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How's this build sound? (Can I Run DayZ?)

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January 17, 2014 5:43:37 PM

Alright! So, I am buying a new PC soon, and came across this. I was just wondering how the PC sounds, and how it would run DayZ Standalone, DayZ ARMA 2 Mod, Arma 2 and Arma 3? If you could give an estimate of how many FPS at ______ settings, that would be very much so appreciated! This most definitely wont be the only games I play, but they will most likely be the most intensive games. Thank you so much!

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5 4670K 3.4GHz/3.8GHz Turbo 6MB L3 Cache HD 4600

GPU: AMD® Radeon™ R9 280X 3GB GDDR5 Supporting Mantle™ API

PSU: 750W EVGA® SuperNOVA 80 Plus Certified PSU - GTX 780 SLI Ready

MotherBoard: MSI® Z87-G41 2x CrossFire

Processor Cooling: MainGear EPIC 120 Supercooler

Memory: 16GB Corsair® Vengeance™ DDR3-1600 1.5V (2x8GB)

Hard Drive: 1TB Seagate® Barracuda™ 7200rpm 64MB Cache SATA 6G

Optical Drive 1: 4X Dual Layer DVD RW Drive

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January 17, 2014 5:48:18 PM

good build ! and should see above 60+fps on high settings for all the listed games apart from dayZ at the moment but thats due to optimization of the game it will improve over time even at that i would only expect the odd frame drop
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January 17, 2014 5:49:31 PM

So, I did good? :p  How do you think it would run on medium settings whilst recording?
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January 17, 2014 5:50:54 PM

mrbrilla said:
So, I did good? :p  How do you think it would run on medium settings whilst recording?


yup :)  and depends if your using fraps then i would expect 50-60fps mid to high settings...actually you should be able to record on high with about 60+ fps
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January 17, 2014 5:53:41 PM

Haha! Sweet. I've been at this all day. And I went under budget on it too. It's price is about $1515.
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January 17, 2014 5:54:58 PM

mrbrilla said:
Haha! Sweet. I've been at this all day. And I went under budget on it too. It's price is about $1515.


yeah i know the feeling man, was underbudget on mine by about £200 after a good 4 months of research and following price drops...enjoy your build !! :) 
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January 17, 2014 5:59:16 PM

Thanks man! Will do. I'll be purchasing in about 3 weeks!
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January 17, 2014 6:31:54 PM

No need for 16gb of ram. 8gb will be plenty for gaming and even streaming.

Are you overclocking? If so, you'll need an aftermarket cpu cooler. I would recommend the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO. It's inexpensive and performs very well. Also, I would consider looking into a new motherboard. The G41 has horrible VRM heatsinks. The VRMs tend to overheat even if you don't overclock. Something like the Asus Z87-A would be a much better option.

You don't need 750w. 600-650w is plenty. The XFX 650w is a good choice.
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January 17, 2014 7:18:47 PM

Alright, I'm keeping the PSU. So, how would this be? Swap the Mobo for Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 -- 2x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0, 6x SATA-III 6Gb/s. And the RAM to Ripjaws 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module. Would it keep the same performance?
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January 17, 2014 7:26:39 PM

I would try to go for the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H, ASRock Z87 Extreme4, or Asus Z87-A. Those are the lowest Z87 chipset motherboards that I would recommend.
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January 17, 2014 7:30:11 PM

The GA Z87X Doesn't support 2x Memory.
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January 17, 2014 7:33:10 PM

Well, thats what I am getting on IBuyPower. I'm taking this build onto the website to make sure I don't screw anything up, and it tells me that motherboard doesn't support 2 ram slots.
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January 17, 2014 7:59:09 PM

What? ALL motherboards support 2 ram slots. Are you actually buying from iBuyPower?
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January 17, 2014 9:15:33 PM

That why I was a bit confused. I most likely will, yeah.
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January 17, 2014 9:21:27 PM

I was about to get a maingear pc, which is what those specs were from. It was prebuilt, and was very nice, and cheaper then what I could get from using IBuyPower. But it doesn't have any alternative motherboards to chose from. Nor a watercooling system. :/ 
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January 17, 2014 9:38:53 PM

Alrighty, so I fixed the build to the best of my ability! So, will this be pretty much the same performance as the original?

Case 1 x AZZA Armour Gaming Case - Blue
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Overclock: Up to 20% Overclocking
Processor Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - Standard 120mm Fan
Memory: 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - G.Skill Ripjaws X
Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 280X 3GB - Single Card
Motherboard: ASUS Z87-A
Power Supply: 750 Watt - LEPA G750-MAS 80 PLUS Gold
Primary Hard Drive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Sound Card: 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card: Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
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January 17, 2014 9:43:22 PM

What is your total budget for the tower?
Why do you not want to build it yourself?
If you are completely certain that you'll rather buy it prebuilt, which I would never recommend over DIY, then are you willing to use other custom websites?
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January 17, 2014 9:50:37 PM

Budget is trying to stay under $1700 with shipping and OS. I don't have time to build a PC and would rather just have the security of warranty ETC. I would be up for using other website, but I will haveto stay with ones with good reviews.
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January 17, 2014 10:16:30 PM

wrong link. Here's the correct one: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/saved/1FRBTM
I can't believe how expensive this is going to cost. If you build it yourself, you can get all of this for ~$1000. Not only that, but you learn to diagnose computer problems instead of having to talk to customer service.
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January 18, 2014 2:46:01 AM

Not everyone is going is able to build a PC. Yes it's known it's cheaper but some people pefer to pay the premium and get it built by other people also I would recommend the 16gbs of ram because by the sounds of it you want to record videos which requires a fair bit of ram
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January 18, 2014 11:49:44 AM

Thanks realchaos! So, how do you estimate that build would run those games?
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January 18, 2014 1:42:38 PM

It should be able to max out anything at 1080p.
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January 18, 2014 10:15:44 PM

May I ask a quick question? Is it just the G41? Will the Z87-G45 Be fine?
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January 20, 2014 8:05:35 PM

The MSI Z87-G45 Gaming board is decent.
But that build is pretty bad.
-Horrible quality case.
-Un-necessary i7 for games.
-16gb of ram is overkill.
-That Maingear CLC will perform poorly. I suspect that it has a good chance of leaking.
-The R9-280X uses the shitty reference cooler.

It's definitely not worth $1,700, even for a pre-built.
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January 20, 2014 9:14:16 PM

What do you mean with the 280x?
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January 20, 2014 9:15:24 PM

That's the Video Card you included in the build...
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January 20, 2014 9:22:08 PM

Yeah but the one listed at maingear.com uses the shitty reference cooler. It's still the same card, but it's using a different cooler. The reference cooler of the 280X is REALLY REALLY bad. It will run very hot and still be really noisy at the same time. The one I listed has better cooling.
The one at CyberpowerPC gives you the option to use the HIS IceQ cooler which is much better than the reference cooler.
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