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~$700 build for a friend, any issues or suggestions?

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March 31, 2014 6:05:47 PM

The goal is to play WoW, LoL, ESO, and WildStar on high settings at 1080p.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-C ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($118.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill AEGIS 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($68.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $749.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-31 21:04 EDT-0400)

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March 31, 2014 6:12:33 PM

That's a nice build the only thing I would change would be the HDD, the WD blue is for casual use, I would get a WD black, this performs better and is more optimised for longer use and more intensive things, a much better high spec option. also If you have the money I would also get a SSD like an 840EVO, even a small size one, mainly for the OS just for a fast boot etc but not a necessity.
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March 31, 2014 6:13:39 PM

well you have a powerful cpu and weak gpu in the build above, which is unbalanced

you probably want something like this
locked i5 + Radeon 270X
good luck :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
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: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $690.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-31 21:13 EDT-0400)
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March 31, 2014 6:16:06 PM

AMD Radeon said:
well you have a powerful cpu and weak cpu in the build above, which is unbalanced

you probably want something like this
locked i5 + Radeon 270X
good luck :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
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: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $690.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-31 21:13 EDT-0400)


this will play those games better. the 260x is weak sauce, the 270x /hd 7870 is minimum IMO
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March 31, 2014 6:16:17 PM

AMD Radeon said:
well you have a powerful cpu and weak cpu in the build above, which is unbalanced

you probably want something like this
locked i5 + Radeon 270X
good luck :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
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: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $690.31
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-31 21:13 EDT-0400)


Did you mean GPU, the 4670k is a great CPU.
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