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Is this a good gaming/3D modeling pc for $1000?

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June 12, 2014 3:20:37 PM

I am currently preparing to go to college for aerospace engineering, and I am building a computer for about $1000 to deal with all of the modeling software involved as well as gaming. This is my first time building a computer, so I am getting some help with setting it up. I already have a monitor and shipping/handling isn't an issue for me. Thanks in advanced.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VJZQf7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VJZQf7/by_merchant/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($216.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: 3 x Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1044.37

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a b 4 Gaming
June 12, 2014 8:25:21 PM

Pretty much I swapped the CPU and Motherboard for a good balance between gaming and 3d modeling performance

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yL3H8d
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yL3H8d/by_merchant/

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yL3H8d
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yL3H8d/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.70 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($216.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1047.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-12 23:23 EDT-0400

Only a $3 difference
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June 12, 2014 8:52:31 PM

Would there be a larger difference by just upgrading to the i5-4670k? Also, why is the intel chip/motherboard better than the AMD? Sorry for pestering, I'm just curious as to how everything works.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 13, 2014 7:56:35 AM

quater090 said:
Would there be a larger difference by just upgrading to the i5-4670k? Also, why is the intel chip/motherboard better than the AMD? Sorry for pestering, I'm just curious as to how everything works.


Well first I had to change the motherboard so it would be compatible with an intel cpu. I am not sure if the i5-4670k is worth it since im not an expert in overclocking. about choosing the intel chip besides amd is because the intel chip will provide more performance per core. Many games nowadays wont take full advantage of eight cores as well. Four cores should be enough for what your doing.
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June 13, 2014 8:42:04 AM

Would this be equally viable. I upgraded to the i5-4670k, and I got an improved mobo, at the cost of lowering my psu a little bit.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sztQf7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sztQf7/by_merchant/

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 ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.70 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($216.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1065.36
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a b 4 Gaming
June 13, 2014 9:56:45 AM

quater090 said:
Would this be equally viable. I upgraded to the i5-4670k, and I got an improved mobo, at the cost of lowering my psu a little bit.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sztQf7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sztQf7/by_merchant/

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 ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.70 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($216.60 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Arctic Cooling Arctic F12 74.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($9.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1065.36


Yes ur psu should be viable
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June 13, 2014 10:05:56 AM

Thank you iceblitzed. It's nice to have another voice on this.
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