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June 1, 2014 10:09:22 AM

I am going to be using the pc for mostly gaming such as dayz, the Forrest, and battlefield. I will record with shadowplay, and edit with Sony Vegas. I hope to do sli in the future and also see if I can most up to 4k. Currently I will be playing on one 24 inch with 1920x1080 resolution.

Also my budget is tight so if anyone could suggest ways to cut back

Http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Wjf3Hx

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June 1, 2014 10:18:04 AM

1. Save $100 and buy a i5-4670K. Perhaps a i504690K devil's canyoh when it launches.
2. Dump the liquid cooler. A $30 cm hyper212 will do most of the job.
3. A 2gb GTX770 will be cheaper.
Read this: http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...
If you have future plans for sli, buy a GTX770 with a blower type cooler like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It may well be needed to keep the top card from overheating.


The Seasonic 750 is excellent.
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June 1, 2014 10:28:43 AM

geofelt said:
1. Save $100 and buy a i5-4670K. Perhaps a i504690K devil's canyoh when it launches.
2. Dump the liquid cooler. A $30 cm hyper212 will do most of the job.
3. A 2gb GTX770 will be cheaper.
Read this: http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Video-Card-Pe...
If you have future plans for sli, buy a GTX770 with a blower type cooler like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
It may well be needed to keep the

The Seasonic 750 is excellent.


Do you know when the new cpu are set to come out?

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June 1, 2014 10:31:54 AM

I would get the MSI Gaming 2gb, it was $320 when I bought it on amazon.
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June 1, 2014 10:36:42 AM

The i5 4670K will preform the same as the i7 4770K while playing games so that will save you some money. The GPU is a bit tricky, to be honest I would recommend getting the 2GB version of the 770 SC or a different GPU entirely. The price for an extra 2GB on that card is outrageous. I'm assuming that you want an Nvidia card but if not this AMD card is a great deal ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) If you want an Nvidia card try this one, it's pricey but it will do everything you want great. I'll look around for a Nvidia card that is a bit cheaper. I'm here if you have any questions. Good luck :) 
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June 1, 2014 10:37:53 AM

Here is a better build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($145.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($426.48 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1309.36
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 13:37 EDT-0400)
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June 1, 2014 10:39:21 AM

Keeno99 said:
The i5 4670K will preform the same as the i7 4770K while playing games so that will save you some money. The GPU is a bit tricky, to be honest I would recommend getting the 2GB version of the 770 SC or a different GPU entirely. The price for an extra 2GB on that card is outrageous. I'm assuming that you want an Nvidia card but if not this AMD card is a great deal ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) If you want an Nvidia card try this one, it's pricey but it will do everything you want great. I'll look around for a Nvidia card that is a bit cheaper. I'm here if you have any questions. Good luck :) 


Well he is video editing so the hyper threading features of the i7 will probably will be helpful.
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June 1, 2014 10:47:00 AM

mamamia13 said:
Keeno99 said:
The i5 4670K will preform the same as the i7 4770K while playing games so that will save you some money. The GPU is a bit tricky, to be honest I would recommend getting the 2GB version of the 770 SC or a different GPU entirely. The price for an extra 2GB on that card is outrageous. I'm assuming that you want an Nvidia card but if not this AMD card is a great deal ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) If you want an Nvidia card try this one, it's pricey but it will do everything you want great. I'll look around for a Nvidia card that is a bit cheaper. I'm here if you have any questions. Good luck :) 


Well he is video editing so the hyper threading features of the i7 will probably will be helpful.


Sorry about that, i was just thinking about the gaming.
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June 1, 2014 11:00:20 AM

I also heard that games that aren't completely developed such as dayz use are very cpu intensive, which is one of the reasons I want a 4770k, but this talk I am hearing about the new cpu's that supposedly drop tomorrow has me rethinking this a bit.
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June 1, 2014 11:01:54 AM

I have a 4670k, and DayZ runs fine on it. I dont think DayZ uses the HyperThreading part of the 4770k either.
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June 1, 2014 11:03:49 AM

CodenameHaswell said:
I have a 4670k, and DayZ runs fine on it. I dont think DayZ uses the HyperThreading part of the 4770k either.


