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I want to build my own computer, basically for gaming but for some other works too.I am going to use it a lot of hours every day. I have chosen the parts that i would like to use.
These are the parts that i chose:
-CPU: intel core i5-4670 3,4ghz quad core I haven't chose a cpu cooler so i need your opinion on that
-Motherboard: ASRock B85 KILLER ATX LGA1150
-Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
-Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk + Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive. Generally i was thinking of using a low space ssd plus an hdd. What do you think of that?
-Video card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX760 2GB WindForce 3X OC
-Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX
-Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
I have a badget of about 900$(700euros)
i dont need to buy a case cause i have one. Also i have a monitor(a really good one) and operating system.
Are these parts good enough or i could get something better with the same money? What do you suggest me to do?
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  1. Here you go, everything is better now.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£149.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£64.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£60.55 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£238.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £654.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 01:09 GMT+0000)
  2. nikos_gevre said:
    I want to build my own computer, basically for gaming but for some other works too.I am going to use it a lot of hours every day. I have chosen the parts that i would like to use.
    These are the parts that i chose:
    -CPU: intel core i5-4670 3,4ghz quad core I haven't chose a cpu cooler so i need your opinion on that
    -Motherboard: ASRock B85 KILLER ATX LGA1150
    -Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866
    -Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk + Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive. Generally i was thinking of using a low space ssd plus an hdd. What do you think of that?
    -Video card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX760 2GB WindForce 3X OC
    -Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX
    -Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer
    I have a badget of about 900$(700euros)
    i dont need to buy a case cause i have one. Also i have a monitor(a really good one) and operating system.
    Are these parts good enough or i could get something better with the same money? What do you suggest me to do?

    That is a decent build for the price but if you want to save money go ahead and pull the SSD out so you have more room for the GPU, especially since you'll be gaming.
  3. IDontUnderstand said:
    Here you go, everything is better now.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£149.99 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£64.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£60.55 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£47.99 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£35.99 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£238.52 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£44.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Total: £654.44
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 01:09 GMT+0000)


    Well i am ok with some changes but my biger concern is in the motherboard... Why this one and not the one i picked? As i was searching for the perfect motherboard for me, i read that the ASrock B85 killer is the best option for gamers in this price. As for the graphics card i think its a bit expensive... even these 60-70$ are too much for me to add them in the my badget. I think i will stay with the gtx760 or even i am thinking of going with the gtx750 to lower my badget...
    Also, what about the cpu cooler? Which one you suggest?
  4. 1. According to http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HCRNG82 the ASUS H87M-E is cheaper. In addition, these threads http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1745967/b85-h87.html and http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1857595/difference-gigabyte-h81-h87-b85.html tells you that H87 will have a bit more features than B85 chipset, but go with B85 if you don't need them and if it is cheaper. However, in this case, the H87 is not only cheaper, but obviously more features as mentioned. Therefore I would go with the H87 board. Furthermore on your question about gamer board, I personally don't much of a difference between a gaming board vs a high quality board. Gaming board tend to feature a higher class LAN and maybe audio, but it's not tremendous enough to make me want to switch to that board unless it's cheaper. The term gaming motherboard, in my opinion, means the board is for people who will more than likely to have a high end GPU, or multiple of those, uses LAN, care more about gaming audio, and overclock. However, if you compare that to a high end motherboard, you will still be able to get a multi GPU supported, overclockable motherboard. Now whether the LAN and audio quality matters to you or not, I can't say. Personally, I don't think it is unless it's cheaper.

    2. GPU is where the most power is needed for a gamer, so I would rather cheap out a little bit on the CPU and get a higher end GPU, in my opinion. With that said, GTX 760 or R9 270X are still great cards, but obviously not as good as GTX 770. I would go for GTX 770 unless you can't afford it.

    3. You do not need a CPU cooler unless you want to overclock or if you care a lot about noise. This is where you can cut down on if you want to save some money. Which I did in my suggested build.
  5. IDontUnderstand said:
    1. According to http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00HCRNG82 the ASUS H87M-E is cheaper. In addition, these threads http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1745967/b85-h87.html and http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1857595/difference-gigabyte-h81-h87-b85.html tells you that H87 will have a bit more features than B85 chipset, but go with B85 if you don't need them and if it is cheaper. However, in this case, the H87 is not only cheaper, but obviously more features as mentioned. Therefore I would go with the H87 board. Furthermore on your question about gamer board, I personally don't much of a difference between a gaming board vs a high quality board. Gaming board tend to feature a higher class LAN and maybe audio, but it's not tremendous enough to make me want to switch to that board unless it's cheaper. The term gaming motherboard, in my opinion, means the board is for people who will more than likely to have a high end GPU, or multiple of those, uses LAN, care more about gaming audio, and overclock. However, if you compare that to a high end motherboard, you will still be able to get a multi GPU supported, overclockable motherboard. Now whether the LAN and audio quality matters to you or not, I can't say. Personally, I don't think it is unless it's cheaper.

