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$800 System Build for Gaming + Streaming

Hey guys, over the summer I want to build a gaming pc that is mainly for CS:GO (at least 250-300 FPS) and good fps for other games such as Battle Field 4, GTA 4, and Just Cause 2. (I STREAM AS WELL :D ) Can anyone recommend me a good build using PartPicker.com? That would be awesome since I do not know much about Mother Boards and CPUs. As I said in the title, I can spend $800-$850. Anyway thank you and have a great day!

Basically I pretty much only play CS:GO. Right now on my laptop, hooked up to an excellent new monitor, I get around 90-100 FPS. That was fine for before but now I want my FPS to be 200-300 because it's smoother and can be played better on the competitive level, also good for streaming. I say $800 because I feel as though it's a good number to start at for a PC build, however cheaper is no problem.

Anyway here is my current build I am looking to buy, check it out!

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/adam_subtractem/saved/ygNgXL


Thanks!
-Adam T
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  1. Hello.
    Your system is great.
    There is just one thing that bothers me at your setup.
    Do you have an other HDD or you are relying only on this 32GB SSD?
    If you don't have I would suggest to skip this SSD for a Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB $54.99.
    Otherwise a solid build :).
  2. From your build:
    PSU: Good, Corsair is great for PSU's.
    CPU cooler: I would have settled for a water cooler (H60-H100i) They are very good and I don't regret getting my Refurb H100i.
    GPU: Ew, Radeon. Only kidding. But I would Have gone for a 760 or you should wait for the 860 which will be coming out within September I think. CSGO will run well on it! If you want a better card I would go for the 770 or the 870. I have the 770 and I can record on CSGO with high fps. By the way you do realize that you cant see higher than 60fps ;-;
    SSD: Kingston are selling a 120gb ssd right now for like £44, you should check it dude :P
    Case: Would not change it. Great choice.
    MOBO: Dont overspend! £118 is quite a lot for a mobo. I would get a cheaper one if I were you.
    RAM: Never heard of it actually...
    CPU: 4670K is also an option!
  3. Yunanimity said:
    From your build:
    PSU: Good, Corsair is great for PSU's.
    CPU cooler: I would have settled for a water cooler (H60-H100i) They are very good and I don't regret getting my Refurb H100i.
    GPU: Ew, Radeon. Only kidding. But I would Have gone for a 760 or you should wait for the 860 which will be coming out within September I think. CSGO will run well on it! If you want a better card I would go for the 770 or the 870. I have the 770 and I can record on CSGO with high fps. By the way you do realize that you cant see higher than 60fps ;-;
    SSD: Kingston are selling a 120gb ssd right now for like £44, you should check it dude :P
    Case: Would not change it. Great choice.
    MOBO: Dont overspend! £118 is quite a lot for a mobo. I would get a cheaper one if I were you.
    RAM: Never heard of it actually...
    CPU: 4670K is also an option!


    Thank u so much for your reply!
    GPU- what do you recommend that I do then?
    Mobo- Which mobo do you think i should get for the 4690k?
    Ram- is there a better choice?

    Thanks :D
  4. I am also unsure about your SSD choice.

    Here: I made a few adjustments:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.88 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($216.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Raidmax Cobra 700W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $802.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    The Extreme4 is a great mobo.
    The RAM is slightly cheaper.
    The GPU is slightly cheaper and has a better factory overclock.
    The PSU has a 100-watt larger capacity.

    Otherwise, great build!
  5. marooner said:
    I am also unsure about your SSD choice.

    Here: I made a few adjustments:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.88 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($216.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Raidmax Cobra 700W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $802.79
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    The Extreme4 is a great mobo.
    The RAM is slightly cheaper.
    The GPU is slightly cheaper and has a better factory overclock.
    The PSU has a 100-watt larger capacity.

    Otherwise, great build!


    Sorry, forgot to mention that I already have a HDD lol
    But here is my updated build!

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/adam_subtractem/saved/ygNgXL

    is this good?
  6. adam___subtractem said:


    Sorry, forgot to mention that I already have a HDD lol
    But here is my updated build!

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/adam_subtractem/saved/ygNgXL

    is this good?

    Yeap its very good since you mentioned that you have an SSD, just one thing again.
    Why do you want to buy a GTX760 4GB?
    4GB costs more without offering anything unless you will go for SLI.
    At 1080p the GTX760 2GB will have no problem at any game and if you have, your VRAM will not be the problem.
    The GPU power of GTX760 will bottleneck your system long before the 2GB will do.
    By the way, if you want to spend $260 for a GPU, Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB GV-R928XOC-3GD REV2 costs $269 and its a better GPU.
  7. Memnarchon said:
    adam___subtractem said:


    Sorry, forgot to mention that I already have a HDD lol
    But here is my updated build!

