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Best Possible Gaming PC for $800?!

CPU: intel i5 4690k ($217 @ microcenter)
MOBO: asrock z97 extreme4 ($76 @ microcenter)
MEMORY: corsair xms3 8gb (2x4) ddr3 1600mhz pc3 12800 ($72 @ newegg)
STORAGE: seagate 1tb sshd ($75 @ ncixus)
GPU: asus nvidia gtx 760 2gb ($230 @ newegg or ncixus)
CASE: diablotek evo mid tower atx ($43 @ microcenter)
PSU: corsair cx750m 80+ bronze certified ($65 @ ncixus)
DISC DRIVE: asus 24x dvdr/rw ($17 @ microcenter)
TOTAL: $795

this is granted all peripherals and software are already owned of course, components only

if you dont agree with this, please do put together the same component parts of your choice, $800 budget, idc if you spend $700 and have an equivalent to my suggestion all amd rig, anything goes up to $800 to me, i dont care how much it is up to that budget. This is the best i could come up with, im going to spend $800 on a rig, please tell me if i can get better! I appreciate it in advance!
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  1. Personally with that budget I would drop the SSD in favor of getting a better graphics card, like the gtx 770 or the R9 280x.

    SSDs help with load times but have zero affect on FPS. Don't get me wrong, I love SSDs, but when on a tight budget I'd prefer the money is spent on a higher end graphics card.

    (this is assuming you are gaming on a 1920x1080p screen and wanting to play the latest titles).
  2. i could agree with that, but if we dropped the ssd then we would only be saving $40, and we cant get a much better if any better gpu with $40 extra over the $230 760, i think? Thats why i went ahead and threw the ssd in, may as well to make daily functions marginally faster. and as everyone knows for games, any time you spend waiting or doing something else is xp waste! hahahaha, so may as well save 2 minutes on start up/shut down and loading up your game etc if ya can. CHEAPEST 770 I FOUND WAS $336.
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    I certainly would not think of putting an SSD in a gaming PC unless .....

    -It had at least a 4690k
    -It had at least a 780
    -It had a MoBo capable of 2 cards in SLI / CF
    -It had a PSU capable of adding a 2nd card

    The money is simply "better spent elsewhere".

    A SSHD will boot in 16.5 seconds compared to a top tier SSD doing it in 15.6 seconds..... and w/ all your games sitting on the HD anyway, they will not benefit from the SSD .... they will benefit from the SSHD.

    1 TB $80 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178381
    2 TB $115 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178380

    BTW, you probably saw all the great reviews on the SuperNova .... the SuperNova G2 and P2 are great PSUs ... the B series not so much.


    trevorspencer94 said:
    i could agree with that, but if we dropped the ssd then we would only be saving $40, and we cant get a much better if any better gpu with $40 extra over the $230 760, i think? Thats why i went ahead and threw the ssd in, may as well to make daily functions marginally faster. and as everyone knows for games, any time you spend waiting or doing something else is xp waste! hahahaha, so may as well save 2 minutes on start up/shut down and loading up your game etc if ya can. CHEAPEST 770 I FOUND WAS $310.


    Where you gonna put these games.... they certainly ain't gonna fit on that small SSD. The average size if a windows partition after a year on a user's PC with OS, drivers and utilities, common files, page files, typical temp files, user data is about 80 GB ... that's no data, no programs, no games, no e-mails

    You won't be wasting any XP....the SSD is not going to impact your gaming progress.... a slow GFX card may get ya killed a bit more often tho.
  4. the pc i suggested above has all of those listed except for the 780, as far as the psu, i have been struggling with that, I really want a 700w or 750w psu thats reputable for that price, do you know of one? If i did change the ssd to a hdd then the extra money could go towards the psu, but thats just whatever all you repliers think, truly the psu has been something i have been having a hard time finding one that everyone likes.
  5. im on page with you guys between the issue of ssd and the poor choice of psu, what do you suggest to suffice the two components within the allocated money between the two?
  6. That's not a HD I suggested. Its a hybrid SSD + HD in one form factor.

    Seems you're missing 2 of the 4 things .... a 780 + a 850 watt PSU

    If you swap the 1 TB SSHD for the 120 GB SSD, you save $5 and gain 8 times the storage space.
  7. jack- i know its not what you suggested, but i said hdd because it would free up more money to fix the psu issue im having with this build, and i said 1 thing missing because as it sits, with 700-750w there is enough power to sli 760's in the future if another 760 is added. thats what i meant by both of the things i said. like i said, im on board with switching storage and psu to find the right fix!
  8. i updated the initial "perfect" components list with new storage and psu components!
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