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Looking for suggestion for a 1500 $ build for gaming + monitor

Hi everybody! I actually live in Italy so I'm going to talk about euros (1200-1300, about 1500-1600 in $), but I'm building my gaming pc and I would like to get a really good rig in order to not upgrade it for years.

Approximate Purchase Date: I'm probably going to buy it in this month.

Budget Range: around 1500 $

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, i need a gaming monitor


Parts to Upgrade: I would like to buy everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'm getting them in Italy, probably from http://www.prokoo.com/

Location: Italy

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: I don't think so

Your Monitor Resolution: my idea is 1920x1080

Additional Comments: The specs should be good to play the most demanding games at top settings at least for the following 3-4-5 years...

My idea until now is:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xepK

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor


Any suggestion?

Is the power supply correct? is the motherboard ok?

I wasn't thinking about getting an SSD, do you think would it be needed? I could expand the HDD to 2tb in the future just in case...

What do you think about the Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor? maybe with the idea of upgrading for the G-Sync in the future?

I could add more RAM in the future if needed.

I can probably get this rig for around 1100-1200 euros...

I'm open to suggestion :)
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  1. Best answer
    No need for an i7 for gaming, a i5 will be perfect. Also add an ssd (840 evo etc.)
  2. camohanna said:
    No need for an i7 for gaming, a i5 will be perfect. Also add an ssd (840 evo etc.)


    So an i5-4670? can you explain me why it's better? the idea is not only to build one for now, but also for the future...
    the i5-4670k is 190 euros, while the i7-4770k is 290 for me, more or less...
  3. definitely go for i5 4670K
    spending 100 euro on i7 isnt good choice
    if you want to spend more, go buy 240GB ssd
    or GTX 780 Ti
  4. thewhitemamba24 said:
    camohanna said:
    No need for an i7 for gaming, a i5 will be perfect. Also add an ssd (840 evo etc.)


    So an i5-4670? can you explain me why it's better? the idea is not only to build one for now, but also for the future...
    the i5-4670k is 190 euros, while the i7-4770k is 290 for me, more or less...


    i5-4670k yes. Never build for the future, you can only future proof so far. The i7 has hyperthreading while the i5 does not. Hyperthreading is irrelevant in gaming as the grunt of the processing is done by the gpu.
  5. camohanna said:
    thewhitemamba24 said:
    camohanna said:
    No need for an i7 for gaming, a i5 will be perfect. Also add an ssd (840 evo etc.)


    So an i5-4670? can you explain me why it's better? the idea is not only to build one for now, but also for the future...
    the i5-4670k is 190 euros, while the i7-4770k is 290 for me, more or less...


    i5-4670k yes. Never build for the future, you can only future proof so far. The i7 has hyperthreading while the i5 does not. Hyperthreading is irrelevant in gaming as the grunt of the processing is done by the gpu.


    ok i see your point... I don't know, i'm planning to spend some more money now and not for a long while (let's call it future proofing) and is it not possible that future games are going to use hyperthreading? Watch_dogs for example says that to play in ultra we would need a i7-4770k...
    I'm just asking, I really appreciate your opinions... :)
    I looked into the difference between the gtx780 and the gtx780ti and i could get:

    -the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Dual Classified w/ EVGA ACX Cooler for 461 euros

    -EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked w/ EVGA ACX Cooler for 600 euros

    for these prices would it still be smart to get the Ti?

    Thanks for the help
  6. thewhitemamba24 said:
    camohanna said:
    thewhitemamba24 said:
    camohanna said:
    No need for an i7 for gaming, a i5 will be perfect. Also add an ssd (840 evo etc.)


    So an i5-4670? can you explain me why it's better? the idea is not only to build one for now, but also for the future...
    the i5-4670k is 190 euros, while the i7-4770k is 290 for me, more or less...


    i5-4670k yes. Never build for the future, you can only future proof so far. The i7 has hyperthreading while the i5 does not. Hyperthreading is irrelevant in gaming as the grunt of the processing is done by the gpu.


    ok i see your point... I don't know, i'm planning to spend some more money now and not for a long while (let's call it future proofing) and is it not possible that future games are going to use hyperthreading? Watch_dogs for example says that to play in ultra we would need a i7-4770k...
    I'm just asking, I really appreciate your opinions... :)
    I looked into the difference between the gtx780 and the gtx780ti and i could get:

    -the EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Dual Classified w/ EVGA ACX Cooler for 461 euros

    -EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked w/ EVGA ACX Cooler for 600 euros

    for these prices would it still be smart to get the Ti?

