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March 24, 2014 8:38:26 PM

Hey guys! Im new to building computers so i wanted your help to decide if this build i created would run minecraft max settings, 60+ fps while skyping. I may also try to play some fps shooters so how would this hold up with those. Im confident that i chose good parts but i wanted second opinions. My max budget is $900 but i have a monitor and peripherals. Any help is appreciated i want the most fps i can get!

CPU $240: www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681911689...

GPU $180: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CNyNsY...

Hdd Seagate Barracuda 1TB : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram $80: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Operating system $99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CIas5I...

Psu $65: please pick one of your choice near $65 ( less $ is better )

Mobo $154: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case $50: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical drive $20: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 24, 2014 8:46:33 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($245.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $899.87

Here's a more powerful build within your price.
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March 24, 2014 8:53:34 PM

GTX 750 ti is a weak card, a bit unbalanced with i5 cpu

you can start from here
i left $100 headroom, you can use it to change the gpu to GTX 770 or add 120GB SSD Crucial M500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $792.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-24 23:52 EDT-0400)
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March 24, 2014 9:29:04 PM

woltej1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($245.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $899.87

Here's a more powerful build within your price.


yep this is a good pc right here
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March 24, 2014 9:30:43 PM

Just realized, you're going to need a CPU cooler to OC. Acceptable ones start around $30 and are the hyper212 and xigmatek gaia(slightly better.)
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March 25, 2014 1:02:47 PM

woltej1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($245.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $899.87

Here's a more powerful build within your price.


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March 25, 2014 1:05:41 PM

Ok thanks for the help, but can you explain how woltej1s build is slightly more powerful then mine? Is it because his gpu is better but his mono and other stuff is slightly cheaper?
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March 25, 2014 1:19:27 PM

AMD RADEON- thanks for the reply, i plan on trying to over lock though so the i5 4440 would not work :/ 

i think i will try a combination woltej1s design and mine? Btw, wolt are you sure the mobo you picked will work for me without doing any "experiments"? And would your case have enough room? Sorry for all the questions im only 13 and new to this stuff so thanks
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March 25, 2014 1:59:06 PM

woltej1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3fYm1/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($245.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $899.87

Here's a more powerful build within your price.


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March 25, 2014 5:04:58 PM

Can anyone explain how woltej1s pc parts are better then the ones i picked?
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March 25, 2014 7:26:46 PM

Or how about this

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ Amazon)
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: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
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March 25, 2014 7:36:55 PM

Evan builder said:
AMD RADEON- thanks for the reply, i plan on trying to over lock though so the i5 4440 would not work :/ 

i think i will try a combination woltej1s design and mine? Btw, wolt are you sure the mobo you picked will work for me without doing any "experiments"? And would your case have enough room? Sorry for all the questions im only 13 and new to this stuff so thanks


with your budget, i dont think it is wise to pick oc build
it will limit your budget to gpu

i5 non OC + GTX 770 is better than i5 OC + gtx 760
it applies only if you want gaming pc, all about FPS and performance. but if you want to use the build to learn OC, then it is okay
if only you could afford i5 oc build + Gtx 770
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March 25, 2014 11:54:06 PM

With the 4670k Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations ‡ Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8/2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16
so down the line if you get a dual video card it will only run at 8x a card
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March 26, 2014 2:04:09 PM

AMD Radeon said:
Evan builder said:
AMD RADEON- thanks for the reply, i plan on trying to over lock though so the i5 4440 would not work :/ 

i think i will try a combination woltej1s design and mine? Btw, wolt are you sure the mobo you picked will work for me without doing any "experiments"? And would your case have enough room? Sorry for all the questions im only 13 and new to this stuff so thanks


with your budget, i dont think it is wise to pick oc build
it will limit your budget to gpu

i5 non OC + GTX 770 is better than i5 OC + gtx 760
it applies only if you want gaming pc, all about FPS and performance. but if you want to use the build to learn OC, then it is okay
if only you could afford i5 oc build + Gtx 770


Ok, i guess i will not OC so should i just get the non oc version of the intel chip i picked? And a cheaper mobo?
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