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May 20, 2014 10:07:53 AM

Wondering how this pc looks for gaming. I'm not going to overclock or sli and will be playing at 1920x1080. I plan to buy the parts in the next couple of weeks. I'm open to suggestions but would like to keep the price around $1000 or lower.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.96 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.32 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($258.27 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Grey ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GEN DVD/CD Drive ($18.75 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1014.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-20 13:05 EDT-0400)
May 20, 2014 10:28:52 AM

Not bad. But I would probably use a 7950 or a r9-280 as they are usually a bit faster and cheaper.
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May 20, 2014 10:32:40 AM

hd85 said:
Wondering how this pc looks for gaming. I'm not going to overclock or sli and will be playing at 1920x1080. I plan to buy the parts in the next couple of weeks. I'm open to suggestions but would like to keep the price around $1000 or lower.

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.96 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.32 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($258.27 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Grey ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GEN DVD/CD Drive ($18.75 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1014.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-20 13:05 EDT-0400)


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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.32 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($258.27 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Ghost (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.00 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GEN DVD/CD Drive ($18.75 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1230.05
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-20 13:29 EDT-0400)

You defiantly want to get the 4670k and a z87 motherboard as you will be able to easily hit 4.0 ghz, not much of a heat increase but much less likely to be CPU bound in cpu intensive games. The Case i picked also comes with good pre installed sound dampening so I'm sure you can appreciate that.
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May 20, 2014 11:21:40 AM

I've got a question about the build I posted. Do I really need the hyper 212 Evo or would the stock cpu cooler work just fine since I don't plan on over clocking
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May 20, 2014 11:42:09 AM

You wouldn't need the cpu cooler though it would run a bit quieter than the stock cooler. I would probably stick to the stock cooler and add on the CM 212 if you feel you need it or are getting high cpu temps for some reason.
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May 20, 2014 12:01:38 PM

At the $1000 mark for a gaming build (with OS), I like to squeeze in a 770. You'll get more going from a 760 to a 770 than a 4570 to a 4670k. Also, a SSD is a bit of a luxury on a gaming build at this price point - one that's large enough and quality enough to serve as the only hard drive will take out a big chunk of your budget without having much of an effect on your gameplay quality. And if you go both SSD/HHD, you're going to sacrifice even more gaming oomph. Here's about what I'd do (I kept your case option as it's a reasonable one and there's an aesthetic component to case-choosing)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.96 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $991.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-20 14:56 EDT-0400)
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May 20, 2014 7:54:35 PM

hd85 said:
So I've decided to go with a GTX 770 instead of a 760. Out of these 3 which would be the better choice

Asus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...





MSI

AS with the stock cooler vs 212, i have the hyper TX witch is a slightly larger 212, never gets above the 19 DBA mark and cpu never reaches over 44C @ 100% usage on all 4 cores @ 4ghz per core

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