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August 5, 2014 1:04:49 PM

I have a tight budget, also I will wait until these parts get to the 950 price rang. So will this build be enough for playing starcraft 2, battle field, skyrim and other RPGs and minecraft on high settings or higher. Here is my build, https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Guled/saved/LQ848d. Also how long do you think it will last me. If it can't last me more than 4 years I might as well buy and build a 500 dollar build.

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August 5, 2014 1:08:26 PM

Get a better CPU, the fx-6300 will bottleneck the r9 290. Not too much but you will feel it.
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August 5, 2014 1:10:15 PM

Here is an intel/nvidia build under $950 : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PLKJgs
you could switch the GPU to the r9 290 and still be about the same price as your original build... But the intel CPU will perform betting in games (and pretty much everything else).
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August 5, 2014 1:11:03 PM

Compatibility Notes
Some AMD 970 chipset motherboards may need a BIOS update prior to using Vishera CPUs.

keep that in mind about the motherboard
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August 5, 2014 1:58:11 PM

Derza10 said:
Here is an intel/nvidia build under $950 : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PLKJgs
you could switch the GPU to the r9 290 and still be about the same price as your original build... But the intel CPU will perform betting in games (and pretty much everything else).

Adds up to more than 1000$, Also, you could get an i5 4670k if you want to overclock in the future. That would give your PC another few months of good performance. If you are planning to overclock, you should also get a CPU cooler.
Oh, never make a 1000+ build without an SSD. Just pointless

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August 5, 2014 2:00:12 PM

BlankPursuit said:
Derza10 said:
Here is an intel/nvidia build under $950 : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PLKJgs
you could switch the GPU to the r9 290 and still be about the same price as your original build... But the intel CPU will perform betting in games (and pretty much everything else).

Adds up to more than 1000$, Also, you could get an i5 4670k if you want to overclock in the future. That would give your PC another few months of good performance. If you are planning to overclock, you should also get a CPU cooler.
Oh, never make a 1000+ build without an SSD. Just pointless



Umm after mail-ins it is under $950 ($1022 before)... His original build is $1088 before mail-ins and $988 after. SO pretty safe to assume he is considering the mail-ins in the total budget...But i guess i could be wrong?

If his main concern is higher performance in gaming... leaving out the SSD for now is the best way to go about it (rather than lowering the CPU/GPU to fit one in)... Can always add an SSD later on as it will only help with load times not in game FPS.

EDIT: Why don't you try to do what you are suggesting and keep it under budget rather than picking apart other builds but giving no viable solution for the same price range...
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August 5, 2014 3:42:07 PM

Derza10 said:
BlankPursuit said:
Derza10 said:
Here is an intel/nvidia build under $950 : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PLKJgs
you could switch the GPU to the r9 290 and still be about the same price as your original build... But the intel CPU will perform betting in games (and pretty much everything else).

Adds up to more than 1000$, Also, you could get an i5 4670k if you want to overclock in the future. That would give your PC another few months of good performance. If you are planning to overclock, you should also get a CPU cooler.
Oh, never make a 1000+ build without an SSD. Just pointless



Umm after mail-ins it is under $950 ($1022 before)... His original build is $1088 before mail-ins and $988 after. SO pretty safe to assume he is considering the mail-ins in the total budget...But i guess i could be wrong?

If his main concern is higher performance in gaming... leaving out the SSD for now is the best way to go about it (rather than lowering the CPU/GPU to fit one in)... Can always add an SSD later on as it will only help with load times not in game FPS.

EDIT: Why don't you try to do what you are suggesting and keep it under budget rather than picking apart other builds but giving no viable solution for the same price range...

No need to go into fightback mode. For your second question, I'm busy building my own PC, can't be bothered to come up with a completely different one for someone else.

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August 5, 2014 7:06:12 PM

BlankPursuit said:
Derza10 said:
BlankPursuit said:
Derza10 said:
Here is an intel/nvidia build under $950 : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PLKJgs
you could switch the GPU to the r9 290 and still be about the same price as your original build... But the intel CPU will perform betting in games (and pretty much everything else).

Adds up to more than 1000$, Also, you could get an i5 4670k if you want to overclock in the future. That would give your PC another few months of good performance. If you are planning to overclock, you should also get a CPU cooler.
Oh, never make a 1000+ build without an SSD. Just pointless



Umm after mail-ins it is under $950 ($1022 before)... His original build is $1088 before mail-ins and $988 after. SO pretty safe to assume he is considering the mail-ins in the total budget...But i guess i could be wrong?

If his main concern is higher performance in gaming... leaving out the SSD for now is the best way to go about it (rather than lowering the CPU/GPU to fit one in)... Can always add an SSD later on as it will only help with load times not in game FPS.

EDIT: Why don't you try to do what you are suggesting and keep it under budget rather than picking apart other builds but giving no viable solution for the same price range...

No need to go into fightback mode. For your second question, I'm busy building my own PC, can't be bothered to come up with a completely different one for someone else.



I'm not in "fightback mode" I'm just curious how you would achieve what you are suggesting him to do...
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August 6, 2014 8:33:33 AM

BlankPursuit said:
There
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wgH9wP


huh? you used my exact build but adding a z97 board and changed the CPU to 4670 (non K - not even the newer 4690 cpu) how is that a solution? so confused...And if you expected him to overclock this... why didn't you add a CPU cooler so he could? (not that he can because you picked a locked CPU still)
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