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what do you think of my 1200-1500 dollar build?

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January 21, 2014 10:29:53 AM

What do you think of this build for that price range? if you think it can be better feel free to tell me and please if you can, tell me why you chose that part over what i have. thanks =D

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F5QF

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January 21, 2014 10:35:50 AM

That's 700 $?

It's rubbish. That's what I think.

- Xeon CPU? Is this for work?

- Only 1 stick of RAM? No dual-channel even?

- No Full tower?

- B85 Chipset?

What's this computer for?
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January 21, 2014 10:55:02 AM

get something like this for heaven sake lol

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F6QP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F6QP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2F6QP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho-120 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($101.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1310.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-21 13:54 EST-0500)

now here a true beast

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January 21, 2014 11:13:52 AM

This is for recording gameplay, rendering gamplay, rendering other videos, video editing, special effects, and playing games on mid to high settings while my videos are rendering in the background. (playing bf4 at max right now and playing future games at mid to very high settings). Do you guys like this build better then? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2EUBJ
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January 21, 2014 11:15:07 AM

(i'm also thinking about getting this cpu instead. Intel
Core i7-860S)
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January 21, 2014 11:16:01 AM

Yes, massively better.

Except that godawful case.
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January 21, 2014 11:22:23 AM

X79 said:
Yes, massively better.

Except that godawful case.


What case would you recommend? And what about the cpu i'm thinking of getting instead of the k?
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January 21, 2014 11:27:36 AM

I would highly recommend a 700w+ psu for i7 4770k + gtx 780
why get i7 860s really old cpu?? O_O
the case is good
zalman z11 plus is awesome too
aercool vs-92 white window
aerocool x1 white black
aerocool x3 white gs max as well
corsair 200r / 400r
btw z87 fatality is an upgraded version of extreme 4 actually (they added killer lan and audio boost as extra (same as msi z87 g45 owns))
evga super nova are awesome lol
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January 21, 2014 11:29:27 AM

don't forget you need a cpu cooler.
a thermalright hr-02 macho / scythe muggen 4 / thermalright warrior 120 would really help with temps given what you intend to use pc for
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January 21, 2014 11:35:56 AM

A Cooler Master case, like the HAF X or an NZXT Phantom case for example.
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January 21, 2014 11:46:38 AM

X79 said:
A Cooler Master case, like the HAF X or an NZXT Phantom case for example.


Half X is a bit out of my price range. (seeing as it's 200 dollars). Do you recommend any other cooler masters for less?

p.s. not looking for how cool it looks. Just for one that works. Plus i don't want someone thinking that my computer is really good because i'm going to a dorm soon and i have paranoid thoughts of my roomate doing shit to my computer while i'm not there. If there's a really good cheap case that looks bland. I'll take it.
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January 21, 2014 12:07:31 PM

The Fractal Arc Midi R2 is a really good case I'm using one.
Temps are just about as good as my old Antec 902.
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January 21, 2014 12:18:24 PM

Nevermind then.
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January 21, 2014 12:40:26 PM

aerocool and corsair ain't known for good looks but rather for good air flow, material and durability.
go for msi snow white case then. looks horrible but good statwise.
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