    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/adam_subtractem/saved/ygNgXL

    is this good?

    Yeap its very good since you mentioned that you have an SSD, just one thing again.
    Why do you want to buy a GTX760 4GB?
    4GB costs more without offering anything unless you will go for SLI.
    At 1080p the GTX760 2GB will have no problem at any game and if you have, your VRAM will not be the problem.
    The GPU power of GTX760 will bottleneck your system long before the 2GB will do.
    By the way, if you want to spend $260 for a GPU, Gigabyte R9 280X 3GB GV-R928XOC-3GD REV2 costs $269 and its a better GPU.


    Well i am trying to spemd only about 830, so i should go wirh the 2gb version?
  8. adam___subtractem said:


    Well i am trying to spemd only about 830, so i should go wirh the 2gb version?


    Yes if you are playing at 1920x1080 and below.
    As you can see here at Legit Reviews, they are testing the 4GB GTX760 vs the 2GB GTX760.
    Even when they manage at Farcry 3 to make usage of more than 2GB at 3840x2160, the game was unplayable reaching only 10 fps... So there is no point...

    From Legit: "Legit Bottom Line: The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB video card is a very nice card, but by the time we see the performance advantages of having 4GB of memory it doesn’t matter as the overall GPU performance is too low to have an enjoyable gaming experience."
    So get the GTX760 2GB and keep the $30 in your wallet :).
  9. Memnarchon said:
    adam___subtractem said:


    Well i am trying to spemd only about 830, so i should go wirh the 2gb version?


    Yes if you are playing at 1920x1080 and below.
    As you can see here at Legit Reviews, they are testing the 4GB GTX760 vs the 2GB GTX760.
    Even when they manage at Farcry 3 to make usage of more than 2GB at 3840x2160, the game was unplayable reaching only 10 fps... So there is no point...

    From Legit: "Legit Bottom Line: The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 4GB video card is a very nice card, but by the time we see the performance advantages of having 4GB of memory it doesn’t matter as the overall GPU performance is too low to have an enjoyable gaming experience."
    So get the GTX760 2GB and keep the $30 in your wallet :).


    Thank you!!!! :D
    So which GTX 760 should I go for?
    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=142&sort=d5
    Because I want to spend around $250, but I don't know which "Series" I should go for such as ACX, SuperClocked, etc. I also would want to go with good brands such as EVGA or MSI. Thanks :)
  10. Best answer
    adam___subtractem said:

    Thank you!!!! :D
    So which GTX 760 should I go for?
    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=142&sort=d5
    Because I want to spend around $250, but I don't know which "Series" I should go for such as ACX, SuperClocked, etc. I also would want to go with good brands such as EVGA or MSI. Thanks :)


    I would go for EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX at $239. I think between those brands EVGA and MSI, this is the best value for money.
  11. Memnarchon said:
    adam___subtractem said:

    Thank you!!!! :D
    So which GTX 760 should I go for?
    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/video-card/#c=142&sort=d5
    Because I want to spend around $250, but I don't know which "Series" I should go for such as ACX, SuperClocked, etc. I also would want to go with good brands such as EVGA or MSI. Thanks :)


    I would go for EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX at $239. I think between those brands EVGA and MSI, this is the best value for money.


    Thanks so much!
    so this is my final?
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/adam_subtractem/saved/ygNgXL
  12. adam___subtractem said:


    Yes go for it!!! Just a small suggestion. Don't buy the SSD, you can keep the $32 (so you can lower the price too) and when you have enough money go for a 120GB+ SSD (cause windows 7 can easily need 50Gb after a few months)... Like Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB $54.99.
    Have fun with your new PC! :)
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($118.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($32.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $866.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    changed to a better power supply. higher quality.
  14. Memnarchon said:
    adam___subtractem said:


    Yes go for it!!! Just a small suggestion. Don't buy the SSD, you can keep the $32 (so you can lower the price too) and when you have enough money go for a 120GB+ SSD (cause windows 7 can easily need 50Gb after a few months)... Like Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB $54.99.
    Have fun with your new PC! :)


    yeah pretty much im only putting like a few games on it so i might not get it lol but thanks man! best answer
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