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February 16, 2014 2:04:59 PM

I was wondering If I could get some advice on my gaming computer i might purchase I'm looking to play BF4, Rust, and many other games with great graphics, I am also interested in hearing some other offers like if someone could find me a cheaper or more powerful gaming computer my budget is $1200 US

Case
(CyberPower Component Raidmax Viper Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Power Efficient Power Supply, Bundle Only, Black)
Motherboard & Processor
(Intel Haswell Core i7-4770K Processor with Motherboard)
Memory
(CyberPower CPRM8800 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM Performance Gaming Memory)
Hard Drive
(CyberPower CPHD2000 2TB Hard Disk Drive)
Graphics/Video Cards
(NVIDIA GeForce GTX760 2GB GDDR5 Video Card)
Optical Drive
(CyberPower CPCD3000 12x Blu-ray Rewriter and DVD-RW Combo Optical Drive with LightScribe Technology)
Operating System
(CyberPower Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (PC))
Cooling
(CyberPower CPFA104123 Maximum 120mm LED Case Fan, Crystal)

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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 2:08:42 PM

since you are buying pre-built, about the only suggestion I'll give is drop the CPU to an i5 4670K and use the saved money to bump up the GPU to a GTX 770 or AMD R9 280X.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 2:09:40 PM

Get an i5 4670k, 8GB of RAM, a GTX 770 and use the spare money to buy some good games :D 
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February 16, 2014 2:13:44 PM

So i5 4670k,and bump to a GTX 770 and that is a pretty good Computer or would i get a better deal for 1200 some where else?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 2:16:42 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ 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 ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1204.89
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February 16, 2014 2:24:14 PM

Why is i5 better then the i7 for gaming? and why is 8GB better then 16GB?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 2:27:09 PM

it's not better, it's that the difference in performance vs the $100 price difference isn't worth it. Core for core they are similar, but the i7 has hyper threading which is where a lot of the extra cost comes from. It is kind of up in the air on how much games actually use hyper threading, but since most games still use 4 cores at most the i5 is the best solution for high end gaming when considering prices.

I could upgrade my build to include an i7, but I'd have to drop the SSD
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February 16, 2014 2:29:29 PM

I also have one more question should i get a moniter which are quite expensive or will my 50 LED 120hz TV work just fine?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 2:46:08 PM

Also, make sure you change the power supply to something name brand with at least a 80+ bronze rating. The standard ones from cyberpower are shit
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February 16, 2014 2:50:00 PM

Are those easy to take out and put a new one in?
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February 16, 2014 3:27:28 PM

CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) [+124]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE Z87-HD3 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Plus, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI [+40]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+350] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)


how bout this one?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 16, 2014 4:33:37 PM

seems alright, and yes PSUs are easy to swap, simple plug and play, just gotta know the plugs.
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February 17, 2014 12:04:39 PM

TheGreatPanda said:
I was wondering If I could get some advice on my gaming computer i might purchase I'm looking to play BF4, Rust, and many other games with great graphics, I am also interested in hearing some other offers like if someone could find me a cheaper or more powerful gaming computer my budget is $1200 US

Case
(CyberPower Component Raidmax Viper Mid-Tower Gaming Case with Power Efficient Power Supply, Bundle Only, Black)
Motherboard & Processor
(Intel Haswell Core i7-4770K Processor with Motherboard)
Memory
(CyberPower CPRM8800 16GB Kit (2 x 8GB) DDR3 SDRAM Performance Gaming Memory)
Hard Drive
(CyberPower CPHD2000 2TB Hard Disk Drive)
Graphics/Video Cards
(NVIDIA GeForce GTX760 2GB GDDR5 Video Card)
Optical Drive
(CyberPower CPCD3000 12x Blu-ray Rewriter and DVD-RW Combo Optical Drive with LightScribe Technology)
Operating System
(CyberPower Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition (PC))
Cooling
(CyberPower CPFA104123 Maximum 120mm LED Case Fan, Crystal)


your config seems it will do justice... I say keep that i7 cuz you will want it for great hyperthreading capabilities.

280-320 is not a great difference in price in my opinion.. and I would choose the i7 for that small difference.
but in my opinion you could downgrade the optical drive for some extra mony and get higher amonts of ram for some extra multi tasking capabilities.

btw what is your ram frequency... I recommend no less than 1600mhz and a cas of no more than 11
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February 17, 2014 2:35:03 PM

I dont know I found another computer i might buy but this is the specs on it.


CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) [+124]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE Z87-HD3 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Plus, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI [+40]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+350] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
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February 17, 2014 3:38:16 PM

TheGreatPanda said:
I dont know I found another computer i might buy but this is the specs on it.


CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K 3.40 GHz 6MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified) [+124]
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1866MHz Dual Channel Memory (ADATA XPG V2)
MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE Z87-HD3 ATX w/ Ultra Durable 4 Plus, GbLAN, 2 PCIe x16 (1 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCIe x1, 2 PCI [+40]
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB GDDR5 16X PCIe 3.0 Video Card [+350] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)


its a good one imo... but... I wouldn't sacrifice something important for another part.. that's just me.

you can get all of the above with an i7.... for under 1200

hell I have those specs with the new haswell i7 in my laptop my price was 999.99 for a 1500 laptop
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