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Is this a good deal and will this PC last me awhile for gaming on high settings? Thank you

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June 8, 2014 11:08:07 AM

Here is the link: http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Fathers_Day_Z97-I7

I want a good PC that will last me through the years to play modern games on high settings. Can't build it myself. I don't care if it is a notebook / desktop I just want the best deal for the price without having to build it from scratch (because ik I can't)

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June 8, 2014 11:36:59 AM

It's not terrible like most prebuilt systems, but it's not that great for the price compared to what you would get by building, but if you're unwilling, this would be fine.
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June 8, 2014 1:01:00 PM

Thanks for the help

Do you think it would last for awhile with the specs that is has?

Also question about processors for gaming. Do I really need an i7 processor to play games on high / close to max settings? Or do I just need a really good card and an i5?

thanks again if you can help answer these :( 
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June 8, 2014 1:09:47 PM

No you do not need an i7. Get a 4th gen i5 and the best video card you can afford.
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June 8, 2014 1:22:02 PM

What about over-clocking, would you recommend that? I am wanting to play games near close to max settings. i5 with 20% overclock? or is it not worth it
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June 8, 2014 1:23:52 PM

I am pretty positive that if you order the pieces by separate you can manage to build it yourself ^~^ and shave some bucks from the total cost. While getting a i5 and spending more on a GPU is not a bad idea, an i7 is more futureproof. I don't think you may want to change a quad core cpu once more games require 6+ cores.
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June 8, 2014 6:15:41 PM

I do not recommend overclocking. Current i5s do not NEED to be overclocked. It's expensive and the gain is minimal. I recommend an i5 4570 or 4590 and a H97 motherboard, and then the best video card you can afford.
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June 10, 2014 10:35:24 PM

So, no overclocking because minimal gain isn't worth the price you pay. i5 or i7 processor and an NVIDIA GTX 770 2GB GDDR5

Will these be able to play games in near highest settings and last through the years?

Thank you for your responses by the way it's been really helpful in making a choice.

Also if you think I could buy the parts and make them myself idk where I could just buy the parts and how hard it would be to put it all together so I'd need to get that figured out. Thanks again!
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June 10, 2014 10:41:43 PM

Yes an i5 + GTX770 would be a really good combo.

It's really not that hard to build a PC. newegg has 3 very helpful instructional videos that you can watch, and you could always come here if you had a question.

This is the link to the first video. From here you can click on part 2 and part 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
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June 11, 2014 9:23:20 AM

Watched part of the video, doesn't seem impossible but it seems like it would be easy to mix it up / get the wrong parts and then everything wouldn't line up correctly through the case.

Is there any chance you could find for me at a site / shopping cart that has all the parts I would need besides the i5 and the GTX770 and make sure they would all work / be able to be put together with the i5 processor and the GTX770 and fit in the case?
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June 11, 2014 9:26:11 AM

Watched part of the video, doesn't seem impossible but it seems like it would be easy to mix it up / get the wrong parts and then everything wouldn't line up correctly through the case.

Is there any chance you could find for me at a site / shopping cart that has all the parts I would need besides the i5 and the GTX770 and make sure they would all work / be able to be put together with the i5 processor and the GTX770 and fit in the case?
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June 11, 2014 1:23:33 PM

That link doesn't work. We cannot see your saved cart. Try choosing your parts on pc.partpicker.com. It's very helpful and will actually tell you if something is compatible or not.



Or give us your budget, what parts you already have if any, and what all parts you need and we can put together some build ideas for you.


Keep in mind, if you give us a budget price, we need to know whether or not you need to buy windows, monitor, keyboard, and mouse, etc...
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June 11, 2014 2:15:00 PM

This link should work better
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

You might need a newegg account to view the list but I think i fixed the link so you don't.

If you want to make one for me that would be cool too. The list of parts I have cost $859 USD which is a lot better than buying a prebuilt one for 1.3 grand. ($859 if I have all the parts included, which I hope I do).

I do not need a mointor or keyboard or mouse as I have these things already, just the computer itself. I would really like the price to be closer to what it is now (around 800-900 USD) but no more than 1000.

GTX 770 video card and i5 processor are a must (as you have helped me figured out) idk the best parts for the rest. If you look in my updated link I think I selected a H97 motherboard like you suggested (but not sure). So check the link if you can please or make an new list if I am missing parts / need better ones.

