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February 9, 2014 9:47:02 PM

Hello,

I have been thinking about building a new desktop, primarily for gaming. I would like to play games on very high settings and still have decent fps. I'm also trying to stay in $1000~ $1,100 range.

Here's my idea:

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: i5-4670k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MoBo: MSI Z87-G45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready WindForce 3X 450W Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair TX650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Western Digital 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Blue
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper series 8gb 2133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

These plus Windows and optical drive will cost me a little more than $1,100. Will this be a good setup? Good value? Please let me know if there's a way to reduce the cost without sacrificing performance. Thanks in advance!

Best,
Mike

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February 9, 2014 9:50:53 PM

You picked a good motherboard for it. You'll have plenty of RAM. The cooling system should be adequate. Personally, I like it.
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February 9, 2014 10:27:27 PM

You don't need 2133mhz memory, and the power supply is low quality, so I made some changes. You can choose any case you want for the most part.


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: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($88.85 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1121.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 01:26 EST-0500)
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February 9, 2014 10:28:51 PM

edogawa said:
You don't need 2133mhz memory, and the power supply is low quality, so I made some changes. You can choose any case you want for the most part.


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: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($88.85 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1121.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 01:26 EST-0500)


You're trying to say a tx series corsair is low quality? haha
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February 10, 2014 5:36:16 AM

edogawa said:
You don't need 2133mhz memory, and the power supply is low quality, so I made some changes. You can choose any case you want for the most part.


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: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($88.85 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1121.74
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 01:26 EST-0500)



But wouldn't it be better if I could have 2133mhz memory for less (or equal) money? I wouldn't know the specifics, so please enlighten me if I am missing something. Also, could you explain why TX650 is low quality?
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February 10, 2014 5:39:34 AM

Well about memory.
Only very few application benefits from higher frequency ram(rendering and generally application that require constant data from the memory to the CPU).
Games and general application rely more on the CAS latency.
A good combination would be 1600/1866MHz frequency with a CAS latency on 9.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2014 2:13:22 PM

Memory with better timings is generally better performance wise instead of memory at high frequency with bad timings, you can get 2133mhz memory with slightly better timings, but generally for a gaming PC memory will never having an impact performance wise past 1600mhz.

Like vmN said, higher frequency may benefit certain in certain scenarios, but you do not need that high of frequency.


As for the power supply, it isn't necessarily bad(considering the price with the rebate), but Sea sonic will always be much better choice, they make high quality power supplies. If I remember correctly, I think the TX V2 was manufactured by Seasonic, but I'd just go Seasonic directly.
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