    Thanks for the help


    the 780 ti will be better. If it is a choice between i5 + 780 ti or i7 and 780, the i5/780ti will be the better choice.

    Anyway, check out this thread on i5 vs i7: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1844349/4670k-4770k-watch-dogs.html
  7. To add my 2c. I suggest building the best to suit now, since you cannot predict the future. Games may use hyperthreading in the future, but just remember with the massive amount of components avaliable in a constantly changing industry, nothing is set in stone. By the time all games will utilize this technology, you will want to upgrade anyway..
  8. ok you actually convinced me to go for the i5 :)

    I'm still debating if the gtx 780 ti is worthed. I'm going to ask around for the prices and see the difference. I will keep you posted.

    What do you think about the monitor, the Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" ? is it worthed with the idea of upgrading with the g-sync in the future? thanks for the help!
  9. thewhitemamba24 said:
    ok you actually convinced me to go for the i5 :)

    I'm still debating if the gtx 780 ti is worthed. I'm going to ask around for the prices and see the difference. I will keep you posted.

    What do you think about the monitor, the Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" ? is it worthed with the idea of upgrading with the g-sync in the future? thanks for the help!


    If anything, just go for more bang for your buck. The higher the graphics cards go, the less performance increase you get for your money. I think the 780 vs 780 ti is around ~10% performance increase, so depending on the pricing you can decide which you prefer. Either choice is good.

    Also, that monitor is an excellent one for gaming.
  10. camohanna said:
    thewhitemamba24 said:
    ok you actually convinced me to go for the i5 :)

    I'm still debating if the gtx 780 ti is worthed. I'm going to ask around for the prices and see the difference. I will keep you posted.

    What do you think about the monitor, the Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" ? is it worthed with the idea of upgrading with the g-sync in the future? thanks for the help!


    If anything, just go for more bang for your buck. The higher the graphics cards go, the less performance increase you get for your money. I think the 780 vs 780 ti is around ~10% performance increase, so depending on the pricing you can decide which you prefer. Either choice is good.

    Also, that monitor is an excellent one for gaming.


    I think in the end I will go with the 780, save some money... for the moment this rig will be more than enough, expecially for "just" 1920x1080.. later i might think about a sli if i really need it, or else!
  11. thewhitemamba24 said:
    camohanna said:
    thewhitemamba24 said:
    ok you actually convinced me to go for the i5 :)

    I'm still debating if the gtx 780 ti is worthed. I'm going to ask around for the prices and see the difference. I will keep you posted.

    What do you think about the monitor, the Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" ? is it worthed with the idea of upgrading with the g-sync in the future? thanks for the help!


    If anything, just go for more bang for your buck. The higher the graphics cards go, the less performance increase you get for your money. I think the 780 vs 780 ti is around ~10% performance increase, so depending on the pricing you can decide which you prefer. Either choice is good.

    Also, that monitor is an excellent one for gaming.


    I think in the end I will go with the 780, save some money... for the moment this rig will be more than enough, expecially for "just" 1920x1080.. later i might think about a sli if i really need it, or else!


    Exactly. The 780 is a monster and will destory most games at any rate @ 1080p
  12. The GTX 780 ti is approx 17% faster than the 780 scroll down this page to see why, more texture mapping units, supports higher direct x, more shaders...

    http://www.hwcompare.com/16380/geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-780/
  13. 4cloud said:
    The GTX 780 ti is approx 17% faster than the 780 scroll down this page to see why, more texture mapping units, supports higher direct x, more shaders...

    http://www.hwcompare.com/16380/geforce-gtx-780-ti-vs-geforce-gtx-780/



    Hmm, i did underestimate it a bit. Judging by these benchmarks it is around 15% performance increase



    Either way, any fps over 60 is essentially 'wasted' so i would still go for the gtx 780
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