Most games don't.
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June 1, 2014 11:08:28 AM

Hyper threading was designed for video editing, not gaming. I don't know where you guys got that idea from. Also, the 4670K is a good choice and has the same gaming performance as a 4770K, they are charging you a $100 more for hyper threading only so there is no increase in gaming if that is what you are thinking.
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June 1, 2014 11:20:46 AM

Ok I'm just trying to think for down the line if I went with an i5 and a 2gb gtx 770. What could I do to adapt to games with continually increasing graphics. Also lets say with the i5, if I am video editing and I am dissatisfied with the speed, what could I do to improve upon it?
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June 1, 2014 11:22:39 AM

Overclock the i5 if you aren't satisfied. As for the GTX 770 2GB version, in about 2 years or so (a guess) , I'd say textures would get bigger to exceed 2gb, and you'd have to turn the texture setting down. But 2 years is a long time. The card will probably become outdated faster than textures exceed 2gb.
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June 1, 2014 11:23:05 AM

Well first of all, the 770 will not be worth it, the 280/X will be better for your budget and needs. And, you could OC if you wanted to. I would go with a 4770K from the get go for hyper threading.
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June 1, 2014 11:27:35 AM

mamamia13 said:
Well first of all, the 770 will not be worth it, the 280/X will be better for your budget and needs. And, you could OC if you wanted to. I would go with a 4770K from the get go for hyper threading.


Well the problem is looking back at it I really went over budget with this build, probably about 150$ or so. That's why I wanted to ask you guys about the build a bit to see if it changed. I didn't know that the i5 was that strong of a processor for gaming. Also the reason I want an nvidia card is because of shadow play. I heard that it barely effects fps, unlike fraps which practically cuts it in half.
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June 1, 2014 11:40:37 AM

I've used shadowplay, has no impact on my FPS.
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June 1, 2014 11:40:45 AM

Keeno99 said:
The i5 4670K will preform the same as the i7 4770K while playing games so that will save you some money. The GPU is a bit tricky, to be honest I would recommend getting the 2GB version of the 770 SC or a different GPU entirely. The price for an extra 2GB on that card is outrageous. I'm assuming that you want an Nvidia card but if not this AMD card is a great deal ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) If you want an Nvidia card try this one, it's pricey but it will do everything you want great. I'll look around for a Nvidia card that is a bit cheaper. I'm here if you have any questions. Good luck :) 


There was an EVGA gtx 770 4gb on sale for 380 or 390, the price for a 2gb is 330, isn't that a decent deal?
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June 1, 2014 11:49:55 AM

CodenameHaswell said:
I've used shadowplay, has no impact on my FPS.


yea but aren't you using a 770, shadowplay doesn't work for amd cards

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June 1, 2014 11:58:05 AM

a GTX 770 is an NVIDIA card.
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June 1, 2014 12:00:46 PM

CodenameHaswell said:
a GTX 770 is an NVIDIA card.


Nevermind I was reading the wrong comment
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June 1, 2014 12:40:54 PM

I would stick with the i7 since your saying your RECORDING while game playing. ANY of the Twitch.TV Gamers I seen ALL say the same thing, record/live broadcast FPS- Cut in half. So if you were (for example) doing 60FPS with this rig, start recording you drop down to 30 and below. So yeah I would highly recommend staying with a i7 for your titles and efforts.
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June 1, 2014 12:43:15 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
I would stick with the i7 since your saying your RECORDING while game playing. ANY of the Twitch.TV Gamers I seen ALL say the same thing, record/live broadcast FPS- Cut in half. So if you were (for example) doing 60FPS with this rig, start recording you drop down to 30 and below. So yeah I would highly recommend staying with a i7 for your titles and efforts.


Have you not read anything about ShadowPlay? It has almost no dent in performance, so no need for an i7. My 4670k works just fine with it.
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June 1, 2014 12:55:41 PM

CodenameHaswell said:
Tom Tancredi said:
I would stick with the i7 since your saying your RECORDING while game playing. ANY of the Twitch.TV Gamers I seen ALL say the same thing, record/live broadcast FPS- Cut in half. So if you were (for example) doing 60FPS with this rig, start recording you drop down to 30 and below. So yeah I would highly recommend staying with a i7 for your titles and efforts.


