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Building a gaming PC, advice welcome!

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?WishListNumber=23199592

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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    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)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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