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April 17, 2014 3:16:40 AM

Ok, my price range is 700, maybe 800 TOPS, probably closer to 700. (I know this difference could be the difference between a 760 and a 770). So let me know because if neccesary I could wait another month for a bit more cash but I would like to get my system soon.

Gaming System. Mainly for MMO's. I play games like FFXIV, Elder Scrolls online and I will play shooters and other games so I want the system to be as future proof as possible for the money I'm paying.

So far I have generally got the consensus that Intel + GeForce are the way to go from most people I have spoken to.

In my price range from a little research I am guessing I am looking at;

Intel I5 (Which one for my price range?) I'm a little confused whether spending that extra is worth it for a better I5.

Geforce GTX760 (Again, which one?)

Motherboard (I'm clueless about these)

PSU - Research tells me I should probably buy a 650 Watt Gold PSU

SSD HD: The system is got gaming, no choice here. I won't have many games installed at a time, maybe 1-2 MMO's MAX, thats maybe 50gb and a few normal games, so I doubt I even need more than 120, never more than 250.

I will obviously need a disc drive so any help is appreciated here.

Am I missing anything? What site should I use? Anyone can help me with some good knowledge I would be very appreciative.
April 17, 2014 3:45:06 AM

Hi,
It is tough to make $700 build with the parts you prefer. Here is something for $760
My suggestion for cutting $50 will be to switch to R9 270X, it has similar performance with the GTX 760, but $50 cheaper

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($67.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $765.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 06:43 EDT-0400)
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April 17, 2014 3:47:09 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.07 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($224.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $698.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 06:46 EDT-0400)
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April 17, 2014 3:58:28 AM

I'm in the UK I've seen several builds for this price on sites like Overclockers and PC specialist so I assumed making one would be cheaper.

Price of 760 is about 175 uk pounds

Sorry for confusion
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April 17, 2014 4:03:02 AM

Tsormpac said:
I'm in the UK I've seen several builds for this price on sites like Overclockers and PC specialist so I assumed making one would be cheaper.

Price of 760 is about 175 uk pounds

Sorry for confusion


Well if that is the case, you can definitely have i5 and GTX 770

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£128.43 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£54.56 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.30 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£48.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.73 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£234.98 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.68 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£58.99 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (£13.54 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £672.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 12:02 BST+0100)
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April 17, 2014 6:23:16 AM

maurelie said:
Tsormpac said:
I'm in the UK I've seen several builds for this price on sites like Overclockers and PC specialist so I assumed making one would be cheaper.

Price of 760 is about 175 uk pounds

Sorry for confusion


Well if that is the case, you can definitely have i5 and GTX 770

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£128.43 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£54.56 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.30 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£48.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.73 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£234.98 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.68 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£58.99 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (£13.54 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £672.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 12:02 BST+0100)


That is good value for money that build.

Just a few last things. Do you think there will be much difference in around 26 days time in price? Should I come back here when I have the cash ready to order ?

Also, I would like to stream MMO's like The Elder Scrolls online. I'm guessing this PC would smash that with 50MB/10MBupload fibre optic?
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April 17, 2014 6:40:45 AM

Tsormpac said:
maurelie said:
Tsormpac said:
I'm in the UK I've seen several builds for this price on sites like Overclockers and PC specialist so I assumed making one would be cheaper.

Price of 760 is about 175 uk pounds

Sorry for confusion


Well if that is the case, you can definitely have i5 and GTX 770

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£128.43 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£54.56 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.30 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£48.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.73 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£234.98 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.68 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£58.99 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (£13.54 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £672.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 12:02 BST+0100)


That is good value for money that build.

Just a few last things. Do you think there will be much difference in around 26 days time in price? Should I come back here when I have the cash ready to order ?

Also, I would like to stream MMO's like The Elder Scrolls online. I'm guessing this PC would smash that with 50MB/10MBupload fibre optic?


Well, in 26 days maybe the complete build will be 10-20GBP cheaper or more expensive. When you will be ready to buy the system, just check again the prices.
I think it will do fine with those internet speeds.
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April 17, 2014 8:27:04 PM

Tsormpac said:
maurelie said:
Tsormpac said:
I'm in the UK I've seen several builds for this price on sites like Overclockers and PC specialist so I assumed making one would be cheaper.

Price of 760 is about 175 uk pounds

Sorry for confusion


Well if that is the case, you can definitely have i5 and GTX 770

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor (£128.43 @ Ebuyer)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£54.56 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£52.30 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£48.78 @ Aria PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.73 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (£234.98 @ Aria PC)
Case: Zalman Z5 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case (£38.68 @ Scan.co.uk)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£58.99 @ Dabs)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer (£13.54 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £672.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 12:02 BST+0100)


That is good value for money that build.

Just a few last things. Do you think there will be much difference in around 26 days time in price? Should I come back here when I have the cash ready to order ?

Also, I would like to stream MMO's like The Elder Scrolls online. I'm guessing this PC would smash that with 50MB/10MBupload fibre optic?


You should just order it whenever you're ready to, and yes, you would EASILY be able to stream The Elder Scrolls via Twitch or any other streaming platform.
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