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Is this a good gaming/work build? $1200 to $1300 Budget

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January 18, 2014 8:17:00 PM

Evening, was wondering if this build is suitable for my budget of $1200 to $1300. I went for a complete package in terms of pricing. CPU and accessories.

Gaming wise, Skyrim, Guild Wars 2, Batman Arkham Origins, and etc. Work wise, word, web, and etc.

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What would I expect at 1080p?
Is my PSU enough for the build?

Below are my build specs put together from pcpartpicker.. before I settle on it I just want to know if its a suitable/good build. :)  Any suggestions and thoughts are welcomed.

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case (59.99 Newegg)
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 Newegg)
CPU Cooler:Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler(39.99 Newegg)
Motherboard:Asus P8Z77-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard(109.99 Newegg)
Memory:G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory(82.99 Newegg)
Storage:Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive(64.99 Newegg)
Video Card:EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card(249.99 Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter:TP-Link TL-WN727N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter(11.99 Newegg)
Power Supply:Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply(69.99 Newegg)
Optical Drive:Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer(19.99 Newegg)
Operating System:Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)(99.99 Newegg)
Monitor:Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor(135.99 Newegg)
Keyboard:Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse(19.99 Newegg)

Total:CPU+Accessories. Tax and 3-day Shipping is 1193.38(Current Newegg Sale)
In case parts not on sale another 100 or so to the total.
January 18, 2014 8:31:18 PM

I am by no means an expert on custom builds, but I would highly recommend a 4th gen Intel i5 haswell over your Ivy bridge. The 4670k is only 10 dollars more on newegg and is a godly cpu.
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January 18, 2014 8:49:01 PM

Thanks for the suggestion, will take a look at the 4670k.
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January 18, 2014 8:54:30 PM

Rickey B said:
Thanks for the suggestion, will take a look at the 4670k.


If you decide to go with the 4th gen cpu, you will need a new motherboard as well.
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January 18, 2014 9:10:26 PM

Illumynization said:
Rickey B said:
Thanks for the suggestion, will take a look at the 4670k.


If you decide to go with the 4th gen cpu, you will need a new motherboard as well.


Understood and thank you.

@Eric Jolly, I did look at the 4670k, sadly I'm unable to get it due to my budget maxed at $230 or $235 for any particular cpu. :) 
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January 18, 2014 9:25:02 PM

Rickey B said:
Illumynization said:
Rickey B said:
Thanks for the suggestion, will take a look at the 4670k.


If you decide to go with the 4th gen cpu, you will need a new motherboard as well.


Understood and thank you.

@Eric Jolly, I did look at the 4670k, sadly I'm unable to get it due to my budget maxed at $230 or $235 for any particular cpu. :) 


$235 at tigerdirect
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
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January 19, 2014 5:37:05 AM

Apologize for the late response.

Thanks for the link, I will consider the 4670k, but most likely may stay with the 3570k due to it fits my budget more just in case it goes on sale and when its not on sale. :) 
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January 19, 2014 6:39:11 AM

You may want to look into a AMD build mate.

Here is a AMD Build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($134.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ Staples)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1241.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-19 09:37 EST-0500)

This will perform better in games than the Intel one. You also get Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD, you can skip the SSD for a better monitor if you wanted to.
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January 19, 2014 6:43:32 AM

gameboy1998 said:
You may want to look into a AMD build mate.

Here is a AMD Build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($134.99 @ TigerDirect)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($11.99 @ Staples)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($94.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1241.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-19 09:37 EST-0500)

This will perform better in games than the Intel one. You also get Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD, you can skip the SSD for a better monitor if you wanted to.


Thank you for the build and also the information on the AMD over the intel. I appreciate it a lot, the build also looks great and will defiantly look into it. Thank you again.

Edit. The build comes close to my budget, but I can make it work. I do like the AMD build. Thanks for your suggestion and help gameboy1998.
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January 19, 2014 5:33:58 PM

Sure the Intel will perform better than AMD in games but The difference is only visible enchmarks not in real world unless you can see the downs between 55 and 60fps.

However I think 8320/w Gtx 770 will be more beneficial for gaming then i5 /w 760
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