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How good is this build for gaming?

Hello guys I am planning on building my first PC with its primary focus being for gaming. Will this build be able to run all games on ultra settings in 1080p and over 60 FPS? Please let me know what suggestions you may have for me to improve my build. Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/39r6k


CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Dominator 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($467.50 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Cooler Master V850 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($30.87 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.97 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1803.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-13 23:47 EDT-0400)
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  1. Very strong. It's gonna be a while before you'll be upgrading. I'd say throw in this monitor and call it a day.
    http://www.amazon.com/Acer-T232HL-bmidz-23-Inch-Display/dp/B00966IW72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394768669&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+23+touch+screen+monitor
    Your system is similar to my own.

    One more thing.....if you want added insurance, make sure that the motherboard is SLI/Crossfire compatible. At very worst in the future you can add another graphics card.
  2. dustinhunt78 said:
    Very strong. It's gonna be a while before you'll be upgrading. I'd say throw in this monitor and call it a day.
    http://www.amazon.com/Acer-T232HL-bmidz-23-Inch-Display/dp/B00966IW72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394768669&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+23+touch+screen+monitor
    Your system is similar to my own.


    Thanks! What about extra fans for cooling?
  3. it's excellent al round, I'd rather have this PSU though

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-x850
  4. Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Very strong. It's gonna be a while before you'll be upgrading. I'd say throw in this monitor and call it a day.
    http://www.amazon.com/Acer-T232HL-bmidz-23-Inch-Display/dp/B00966IW72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394768669&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+23+touch+screen+monitor
    Your system is similar to my own.


    Thanks! What about extra fans for cooling?


    Truthfully.....I don't even think you would need them. The H100i is an awesome closed loop CPU cooler, and the RAM needs no additional cooling. That came straight from a Corsair tech. If you want to add them just to add some extra bling, go for it. I like extra fans if not for anything but the LED lighting. LOL And while some people want a quiet computer, I actually like it to sound like it's doing something......kind of like a sports car with a loud muffler. ;)
  5. Better, faster, cheaper-
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1770.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-13 23:52 EDT-0400)
  6. Gee Bee said:
    it's excellent al round, I'd rather have this PSU though

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-x850


    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Very strong. It's gonna be a while before you'll be upgrading. I'd say throw in this monitor and call it a day.
    http://www.amazon.com/Acer-T232HL-bmidz-23-Inch-Display/dp/B00966IW72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394768669&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+23+touch+screen+monitor
    Your system is similar to my own.


    Thanks! What about extra fans for cooling?


    Truthfully.....I don't even think you would need them. The H100i is an awesome closed loop CPU cooler, and the RAM needs no additional cooling. That came straight from a Corsair tech. If you want to add them just to add some extra bling, go for it. I like extra fans if not for anything but the LED lighting. LOL And while some people want a quiet computer, I actually like it to sound like it's doing something......kind of like a sports car with a loud muffler. ;)



    I see... I'll have to consider getting them for the LEDs too lol I'm a sucker for shiny colorful lights
  7. Great_Society said:
    Gee Bee said:
    it's excellent al round, I'd rather have this PSU though

    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-x850


    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Very strong. It's gonna be a while before you'll be upgrading. I'd say throw in this monitor and call it a day.
    http://www.amazon.com/Acer-T232HL-bmidz-23-Inch-Display/dp/B00966IW72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394768669&sr=8-1&keywords=acer+23+touch+screen+monitor
    Your system is similar to my own.


    Thanks! What about extra fans for cooling?


    Truthfully.....I don't even think you would need them. The H100i is an awesome closed loop CPU cooler, and the RAM needs no additional cooling. That came straight from a Corsair tech. If you want to add them just to add some extra bling, go for it. I like extra fans if not for anything but the LED lighting. LOL And while some people want a quiet computer, I actually like it to sound like it's doing something......kind of like a sports car with a loud muffler. ;)



    I see... I'll have to consider getting them for the LEDs too lol I'm a sucker for shiny colorful lights


    LMAO Sometimes I feel like a Neanderthal looking at something and going, "Ooooooh....Shiiiiiiiiiny." :P
  8. verma1891 said:
    Better, faster, cheaper-
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1770.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-13 23:52 EDT-0400)


    interesting... My budget is 2k so maybe I would keep the original motherboard and power supply. Do you think that the case you chose will be large enough for all of the parts and will allow for good airflow? I am very concerned about overheating :(
  9. If you wanna go balls deep on the case, go with the Corsair 900d. It's HUGE and has all kinds of bells and whistles. Check this out:
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEIQtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUXcHu6CIntQ&ei=3n8iU8H2KKSQ0AGUlYG4DA&usg=AFQjCNHagqoQEYttX_LX_VxiP-6AJITeEQ&sig2=w33XBcZrtHcSuQW-MMux4Q&bvm=bv.62922401,d.dmQ

    It can actually accomodate a 480mm radiator internally. LOL
  10. My updated parts list...


