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High End Intel gaming PC build (I5 4690+gtx 770) Need thoughts and help

I am building this high end PC for gaming I am willing to add 100$ to the build, but won't overclock so give me your thoughts on what I should change

Build:
CPU: I5-4690
GPU: ASUS GTX 770 2GB
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-H97-HD3, H97, DualDDR3-1600, SATA3, RAID, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub, ATX
RAM: Corsair vengeance 2x4 GB
PSU: Seasonic M12II-EVO620 620W 80 Plus Bronze
HDD: WD Cavier Blue 1TB 7200RPM
CASE: Cooler Master Elite 430
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  1. decent
  2. consider i7 cpu?
    maybe 4770???
    http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-4690+%40+3.50GHz&id=2236

    Its about 60-70 dollars more than i5 4690. I would suggest 4770. If you wanna stick to 1150 socket mobo then get i7 3770 I guess.
  3. Change the CPU to Xeon E3 1241 v3, its $50 more but the hyper-threads will help in gaming in the future when games are optimized to utilize more cores/ threads. Xeons are essentially i7s w/o OCability and w/o integrated graphics.

    Make sure the memory is 1600MHz or higher with CL9 or lower. Try to include a SSD in the budget, it'll really help in lowering boot and loading times and is also more energy efficient.

    Everything else seems fine :)
  4. MeteorsRaining said:
    Change the CPU to Xeon E3 1241 v3, its $50 more but the hyper-threads will help in gaming in the future when games are optimized to utilize more cores/ threads. Xeons are essentially i7s w/o OCability and w/o integrated graphics.

    Make sure the memory is 1600MHz or higher with CL9 or lower. Try to include a SSD in the budget, it'll really help in lowering boot and loading times and is also more energy efficient.

    Everything else seems fine :)


    Any of the Xeon CPUs are not available for a decent price in my country only the I5s I7s The ram is 1600Mhz and I am considering the SSD
  5. Well then, i7s are $80 costlier than i5 and won't give you the best bang for the buck as you'll have to sacrifice SSD. The Solid State is what I'd buy first, then an i7, just because there's vritually no difference in many games with an i5 or i7 (exceptions are there like BF4) but SSD will significantly help in a gaming build.

    BUT, if you can afford the SSD sometime later in the next minor upgrade (like in a year or so), then get the i7 and then a SSD later when you feel like. i7 will obviously help with future gaming (and I don't mean i5 will, by any means, be inferior, i7 will just be comparatively better) considering games are becoming more multi-core/ thread optimized.
  6. MeteorsRaining said:
    Well then, i7s are $80 costlier than i5 and won't give you the best bang for the buck as you'll have to sacrifice SSD. The Solid State is what I'd buy first, then an i7, just because there's vritually no difference in many games with an i5 or i7 (exceptions are there like BF4) but SSD will significantly help in a gaming build.

    BUT, if you can afford the SSD sometime later in the next minor upgrade (like in a year or so), then get the i7 and then a SSD later when you feel like. i7 will obviously help with future gaming (and I don't mean i5 will, by any means, be inferior, i7 will just be comparatively better) considering games are becoming more multi-core/ thread optimized.


    Ok I am looking at getting the I7 4790 and then later in like 3-6 months add the SSD
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    Tim Gold said:
    MeteorsRaining said:
    Well then, i7s are $80 costlier than i5 and won't give you the best bang for the buck as you'll have to sacrifice SSD. The Solid State is what I'd buy first, then an i7, just because there's vritually no difference in many games with an i5 or i7 (exceptions are there like BF4) but SSD will significantly help in a gaming build.

    BUT, if you can afford the SSD sometime later in the next minor upgrade (like in a year or so), then get the i7 and then a SSD later when you feel like. i7 will obviously help with future gaming (and I don't mean i5 will, by any means, be inferior, i7 will just be comparatively better) considering games are becoming more multi-core/ thread optimized.


    Ok I am looking at getting the I7 4790 and then later in like 3-6 months add the SSD


    Perfect! Good decision, that will make all the more future proof and the time period b/w purching the main build and SSD is not too much so you'll not feel left out in any dept :)
  8. Smh, I'd buy a not terrible power supply. Bronze rating 620? That will be stressed at full load with your parts.
  9. I7 4770k with a 780 or 980.
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