is released

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Need a new computer.
a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2013 1:41:01 PM

What resolution is your monitor?
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October 27, 2013 1:50:45 PM

1920x1080
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October 27, 2013 2:06:00 PM

I think the Silencio 550 is a great case if you want a silent pc.. only drawback is that your temps will be higher because of the isolation.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TWBE

Made sure the graphics card fits in by the way.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2013 2:16:34 PM

For $900, I was able to cram in an ASUS R9 280X, which will be much better than a GTX 760 for gaming and is optimized for BF4 via AMD MANTLE. The FX6300 CPU (Also part of BF4's recomended specs) will be just fine for the task and will not hold back the 280X. Coupled with the good-looking, simplistic and very silent Fractal Design R4, you should have a good experience.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $878.03
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 17:18 EDT-0400)

OR (Even more silent)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($112.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($93.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $937.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 17:16 EDT-0400)
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October 27, 2013 2:21:25 PM

That would be the better choice indeed.. but if he really wants an Intel system..
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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2013 2:23:20 PM

If so, this should do perfect, performs a bit better too!
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($172.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $936.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 17:25 EDT-0400)
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October 27, 2013 2:30:43 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.23 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($96.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $872.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 17:33 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
October 27, 2013 3:28:13 PM

ZySync said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.23 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($96.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $872.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 17:33 EDT-0400)

That has a worse GPU, case and motherboard though...
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October 27, 2013 11:34:33 PM

The Q6660 Inside said:
ZySync said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.23 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($96.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $872.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-27 17:33 EDT-0400)

That has a worse GPU, case and motherboard though...


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($30.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.23 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($83.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($96.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $907.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-28 02:31 EDT-0400)

I don't think this motherboard is going to slow him down. And how about this CPU? A little overkill?
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a b 4 Gaming
October 28, 2013 4:33:18 AM

This will do.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3350P 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($172.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($82.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($316.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $941.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-28 07:33 EDT-0400)
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