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Can this build run new generation games? (bf4, far cry 3, etc)

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November 27, 2013 7:18:42 PM

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($214.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1002.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Is there any problem with the build and is the ssd necessary?

(Waiting for boxing day to get the components ;)  )
November 27, 2013 7:24:11 PM

you're a little light for the graphics card. an i5 4570K is still good enough for any game so drop down from the i7.

you don't have to get an SSD and especially getting one that small is . . a waste. look to get a 128Gb at least; the prices are cheap enough but, if the budget is tight then just drop it all together.

look at a 280X graphics card. ;) 
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November 27, 2013 8:15:51 PM

qbsinfo said:
you're a little light for the graphics card. an i5 4570K is still good enough for any game so drop down from the i7.

you don't have to get an SSD and especially getting one that small is . . a waste. look to get a 128Gb at least; the prices are cheap enough but, if the budget is tight then just drop it all together.

look at a 280X graphics card. ;) 


Thanks for the advice, but I`m actually building this not only for gaming, but mainly for working. In the meanwhile, I still want to be able to game on it, so I`m a bit in a stranded situation for the cpu ;)  . What do you think about of the i5-4570k for working? And what would you suggest as gpu that`s in the same price range? Because r9 280x is waaay over the budget.
Thanks again
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November 27, 2013 10:06:56 PM

i must apologize, it wasn't paying close attention and didn't realize the i7 was just $60 more; usually ~$100 difference. so thats why i pretty much pointed at a 280X which is ~$120 more than the 270X. a bit of robbing peter to pay paul.

if work is your first priority, then lets stick to that. the 270X is really just a 7870 on steroids and a 7870 is pretty much the lowest card you want to game with. you could look at a few gtx 760s that are $50 more but the general 12% increase in performance really isn't worth the 25% cost. unless you only play bioshock infinite which completely smokes it. but BF4 and esp. far cry 3, that asus is right behind the 760 . . .

so maybe just ignore me. but hopefully something i said made sense.
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November 28, 2013 3:22:16 PM

qbsinfo said:
i must apologize, it wasn't paying close attention and didn't realize the i7 was just $60 more; usually ~$100 difference. so thats why i pretty much pointed at a 280X which is ~$120 more than the 270X. a bit of robbing peter to pay paul.

if work is your first priority, then lets stick to that. the 270X is really just a 7870 on steroids and a 7870 is pretty much the lowest card you want to game with. you could look at a few gtx 760s that are $50 more but the general 12% increase in performance really isn't worth the 25% cost. unless you only play bioshock infinite which completely smokes it. but BF4 and esp. far cry 3, that asus is right behind the 760 . . .

so maybe just ignore me. but hopefully something i said made sense.


Thanks a lot, I will consider taking a 280x if its on sale. In the meanwhile, what do you think about the gtx-760?
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November 29, 2013 2:40:56 PM

i am a nvidia fan boy so i love the 760. but it really need to drop down to ~$225 to make it a clearly better buy over a $200 270X.

the 12%-15% performance difference doesn't really cover the 25% cost. unless you include the games that some vendors are including or some peripherals such as shadowplay; where you can record gameplay w/o any performance loss. but those values are subjective to the buyer.
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