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Looking to build my first gaming PC, past console gamer. Have some things in mind

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November 6, 2013 5:48:47 PM

So I've done some research in building a gaming computer that will hold its own with the upcoming games to be released. (BF4, GTA5,Watch Dogs and anything that may be after that) Obviously I'm looking for the best power, for the best price.

As of now here are the 3 builds that caught my eye (sorry I don't know how to list components in the way everyone else does on this site lol)

1.
CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5 Ghz

Motherboard: MSI 970A-G43 AM3+ AMD 970 Sata 6GB USB

Memory: 8GB Kingston Hyperx Blu (2x4Gb)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda STI000DM003

SSD: Kingston SSD now V300 120 gb

Video Card: Sapphire 003646 Radeon R9 270X

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R

2.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3Ghz Quad Core

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX L6a1155

Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 6GB (2x4GB)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200 RPM

Video Card: EVGA Super Clocked GeForce GTX 760 2GB

Case: Fractal Design Core 1000USB 3.0 MicroATX mid tower case

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 Plus Bronze cert. ATX12V

3.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4 Ghz

Motherboard: AsRock H87 Pro 4 ATX L6A1150

Memory: 8 GB Kingston Hyperx Blu (2x4Gb)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200 RPM

Video Card: Gigabyte Geforce GTX 760 2GB

Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 plus ATX Mid tower

Power: XFX 550 W 80 plus Bronze ATX 12V/EPS12V



Like I said I just want to know which one of these setups would run the best for hardcore games. They will all cost around the same.
I am a complete noob in the realm of computer building and any help or comments are greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
a c 271 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 6:14:41 PM

Budget?
Where are you buying from? Would you mind if you bought it from multiple retailers?

Out of those 3 builds, build 3 is the best. It has a stronger processor and gpu over build 1. It has a better quality case and psu over build 2.
However, I may be able to help you make it better.
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November 6, 2013 6:23:45 PM

realchaos said:
Budget?
Where are you buying from? Would you mind if you bought it from multiple retailers?

Out of those 3 builds, build 3 is the best. It has a stronger processor and gpu over build 1. It has a better quality case and psu over build 2.
However, I may be able to help you make it better.


My budget was ideally $750, but it has moved up through research. If I can get something much better for $850 that would be great.
I still need to account for the OS, monitor, DVD drive and Wi-Fi adapter.
Any help is appreciated :)  Im a noob at this and it's all kind of intimidating, but I would love to get into the PC gaming world.

Also multiple retailers is ok, however I can get it for the cheapest price. Don't know if it makes a difference but I live in Canada
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November 6, 2013 6:26:32 PM

In regard to any of these builds, getting an aftermarket CPU cooler (such as a Cooler Master 212 Evo) allows for overclocking and just generally better, cooler performance. Also, you may want to investigate the possibility of getting a small SSD for the OS.
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November 6, 2013 6:29:51 PM

untam3d123 said:
In regard to any of these builds, getting an aftermarket CPU cooler (such as a Cooler Master 212 Evo) allows for overclocking and just generally better, cooler performance. Also, you may want to investigate the possibility of getting a small SSD for the OS.


In the 1st build there is a SSD.

What would you suggest for a build (playing hopefully on ultra) for new games at a price point around $800?
I am literally clueless lol, I found these builds on other sites and threads

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a c 271 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 6:45:09 PM

Will the OS, monitor, Wi-Fi adapter, and dvd drive be included in the 850 budget?
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November 6, 2013 6:47:37 PM

realchaos said:
Will the OS, monitor, Wi-Fi adapter, and dvd drive be included in the 850 budget?


That would be beautiful.. but I feel unlikely :( 

Maybe everything but the monitor?
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November 6, 2013 6:53:53 PM

realchaos said:
Will the OS, monitor, Wi-Fi adapter, and dvd drive be included in the 850 budget?


Here is another interesting build I have found online, thoughts?

Video Card - $210
ASUS R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor - $120
AMD FX-6300 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.1GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6300WMHKBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM - $74
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-2133C9D-8GXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive - $70
Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Tower Case - $70
Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU - $70
CORSAIR CX series CX600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - $84
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD Drive - $20
SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224DB/BEBE - OEM

Operating System - $100
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Or - $100
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a c 271 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 7:01:34 PM

Well that is using USA prices, which is greatly different from Canada. Prices in different countries vary.
How's this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.34 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.30 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $878.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-06 21:59 EST-0500)

Using Canadian retailers.
Included optical drive and OS.
Great case and psu. The psu is semi-modular as well.
Intel i5 is the best for gaming. GTX 760 maxes nearly every game and plays the higher end games on high.
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November 6, 2013 7:04:04 PM

realchaos said:
Well that is using USA prices, which is greatly different from Canada. Prices in different countries vary.
How's this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.34 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.30 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.50 @ Vuugo)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Canada Computers)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.79 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $878.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-06 21:59 EST-0500)

Using Canadian retailers.
Included optical drive and OS.
Great case and psu. The psu is semi-modular as well.
Intel i5 is the best for gaming. GTX 760 maxes nearly every game and plays the higher end games on high.


This sounds very good!! Thanks a lot.
This rig will be able to run new games such as BF4 with no issues, right? As a console gamer its not something I am use to worrying about lol.
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a c 271 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 7:12:28 PM

Yes it should play BF4 on at least high. You may be able to do max though, haven't been paying attention to the BF4 benchmarks. You could google "BF4 gpu benchmarks" and see where the GTX 760 sits.
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November 6, 2013 7:16:24 PM

realchaos said:
Yes it should play BF4 on at least high. You may be able to do max though, haven't been paying attention to the BF4 benchmarks. You could google "BF4 gpu benchmarks" and see where the GTX 760 sits.


Okay will do. I am only worried if it isnt super high end it will need updating in the next couple years. Is this how it generally works?
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a c 271 4 Gaming
November 6, 2013 7:57:35 PM

All rigs, no matter how high end, will have to be upgraded in 2-3 to keep up with current games. Usually, you only need to upgrade the key component(s) (gpu, maybe processor/ram/motherboard).
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