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March 4, 2014 12:15:59 PM

I am building a custom gaming PC and I just wanted to know how this one looks. Any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks in advance. Here is the link to my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33FNB

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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 12:24:00 PM

everything is good, but instead of a 4gb 680, just go with a 780 3gb, and for your wireless card, basically get anything but d-link.

also if you are only gaming, save some money and get cheaper ram (1600mhz speed does not even lose 1 fps over 1866). and for gaming you only need 8gb, (6 would do, but some games are using up to 3 gb of ram now, and with the rest of your system 6gb would be pushing it). I'd say get 2 4gb sticks and run them in dual channel, and if you find yourself needing more ram later, then upgrade then

you COULD save some money and go with a 4770k instead of the 4820k and you wouldnt lose any gaming performance either
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 12:26:20 PM

realistically, if you wanted to maximize gaming performance and minimizing cost, go with an i5-4670k (overclock it) and get a 780ti. you don't need an i7 for any games, and even without mantle, microsoft is going to update direct x eventually to reduce the need for a powerful cpu for gaming even further.
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March 4, 2014 12:29:39 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
everything is good, but instead of a 4gb 680, just go with a 780 3gb, and for your wireless card, basically get anything but d-link.

also if you are only gaming, save some money and get cheaper ram (1600mhz speed does not even lose 1 fps over 1866). and for gaming you only need 8gb, (6 would do, but some games are using up to 3 gb of ram now, and with the rest of your system 6gb would be pushing it). I'd say get 2 4gb sticks and run them in dual channel, and if you find yourself needing more ram later, then upgrade then

you COULD save some money and go with a 4770k instead of the 4820k and you wouldnt lose any gaming performance either


I was just wondering if you said that d link was bad what should I get. I only picked d link because that is the brand of out wifi router didn't know if i would need it or not. Thanks though

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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 12:31:12 PM

tp-link is good and linksys isn't bad. and no, wireless card does not need to match router brand (d-link makes terrible routers too lol) sorry but d-link just has a bad company reputation and performance rating compared to almost any of the other mainstream companies
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 12:34:18 PM

You could save lots of cash and go with the AMD 8350 put the extra money into something else
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 12:37:40 PM

yeah, for purely gaming either the i5(k version) or the 8350, though the i5 outperforms it in most (not all) games (though the i5 is slightly more expensive, and the performance difference is to be expected)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 12:48:04 PM



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICVeN6WEGgg

really depends on where you go to look for info. the amd side is good at multi tasking and doing multicore processes like video rendering, but does not have as good single core performance as intel, and requires a much more extensive overclock to reach the same numbers is certain games. yes, other games take advantage of the 8350, but the majority are more 1-4 core oriented, which gives intel the boost in most cases. This is why amd has had to drop prices on products like the 9590 and the 8350, and intel has been allowed to keep their prices relatively high. Now, considering the 8350 is roughly $180 in most places, and the 4670k is roughly $210-230, the amd side is a very attractive option.
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March 4, 2014 2:27:03 PM

Brantyn Gerik said:
tp-link is good and linksys isn't bad. and no, wireless card does not need to match router brand (d-link makes terrible routers too lol) sorry but d-link just has a bad company reputation and performance rating compared to almost any of the other mainstream companies


On final question, do you know if my wireless card should pci or usb i do not know the difference sorry.
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March 4, 2014 2:28:03 PM

Also thank you both for taking your time to try and help me.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 4, 2014 4:40:11 PM

Personally i prefer pci wireless card, but usb ones are fine, but might not have the same range extent
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