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October 30, 2013 7:46:56 AM

I have about 1300 dollars to spend on a gaming computer. I am a web designer and I play alot of games. Such as League of Legends and WoW. I want to focus on FPS and Graphics. I normally listen to spotify, play League, and listen to my friends on skype. I would like about 16G of ram and a high quality video card.

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a b 4 Gaming
October 30, 2013 8:48:10 AM

Need monitor, keyboard, mouse, and OS?
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October 30, 2013 8:54:43 AM

I was building something similar (maybe a few hundred more).

I'd get a Intel Core i5-4670K processor (~$200), Gskill Ares 2x8GB 1866 RAM (~$130) and a nVidia 770 ($330 after price drop) which you can always SLI later. If you can shell out a bit more, get a 780 for $500. Either way, you'll get Batman Arkham Origins and Assassins Creed IV for free.
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October 30, 2013 9:53:54 AM

lp231 said:
Need monitor, keyboard, mouse, and OS?
Only OS. Prefer windows 7 honestly. Also. I play on my TV. 1920x1080, like 36 inches? Willing to downsize to like a 24" monitor though

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October 30, 2013 9:55:14 AM

Really wanting to be near my price ceiling of 1300ish~
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a c 271 4 Gaming
October 30, 2013 10:05:22 AM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($51.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.18 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1311.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 13:05 EDT-0400)
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October 30, 2013 10:14:25 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($51.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.18 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1311.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 13:05 EDT-0400)


Would upgrading to 16G of RAM make much of a differnece?

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a c 271 4 Gaming
October 30, 2013 10:35:07 AM

Xarotic said:

Would upgrading to 16G of RAM make much of a differnece?


No, it won't really make that much of a difference, and RAM is ridiculously expensive right now so that's not the area of the build where I would recommend overspending.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 30, 2013 10:58:08 AM

Processor:Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.4GHz $239.99 @Newegg.com
Processor Cooling:Cooler Master 212 Evo $34.99 @Newegg.com
Motherboard:MSI Z87-G45 $159.99 @Newegg.com
Memory:G.Skill Ares 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 $144.99 @Newegg.com
Graphic Card:Sapphire R9-280X 3GB $299.99 @Newegg.com
Solid State:Samsung Evo 120GB $99.99 @Newegg.com
Hard Drive:Western Digital Blue 1TB $69.99 @Newegg.com
Optical Drive:Lite-ON DVD Writer $17.99 @Newegg.com
Power Supply:Evga 600w $64.99 @Newegg.com
Case:Cooler Master HAF 212 Blue Edition $59.99 @Newegg.com
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM $99.99 @Newegg.com
$1,292.89
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a c 271 4 Gaming
October 30, 2013 11:49:45 AM

lp231 said:
Processor:Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.4GHz $239.99 @Newegg.com
Processor Cooling:Cooler Master 212 Evo $34.99 @Newegg.com
Motherboard:MSI Z87-G45 $159.99 @Newegg.com
Memory:G.Skill Ares 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 $144.99 @Newegg.com
Graphic Card:Sapphire R9-280X 3GB $299.99 @Newegg.com
Solid State:Samsung Evo 120GB $99.99 @Newegg.com
Hard Drive:Western Digital Blue 1TB $69.99 @Newegg.com
Optical Drive:Lite-ON DVD Writer $17.99 @Newegg.com
Power Supply:Evga 600w $64.99 @Newegg.com
Case:Cooler Master HAF 212 Blue Edition $59.99 @Newegg.com
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM $99.99 @Newegg.com
$1,292.89


That PSU is made by HEC, which is a very, very low tier PSU manufacturer. I'd stay away from that.
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October 30, 2013 1:08:21 PM

g-unit1111 said:
lp231 said:
Processor:Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.4GHz $239.99 @Newegg.com
Processor Cooling:Cooler Master 212 Evo $34.99 @Newegg.com
Motherboard:MSI Z87-G45 $159.99 @Newegg.com
Memory:G.Skill Ares 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 $144.99 @Newegg.com
Graphic Card:Sapphire R9-280X 3GB $299.99 @Newegg.com
Solid State:Samsung Evo 120GB $99.99 @Newegg.com
Hard Drive:Western Digital Blue 1TB $69.99 @Newegg.com
Optical Drive:Lite-ON DVD Writer $17.99 @Newegg.com
Power Supply:Evga 600w $64.99 @Newegg.com
Case:Cooler Master HAF 212 Blue Edition $59.99 @Newegg.com
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM $99.99 @Newegg.com
$1,292.89


That PSU is made by HEC, which is a very, very low tier PSU manufacturer. I'd stay away from that.

So.. How does that gpu compare to what comes in a M17x Alienware? ITs like.. AMD Radeon HD 6870M? (Currently Running) and an intel core i7-2630 QM CPU @2.00
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October 30, 2013 1:43:28 PM

Xarotic said:

So.. How does that gpu compare to what comes in a M17x Alienware? ITs like.. AMD Radeon HD 6870M? (Currently Running) and an intel core i7-2630 QM CPU @2.00


You can't really compare laptop CPUs and GPUs to their desktop counterparts. They're made for low power requirements so you will not get full frame rates even when you are plugged in.
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October 30, 2013 2:13:06 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Xarotic said:

So.. How does that gpu compare to what comes in a M17x Alienware? ITs like.. AMD Radeon HD 6870M? (Currently Running) and an intel core i7-2630 QM CPU @2.00


You can't really compare laptop CPUs and GPUs to their desktop counterparts. They're made for low power requirements so you will not get full frame rates even when you are plugged in.

So the computer you build. On a scale of 1-10 on gaming, what would you give it?

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November 5, 2013 1:32:47 PM

Upgrade PSU. That build can handle most games in 1080p at 60hz (is your TV 60hz or 120hz?), maybe can't max battlefield 4 or recent AAA titles without OC. If you turn of AA, it will handle everything that comes out in a next few months.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 5, 2013 4:47:30 PM

Xarotic said:
g-unit1111 said:
Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($51.74 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.18 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1311.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 13:05 EDT-0400)


Would upgrading to 16G of RAM make much of a differnece?



lp231 said:
Processor:Intel Core i5 4670K @ 3.4GHz $239.99 @Newegg.com
Processor Cooling:Cooler Master 212 Evo $34.99 @Newegg.com
Motherboard:MSI Z87-G45 $159.99 @Newegg.com
Memory:G.Skill Ares 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 $144.99 @Newegg.com
Graphic Card:Sapphire R9-280X 3GB $299.99 @Newegg.com
Solid State:Samsung Evo 120GB $99.99 @Newegg.com
Hard Drive:Western Digital Blue 1TB $69.99 @Newegg.com
Optical Drive:Lite-ON DVD Writer $17.99 @Newegg.com
Power Supply:Evga 600w $64.99 @Newegg.com
Case:Cooler Master HAF 212 Blue Edition $59.99 @Newegg.com
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OEM $99.99 @Newegg.com
$1,292.89


He doesn't need the extra RAM though.. Does he?



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