Again, thanks a lot!
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June 11, 2014 4:19:39 PM

There was a sale that went off just recently regarding the case for the computer (in the link above) so I did the EXACT same setup with a different computer case. Here is the link: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VnW9t6

I think it says its compatible but please look because it says with the case I selected I would have to: "may require removing drive bays from the Enermax ECA3310A-W ATX Mid Tower Case" to make it work. IS this okay? I'm pretty close to ordering all of these parts on new egg so please take a look when you can.

Thanks a lot by the way. Didn't know how much money I could save by building it. Please let me know if all of the parts in this link:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VnW9t6
will work.


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June 11, 2014 6:30:14 PM

I updated your build with better parts. The psu you chose was TERRIBLE. It's very important to get a reliable psu. I don't know why you were going for such a cheap case. There is room in your budget. I picked the best one for under $40. My RAM is better for just a few $ more. You were overpaying for that cpu too.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7whjNG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7whjNG/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7whjNG/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $784.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 21:23 EDT-0400)
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June 11, 2014 7:56:16 PM

So the power-case I picked was not good for my PC? I picked it because it was $20 cheaper than the one you selected.

Also the PSU (assuming this means power supply unit) I picked was bad? I had no idea dude. Thanks for the save!

And I selected my processor as an i5-4670K 3.4GHz because the K at the end of the name means it can be overclocked right? I just thought I should get a processor that had the ability to be overclocked just in case I needed to in the future.

One last question though just out of curiosity what is wrong with this case: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-case-eca3310aw ??

So basically yeah what is wrong with the case and if you could tell me why you think I should get a i5-4590 3.3GHz vs the i5-4670k 3.4GHz I'd really appreciate it!

btw defiantly going to pick you ask best answer, thanks!
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June 11, 2014 8:24:37 PM

For one thing, the 4670k is $50 more than the 4590. It's only 100mhz faster. It is not even worth $20 more, much less $50. In order to overclock, you have to have a Z87 or Z97 motherboard which costs even more. Overclocking is not worth it.


There's nothing really wrong with that case. It's just a little cheap. You had money left in your budget that could have got you a nicer case. That's all.
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June 11, 2014 10:40:34 PM

I was contemplating what you said about a cheap case and thought it might be worth the money to spend a little extra and get one that is mostly metal and not plastic with some good reviews.

Will this one work with ALL of the other parts that you selected on the pc picker site? (I couldn't find it on the picker)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It has a 20 mail in rebate so it would only be 69.99 USD and it is a steel case that has more features for only about 30 bucks more really.

Just need to know if it would be compatable with all the other parts for my system that you picked out. Other than that I'm ready / set to order it all, so please let me know if it will so I can order the parts!

Thanks for all your help, think it might be time to watch some videos on construction so I have a better idea on how to build for when my parts arrive.
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June 11, 2014 11:08:47 PM

Also is this power supply just as good as the one you selected?

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/coolmax-power-supply-zx600

Just wondering if I could save a few bucks if I bought it. It is also 80+

Btw I know nothing about power supplies so if this one is jack or something just tell me and I'll spend the extra.

This is actually my last question xD

Hopefully answers by the morning and I'll order all the parts later afternoon. Thanks again

EDIT :

NVM on this... I think the PSU you selected is worth it. After reading the reviews on it comparing to the one I suggested.

After mail in rebates... Looks like I'll be paying $838.59 with your final build except adding the case I selected. Assuming I can get all of the mail in rebates, that is.

Check this final build to make sure everything works?
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yNTrYJ
A little more than I wanted to spend but doing it yourself for $840 USD beats spending $1309 for a pre-built one. hope things work out:( 
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June 12, 2014 5:35:30 AM

Looks good! The Phantom 40 is a good case. You may have to remove a hard drive bay to get that video card to fit though. Not a huge deal. That would be a great system!
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June 13, 2014 12:49:56 PM

CTurbo said:
Looks good! The Phantom 40 is a good case. You may have to remove a hard drive bay to get that video card to fit though. Not a huge deal. That would be a great system!



Thanks for helping me build my computer dude! I just ordered all the parts and realized I could get another $40 off if I went with instore pickup from microcenter for the processor instead of buying it from new-egg. So that's what I did.

On a final question before the parts arrive. Do you think it will be enough cooling or will I need more cooling fans or whatever.

Also... I do not have a very good monitor but I do have a 13in flat screen TV with HDMI output mounted on my wall. Will this work for the computer as a display? It's resolution is about 1376x768 or whatever.

If you could let me know I'd really appreciate it, thanks
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June 14, 2014 3:49:43 PM

Anyone could give any input please? :( 
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June 14, 2014 8:49:03 PM

Yes a 13" tv with HDMI will work as a monitor.
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June 15, 2014 9:01:52 PM

Thanks :) 
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