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November 24, 2013 4:54:32 PM

Is this a good Gaming PC build for around $800? Any changes I should make?

Intel i5 4670K - $239.00
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 - $117.99
Crucial Ballistix 8GB DDR3 - $64.99
ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost - $119.99
Caviar Green 750 GB HDD - $57.99
Antec GX700 Case - $25.00
Windows 7 - $100.00

Thanks!
And if you now of any places I can get better deals ( in Canada ) please let me know!

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November 24, 2013 4:57:53 PM

Maybe get an i5 3570k so you can have more money for a better video card. The 650 ti boost is the very minimum for gaming.
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November 24, 2013 5:01:40 PM

internatmoster said:
Maybe get an i5 3570k so you can have more money for a better video card. The 650 ti boost is the very minimum for gaming.


Anything else? And the reason I went for the 650 Ti Boost is because it was on sale so I could save some money for other stuff, but if needed I can change it.
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November 24, 2013 5:19:51 PM

Well I do't see a psu in your build.
Here's what I would do for a gaming pc:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($253.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.00 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $819.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-24 20:19 EST-0500)

Included a high quality psu.
Better quality case.
Opted for AMD processor since it's cheaper. This allows for a much stronger gpu.
Add a future cpu cooler and overclock it.
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November 24, 2013 5:40:37 PM

realchaos said:
Well I do't see a psu in your build.
Here's what I would do for a gaming pc:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($114.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($253.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.00 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $819.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-24 20:19 EST-0500)

Included a high quality psu.
Better quality case.
Opted for AMD processor since it's cheaper. This allows for a much stronger gpu.
Add a future cpu cooler and overclock it.


The case was 50% off that is why I chose it and it seems like a very good quality case and thanks for noticing the psu! I prefer to stick with intel but if I were to switch to AMD i was thinking a FX - 8320 with a ASUS M5A99X EVO R2.0 is that good?
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November 24, 2013 6:02:54 PM

Yes that would be good, but just make sure that upgrading the 6300 to 8320 won't downgrade the gpu.
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November 24, 2013 6:06:11 PM

realchaos said:
Yes that would be good, but just make sure that upgrading the 6300 to 8320 won't downgrade the gpu.


And is it really worth upgrading my current GPU?

Thanks again.
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November 24, 2013 6:09:57 PM

Yes. Games are about 85% gpu and 15% cpu so you always want a stronger gpu than your cpu. But you don't want the cpu to be so weak that it bottlenecks. The FX-6300 fits both of these.
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