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July 4, 2014 5:42:54 AM

i am buying a desktop pc as an upgrade from my previous dell xps 16 laptop as it has bee outdated for sime time now and i want a more gaming capable solution

my expectations are:
1)run several sofware programs such as ACAD, photoshop and matlab at the same time (only one monitor 1080p)

2)be able to play the following game at 60+ fps at 1080p:
world of warcraft
assassins's creed games (in particular black flag)
tomb raider
CS-GO
skyrim (no mods)

the rig which i have ordered consists of the following components:

1)Intel Core i7-4770 quad-core, 3.40 GHz with 8MB of Cache
2)16 Gb ram
3)EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked 3GB PCI-E (Model No: 03G-P4-2783-KR)
4)2TB SATA 6Gbit/s and 120Gb SSD
5)Motherboard Gigabyte LGA1150 ATX
6)800w psu

will this setup meet my requirements and if yes what kind of performance am i expecting?
thanks very much

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July 4, 2014 6:06:47 AM

Your needs would be well satisfied with your selection of rig..but you can consider switching from i7 4770 to i7 4790k.. Coz the latter is a 4.0 ghz processor carrying more or less the same price tag.. And the latter is new..
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July 4, 2014 6:09:51 AM

Get the i7 4790k (preferably, get a good coler with it, such as Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO), and please tell:

a) what is the exact PSU model? 800W does not tell anything about PSU quality.
b) 16 GB RAM as 2 x 8 or 1 x 16 or 4 x 4? What frequency? What CAS latency?
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July 4, 2014 9:13:00 AM

The power supply brand is corsair. Regarding the ram i have n idea. What difference does it make?
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July 4, 2014 9:21:48 AM

With those components you will have no problems getting 60FPS+ on 1080p. But just a few recommendations.

1. You did not specify the PSU's model. But see if you can get the EVGA Supernova G2 850W unit. At this moment, this is one of the best PSUs you can get in terms of high quality with a low price mark. You should be able to find it for $130 USD or so.

2. If you're going for RAM, grab a 2 x 8GB kit as it puts less stress on your CPU's IMC while also giving you the headroom for future upgrades. 1600MHz is the minimum nowadays. Get something that's like CAS 9. If you want the best bang for your buck, have a look at the G.Skill brand.
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