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Yesterday I had someone from this site give me a parts list from PCpartpicker.com and I would like to know if the final outcome is a good setup to run Crysis 3 at 60 FPS on Max settings and Tomb Raider at 60 FPS on Ultimate settings. I personally believe its an excellent setup but I just wanna be on the safe side considering this is a $2000 build. So if you can give me some feedback of the parts list and suggestions for different parts if you have any then that would be great. :) Here is the list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2r52A
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    I wouldnt build that for gaming at this time

    Use a 4670K processor and a Z87 motherboard
    The 3770 is last generation , already obsolete and you are paying for hyperthreading games will not use

    Use 2 x4 gig of RAM . Games dont need more

    Use a $34 Cm Hyper 212 cpu cooler . Thats all you will need even if you want to overclock

    Now you can afford a GTX 780

    and a 650 watt psu
  2. Looks good ;)
  3. imho you should consider a i5 + GTX780ti for a $2000 gaming build. Something like that:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($231.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($679.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($276.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones ($103.00 @ Amazon)
    Other: Razer Goliathus Alpha Mouse Mat ($26.79)
    Total: $2111.63
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 15:15 EST-0500)
  4. BecomeLikeWater said:
    Yesterday I had someone from this site give me a parts list from PCpartpicker.com and I would like to know if the final outcome is a good setup to run Crysis 3 at 60 FPS on Max settings and Tomb Raider at 60 FPS on Ultimate settings. I personally believe its an excellent setup but I just wanna be on the safe side considering this is a $2000 build. So if you can give me some feedback of the parts list and suggestions for different parts if you have any then that would be great. :) Here is the list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2r52A


    I made some changes.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card ($604.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($276.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones ($103.00 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1961.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-27 15:14 EST-0500)

    This build will far surpass yours in games.
    you will hit 60fps max settings no problem with this.

    Edit: This build will run almost identical to filippi's build, for about $150 less.
  5. Why on earth you buy 3770K at 300$ when 4670K is 240$ ?
    Change cpu : Intel Core i5-4670K http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k $229.98
    Motherboard : MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gaming
    PSU : XFX 650W 80+ Bronze http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650xxxb9
    For gaming 8GB RAM are more than enough : G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8gbsr
    And with all those changes you can replace the video card with this MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n780tf3gd5oc
    And i think you are on the same budget and more performant in gaming.
  6. Outlander_04 said:
    I wouldnt build that for gaming at this time

    Use a 4670K processor and a Z87 motherboard
    The 3770 is last generation , already obsolete and you are paying for hyperthreading games will not use

    Use 2 x4 gig of RAM . Games dont need more

    Use a $34 Cm Hyper 212 cpu cooler . Thats all you will need even if you want to overclock

    Now you can afford a GTX 780

    and a 650 watt psu


    Alright, I've considered Outlander_04's excellent suggestions along with Shwerfy and filippi's builds and I think I've got the best build for my budget. Thanks alot guys for the help!
  7. I like the Radeon R 290 as a graphics card but I would avoid them for the time being . So far the models available have the reference cooler and it is not good enough to keep the card from thermal throttling.

    A build like filippi's is where you should be in this price bracket IMO , but since that 780ti also has a loud reference cooler I would want to replace it with an Asus or gigabyte model with dual or triple axial fans that will be much much quieter . Even if that means dropping to an GTX 780

    I would also want to use Win8 64 bit . The license lets you transfer it to another computer , unlike Win7's oem license which locks it to the first mb it is activated on .
    3 minutes right clicking on the metro screen nukes all the non-windowing "apps" , and then it takes another 3 minutes to download and install a free start button program like Classic Shell , or a paid program like Start8 .
    A few more clicks and win 8 looks and behaves like 7 , or XP , or 98 if thats your taste
  8. Outlander_04 said:
    I like the Radeon R 290 as a graphics card but I would avoid them for the time being . So far the models available have the reference cooler and it is not good enough to keep the card from thermal throttling.

