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February 22, 2014 11:57:36 PM

Hi guys, this is my first time building a pc and writing on this forums so all the replies and help will be greatly appreciated.
Anyway, I am thinking of building my first gaming pc with these parts:


CPU~~~ Intel Haswell Core i5-4440 3.1GHz 6MB LGA1150

RAM~~~ STRONTIUM Hynix 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Single Module PC12800 (2 of these for a total of 8gb)

Motherboard~~~ Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Socket 1150,Intel B85 CHipset, mATX Form, 4 X DDR3 DIMM,VGA/DVI/HDMI,4 X SATA3,USB3

Power Supply~~~ COOLER MASTER V-series 750S GOLD 750W 80 Plus Gold ATX PSU Active PFC modular PSU - MEPS

Case~~~ COOLER MASTER K282 Black Gaming MID-Tower Case mesh front panel with 2 x USB 3.0 (No Power Supply) full matte black coating, front 12cm Red LED fan***

Cooling Fan~~~ Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP AMD Sempron Athlon 64,64 x 2, 64 FX Opteron (Socket 939 and AM2)

Graphics Card (1)~~~ Sapphire R9 270X BF4 Verison , 2G GDDR5 PCI-E Video card , Dual DVI +HDMI + DP Ports , Dual-X With BOOST & OC Version , 3 x Maximum Display Monitor(s) support , 1020MHz / 5600MHz

~~~OR~~~

Graphics Card (2)~~~ EVGA GeForce GTX770 SC Version with ACX Dual Fan , 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video card , 1111mHZ / 7010Mhz , HDMI + Dual DVI + Display port , 3 years warranty

(I will get the GeForce IF I have enough money left over but right now I'm leaning towards the R9 270x.)

I already have a DVD drive, spare Harddrive, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse I can use so I will not be buying these.

***I was wondering if would need the fan because the case comes with one at the front.

I am planning on playing games like Battlefield 4, Warframe, Assassin's Creed, Titanfall and mainly League of Legends.

I do not plan on overclocking either.

Will these parts be good enough to run these games on atleast the "high" settings?
If not, will they be able to run it on "high" when overclocked (not preferred).

Also, is there anything I missed out that I may need?

Thank you.

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February 23, 2014 12:25:43 AM

Not bad, a b85 or h87 chipset mobo is fine when not overclocking, not that much power is needed, id think that something like a corsair cx 600watt would be enough, the best "bang for buck" haswell at the moment (as i see it) is the i5 4570 so it probably would be worth saving on the psu and getting this cpu instead to get as much as possible without overclocking.

Id get a r9 280x over gtx 770 as being slightly newer they're geared to getting better performance in newer games.

and i5 4430,4440, 4570 are all good enough to play most games very well, in terms of graphics i know that, the r9 270x should be able to play bf4 high at a reasonable fps but not on ultra
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February 23, 2014 12:27:58 AM

Easily. Get a smaller PSU, 550W unless you plan to sli/cfx later. You can use the savings to get a gtx770 as it is far superior to the 270x. The 280x would be comparable but cost more than 770.

Everything else looks good.

The following linked discussion might give a better understanding of what could possibly turn into 'which graphic's card dilemma'.

http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1867140/gtx-770-...
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February 23, 2014 12:33:09 AM

I've noticed a slight advantage using AMD cards likein BF4. It would appear because game console use AMD hardware then when games are ported to PC they are somewhat AMD optimized. With consoles where the money is for developers one would expect this to become more common.

Not that this would take anything away from a better than decent gaming experience with any capable Nvidia card. The 770 still remains my recommendation for reasons of both cost and availability. This would change if you ever decided to upgrade from 1080p, as the extra 1gb vram will definitely make the 280x the better choice.
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