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March 20, 2014 2:38:15 PM

I Have 2 decision build here, but i think they're same and can play games on ultra settings, but which one is the best for gaming and for the money ?
build 1 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3d6rB
build 2 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dobI

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a b 4 Gaming
March 20, 2014 2:46:18 PM

lots and lots of wasted money.

Listen, i'd take the Intel build even though it's a tremendous waste of money because of the single 1080p screen. Simply put in 1080p, you don't need much more then a GTX 680/670/770. So sticking a 780ti on that amd build is wasting a lot of cash as it's insane amounts of gpu power you'll never be able to see on a single 1080p monitor.


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a b 4 Gaming
March 20, 2014 2:46:22 PM

For your builds, build 1 is better.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3doK4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3doK4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3doK4/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.99 @ Mwave)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($689.80 @ Mwave)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.74 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 23EA53V-P 23.0" Monitor ($219.00 @ Adorama)
Total: $1861.72
This is my recommendation for gaming though.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 20, 2014 2:51:18 PM

hmm abit over priced stuff dont ya think this is alot! better. an 8350 is a clocked version of the 8320 no need to spend 20-30$ extra on a clocked version. also a little adjustments this should be great also the graphics card may not fit this case heres a better case. and massive cpu cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8 69.7 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 230T Windowed-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.17 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.98 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.74 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 23EA53V-P 23.0" Monitor ($219.00 @ Adorama)
Total: $1711.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 17:51 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 20, 2014 3:06:29 PM

here is a better use of $2000; stuck a 1440p monitor onto it, which matches the 780 a lot better... swapped out some overpriced parts for some better values, and gave you a robust cpu cooler for some serious overclocking if the mood strikes you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Redline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.74 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($549.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2033.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 18:06 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 20, 2014 4:36:57 PM

This build destroys both your builds. A i7-4770k coupled with 780ti is unbeatable.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VK248H-CSM 24.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1969.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-20 19:36 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
March 21, 2014 2:39:12 PM

FractalDesignCore said:
This build destroys both your builds. A i7-4770k coupled with 780ti is unbeatable.


yes, though with a 1080p screen it's largely wasted money.
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