    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($181.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1994.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 00:08 EDT-0400)
  11. Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($467.50 @ Newegg)

    Is this the reference cooled card or non reference cooled card? Recommend getting the non reference cooled R9 290 as the reference cooled ones are quite noisy and require you to install an overclocking utility to ramp up the fan speed
  12. dustinhunt78 said:
    If you wanna go balls deep on the case, go with the Corsair 900d. It's HUGE and has all kinds of bells and whistles. Check this out:
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEIQtwIwAg&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DUXcHu6CIntQ&ei=3n8iU8H2KKSQ0AGUlYG4DA&usg=AFQjCNHagqoQEYttX_LX_VxiP-6AJITeEQ&sig2=w33XBcZrtHcSuQW-MMux4Q&bvm=bv.62922401,d.dmQ

    It can actually accomodate a 480mm radiator internally. LOL


    Nice case! Unfortunately is is almost 300 bucks though! A little bit too much but it looks like a beast
  13. it's a very good case, i have it's bigger brother and can only say good things about the CM Stryker.
  14. Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Newegg)

    Nvm this works better
  15. Zenmast3r said:
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($467.50 @ Newegg)

    Is this the reference cooled card or non reference cooled card? Recommend getting the non reference cooled R9 290 as the reference cooled ones are quite noisy and require you to install an overclocking utility to ramp up the fan speed


    I have no idea but I think that I am going to go with the GTX 780 Ti instead even though it is a bit more pricey
  16. So what what is the general consensus on the Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case?

    Go or no go?

    My main concern is having enough space and proper air flow
  17. what monitor/s do you intend to use. 1080p, 1440p or higher resolution.
  18. Great_Society said:
    verma1891 said:
    Better, faster, cheaper-
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1770.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-13 23:52 EDT-0400)


    interesting... My budget is 2k so maybe I would keep the original motherboard and power supply. Do you think that the case you chose will be large enough for all of the parts and will allow for good airflow? I am very concerned about overheating :(


    I prefer ASUS over MSI. Go with Asus Maximus VI hero over hat board if your budget is not the problem. Also, that case is good, but again, if you have budget, go with the costly one. I really like the CM storm trooper case.
    Also, you dont need an 850W for a single gtx 780ti. A good 650W will do. However if you plan to SLI in future, go with the 850W.
  19. You're good with the Cooler Master. It's a very good, very capable case and handles air flow well.
  20. Gee Bee said:
    what monitor/s do you intend to use. 1080p, 1440p or higher resolution.



    I have a BenQ RL2455HM which is a 1080p 60hz monitor however I will consider buying a 1080p 144hz monitor
  21. ok, your good to go. I be more than content as the owner of your prospective build.
  22. verma1891 said:
    Great_Society said:
    verma1891 said:
    Better, faster, cheaper-
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1770.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-13 23:52 EDT-0400)


    interesting... My budget is 2k so maybe I would keep the original motherboard and power supply. Do you think that the case you chose will be large enough for all of the parts and will allow for good airflow? I am very concerned about overheating :(


    I prefer ASUS over MSI. Go with Asus Maximus VI hero over hat board if your budget is not the problem. Also, that case is good, but again, if you have budget, go with the costly one. I really like the CM storm trooper case.
    Also, you dont need an 850W for a single gtx 780ti. A good 650W will do. However if you plan to SLI in future, go with the 850W.


    How about this PSU?

    EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99

    Also yes I agree, will go with the ASUS Maximus VI Hero motherboard
  23. You guys are great! Thanks for all the help guys!

    So this is my current build

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($162.81 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1887.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 00:28 EDT-0400)

    Any other suggestions? Please feel free to continue to guide me. I am completely new to this lol
  24. The PSU is one area you can future proof. My last two PSU's have lasted several builds each and the extra juice was welcomed every time. MY latest beast should see out at least two three builds also.
  25. Quote:
    EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99

    Also yes I agree, will go with the ASUS Maximus VI Hero motherboard


    Yes thats a good PSU. Rosewill capstone at this price point is even more concrete. However, if you want modular, go with the EVGA supernova.
    Capstone-http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone650
  26. This is my PSU:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-Digital-Platinum-AX860i/dp/B00A0HZNDW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394771469&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+AX860i

