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July 20, 2014 11:12:20 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qzsJgs These are the parts I will be ordering for my new PC. I am wondering if this computer will be able to run games like DayZ and also be able to edit videos with programs like Adobe After Effects CS6. I've also been wondering if I should change my OS to Windows 7 instead of Windows 8, is this a good idea? And I've been told to add an SSD but is it really worth it? If I should change anything please let me know!
a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 11:31:43 AM

It looks good and i dont know why anyone would want an older OS so stay with windows 8 yes you should be able to run any game on high and it depends on what u are doing in after effects but u should be okay. And DayZ is a horrible mess of a game just saying. and an ssd is up to u all your applications like after effects chrome or mozilla, microsoft word anything will launch a lot faster, games will load faster, and the pc will boot faster other than that it doesn't do much. I have an SSD and would never go back.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 11:36:33 AM

And u could get the i7 4790k in case you ever want to try an overclock in the future your mobo could handle a modest overclock. Those new devils canyons are fantastic overclockers.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 12:07:07 PM

An i7 is overkill for gaming, you will be fine with a decent i5, you can get away with spending quite a lot less on your CPU since your current build will be GPU bottlenecked.
Yes, you do want an SSD, probably a 120gb or 240gb, will cost about $70 but worth it if you think you would appreciate the speed boost.
You will be fine with some less expensive RAM, yours has no real benefit over RAM that's about $10-$20 cheaper.

Also, that has to be the ugliest case I've ever seen.... you can get a decent looking one if you want, but it's up to you...
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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 12:18:07 PM

Here ya go.
Same price, more performance, less ugliness.
If you don't like the Spec-01 case, some other nice one are the NZXT H440, the Spec-02, and the Fractal R4.
If you want it to be cheaper, get the 120GB MX100 SSD instead of the 250GB.
If you have the extra cash you can add a optical drive (if you really need one), and/or some extra fans, case only comes with a single fan (Spec-02 comes with 2 fans, so get that rather than 1 more fan).


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $944.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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July 20, 2014 1:12:01 PM

Dunlop0078 said:
It looks good and i dont know why anyone would want an older OS so stay with windows 8 yes you should be able to run any game on high and it depends on what u are doing in after effects but u should be okay. And DayZ is a horrible mess of a game just saying. and an ssd is up to u all your applications like after effects chrome or mozilla, microsoft word anything will launch a lot faster, games will load faster, and the pc will boot faster other than that it doesn't do much. I have an SSD and would never go back.


Thanks for the suggestions :D 
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July 20, 2014 1:12:33 PM

moozilbee said:
An i7 is overkill for gaming, you will be fine with a decent i5, you can get away with spending quite a lot less on your CPU since your current build will be GPU bottlenecked.
Yes, you do want an SSD, probably a 120gb or 240gb, will cost about $70 but worth it if you think you would appreciate the speed boost.
You will be fine with some less expensive RAM, yours has no real benefit over RAM that's about $10-$20 cheaper.

Also, that has to be the ugliest case I've ever seen.... you can get a decent looking one if you want, but it's up to you...


Thanks, and I will probably change the case btw.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 1:23:20 PM

What did you think of the build I posted?
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July 20, 2014 1:38:47 PM

this is not just gaming ... I7 better ..need more core to process video ..

I7 4790 = $279 microcenter for just about 50 buck more.
2x8=16 for future upgrade to 32 if need
SSD is a must

i edit video and dam all my core use up and 16gig of ram too .. even think to add more ram to 32

so how much video editing is a factor here too
also the newer game like watchdog use lot of core

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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 3:42:03 PM

The i7 is $100 more according to partpickers lowest price, not worth it, the i5 I suggested will perform fine, and is more than enough for gaming and video editing.

He didn't mention how much video editing he would be doing, so I assumed not a lot, but if he thinks he needs more ram then the mobo I suggested has 4 slots so he can upgrade to 16gb, he's never going to be using more than 16gb unless he's doing massive amounts of really high quality video editing with a lot of other programs running.

SSD is included in my build, one of the best you can get for price.



Anyway, Godto, you make very little sense, use punctuation, and the letter "s", and what do you mean: "also the newer game like watchdog use lot of core"

Watch dogs is very poorly optimised and is a straight console port, do not base your PC build off of the requirements for another terribly optimised game from Ubisoft.
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July 20, 2014 4:17:27 PM

moozilbee said:
What did you think of the build I posted?


I thought it was good :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
July 20, 2014 6:09:36 PM

Okay good, are you happy with the case & lack of optical drive?
Also, on second thoughts, probably best to get the Corsair Spec-02 case instead, since it's only about $20 more and comes with one more fan, which alone will cost you about $15, you really need at least 2 fans for decent airflow and the Spec-01 only comes with one fan, so yeah, go with the spec-02.
Also, if you want to save money, get a smaller SSD, but don't get anything smaller than 60GB, and the bigger the better.
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July 24, 2014 4:16:59 AM

moozilbee said:
Okay good, are you happy with the case & lack of optical drive?
Also, on second thoughts, probably best to get the Corsair Spec-02 case instead, since it's only about $20 more and comes with one more fan, which alone will cost you about $15, you really need at least 2 fans for decent airflow and the Spec-01 only comes with one fan, so yeah, go with the spec-02.
Also, if you want to save money, get a smaller SSD, but don't get anything smaller than 60GB, and the bigger the better.


He can also consider the Nzxt Phantom 410, it incluides 3 fans and isn't ugly (in my opinion)
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a b 4 Gaming
July 24, 2014 5:01:23 AM

I always thought the white phantom cases look more like a high tech fridge, but it's up to him.
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