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Need help with building a rig for Gaming and Video editing

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April 17, 2014 10:35:46 AM

As of right now my budget is set around $680 MAX. I actually don't have a penny over $680 to spend so keep that in mind. I am in the US and I usually buy parts from newegg. Anyways, here is the parts I've put together but it goes slightly over. Anyone have any ideas or recommendations to lower the price? I already have a case, ram, harddrive, OS, accessories like mouse and keyboard, etc. I guess I could drop the antistatic wrist strap because supposedly if you touch the metal in your case you are fine but I rather be safe than sorry? I will be gaming and video editing on this rig.


MSI N760-2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

$239.99



EVGA 100-W1-500-KR 500W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC 3 Year Warranty Power Supply Intel 4th Gen CPU Ready


$49.99


Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap

$5.99


MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

$48.99


Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K

$339.99


Subtotal: $684.95

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a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2014 11:05:50 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($304.98 @ Best Buy)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $674.95

You had a k series cpu on a non supporting mobo, which would be pointless. With your budget the non k i7 is right for you.

Also yes you do not need a wrist strap, instead plug your power supply into the wall and turn it off and touch that every now and then. Touching the case won't matter as it isn't grounded.
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a c 284 4 Gaming
April 17, 2014 11:16:09 AM

Same CPU performance, but a good upgrade to the 770. The Xeon is essentially an i7 without the HD Graphics chip, but you have a 770, so you don't need it lol

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $678.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 14:15 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
April 17, 2014 11:48:16 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
Same CPU performance, but a good upgrade to the 770. The Xeon is essentially an i7 without the HD Graphics chip, but you have a 770, so you don't need it lol

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($243.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $678.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 14:15 EDT-0400)


pretty much this. And I'd stay away from low end MSI boards at all costs. Just personal experience.
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April 17, 2014 4:22:34 PM

Hmm alright that seems good, getting a 770 would be a nice step up. However, my brother is arguing with me that an i7 is better than the Xeon and games he plays are CPU dependent. he needs fast video rendering in sony vegas, bla bla bla, so what I'm trying to ask is: can you guys show me some fancy charts or what-not showing the Xeon is essentially the same as that i7 just minus the silly HD chip?

Thanks for your help guys I REALLY appreciate it!!
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