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Looking for help on building a gaming PC? (Budget: 900$)

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June 16, 2013 12:21:30 AM

Hey guys,
I really need help from experienced Gaming PC Builders.
I want to know if my current parts are good; (Keep in mind of my 900$ budget)

PARTS:

~Case
NZXT Phantom 410 Gaming Case - Black

~Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-4670 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)

~Processor Cooling
Corsair Hydro Series H55 Liquid CPU Cooling System - Standard 120mm Fan *FREE Upgrade from Default CPU Cooling System*

~Memory
8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance

~Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti - 2GB

~Motherboard
ASRock B85 Pro4

~Power Supply
600 Watt

~Primary Hard Drive
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

~Optical Drive
24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black

~Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System

THANKS!

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June 16, 2013 1:02:55 AM

Do you have a link to the actual parts?
Overall looks very good for that budget.
Good case, CPU/mobo (for non-OC), video card (get the MSI TF/OC 650ti BOOST)
Really won't need that kind of cooling at all for non-OC system, can go stock or use CM 212 EVO for half the price.

Here's a quick parts list based on yours

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16VWn
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16VWn/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16VWn/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.19 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $908.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-16 04:00 EDT-0400)

a b 4 Gaming
June 16, 2013 1:43:20 AM

Hd 7870 is significantly better

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.23 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $923.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-16 04:43 EDT-0400)
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June 16, 2013 11:05:11 AM

why the aftermarket cooling without getting a k cpu? without overclocking the stock fan should be fine...
a b 4 Gaming
June 16, 2013 11:27:57 AM

Ye right...
June 17, 2013 10:28:27 AM

I recommended 650ti Boost because user chose the 650ti so I figured already had a preference of NVidia but Boost gives performance increase while keeping within budget, same with cooler. I agree stock cooler should be fine for non-OC system, but again, if user just wants more than stock, offered cheaper solution.

Also, most benchmarks I see compare 7870 to the 1GB edition of the 650ti which is not valid comparison.
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