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March 2, 2014 11:03:13 AM

so im building a new computer and so far iv picked out these parts. the video card and power supply is already bought so i will not be needing those. link is here: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32mh4 think this will be a good gaming rig? and also would you prefer windows 8 over windows 7?

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March 2, 2014 11:33:41 AM

Windows 7 vs 8 really comes down to your personal preference.
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March 2, 2014 11:34:19 AM

Hi
I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
-You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
-You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
-Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
-That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
-Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1208.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)
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March 2, 2014 11:38:54 AM

maurelie said:
Hi
I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
-You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
-You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
-Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
-That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
-Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1208.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)

I want to argue with you over the AMD GPU. AMD is for shooters. Nvidia for Assasin's creed like games.
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March 2, 2014 11:40:26 AM

XxD34THxX said:

I want to argue with you over the AMD GPU. AMD is for shooters. Nvidia for Assasin's creed like games.

Yeah, that's complete nonsense....
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March 2, 2014 11:45:15 AM

well i told you my gpu and power supply i already own so im not sure why your telling me this. SSD are to expensive and not enough space so i think the HD i picked is just fine. as for the mother board i picked it so i can upgrade later on without worry. and more memory means less upgrading later on. i really dont see your points here

maurelie said:
Hi
I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
-You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
-You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
-Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
-That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
-Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1208.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)


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March 2, 2014 11:54:33 AM

Lukek84 said:
well i told you my gpu and power supply i already own so im not sure why your telling me this. SSD are to expensive and not enough space so i think the HD i picked is just fine. as for the mother board i picked it so i can upgrade later on without worry. and more memory means less upgrading later on. i really dont see your points here

maurelie said:
Hi
I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
-You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
-You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
-Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
-That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
-Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1208.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)




Check some thing on forums and youtube videos and think again about some things you want for your system.
Things to search for:
Is Antec Basiq good power supply for $1300 budget?
Is R9 270X better than GTX 770?
Is Intel Broadwell going to use Z87 chipset?
Is 16GB of RAM necessary for gaming?
Is it better to have SSD +HDD or just HDD?
Is 16GB of RAM supported by Windows 8 32bit?

Cheers
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March 2, 2014 11:57:32 AM

I will be using 64bit windows not 32. and i just bought the video card like 2 weeks ago, im not buying another one. and i can get double the memory for like 40 bucks more so who cares?

maurelie said:
Lukek84 said:
well i told you my gpu and power supply i already own so im not sure why your telling me this. SSD are to expensive and not enough space so i think the HD i picked is just fine. as for the mother board i picked it so i can upgrade later on without worry. and more memory means less upgrading later on. i really dont see your points here

maurelie said:
Hi
I am sorry, but it is pretty unbalanced system.
-You don't need that much expensive motherboard. Cheaper one will serve you just fine
-You don't need more then 8GB of RAM for gaming.
-Better get 120GB SSD for OS, Applications, Games, and 1TB HDD for storage: Music, Movies, Pictures, Software.
-That PSU is pretty basic one, and for $1300 system is not appropriate one.
-Again for $1300 budget R9 270X is not appropriate GPU.

Here is some changes that i made, and it is less than $1300
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.96 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($23.49)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1208.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 14:34 EST-0500)




Check some thing on forums and youtube videos and think again about some things you want for your system.
Things to search for:
Is Antec Basiq good power supply for $1300 budget?
Is R9 270X better than GTX 770?
Is Intel Broadwell going to use Z87 chipset?
Is 16GB of RAM necessary for gaming?
Is it better to have SSD +HDD or just HDD?
Is 16GB of RAM supported by Windows 8 32bit?

Cheers


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March 2, 2014 11:59:59 AM

I am not telling you to buy new GPU, just saying that for the amount of money listed in your pcpartpicker build, you could have purchased better parts. That is all.
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