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March 15, 2014 2:31:05 PM

So a member of this community gave me this PC build-

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/43Bs

Before I go and spend ~1,400 USD I just want to get 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinions etc. I like to be extremely cautious.

The budget is ~1400 USD

The main purpose of this PC is for gaming. I also watch movies and go on youtube, general surfing of the web. But the main purpose of this is to get a PC that can get video games that require a lot of resources to play on very high/ultra on 60+ fps (or whatever FPS is considered good). Do you think this is good enough? Anything that could be replaced? (Within the budget) Will this PC perform like I am hoping for?

I thank you for taking time to reply to this thread

And thank you for taking the time for making the build yesterday, if you happen to see this thread.

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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 2:37:48 PM

Its top of the line great gaming pc.
Are you going to be overclocking ?

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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 2:39:28 PM

Why didn't you continue the previous thread? Getting more opinions probably won't help much.
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March 15, 2014 2:40:50 PM

To be quite honest I don't exactly know what it is or how to do it.

From what I've gathered from my 10 seconds of hearing about it is that your push your computer past what it is supposed to be able to do? And if so then I may be interested. Overclocking was actually my next question

Is this computer capable of overclocking? Is there anything I'm missing if I wanted to?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 2:41:10 PM

nice build . . . may be you can change your board . . gigabyte z87-hd3 good one and in same price range
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 2:42:55 PM

i changed your ssd because the evo gets way better performance and is more reliable
i changed your ram because i would rather go with a more reputable company like corsair or g skill
all in all it was only 15 dollars more

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aqrt
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aqrt/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3aqrt/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.52 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1368.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 17:41 EDT-0400)
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March 15, 2014 2:50:36 PM

lackysami said:
jwall5352 said:
So a member of this community gave me this PC build-

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/43Bs

Before I go and spend ~1,400 USD I just want to get 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinions etc. I like to be extremely cautious.

The budget is ~1400 USD

The main purpose of this PC is for gaming. I also watch movies and go on youtube, general surfing of the web. But the main purpose of this is to get a PC that can get video games that require a lot of resources to play on very high/ultra on 60+ fps (or whatever FPS is considered good). Do you think this is good enough? Anything that could be replaced? (Within the budget) Will this PC perform like I am hoping for?

I thank you for taking time to reply to this thread

And thank you for taking the time for making the build yesterday, if you happen to see this thread.


nice build but Cpu cooler is good to have, i suggest to add atleast cooler master hyper 212 EVO. and windows 8 is lighter then windows 7 but that is really just interface question because the pc is beastly.



ok now bear with me here. I dont know much about this stuff. I just realized this computer has no fan to cool it down correct? and that hyper 212 evo you just suggested is a fan yes?

I need one yea? XD
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 2:54:14 PM

No cooler, no overclock, so I added a cooler as suggested by lackysami. 212 Evo
A better motherboard is recommended as STACKS ON DECK has suggested, so I changed it. Z87 Extreme4
There are cheaper RAMs out there, that will also get the job done. Ripjaws X Series
PNY isn't the best brand as Bad_Kitty13 has mentioned, but I opted for a cheaper and still reliable brand (not as reliable). A-Data SP600
If you were going to spend $110 on the PSU, might as well raise the wattage since it's still within that $110. XFX 750W 80 Gold.

Here you go, a combination of everyone.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.52 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1343.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 17:54 EDT-0400)

Update: if you are not plan on overclocking, then you should get i5-4570/4670 and H87M-E. It's kind of a waste of money if you get a K processor and a Z87 board, but don't overclock it.
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March 15, 2014 2:57:15 PM

Damn. So many builds. And yet I know nothing about this stuff. So hard to decide.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 3:01:04 PM

I think you should just go with mine, so I just combined everyone's idea into one build. I vote for mine lol
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March 15, 2014 3:05:25 PM

It's up to the one by IDontUnderstand or Bad_kitty13

I wonder if I can make a poll on this site?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 3:07:52 PM

build fight o.O !!!!!

if you do want to overclock mine needs a 212 hyper evo as well
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 3:11:01 PM

jwall5352 said:
It's up to the one by IDontUnderstand or Bad_kitty13

I wonder if I can make a poll on this site?


Not being offense or anything, but you have to give that the XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold is definitely worth the dollar compare to the original one. Similarly, the motherboard is just more superior in terms of build quality and overclocking capability. RAMs from G.Skill for 69.99 is a steal. Furthermore, since we have all agreed that you should get Evo 212 if overclocking. The only thing you are considering would be either the Samsung 840 EVO or A-Data SP600.
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March 15, 2014 3:11:27 PM

I'm gonna make a thread with a poll if I can figure it out/if its possible :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 3:13:06 PM

I think you should just pick one.....go with the Samsung EVO if you don't mind the extra dollars, go with SP600 if you do care. Simple as that.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 3:14:18 PM

This
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1335.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 18:15 EDT-0400)

or this
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Enermax ECA3290A-G ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1360.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-15 18:16 EDT-0400)
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March 15, 2014 3:21:17 PM

Thank you for all the help guys.

I will be going for the build that has the samsung.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 3:22:29 PM

jwall5352 said:
I'm gonna make a thread with a poll if I can figure it out/if its possible :p 

A third thread won't help you decide. Follow lackysami's suggestion and be done with it.
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March 15, 2014 3:23:59 PM

Quick question!!!

When I originally clicked the link it had the storage as Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk. Why the change? Was it a mistake?
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March 15, 2014 3:28:46 PM

Thanks for all the help guys. :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 3:31:12 PM

Select a best solution for our future readers, please. Thank you.
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March 15, 2014 3:39:20 PM

Post your answer in its own post so I can choose it as a best solution.
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March 15, 2014 3:41:22 PM

Unless I should just choose the post that had the two builds?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 15, 2014 3:50:58 PM

Whichever one you think will benefit readers the most.
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