    The Corsair Link system I like.....but I'm a definite computer nerd. LOL I like having the ability to "tinker". It does have it's uses too, though. Being platinum rated, it's no less than 92% efficient as well. It is also the first and only digital PSU on the market, meaning extremely tight voltage control. And unless the PSU is supplying more than I think 33% of it's power capacity, the fan doesn't even run. I do have to say that it's really unnecessary, but if you're a true computer enthusiast like myself it's a lot of fun.
  27. Gee Bee - I like the way you think... I think I will consider going with a slightly more powerful PSU just to future proof my PC. Maybe a 850W PSU will do

    Verma1891 - I certainly see what you are saying however I am afraid that having an non-modular PSU will only add clutter to my pc and especially since I have no experience in cable management! lol

    dustinhunt78 - That is one sweet PSU but I think it might be a bit too pricey for me haha. I applaud your enthusiasm for computers though and I hope that one day I will find the need for a PSU of that quality
  28. I am liking the:

    Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.99

    Go or no go? I think modular might be the way to go for me and 850W should be more than enough
  29. Great_Society said:
    I am liking the:

    Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.99

    Go or no go? I think modular might be the way to go for me and 850W should be more than enough


    Modular is always your best bet. It eliminates unnecessary cables from being in your case. Not only does it look better, but it has to give better airflow.
    And on the PSU, I did that very thing (going a size or two up from what I needed. I have an 860 watt PSU. Better to spend a little more now than to have to spend a lot more in what could be the near future if you decide to add/upgrade. My PSU is also platinum certified, the only digital model on the market (giving for VERY tight voltage control that is better on all your equipment) and guaranteed for 7 years. I think of all the things on a computer that people short change themselves on, it's the PSU. Every component in your system is affected by the PSU. The potential is there for the PSU to destroy pretty much anything in your rig if it malfunctions and sends too many volts to a component. A good PSU = protecting your build.
  30. dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    I am liking the:

    Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.99

    Go or no go? I think modular might be the way to go for me and 850W should be more than enough


    Modular is always your best bet. It eliminates unnecessary cables from being in your case. Not only does it look better, but it has to give better airflow.
    And on the PSU, I did that very thing (going a size or two up from what I needed. I have an 860 watt PSU. Better to spend a little more now than to have to spend a lot more in what could be the near future if you decide to add/upgrade. My PSU is also platinum certified, the only digital model on the market (giving for VERY tight voltage control that is better on all your equipment) and guaranteed for 7 years. I think of all the things on a computer that people short change themselves on, it's the PSU. Every component in your system is affected by the PSU. The potential is there for the PSU to destroy pretty much anything in your rig if it malfunctions and sends too many volts to a component. A good PSU = protecting your build.


    I agree with everything you just said. Better to spend a little more but be more protected.

    Hey, noticed that you have a 4770k, do you think that I should go with that processor as well over the 4670k? I heard that some games such as battlefield 4 perform better on the 4770k
  31. Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    I am liking the:

    Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.99

    Go or no go? I think modular might be the way to go for me and 850W should be more than enough


    Modular is always your best bet. It eliminates unnecessary cables from being in your case. Not only does it look better, but it has to give better airflow.
    And on the PSU, I did that very thing (going a size or two up from what I needed. I have an 860 watt PSU. Better to spend a little more now than to have to spend a lot more in what could be the near future if you decide to add/upgrade. My PSU is also platinum certified, the only digital model on the market (giving for VERY tight voltage control that is better on all your equipment) and guaranteed for 7 years. I think of all the things on a computer that people short change themselves on, it's the PSU. Every component in your system is affected by the PSU. The potential is there for the PSU to destroy pretty much anything in your rig if it malfunctions and sends too many volts to a component. A good PSU = protecting your build.


    I agree with everything you just said. Better to spend a little more but be more protected.

    Hey, noticed that you have a 4770k, do you think that I should go with that processor as well over the 4670k? I heard that some games such as battlefield 4 perform better on the 4770k



    The 4770k is a better CPU. One big difference is that the 4770k has 8 threads while the 4670k has but 4.
    Here is a comparison of the two in detail.
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/75048,75123
  32. dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    I am liking the:

    Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.99

    Go or no go? I think modular might be the way to go for me and 850W should be more than enough


    Modular is always your best bet. It eliminates unnecessary cables from being in your case. Not only does it look better, but it has to give better airflow.
    And on the PSU, I did that very thing (going a size or two up from what I needed. I have an 860 watt PSU. Better to spend a little more now than to have to spend a lot more in what could be the near future if you decide to add/upgrade. My PSU is also platinum certified, the only digital model on the market (giving for VERY tight voltage control that is better on all your equipment) and guaranteed for 7 years. I think of all the things on a computer that people short change themselves on, it's the PSU. Every component in your system is affected by the PSU. The potential is there for the PSU to destroy pretty much anything in your rig if it malfunctions and sends too many volts to a component. A good PSU = protecting your build.