Have you not read anything about ShadowPlay? It has almost no dent in performance, so no need for an i7. My 4670k works just fine with it.


What fps do you get recording and not recording if you can remember
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June 1, 2014 1:08:58 PM

Is there a specific game you'd like me to test? If so I'll see if I have it and I'll test for you to give you an idea.
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June 1, 2014 1:13:58 PM

CodenameHaswell said:
Is there a specific game you'd like me to test? If so I'll see if I have it and I'll test for you to give you an idea.


Look forward to the test results. Are you recording to 1080P though? That is the 'norm' they all were doing, and thus is a real 'hog'.
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June 1, 2014 1:16:33 PM

Tom Tancredi said:
CodenameHaswell said:
Is there a specific game you'd like me to test? If so I'll see if I have it and I'll test for you to give you an idea.


Look forward to the test results. Are you recording to 1080P though? That is the 'norm' they all were doing, and thus is a real 'hog'.


Yeah, I'll test Crysis 2 on the Ultra preset. Recording and not recording @1080p. Be back with the results in a few.
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June 1, 2014 1:26:15 PM

CodenameHaswell said:
Tom Tancredi said:
CodenameHaswell said:
Is there a specific game you'd like me to test? If so I'll see if I have it and I'll test for you to give you an idea.


Look forward to the test results. Are you recording to 1080P though? That is the 'norm' they all were doing, and thus is a real 'hog'.


Yeah, I'll test Crysis 2 on the Ultra preset. Recording and not recording @1080p. Be back with the results in a few.


Uhm more like BF4 on Ultra would be a better test for most of the OP (note OP said " dayz, the Forrest, and battlefield" not 'ancient' Crysis 2).
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June 1, 2014 1:29:53 PM

yeah and you should also test arma 3 as it falls within the same catagories and I believe it is the newest game mentioned
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June 1, 2014 1:35:05 PM

CodenameHaswell said:
Tom Tancredi said:
CodenameHaswell said:
Is there a specific game you'd like me to test? If so I'll see if I have it and I'll test for you to give you an idea.


Look forward to the test results. Are you recording to 1080P though? That is the 'norm' they all were doing, and thus is a real 'hog'.


Yeah, I'll test Crysis 2 on the Ultra preset. Recording and not recording @1080p. Be back with the results in a few.


Try battlefield 4, crisis 3, or metro last light
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June 1, 2014 1:39:26 PM

Metro : LL it is then, don't have BF4 or C3. I guess I'll have to re download Metro : LL, give me a few hours and I'll have the results for you. DayZ is too unreliable of a benchmark, too many scenarios.
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June 1, 2014 2:05:22 PM

CodenameHaswell said:
Metro : LL it is then, don't have BF4 or C3. I guess I'll have to re download Metro : LL, give me a few hours and I'll have the results for you. DayZ is too unreliable of a benchmark, too many scenarios.


Thankyou I really appreciate it
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June 1, 2014 9:02:45 PM

Setttings on Metro : LL Benchmark:

DirectX: DirectX11

Resolution: 1920x1080

Quality: Very High

Texture Filtering: AF 16x

Motion Blur: Low

SSAA: Off

Tesselation: Very High

Advanced PhysX: Off

While recording:





Not Recording:






Even I was suprised at how little performance it took.
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June 1, 2014 10:04:07 PM

CodenameHaswell said:
Setttings on Metro : LL Benchmark:

DirectX: DirectX11

Resolution: 1920x1080

Quality: Very High

Texture Filtering: AF 16x

Motion Blur: Low

SSAA: Off

Tesselation: Very High

Advanced PhysX: Off

While recording:





Not Recording:






Even I was suprised at how little performance it took.


Very impressive. Were you recording with shadowplay
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June 1, 2014 10:18:20 PM

What program is that? And yes interesting results.
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June 2, 2014 2:02:02 AM

Yeah, ShadowPlay. It's a little buggy but for the most part it's amazing. Ive had almost zero problems out of it.
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