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Building a gaming PC; Is the given configuration good enough?

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December 17, 2013 11:41:38 PM

This is my first post on this forum and I am quite new to gaming. Below is the system configuration I have finalized which would be my first gaming PC. Please let me know if it would be enough to play high end games at Ultra setting like Crysis 3, CoD Ghost etc

Processor : Intel i5-4430
Motherboard : MSI Z87
Ram : 2 X 4GB Kingston Hyper BlueX
HDD : 1TB Seagate Barracuda
Graphic Card : MSI NVidia GeForce N760 2GB OC

Also please suggest appropriate PSU for above configuration.

Thanks,
Chetan

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December 17, 2013 11:57:53 PM

I hope you mean Gaming PC. Cpu is the same things as Processor but yeah your build looks pretty good You should get a cx 600 or a ocz modstream 600 watt psu. You can't play Crysis 3 with everything turned up though. Pick as solution if this helped :) 
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December 18, 2013 12:04:44 AM

id say seasonic SII 120 620W. its pretty reliable.
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December 18, 2013 12:11:02 AM

you do realize you have a non "k" (non overclockable) cpu on a z87 (overclocking) board right?

given that you seem to be on a low budget... get a cheaper H series board and put the extra cash saved into the build. or get a k series cpu.

i'd add a bit more ram 2x4 is better.

and if you have enough cash after getting a cheaper mobo... maybe upgrade the gpu one notch more
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December 18, 2013 12:42:59 AM

THSNOTLEK said:
I hope you mean Gaming PC. Cpu is the same things as Processor but yeah your build looks pretty good You should get a cx 600 or a ocz modstream 600 watt psu. You can't play Crysis 3 with everything turned up though. Pick as solution if this helped :) 


Yes I meant Gaming PC. Thanks for the reply and PSU suggestion. Why cant I play Crysis 3 with everything turned up with this build? What should I upgrade in above configuration?
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December 18, 2013 12:51:10 AM

ssddx said:
you do realize you have a non "k" (non overclockable) cpu on a z87 (overclocking) board right?

given that you seem to be on a low budget... get a cheaper H series board and put the extra cash saved into the build. or get a k series cpu.

i'd add a bit more ram 2x4 is better.

and if you have enough cash after getting a cheaper mobo... maybe upgrade the gpu one notch more


Thanks for the reply. Could you please suggest a overclockable CPU which will go well with my given configuration?
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December 18, 2013 1:09:45 AM

3570k is ivy bridge (socket 1155) which was the previous generation while z87 is haswell (socket 1150) which is the current generation.

in short: it wont fit in that board. you would want a i5-4670k haswell 1150 socket chip. or if you wanted to use the older generation for some reason that would be a z77 board.
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December 18, 2013 1:21:12 AM

ssddx said:
3570k is ivy bridge (socket 1155) which was the previous generation while z87 is haswell (socket 1150) which is the current generation.

in short: it wont fit in that board. you would want a i5-4670k haswell 1150 socket chip. or if you wanted to use the older generation for some reason that would be a z77 board.


Ok.How about i5-4670k and MSi H87M-G43 combination then? both are 1150
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December 18, 2013 4:41:27 AM

@Chetan_Sakore no you need Z87 to overclock.but you also need a nice aftermarket cooler. something like CM hyper 212 evo should do it.
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December 19, 2013 1:10:07 AM

thasan1 said:
@Chetan_Sakore no you need Z87 to overclock.but you also need a nice aftermarket cooler. something like CM hyper 212 evo should do it.


ok. Got it thank you.
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