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December 22, 2013 11:15:55 AM

Hello there,

quite recently I started building my own pc using Alternate, and after trying a few builds this is my current build:

Motherboard:
Asus Z87-Plus

CPU:
i5-4670K

CPU cooler:
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

Graphics Card:
MSI N760 TF 2GD5/0C

Memory:
Corsair 8GB DDR3-1600 Kit

Harddrive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14, 1 TB
Samsung 840 EVO...120 GB SSD

Power Supply:
Seasonic G-650(figured this would be enough)

Optical Drive:
LG GH24NS

Microsoft Windows 8.1, ofcourse.

Case:
Zalman Z11 Plus

I just need your opinion about a few things, like what to change, what to keep. I'm go nna use this pc to play games such as BF4 and I want to be able to record them aswell. I also want to be able to edit video clips on programs such as Sony Vegas Pro and Adobe After Affects. So I'm kinda still deciding between i5 - i7, 8 gb ram or 16 gb. I think the MSI N760 will be plenty, but please give me your opinion about that aswell.

Thanks alot for your time,

CptMcSwag

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December 22, 2013 11:17:28 AM

I forgot to mention, but I want to keep my budget around 1100 euro max, since I have to pay Alternate another 50 euros to put the whole thing together since I can't do that lol.
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December 22, 2013 11:22:24 AM

that a great base system. paying more for an i7 your not going to see and real speed gain in games. for the ram you can add that yourself after it built if needed. I would look into getting the fastest single gpu you can get and if you mb can do sli/crossfire look into putting in a larger power supply. (nvidia is dropping in march newer gpu so the older 700 line should drop in price. it be cheaper for people building now to toss in a second gpu and run sli rig).
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December 22, 2013 11:30:55 AM

If you're going to be editing you'd be correct to up yourself to an i7. 16gb of ram will also help with editing. One other thing I'd suggest is go gtx 770 over 760 it will be quite a performance increase and if you're going to be recording in bf4 with shadowplay the gtx 770 will stay over 60fps while recording which I feel is important. But a 760 is fine- I'd just say for the price gap it's worth it. The price gap over here is 20-50 pounds.
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December 22, 2013 12:23:07 PM

smorizio said:
that a great base system. paying more for an i7 your not going to see and real speed gain in games. for the ram you can add that yourself after it built if needed. I would look into getting the fastest single gpu you can get and if you mb can do sli/crossfire look into putting in a larger power supply. (nvidia is dropping in march newer gpu so the older 700 line should drop in price. it be cheaper for people building now to toss in a second gpu and run sli rig).


Conor W said:
If you're going to be editing you'd be correct to up yourself to an i7. 16gb of ram will also help with editing. One other thing I'd suggest is go gtx 770 over 760 it will be quite a performance increase and if you're going to be recording in bf4 with shadowplay the gtx 770 will stay over 60fps while recording which I feel is important. But a 760 is fine- I'd just say for the price gap it's worth it. The price gap over here is 20-50 pounds.


Thanks alot for the tips, I'll be looking into that, I think the price will increase from about 1100 to 1300, but if it's worth it I'll defenitly concider it. Thanks again :) 

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December 22, 2013 1:01:00 PM

What i7 CPU do you recommend? And do you think a Asus Z87-Plus will be better than a MSI Z87-G45 Gaming for this build?

Also where do you think I should get my memory from?
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December 22, 2013 1:07:19 PM

Where from - do you mean vendor or manufacturer? Personally corsair vengance is great ram so try to keep to good brands like corsair - kingston etc. For the motherboard I personally like asus ai suite a lot... but I'm kind of a fan boy so it'd be unfair for me to say as I'm not familiar with the msi board. For the i7 - 4770k It's unlocked and easy to overclock meaning if you want you can add vast amounts of performance onto it.
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