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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/98LP8d Is this a good pc build for $800? Don't give me a list of something completely different like a AMD processor or a radeon gpu, I just want to know if everything is compatible and if it is a good build. I would also like to know if there is going to be a bottleneck between the gpu and cpu. How good will this rig perform? can it run BF4 fast? am i able to record it? Thanks! p.s. i already have a windows installation disk
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  1. The CPU should be changed to an 4460 and the board to an h97.

    The PSU is low quality and should be changed to an XFX, Seasonic, Antec.

    Get a cheaper case like a Corsair 300r and use the saved money to get a better GPU like a 270x.
  2. cheatmmongul said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/98LP8d Is this a good pc build for $800? Don't give me a list of something completely different like a AMD processor or a radeon gpu, I just want to know if everything is compatible and if it is a good build. I would also like to know if there is going to be a bottleneck between the gpu and cpu. How good will this rig perform? can it run BF4 fast? am i able to record it? Thanks! p.s. i already have a windows installation disk


    You need the radeon GPU to be able to play games more efficiently , If you're primarily going to play on this PC then the obvious thing you need is to spend more on the Graphics card .
    You need a Z97 Motherboard and since you're not overclocking ( Your CPU is not unlocked ) maybe going for a Micro Atx makes more sense to save more money towards a better GPU as well as you need a better Power Supply ( Eg: XFX , Seasonic , Antec or EVGA's supernova series but that can be little bit out of budget so yeah XFX is the cheapest/reliable brand ).
  3. A while ago on these forums i kept saying to choose seasonic over corsair at the same price and everyone was yelling at me. Times are changing... :)
  4. tiny voices said:
    The CPU should be changed to an 4460 and the board to an h97.

    The PSU is low quality and should be changed to an XFX, Seasonic, Antec.

    Get a cheaper case like a Corsair 300r and use the saved money to get a better GPU like a 270x.



    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/krrDQ7 how is this?
  5. emdea22 said:
    A while ago on these forums i kept saying to choose seasonic over corsair at the same price and everyone was yelling at me. Times are changing... :)


    I agree , I thought Corsair was reliable till the CX/S series , Seasonic are far more efficient and cost effective. You're right mate times are indeed changing.
  6. cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    The CPU should be changed to an 4460 and the board to an h97.

    The PSU is low quality and should be changed to an XFX, Seasonic, Antec.

    Get a cheaper case like a Corsair 300r and use the saved money to get a better GPU like a 270x.



    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/krrDQ7 how is this?


    PSU is WAY overkill. get the 550w version and use the money saved for a better GPU.
  7. tiny voices said:
    cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    The CPU should be changed to an 4460 and the board to an h97.

    The PSU is low quality and should be changed to an XFX, Seasonic, Antec.

    Get a cheaper case like a Corsair 300r and use the saved money to get a better GPU like a 270x.



    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/krrDQ7 how is this?


    PSU is WAY overkill. get the 550w version and use the money saved for a better GPU.


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VxcbRB???
  8. Still, get a better GPU like a 270x.
  9. cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    The CPU should be changed to an 4460 and the board to an h97.

    The PSU is low quality and should be changed to an XFX, Seasonic, Antec.

    Get a cheaper case like a Corsair 300r and use the saved money to get a better GPU like a 270x.



    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/krrDQ7 how is this?


    How about that http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mYgbRB

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mYgbRB
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mYgbRB/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.99 @ Mwave)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.95 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($60.74 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $790.61
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

    Light years ahead in gaming and cheaper , U can't beat it.
  10. You actually should get an AMD processor and a Radeon GPU at that price point. No need to be a fanboy. An FX 8320 and R9 270x will perform much better than an i5 4460 and GTX 750ti
  11. Dude, the 750ti is considered a budget card! The i5 needs something more powerful like AT LEAST a 760. I'd recommend a 770 anyway...
  12. tiny voices said:
    Still, get a better GPU like a 270x.


    i heard that card is very loud. Is that true?
  13. cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    Still, get a better GPU like a 270x.


    i heard that card is very loud. Is that true?


