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January 22, 2014 3:12:22 AM

Please advice

Should I buy :

i5 4670k (or should i buy fx 8350)

"xfx" R9 280x (are there some serious heating issues with the brand xfx r9 280x to be specific?)

Asus M5A99FX PRO or ASRock Z87 Extreme3 (Extreme4 is unavailable )
please suggest a motherboard for around us $200 if you know any mobo better than these

Display would be a 24 inch with around 5ms response time,please suggest accordingly, my budget for the display is around us $200

how would games like battlefield 4 , metro, etc perform overall on such a configuration ?

Thank You
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January 22, 2014 3:27:37 AM

Stick with the 4670k, the 8350 is absolutely pants in comparison, you'll get better performance with the i5 than the FX.

Also I'd say not going with XFX, they've tended to be pretty crap in the past with rubbish, loud coolers. I'd say go with an Asus, Sapphire, MSI or Gigabyte one, as the coolers are generally pretty decent with them.

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January 22, 2014 3:30:08 AM
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nikraz said:
Please advice

Should I buy :

i5 4670k (or should i buy fx 8350)

"xfx" R9 280x (are there some serious heating issues with the brand xfx r9 280x to be specific?)

Asus M5A99FX PRO or ASRock Z87 Extreme3 (Extreme4 is unavailable )
please suggest a motherboard for around us $200 if you know any mobo better than these

Display would be a 24 inch with around 5ms response time,please suggest accordingly, my budget for the display is around us $200

how would games like battlefield 4 , metro, etc perform overall on such a configuration ?

Thank You


hey there, your options should be around this setup to achieve maximum efficiency.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ 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 ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($370.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Total: $1199.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-22 06:29 EST-0500)

few notes of my own...
i5 is always a better option than any amd.
i'd say go for 770-4gb instead of 280x as it is much faster card for any resolution.
the display shall be 2ms gray-to-gray at least, it is a kind of standard these days.
about mobo, any mobo around $120-150 from asrock, asus, msi or gigabyte would more than enough there is absolutely no need to spend extra cash, unless you specifically need extra features and know what you want.

have fun.
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January 22, 2014 4:27:56 AM

n1ghtr4v3n said:
nikraz said:
Please advice

Should I buy :

i5 4670k (or should i buy fx 8350)

"xfx" R9 280x (are there some serious heating issues with the brand xfx r9 280x to be specific?)

Asus M5A99FX PRO or ASRock Z87 Extreme3 (Extreme4 is unavailable )
please suggest a motherboard for around us $200 if you know any mobo better than these

Display would be a 24 inch with around 5ms response time,please suggest accordingly, my budget for the display is around us $200

how would games like battlefield 4 , metro, etc perform overall on such a configuration ?

Thank You


hey there, your options should be around this setup to achieve maximum efficiency.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ 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 ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($370.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Total: $1199.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-22 06:29 EST-0500)

few notes of my own...
i5 is always a better option than any amd.
i'd say go for 770-4gb instead of 280x as it is much faster card for any resolution.
the display shall be 2ms gray-to-gray at least, it is a kind of standard these days.
about mobo, any mobo around $120-150 from asrock, asus, msi or gigabyte would more than enough there is absolutely no need to spend extra cash, unless you specifically need extra features and know what you want.

have fun.



hello,

I understand that the gtx 770 is superior however I am getting the r9 280 x at a cheaper price
Moreover, shouldn't I look forward to Mantle , might be a success might be a flop idk
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January 22, 2014 7:59:23 AM

nikraz said:
n1ghtr4v3n said:
nikraz said:
Please advice

Should I buy :

i5 4670k (or should i buy fx 8350)

"xfx" R9 280x (are there some serious heating issues with the brand xfx r9 280x to be specific?)

Asus M5A99FX PRO or ASRock Z87 Extreme3 (Extreme4 is unavailable )
please suggest a motherboard for around us $200 if you know any mobo better than these

Display would be a 24 inch with around 5ms response time,please suggest accordingly, my budget for the display is around us $200

how would games like battlefield 4 , metro, etc perform overall on such a configuration ?

Thank You


hey there, your options should be around this setup to achieve maximum efficiency.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ 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 ($59.67 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($370.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($157.00 @ B&H)
Total: $1199.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-22 06:29 EST-0500)

few notes of my own...
i5 is always a better option than any amd.
i'd say go for 770-4gb instead of 280x as it is much faster card for any resolution.
the display shall be 2ms gray-to-gray at least, it is a kind of standard these days.
about mobo, any mobo around $120-150 from asrock, asus, msi or gigabyte would more than enough there is absolutely no need to spend extra cash, unless you specifically need extra features and know what you want.

have fun.



hello,

I understand that the gtx 770 is superior however I am getting the r9 280 x at a cheaper price
Moreover, shouldn't I look forward to Mantle , might be a success might be a flop idk


280X is a good card too and not far behind 770 and in some cases (higher resolutions i mean, 1600p or more) it is even slightly better, since it has more video ram. however, mantle thing shouldnt do much difference. I mean, price tag is the main difference in here if you wanna go for 280X, I dont really care about the mantle hehe, i'd prefer physx (plus 770 is a better card) over mantle any time :bounce:  eventhough they are different stuff...

but if you're concerned about the price, get 280X its a good choice as well and my choice would be MSI Gaming, XFX is really not a good idea...
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