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Need opinions on my $1500 Gaming/video editing build

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December 14, 2013 8:24:39 PM

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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December 14, 2013 8:28:24 PM

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)
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December 14, 2013 8:36:31 PM

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)
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December 14, 2013 8:40:37 PM

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?
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December 14, 2013 8:49:02 PM

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)
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December 14, 2013 8:50:17 PM

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.
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December 14, 2013 8:50:25 PM

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.
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December 14, 2013 8:52:41 PM

So basically an i5 4670k would be good enough? Would that bottleneck anything?
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December 14, 2013 8:59:52 PM

For gaming you cant do better than a overclocked i5-4670k right now.
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December 14, 2013 9:02:17 PM

So is the 780 kinda overkill in this build?
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December 14, 2013 9:04:24 PM

For ultra 60 fps + BF4? not really.
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December 14, 2013 9:06:47 PM

So your build would be the best bet for the games above?
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December 14, 2013 9:16:09 PM

GTX770 < GTX780 < Titan. Check this out:



Ref. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/battlefield-4-graph...

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December 14, 2013 9:22:47 PM

imho you should get my build or RazerZ build. Great parts, great performance and a SSD.
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December 14, 2013 9:48:40 PM

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 :) 
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December 14, 2013 9:56:33 PM

no problem! :) 
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