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New pc build for gaming needed should I go haswell or ivy bridge?

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January 9, 2014 9:53:14 PM

Hello, I'm a pretty bad with all of the technical things and my previous pc was stolen while I was away for work this last year so I have to build another one unfortunately. I will be using this for some gaming (some upcoming mmo or borderlands 2 will probably be the most taxing thing I play) and some music production stuff. I purchased a power supply and a case and an optical drive already and I'd like to keep the rest of it at about 750 - 800 US. I do wonder if there would be a noticeable difference between the newer haswell stuff and the ivy bridge stuff so if someone could give a real world explanation of the differences at my price range that'd be really great. I will not overclock anything so I can save a buck or two. I also will require 16 gb of ram and 1 tb of storage. Another question I had was tha if I buy OEM HDDs or DVD drives will I also need to buy screws and cables or will my case and motherboard come with what I need? Also I will be using a 1080 monitor.

The parts I already have are:

Case - Antec gaming series 1
Power supply - Seasonic X650 gold (the newegg deal was very good)
And an internal LG OEM DVD burner

Apologies for the terrible formatting I'm doing this on my iPhone. Thanks in advance
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January 9, 2014 9:58:37 PM


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($108.72 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($90.64 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $804.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-10 01:08 EST-0500)

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January 9, 2014 10:20:30 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $737.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-10 01:19 EST-0500)

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January 10, 2014 6:40:26 AM

So there is a difference difference in the power provided by the haswell processors as opposed to the ivy bridge stuff. It seems like I'd save about 50 dollars when I add up the motherboard and processor savings. I don't know I'm just curious as I'm about to order this tonight.
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January 10, 2014 1:19:20 PM

Bigheadmike said:
So there is a difference difference in the power provided by the haswell processors as opposed to the ivy bridge stuff. It seems like I'd save about 50 dollars when I add up the motherboard and processor savings. I don't know I'm just curious as I'm about to order this tonight.


i think your psu is Haswell ready .
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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