2014 Gaming Computer Build

Hello Everyone!

I am new here at this forum, and I believe I am in the right directory. I currently have a decent 4-5 year old custom built gaming rig that has done me well. I am in the process of looking again. I will be going from an AMD Cpu and GPU to Intel. I am here to ask for some opinions, and possibly some stupid questions! Without further adieu:

//Money is no obstacle, however, I want to be able to play anything for the next few years, //without spending more than I have to.

Mother Boards:

There are so many and I feel that searching "Best mother boards of 2013/14" is not giving me the answer that I need. I have, however a few options.

I have read up on some of those, it looks like the Sabertooth and the Rampage Black you kind of pay for looks. If not, let me know what your opinion is on those, and if you recommend any more.


The Intel i7-4770K Haswell - looks pretty promising at the moment. Not too expensive and gives me an upgrade with an i7 that I can use for a long time. Is it work the extra 600 dollars to upgrade to an i7 Extreme processor, just for gaming? Let me know please :)!


No real research has been done. I've looked at the $1,049 Titan, and although pretty nice, I don't think I could use all of it with today's games. Probably not till about 3 years would I get the full value of it, and by then it would be worth half as much.

Again, open to all types of opinions. I want the best gaming machine, where money is no obstacle, but I am getting my monies worth without going over the top (i.e., the Titan?)

Thanks very much,

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  1. Do you intend to overclock? 1080p monitor? Where are you from?
  2. filippi said:
    Do you intend to overclock? 1080p monitor? Where are you from?

    Hello, no I do not intend to overclock(don't know how). I have a 1080p monitor aswell.

    I am from Kelowna, BC Canada
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    imho for a great gaming no-overclocking 1080p Canadian build :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.75 @ Vuugo)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.50 @ Vuugo)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.75 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($748.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.55 @ DirectCanada)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.36 @ DirectCanada)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($17.50 @ Vuugo)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX)
    Total: $1681.96
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-25 12:44 EST-0500)

    Best processor for a last generation no overclock gaming build: Intel Core i5-4670
    For 1080p = Titan performance & $300 less: GTX 780 Ti
  4. If price isn't an issue I would get the 4770k (there is no need for the extreme processors for gaming, and that requires a whole different motherboard to run the extremem ones in)

    I would get an Asus Maximus VI Hero motherboard over any of the ones you have listed, it has all the bells and whistles, and none of the stuff a non OC/OCD nut would want, and its a bit cheaper.

    As for a video card the best card out is a780-TI at the moment, it outruns a titan for gaming purposes, and is a good bit cheaper.

    I think if you stick to those core parts, add in 16gigs of 2400 mhz ram, and a 250~500 gb SSD (preferably Samsung or Intel) you will have a system capable of eating up whatever is in front of it for years to come, and not have ot spend $2500.
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