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July 4, 2013 12:43:35 PM

Im getting a new pc and this is what i came up with:

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $149.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $129.99 @ Microcenter
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Video Card $173.98 @ Newegg
Case Apevia X-DREAMER4-BL ATX Mid Tower Case $77.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $88.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $944.86

Is intel necessary? Would the i7 be a better cost effective choice? Should i just get an amd?


Alright so my friend suggested i get this instead:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $129.99 @ Microcenter
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $255.66 @ Newegg
Case Apevia X-DREAMER4-BL ATX Mid Tower Case $77.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $88.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $976.54


What do you guys think? He says it would be better.
July 4, 2013 12:54:39 PM

It looks like your budget is just around $1000, correct? Also, you shouldn't be getting a 3TB HDD, it is overkill unless you plan to use it. Get a 1TB HDD and use the extra money to get an SSD. The first build looks good, but a 650 Ti Boost could be a bottleneck for the 4670K, especially is you plan to OC Get the 760 and the 4670K, and drop the 3TB hard drive.
July 4, 2013 1:14:32 PM

James Godsil said:
It looks like your budget is just around $1000, correct? Also, you shouldn't be getting a 3TB HDD, it is overkill unless you plan to use it. Get a 1TB HDD and use the extra money to get an SSD. The first build looks good, but a 650 Ti Boost could be a bottleneck for the 4670K, especially is you plan to OC Get the 760 and the 4670K, and drop the 3TB hard drive.


So i took your suggestions and is this what you think would be best...?

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($255.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-DREAMER4-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $943.54

What should i get an SSD for?
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July 4, 2013 1:24:38 PM

An SSD would increase read/write times to an insane amount. If it isn't in your budget, then you don't need to get it. But that looks good.
July 4, 2013 1:29:22 PM

James Godsil said:
An SSD would increase read/write times to an insane amount. If it isn't in your budget, then you don't need to get it. But that looks good.


Hey, thanks i made some extra changes...

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($255.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-DREAMER4-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $873.56

so id have some extra money left over what are some improvements you can think of? i probably wont be overclocking
July 4, 2013 1:55:11 PM

Change your motherboard to an H87. The only thing that a Z87 does better is overclocking. I would recommend getting an SSD if you could fit it in. With the change on motherboard, you would most likely have enough money to get a good SSD. I would get either a Samsung or a SanDisk.
July 4, 2013 2:01:55 PM

James Godsil said:
Change your motherboard to an H87. The only thing that a Z87 does better is overclocking. I would recommend getting an SSD if you could fit it in. With the change on motherboard, you would most likely have enough money to get a good SSD. I would get either a Samsung or a SanDisk.


which specific H8 theres so many different kinds...?

also what would the SSD be for? Since i know i wouldnt be able to fit everything on it and i dont know if its worth the extra speed just to put my windows and system files on it. If you think otherwise please explain since this is my first time building a pc.
July 4, 2013 2:48:44 PM

James Godsil said:
You would put the OS on the SSD for fast boot times, and if it is large enough you could put a few games on there that you play often. Other than that, if you don't feel that you need it, then save some money. A good H87 is the ASUS H87 - PLUS. Link: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/H87PLUS/ It is on Newegg for around $100. Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Im probably just going to do this since the MSI has better fanning

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($255.66 @ Newegg)
Case: Apevia X-DREAMER4-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $908.55
July 4, 2013 3:27:14 PM

There is an MSI H87 motherboard. But other than that, I would say that you have a system you can get.
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