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Wanting to build new gaming pc

Hi I'm thinking about building a new gaming pc in the near future. I just wanted to get a little advice on what would be the best components to buy.

Mainly at the moment I just want to buy new motherboard, cpu and ram if i have to with new mobo.
From what I've read I would like to stick with intel. So my question is should i just get the i7 or just stick with the i5. Or should I wait to upgrade for newer components to come out.The i5 looks like a good deal considering the i7 isn't really better right now, I just would like the pc to last a few years. Also I haven't read a lot on motherboards so w/e cpu is recommended give me a few mobos that would be good maybe a few with sli capabilities.

My current setup is:
e8400 Cpu (OC 3.8Ghz)
CM Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
GA-EP45-UD3R Motherboard
DDR F28500CL5D 2x2GB Ram
Nvidia Gtx 460 Gpu
Corsair Tx750w Psu
128 SSD 1Tb HD 600GB HD
Rosewill Blackhawk Case

Any advice will be helpful.
Thanks
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  1. Whats your budget? Need an OS, monitor etc. ?
    Near any Microcenters? - http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/
  2. By the looks, all you need to upgrade is your cpu,mobo,ram and gpu.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12jhc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12jhc/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/12jhc/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $409.97
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 22:57 EDT-0400)

    Depending on your budget, you can get a GTX 760,770,780, 780 ti or r9 280x
  3. Well i was thinking about $400-500 for motherboard and cpu which what you posted is less and it looks good. I figured i could upgrade my gpu a few weeks down the line. I already have a win 8 for the new upgrade and my monitor will do for now.
  4. thebiz87 said:
    Well i was thinking about $400-500 for motherboard and cpu which what you posted is less and it looks good. I figured i could upgrade my gpu a few weeks down the line. I already have a win 8 for the new upgrade and my monitor will do for now.


    Sounds like the best plan of attack. Enjoy your new build :)
  5. 16GB, ROG mobo. - http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/

    8GB with a slightly cheaper but still great mobo - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2v1zw
  6. Best answer
    Immaculate said:
    16GB, ROG mobo. - http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/

    8GB with a slightly cheaper but still great mobo - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2v1zw


    Only need an extreme4. Best price/performance.
  7. I could spend a little more than the asrock, would that msi be worth the extra cash?

    You guys have been a lot of help so far thanks.
  8. thebiz87 said:
    I could spend a little more than the asrock, would that msi be worth the extra cash?

    You guys have been a lot of help so far thanks.


    They pretty much offer the same features and perform the same. That why I suggested the extreme4, since its cheaper. No point paying more for the same thing :)
  9. The Z97 chipset is nearly hear. I would just wait for them, maybe even see how much the Devil's Canyon CPUs will be.

    Another good motherboard - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud4h
  10. Well that was one of my questions should i wait a little longer to upgrade or just upgrade now. My system is already been old for a long time what is another month or so i guess.
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