    100% depends on the cooler. I have seen a few working, and I would say no it is not louder than any other GPU.
  14. cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    Still, get a better GPU like a 270x.


    i heard that card is very loud. Is that true?


    That all depends on the cooler. ASUS Direct CU2 coolers are very quiet
  15. tiny voices said:
    cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    Still, get a better GPU like a 270x.


    i heard that card is very loud. Is that true?


    100% depends on the cooler. I have seen a few working, and I would say no it is not louder than any other GPU.


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KpH26h Will i be able to record major games like BF4 also would i be able to stream with this build? thanks.
  16. Yes looks great. Will record easily.

    Streaming will depend on your internet connection and WIFI is not recommended, but the system will handle it, yes. what is your internet speed? Use speedtest.net to find this out.
  17. tiny voices said:
    Yes looks great. Will record easily.

    Streaming will depend on your internet connection and WIFI is not recommended, but the system will handle it, yes. what is your internet speed? Use speedtest.net to find this out.


    http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/3679521057 not sure if it's good. when i download i get a avg of 1.3 mbps but my highest was 15mbps
  18. emdea22 said:
    Dude, the 750ti is considered a budget card! The i5 needs something more powerful like AT LEAST a 760. I'd recommend a 770 anyway...


    cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    Still, get a better GPU like a 270x.


    i heard that card is very loud. Is that true?


    100% depends on the cooler. I have seen a few working, and I would say no it is not louder than any other GPU.


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KpH26h Will i be able to record major games like BF4 also would i be able to stream with this build? thanks.

    Be wary of the compatibility issues , I think for the price my build is kinda better. I don't want to seem self centered but its your money so spend it the way you want to.
  19. TopLuca said:
    emdea22 said:
    Dude, the 750ti is considered a budget card! The i5 needs something more powerful like AT LEAST a 760. I'd recommend a 770 anyway...


    cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    Still, get a better GPU like a 270x.


    i heard that card is very loud. Is that true?


    100% depends on the cooler. I have seen a few working, and I would say no it is not louder than any other GPU.


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KpH26h Will i be able to record major games like BF4 also would i be able to stream with this build? thanks.

    Be wary of the compatibility issues , I think for the price my build is kinda better. I don't want to seem self centered but its your money so spend it the way you want to.


    I want to keep the Intel because i don't want to switch mobos in the future. know you may say just update the AMD but i know so much more about Intel and i'm not sure why. lol
  20. TopLuca said:
    emdea22 said:
    Dude, the 750ti is considered a budget card! The i5 needs something more powerful like AT LEAST a 760. I'd recommend a 770 anyway...


    cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    cheatmmongul said:
    tiny voices said:
    Still, get a better GPU like a 270x.


    i heard that card is very loud. Is that true?


    100% depends on the cooler. I have seen a few working, and I would say no it is not louder than any other GPU.


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/KpH26h Will i be able to record major games like BF4 also would i be able to stream with this build? thanks.

    Be wary of the compatibility issues , I think for the price my build is kinda better. I don't want to seem self centered but its your money so spend it the way you want to.


    Whats with the ram compatibility issue? i don't know much about ram.
  21. Intel only officially supports 1.5v RAM but it will be perfectly fine.

    Your build is great and exactly what I would do.
  22. Alright! thanks alot! also if i want to upgrade to nvidia gpu in the future if i have a reason would i be able to? as well as the cpu could i upgrade that to a i7 or amd in the future?
  23. Best answer
    Yes you can get an i7 in the future (no to any AMD CPU or any i7 that isn't the correct socket), but it won't game any better than an i5. A GPU upgrade always comes before a CPU upgrade in a gaming computer.


    You can always use any GPU with any system. No real compatibility issues there.
  24. tiny voices said:
    Yes you can get an i7 in the future (no to any AMD CPU or any i7 that isn't the correct socket), but it won't game any better than an i5. A GPU upgrade always comes before a CPU upgrade in a gaming computer.


    You can always use any GPU with any system. No real compatibility issues there.


    Thanks so much!
  25. Always glad to be able to help!
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