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i5 or i7, and have some other question.New to building.

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January 30, 2014 9:35:32 AM

Ok iam new to building pc. I want to build a pc for my sons birth day. Hey got into pc games this year and he plays League or legends, Day Z, along with other steam games. and minecraft.

he just pick this up for 175 just to play league not sure if he can play any thing eles on it.
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
2GB Ram
250GB 7200RPM SATA 3.0 SPEED Hard Drive
500W Antec Power Supply
DVD-R, DVD-R/RW
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS
Antec Chassis
Windows 7 Ultimate


So my understanding is that i5 is better for gaming why is this? and the i7 i better for over clocking?


This is what i came up for him. Not into over clocking or water cooling right yet.Migh get a another GFX now for fans do i to get more? or what that is listing is fine even with a 2nd card down the road?

Case, stick with the Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case or go with the Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case who knows he might what to water cool down the road.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 20g Thermal Paste ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($202.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($121.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.47 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($729.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($216.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($117.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($263.98 @ Best Buy)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K95 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($147.98 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 7.1 Channel Headset ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2762.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

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January 30, 2014 9:44:14 AM

The i5 is not better for gaming, it is simply cheaper for minimal performance loss. With a build like that though, I would recommend an i7. Redid your build to save some money on unnecessary parts, and fit the i7 in for the same amount :)  That's an expensive case though... And expensive speakers + headset lol but hey, that's all up to you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($735.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X Blue ATX Full Tower Case ($216.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($117.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.14 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($263.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K95 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($147.98 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 7.1 Channel Headset ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2763.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 12:42 EST-0500)
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January 30, 2014 9:49:06 AM

you saved me 2cents lol plus the build you did is in US and i live in Canada. so that build will be more then one i did lol
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January 30, 2014 9:55:40 AM

The build you did was in US prices as well... It pulled up as a US build lol
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