    A build like filippi's is where you should be in this price bracket IMO , but since that 780ti also has a loud reference cooler I would want to replace it with an Asus or gigabyte model with dual or triple axial fans that will be much much quieter . Even if that means dropping to an GTX 780


    A watercooled aftermarket 290x will be fine...
  9. Shwerfy said:
    Outlander_04 said:
    I like the Radeon R 290 as a graphics card but I would avoid them for the time being . So far the models available have the reference cooler and it is not good enough to keep the card from thermal throttling.

    A build like filippi's is where you should be in this price bracket IMO , but since that 780ti also has a loud reference cooler I would want to replace it with an Asus or gigabyte model with dual or triple axial fans that will be much much quieter . Even if that means dropping to an GTX 780


    A watercooled aftermarket 290x will be fine...


    It would be awesome . But does it fit the budget?
  10. Outlander_04 said:
    Shwerfy said:
    Outlander_04 said:
    I like the Radeon R 290 as a graphics card but I would avoid them for the time being . So far the models available have the reference cooler and it is not good enough to keep the card from thermal throttling.

    A build like filippi's is where you should be in this price bracket IMO , but since that 780ti also has a loud reference cooler I would want to replace it with an Asus or gigabyte model with dual or triple axial fans that will be much much quieter . Even if that means dropping to an GTX 780


    A watercooled aftermarket 290x will be fine...


    It would be awesome . But does it fit the budget?


    check my build again..
  11. Shwerfy said:
    Outlander_04 said:
    Shwerfy said:
    Outlander_04 said:
    I like the Radeon R 290 as a graphics card but I would avoid them for the time being . So far the models available have the reference cooler and it is not good enough to keep the card from thermal throttling.

    A build like filippi's is where you should be in this price bracket IMO , but since that 780ti also has a loud reference cooler I would want to replace it with an Asus or gigabyte model with dual or triple axial fans that will be much much quieter . Even if that means dropping to an GTX 780


    A watercooled aftermarket 290x will be fine...


    It would be awesome . But does it fit the budget?


    check my build again..



    Yes , did that .. It still had a reference cooler R290x . And doesnt include any watercooling block, radiator or pump for a vga system . Is it still cheaper than the nVidia option if you add thse things?
    No .
    But a new release card like this MSI makes some sense
    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/-msi-r9-290x-r9-290-gaming-4g,25512.html
    Or equivalent ASUS or gigabyte models
    if they are available .

    Good thing you asked me to check again though . The RE hard drive you suggested is designed for use in a NAS RAID array and for video surveillance recording . Its not a suitable hard drive for a desktop pc
  12. This Gigabyte GTX780ti has triple axial fans that will be much quieter, just like Outlander_04 said. I totally agree. Check out:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($231.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($735.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.49 @ Staples)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($276.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones ($103.00 @ Amazon)
    Other: Razer Goliathus Alpha Mouse Mat ($26.79)
    Total: $2077.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-28 17:26 EST-0500)
  13. filippi said:
    This Gigabyte GTX780ti has triple axial fans that will be much quieter, just like Outlander_04 said. I totally agree. Check out:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($231.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: A-Data XPG Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($735.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($51.49 @ Staples)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($276.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones ($103.00 @ Amazon)
    Other: Razer Goliathus Alpha Mouse Mat ($26.79)
    Total: $2077.05
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-28 17:26 EST-0500)


    That looks great but I have a few questions. The case doesn't have USB 3.0 front panel ports but the Motherboard has USB 3.0 header. Will that be a problem, and do I really need an aftermarket cooler if I'm not overclocking and how is the cooling on that Rosewill case? Sorry if I sound overly careful, this is my first build and I wanna be sure all parts are of the highest quality per this price point. I might change the case back to the Corsair 500R depending on your answer.
  14. There is a version of the rosewill challenger with front usb 3 ports

    But its still a dog of a case . Its thin metal , only moderately well made and the cooling is unremarkable .
    For a few dollars more you can have a quality case like the Antec 302
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