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January 5, 2014 3:20:03 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wg6V

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wfZ6

Hi i am looking to build a computer for gaming and i have tweaked these builds to my liking w/ price and everything…but i'm not sure how it all comes out in the end. are these good builds?


Do i need a CPU cooler for both builds? please help i am very confused and don't want to build a computer for it to crap out after 3 months.

Also any word on Wireless networking chips? and the Motherboard?

please helpppp

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January 5, 2014 3:26:15 PM

The second build has a better CPU. That is, the i5-3570K beats the FX-8320 in games.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/the-vishera-review-a...

The PSU is low quality on both builds. Get a Corsair 650W for example.

The cooler you have added would make the i5-3570K quieter, so I'd say it's a good idea.
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January 5, 2014 3:26:50 PM

2 is the best and get a 760 and save a little since there in no big gain with 770 over 760 760 eats 170w and 770 230-250w
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January 5, 2014 3:28:26 PM

kabraca said:
EDIT:

INTEL BUILD REMOVED 3570K FOR 3570 TO SPARE 10 DOLLARS

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wgmB

is overclocking necessarry?


Overclocking is not necessary. Besides, you've just made it harder by replacing the 3570k with the 3570.
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January 5, 2014 3:31:48 PM

aevm said:
kabraca said:
EDIT:

INTEL BUILD REMOVED 3570K FOR 3570 TO SPARE 10 DOLLARS

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wgmB

is overclocking necessarry?


Overclocking is not necessary. Besides, you've just made it harder by replacing the 3570k with the 3570.


Is the CPU cooler necessary w/ the 3570? i don't think i'll be over clocking much. i'll only be doing one thing at a time never running more than one program, maybe 2 at a time, never two games tho haha.

also, is the 770 really not that much better than the 760? i wanna be able to run my games at ultra/high w/o any issues tbh


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January 5, 2014 3:31:57 PM

If you do not want to overclock, then go with this. Coolmax PSU's are junk and that Enermax case wasn't great either. No need for a Z77 board since you won't be overclocking. Don't really need the aftermarket cooler either. If you feel like you really need one, a hyper TX3 is sufficient for this build. It is basically an i7 without the IGP on the CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($80.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($315.68 @ B&H)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GEN DVD/CD Drive ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $873.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-05 18:31 EST-0500)
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January 5, 2014 3:37:51 PM

logainofhades said:
If you do not want to overclock, then go with this. Coolmax PSU's are junk and that Enermax case wasn't great either. No need for a Z77 board since you won't be overclocking. Don't really need the aftermarket cooler either. If you feel like you really need one, a hyper TX3 is sufficient for this build. It is basically an i7 without the IGP on the CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($80.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($315.68 @ B&H)
Case: Zalman Z9 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GEN DVD/CD Drive ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $873.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-05 18:31 EST-0500)


aevm said:
Tzn said:
2 is the best and get a 760 and save a little since there in no big gain with 770 over 760 760 eats 170w and 770 230-250w


You can see the difference in this review for example.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7103/nvidia-geforce-gtx-7...



http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2wgLk

revised build here.. tell me what you think?

anything i should change? don't wanna change the processor lmao i'm already so confused by all of this and i've been told the build i have here is very good for gaming & will run my games flawlessly
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January 5, 2014 3:48:31 PM

My build is faster for less. Kinda silly to go with one that costs more and is slower. :lol:  (FYI, I don't have Mail in rebates turned on for PC partpicker, so yours might look cheaper than mine because of that.)
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January 5, 2014 3:57:08 PM

logainofhades said:
My build is faster for less. Kinda silly to go with one that costs more and is slower. :lol:  (FYI, I don't have Mail in rebates turned on for PC partpicker, so yours might look cheaper than mine because of that.)


So that build you made would be good for playing The Sims, Outlast, League of Legends, Amnesia, Day Z, etc etc????? i wanna be able to play 1080p w/ good framerate!!!
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January 5, 2014 3:58:30 PM

That system can play any game with good FPS.
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January 5, 2014 4:17:47 PM

logainofhades said:
That system can play any game with good FPS.


Hmmmm don't Xeon's need separate much more expensive motherboards? i feel like the xeon would fry that motherboard
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January 5, 2014 4:39:42 PM

Also what's the problem w the case i chose?
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January 6, 2014 8:20:18 AM

kabraca said:
logainofhades said:
That system can play any game with good FPS.


Hmmmm don't Xeon's need separate much more expensive motherboards? i feel like the xeon would fry that motherboard


The E3 series do not. They are really just i7's without the integrated graphics. They actually use less power than a normal i7. I used to run a Xeon back in the core 2 days in a regular P35 board.


kabraca said:
Also what's the problem w the case i chose?


Must have been something with the site I originally view it from. The pictures didn't show it having any case fans. Newegg shows otherwise. I looked again @ newegg and it shows it as having fans. That Enermax case is OK if you like it. I have been bouncing around between US, UK and Germany on PC partpicker. I think it was one of the European sites that showed it not having a fan.
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