I have been working on a gaming build and would love some help improving it - this is for a solid non overclocking build
Here is info: This is for a gaming computer
Gaming types - mostly MMO's....rpgs (dont play fps's much) - currently playing GW2 and diablo 3
Overclocking - No overclocking
Purchase from - Newegg (US)
Need OS - No
Monitor - No
Resolution of current monitor - 1920x1080
Cost - I would like to spend around 800$....BUT if spending more or less will help a lot I am able
Build 1 - Based this build off of a lot of reading without thinking much about what components mesh with what. I want to have 16GB (2 sticks in case i want to add more later for 32)
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ... - 30$
TOTAL - 923
Build 2 from a different thread by admbaustista....the prices arent all from newegg so I assume it will be a bit more...but want to compare performance. I saw this as I was making mine and thought it looked pretty good. Are Radeon cards really that much better for the price than nvidia?
CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($40.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Vulcan Black MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.94 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Again I will not be overclocking..I want a really good solid computer that I dont have to mess with much for 5 or so years
Thanks for any help anyone can offer. Hope this all makes sense..hehe
More about :overclocking gaming build 800 ish dollars
1 - CPU - what is the main diff between the I5-3470 3.2 vs i5 3570k 3.4 Ghz. is the 70$ difference really there just for overclocking?
exactly, and mini speed bump, different iGPU but it wont be used anyway
2 - Mobo - I never considered a mini mobo....so the difference there is it will only handle 1 video card and only has 2 memory slots right?
oh yeah, you can always choose ATX version for a little more, 10-20 bucks
3 - GPU - Either of these better without overclocking? between the nvidia or radeon? overheating etc?
normally, both are best at their pricing. but amd has OC potential like a beast
personally if i am not going to OC, there is ONE sweetspot i should get : PNY 670 2GB as it is really cheap 299. far below 7970/any 670
4 - Case - I like that case but the one I listed NZXT Tempest 210 CA-TP210-01 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - 45$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811146084
has a USB in front for only 45$...(my only reason I know its pathetic ) am i missing something or does it matter
go with any case you like no compatibility issue
5 - Memory - Ive been told to get 16gb of memory...by someone who knows more than me but that isnt sayuing much.....is the memory I picked out work with the systems?
8Gb is plenty for game/doing anything else. only pro geek need 16Gb above
The GTX 670 ranges from 320$ to 400$ (ill be buying on newegg)
660 Tis go for a little cheaper while 660s are around 100$s cheaper
The equivelent Radeons are as follows
7950 (670 equiv) - around 300$...pretty comparable here so if the 670 is better id go with that for a little more $
7870 (660ti equiv) is between 210-250....
7850 (660 eqiv) - is around 200
I guess what I'm trying to figure out is how much do I really need...with the components you list am I going to see a 100$ difference between the 660 and the 670/660ti?
Another thing that confuses me is the radeons....a lot of the forums compare radeon to nvidia based off of overclocking...if i am not going to be overclocking does that heirachy chart still apply? Maybe i need to just find a basic guide to radeon vs nvidia...but so much to read!
Also I am mostly playing games like Guild wars 2...wow...diablo 3...torchlight...does this change your opinion on anything?
I def feel like i am really close! You have been great