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Building a gaming PC, advice welcome!

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October 31, 2013 4:26:04 PM

I know very little about the inner workings of a computer or how to assemble. I plan on this being a long time project so that within 3-4 months I'll be able to play the games I want which are your typical games a young adult plays, DOTA, League, GW2 and any new games comping out soon. I also hope to be able to stream/record/edit at some point when i can afford a second monitor.


http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I'm thinking the CPU might be a little over kill, and I'd like to save some money there if I can though I'm unsure of what to get. I would like to get the price down closer to 900$ but I'm not totally sure where Im willing to sacrifice performance. Any critique or advice is very much welcome!

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October 31, 2013 4:34:03 PM

For $900, I think you'll find this build sufficient for you wants. ;) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $904.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 19:33 EDT-0400)
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October 31, 2013 6:05:53 PM

Blaise170 said:
For $900, I think you'll find this build sufficient for you wants. ;) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($35.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $904.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 19:33 EDT-0400)


Would this rig perform similarly to the one I've stumbled about the internet assembling? I know so little about the CPU/MOBO/PSU area that I'm really unsure.
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October 31, 2013 6:11:03 PM

Bahzull said:
Would this rig perform similarly to the one I've stumbled about the internet assembling? I know so little about the CPU/MOBO/PSU area that I'm really unsure.


The i5-4670K is the best CPU you can currently get for gaming. The Extreme3 is a great motherboard, personally use the AMD version of the Extreme4. Corsair is one of the better PSU companies, along with Antec, Silverstone, and SeaSonic.
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October 31, 2013 7:57:53 PM

The eight core AMD wouldn't net you much of a performance boost as most programs/games aren't adapted to run with 8 cores. However with the new consoles coming out an 8 core might prove to be a little more "Future proof" than a quad core. That said the AMD FX 8350 and the Intel Core i5 4670K are both excellent processors.
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