    I agree with everything you just said. Better to spend a little more but be more protected.

    Hey, noticed that you have a 4770k, do you think that I should go with that processor as well over the 4670k? I heard that some games such as battlefield 4 perform better on the 4770k



    The 4770k is a better CPU. One big difference is that the 4770k has 8 threads while the 4670k has but 4.
    Here is a comparison of the two in detail.
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/75048,75123


    Thank you sir! Spending $100 more for an i-7 4770k doesn't seem too bad however I might have to find a reason to justify that though hmmm..
  33. Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    I am liking the:

    Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.99

    Go or no go? I think modular might be the way to go for me and 850W should be more than enough


    Modular is always your best bet. It eliminates unnecessary cables from being in your case. Not only does it look better, but it has to give better airflow.
    And on the PSU, I did that very thing (going a size or two up from what I needed. I have an 860 watt PSU. Better to spend a little more now than to have to spend a lot more in what could be the near future if you decide to add/upgrade. My PSU is also platinum certified, the only digital model on the market (giving for VERY tight voltage control that is better on all your equipment) and guaranteed for 7 years. I think of all the things on a computer that people short change themselves on, it's the PSU. Every component in your system is affected by the PSU. The potential is there for the PSU to destroy pretty much anything in your rig if it malfunctions and sends too many volts to a component. A good PSU = protecting your build.


    I agree with everything you just said. Better to spend a little more but be more protected.

    Hey, noticed that you have a 4770k, do you think that I should go with that processor as well over the 4670k? I heard that some games such as battlefield 4 perform better on the 4770k



    The 4770k is a better CPU. One big difference is that the 4770k has 8 threads while the 4670k has but 4.
    Here is a comparison of the two in detail.
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/75048,75123


    Thank you sir! Spending $100 more for an i-7 4770k doesn't seem too bad however I might have to find a reason to justify that though hmmm..



    Buyer's remorse is a good reason. LOL If you don't go with the best you'll most likely regret it in time.
  34. dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    I am liking the:

    Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.99

    Go or no go? I think modular might be the way to go for me and 850W should be more than enough


    Modular is always your best bet. It eliminates unnecessary cables from being in your case. Not only does it look better, but it has to give better airflow.
    And on the PSU, I did that very thing (going a size or two up from what I needed. I have an 860 watt PSU. Better to spend a little more now than to have to spend a lot more in what could be the near future if you decide to add/upgrade. My PSU is also platinum certified, the only digital model on the market (giving for VERY tight voltage control that is better on all your equipment) and guaranteed for 7 years. I think of all the things on a computer that people short change themselves on, it's the PSU. Every component in your system is affected by the PSU. The potential is there for the PSU to destroy pretty much anything in your rig if it malfunctions and sends too many volts to a component. A good PSU = protecting your build.


    I agree with everything you just said. Better to spend a little more but be more protected.

    Hey, noticed that you have a 4770k, do you think that I should go with that processor as well over the 4670k? I heard that some games such as battlefield 4 perform better on the 4770k



    The 4770k is a better CPU. One big difference is that the 4770k has 8 threads while the 4670k has but 4.
    Here is a comparison of the two in detail.
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/75048,75123


    Thank you sir! Spending $100 more for an i-7 4770k doesn't seem too bad however I might have to find a reason to justify that though hmmm..



    Buyer's remorse is a good reason. LOL If you don't go with the best you'll most likely regret it in time.


    exactly!

    Now the only question I have left is whether I will need to overclock the 4770k for running games such as BF4 in ultra high settings with my current build and if I don't overclock what kind of FPS I would expect to get in 1080p.

    Perhaps that is a questions for another thread though as I feel like I have over saturated this thread lol
  35. Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    I am liking the:

    Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.99

    Go or no go? I think modular might be the way to go for me and 850W should be more than enough


    Modular is always your best bet. It eliminates unnecessary cables from being in your case. Not only does it look better, but it has to give better airflow.
    And on the PSU, I did that very thing (going a size or two up from what I needed. I have an 860 watt PSU. Better to spend a little more now than to have to spend a lot more in what could be the near future if you decide to add/upgrade. My PSU is also platinum certified, the only digital model on the market (giving for VERY tight voltage control that is better on all your equipment) and guaranteed for 7 years. I think of all the things on a computer that people short change themselves on, it's the PSU. Every component in your system is affected by the PSU. The potential is there for the PSU to destroy pretty much anything in your rig if it malfunctions and sends too many volts to a component. A good PSU = protecting your build.


