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Need opinions on my $1500 Gaming/video editing build

Ok, so I've recently got thoughts for a new pc as my iMac won't run any games. So the games I'll be playing are minecraft, battlefield 3/4, borderlands 2, Grid 2 and more. I'm wondering if this build will run all these games on ultra 60 fps +. If you can make me a new build, make it in canadian dollars, and a keep within a $1500 budget, thanks.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($568.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($119.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1554.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 23:18 EST-0500)
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  1. Alright. I forgot the cooler, and went $100 over budget :o anyway here's the updated build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($117.38 @ Newegg Canada)
    Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($568.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($119.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Total: $1672.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 23:27 EST-0500)
  2. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($246.75 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($206.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.28 @ Amazon Canada)
    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 ($67.00 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($574.05 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.00 @ Vuugo)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.87 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1551.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 23:36 EST-0500)
  3. filippi said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($246.75 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($206.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.28 @ Amazon Canada)
    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 ($67.00 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($574.05 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.00 @ Vuugo)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.87 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1551.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 23:36 EST-0500)

    Wouldn't the i7 be better for video editing/rendering?
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($246.75 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($148.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.41 @ DirectCanada)
    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 ($67.00 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($574.05 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.39 @ DirectCanada)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.00 @ Vuugo)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.87 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1554.01
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 23:48 EST-0500)
  5. RazerFanboyyy said:
    filippi said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($246.75 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($206.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.28 @ Amazon Canada)
    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 ($67.00 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($574.05 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.00 @ Vuugo)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.87 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1551.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 23:36 EST-0500)

    Wouldn't the i7 be better for video editing/rendering?


    Rendering? yes. Gaming? not really right now. But i7-3770K will be better for gaming eventually.
  6. RazerFanboyyy said:
    filippi said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($246.75 @ Vuugo)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($206.65 @ DirectCanada)
    Memory: Kingston Predator Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.28 @ Amazon Canada)
    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 ($67.00 @ Vuugo)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($574.05 @ Newegg Canada)
    Case: Corsair 330R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ Newegg Canada)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Memory Express)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.00 @ Vuugo)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.87 @ DirectCanada)
    Total: $1551.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-14 23:36 EST-0500)

    Wouldn't the i7 be better for video editing/rendering?


    It would, but it's almost the same for gaming considering games don't take advantage of the i7's hyperthreading tech. If you edit videos/ render more then you game then I would go for a FX 8350.
  7. So basically an i5 4670k would be good enough? Would that bottleneck anything?
  8. For gaming you cant do better than a overclocked i5-4670k right now.
  9. So is the 780 kinda overkill in this build?
  10. For ultra 60 fps + BF4? not really.
  11. So your build would be the best bet for the games above?
  12. Best answer
  13. imho you should get my build or RazerZ build. Great parts, great performance and a SSD.
  14. Yeah, I was seriously considering an asus ROG laptop, but after seeing the bench marks for battlefield 4, I'd rather spend $1,600 on a desktop. Thanks guys for all the help, I think I'll go with your build filippi due to the mobo. I've heard it's great, and plus, it looks great. Thanks :)
  15. no problem! :)
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