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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)
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  1. Looks good but I would probably go for a 120gb SSD and a 1 TB HDD since 240 GB would fill up fast for me.

    Edit: you could save $20 by going with the evga ACX cooler gtx 760: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42763kr
  2. Not bad. But I would probably use a 7950 or a r9-280 as they are usually a bit faster and cheaper.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  7. Best answer
    hd85 said:


    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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