    2. GPU is where the most power is needed for a gamer, so I would rather cheap out a little bit on the CPU and get a higher end GPU, in my opinion. With that said, GTX 760 or R9 270X are still great cards, but obviously not as good as GTX 770. I would go for GTX 770 unless you can't afford it.

    3. You do not need a CPU cooler unless you want to overclock or if you care a lot about noise. This is where you can cut down on if you want to save some money. Which I did in my suggested build.


    Thank you for your help. In Greece H87 is not cheaper than B85(its almost 5euros more expensive) but i really am very confused now... As i saw in some reviews the ASrock B85 killer is the best option for a gamer motherboard in these money, but on the other hand i can see your point about the features every chipset offers. Though, again, the exact model of ASrock B85 killer has really good critics and most of the sites i visited suggest this motherboard for low badget gaming computers. I will give it a lot of thought.
    About the GPU i think that gtx760 doesn't have a lot of differences from gtx770 and i think the 760 is enough for me...
    About overclocking, after i overclock my motherboard (i didn't exactly understand how overclock works) is so much different than before? Is it really that important to overclock so i can get the maximum of its use or i can just stay wihtout overclock and still get a good-high performance?
  6. Best answer
    1. If that is the case for you where the B85 is cheaper, then go ahead. Both boards are good, and enough for your need, I was pretty much suggesting the cheaper one in my last post.

    2. This thread will help you decide between GTX 760 and 770 http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1847383/gtx-760-gtx-770-terms-price-performance.html Whether one will be enough really depends on the games you want to play, the settings you want to play the game at, and the resolution of your monitor. If you are alright with high settings at 1080p in most games then GTX 760 will be enough, but if you want ultra high or high in all games then GTX 770 would be better, especially if you can afford it. Let's use that crappy word 'future proof'.

    3. Overclock is not necessary. People don't really overclock their motherboard other than the Front-side bus and Northbridge, people tend to overclock CPU and GPU more than anything. Again, it's not necessary, you can still achieve great performance without it. In addition, those two motherboards that we've been discussing about does not allow overclocking. Z87 chipset is the only chipset on the LGA1150 platform that allows overclock.
  7. I really appreciate your help and thank you very much for your time.
    From what i read here he could overclock B85 chipset http://www.eteknix.com/asrock-fatal1ty-b85-lga-1150-killer-motherboard-review/14/ but i don't really care at all cause i don't think i will try overclock mine... Thanks again for your help.
  8. Huh, interesting. Lesson learned. Thank you.

    Here is what happened lol http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Non-Z-OC-BIOS-Microcode-overclocking,23682.html
  9. nikos_gevre said:
    I really appreciate your help and thank you very much for your time.
    From what i read here he could overclock B85 chipset http://www.eteknix.com/asrock-fatal1ty-b85-lga-1150-killer-motherboard-review/14/ but i don't really care at all cause i don't think i will try overclock mine... Thanks again for your help.


    You could possibly overclock it but it MAY allow mild overclocks if you're into a slight performance boost.
  10. If i decide to go for a better, more expensive motherboard with Z87 chipset which one you suggest me(around 130$-160$)?
    What about Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150? It comes for 155euros in my country (maybe i will find it cheaper online) and it has some good features.
  11. I don't recommend a Z87 as the only difference between a H87 and Z87 is the overclocking ability and since you can't overclock a i5-4670, it will be a waste. However, here is some options if you want to get Z87,
    ASUS Z87-A http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-z87-a-s1150-intel-z87-ddr3-atx-8Q3Q.html?utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_content=AW00&awc=3044_1394912305_c8ad2aadf4fe625ff3b67e841ef6c55e
    MSI Z87-G45 GAMING http://www.cclonline.com/product/131906/Z87-G45-GAMING/Motherboards/MSI-Z87-G45-Gaming-Motherboard-LGA1150-Intel-Z87/MBD0872/?siteID=8BacdVP0GFs-.PyOj_Jfof_6JqQQR3YOLw
  12. As i can see the i5-4670k is only 5 dollars more expensive, does it worth the 5 more dollars or i will just get nothing better?
    So if i don't want to overclock i don't need to waste more money by buying Z87 chipset?
    Which H87 mobo you suggest in these badget(150$)?
    Sorry for asking so many questions but it's only the first pc i try to build and until know i was buying pc's and i was only care about the cpu performance and the graphics card...
  13. $5 gives you the opportunity to overclock.
    If you don't overclock, don't get Z87.
    If you want to overclock, you will need that $5, Z87, and an aftermarket cooler.
  14. My bigest concern is that in 2-3 years maybe i will want to overclock so to raise the performance of my pc and if i dont have Z87 chipset and a "k" cpu i will not be able... Plus in 2-3 years i will have the badget to buy a second gpu(so i will use SLI) and a cpu cooler(so i will be able to overclock) and that will raise my pc's performance really high...
    So in conclusion i think i will drop out the ssd i had in my build so i can buy a Z87 chipset and a "k" cpu.
    Is that logical or just air words?
  15. It makes sense, and if that's your decision, then go for it. Make sure you don't start overclocking without an aftermarket cooler.
  16. Again, thanks for your help, I really appreciate it.
  17. Have fun with the build :)
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