    I agree with everything you just said. Better to spend a little more but be more protected.

    Hey, noticed that you have a 4770k, do you think that I should go with that processor as well over the 4670k? I heard that some games such as battlefield 4 perform better on the 4770k



    The 4770k is a better CPU. One big difference is that the 4770k has 8 threads while the 4670k has but 4.
    Here is a comparison of the two in detail.
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/75048,75123


    Thank you sir! Spending $100 more for an i-7 4770k doesn't seem too bad however I might have to find a reason to justify that though hmmm..



    Buyer's remorse is a good reason. LOL If you don't go with the best you'll most likely regret it in time.


    exactly!

    Now the only question I have left is whether I will need to overclock the 4770k for running games such as BF4 in ultra high settings with my current build and if I don't overclock what kind of FPS I would expect to get in 1080p.

    Perhaps that is a questions for another thread though as I feel like I have over saturated this thread lol


    I really don't know to tell the truth. Depends largely on the game as well. What are you running now?
  36. dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    I am liking the:

    Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.99

    Go or no go? I think modular might be the way to go for me and 850W should be more than enough


    Modular is always your best bet. It eliminates unnecessary cables from being in your case. Not only does it look better, but it has to give better airflow.
    And on the PSU, I did that very thing (going a size or two up from what I needed. I have an 860 watt PSU. Better to spend a little more now than to have to spend a lot more in what could be the near future if you decide to add/upgrade. My PSU is also platinum certified, the only digital model on the market (giving for VERY tight voltage control that is better on all your equipment) and guaranteed for 7 years. I think of all the things on a computer that people short change themselves on, it's the PSU. Every component in your system is affected by the PSU. The potential is there for the PSU to destroy pretty much anything in your rig if it malfunctions and sends too many volts to a component. A good PSU = protecting your build.


    I agree with everything you just said. Better to spend a little more but be more protected.

    Hey, noticed that you have a 4770k, do you think that I should go with that processor as well over the 4670k? I heard that some games such as battlefield 4 perform better on the 4770k



    The 4770k is a better CPU. One big difference is that the 4770k has 8 threads while the 4670k has but 4.
    Here is a comparison of the two in detail.
    http://ark.intel.com/compare/75048,75123


    Thank you sir! Spending $100 more for an i-7 4770k doesn't seem too bad however I might have to find a reason to justify that though hmmm..



    Buyer's remorse is a good reason. LOL If you don't go with the best you'll most likely regret it in time.


    exactly!

    Now the only question I have left is whether I will need to overclock the 4770k for running games such as BF4 in ultra high settings with my current build and if I don't overclock what kind of FPS I would expect to get in 1080p.

    Perhaps that is a questions for another thread though as I feel like I have over saturated this thread lol


    I really don't know to tell the truth. Depends largely on the game as well. What are you running now?


    I meant on the intended build

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($162.81 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($145.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $2061.66

    right now I am only running a laptop lol
  37. Best answer
    To run ultra settings perhaps you would have to, but the 4770k really is good. There's a good chance that you could get by without OC.
  38. dustinhunt78 said:
    To run ultra settings perhaps you would have to, but the 4770k really is good. There's a good chance that you could get by without OC.


    Do you think that I might be able to overclock it to around 4.0 GHz without delidding?
  39. Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    To run ultra settings perhaps you would have to, but the 4770k really is good. There's a good chance that you could get by without OC.


    Do you think that I might be able to overclock it to around 4.0 GHz without delidding?


    It's only .1Ghz......That's very, very little.
  40. dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    To run ultra settings perhaps you would have to, but the 4770k really is good. There's a good chance that you could get by without OC.


    Do you think that I might be able to overclock it to around 4.0 GHz without delidding?


    It's only .1Ghz......That's very, very little.


    Isn't the stock 4770k 3.5 Ghz though?

    How high would I need to overclock it to be able to run all games on ultra settings? Sorry for all of these questions but I really appreciate your input!
  41. Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    Great_Society said:
    dustinhunt78 said:
    To run ultra settings perhaps you would have to, but the 4770k really is good. There's a good chance that you could get by without OC.


    Do you think that I might be able to overclock it to around 4.0 GHz without delidding?


    It's only .1Ghz......That's very, very little.


    Isn't the stock 4770k 3.5 Ghz though?

    Yes and no. The turbo boost goes up to 3.9.

    How high would I need to overclock it to be able to run all games on ultra settings? Sorry for all of these questions but I really appreciate your input!
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