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Looking to build a new gaming desktop, need help with what parts to buy.

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February 1, 2014 12:21:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: $1200-1500 After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, mainly LoL and WoW

Are you buying a monitor: Yes



Parts to Upgrade: Whole Desktop

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: City, State/Region, Country - St. Clair, Michigan, US

Parts Preferences: No.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: Uneducated with computers, but I play League of Legends and would like to purchase a desktop that runs it better and allows me to start streaming.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want a computer that runs games better, looks nice, and that I can stream with. Any suggestions on streaming equipment would be helpful as well. Thank you.
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February 1, 2014 1:53:55 PM

Intel i5 4670, gigabyte sniper B5, 8gb of ram. Do u have a graphics card prefrence?
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February 2, 2014 9:47:57 AM

PsychoGamingLemon said:
Intel i5 4670, gigabyte sniper B5, 8gb of ram. Do u have a graphics card prefrence?


Looking at these currently. A Crossfire & an SLI.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (ASUS R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card)
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (MSI N760-2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card )
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February 2, 2014 10:22:26 AM

The 760 is a refrence card, try get a MSI twin=frozer or Evga acx cooler.
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February 2, 2014 10:26:24 AM

Here is a build I just made for you. There is room to upgrade to the i7-4770K if you prefer it.
I use XSplit to stream to twitch.tv.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1371.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 13:22 EST-0500)
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February 6, 2014 3:20:31 PM

Guys.. He's playing League of Legends and World of Warcraft... Not Crysis 3.
I'd go with a
FX 8360
8 GB RAM 1600 Mhz
HD 7850
MSI 970A-G46
Corsair CX500
ViewSonic OR Asus 27" Monitor, it's huge.
Or go 4k, but you might need a GTX 680 or R9 270 to get optimal performance.

Oh and also Windows 8.1 for optimized gaming experience.
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February 7, 2014 12:02:41 PM

Rebuild:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1322.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 15:02 EST-0500)
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