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$1500 Gaming Build: Good to Go?

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MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming vs Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H vs MSI Z87-G45 Gaming?

Total: 9 votes

  • MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming
  • 40 %
  • Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H
  • 50 %
  • MSI Z87-G45 Gaming
  • 10 %
July 4, 2013 7:01:11 PM

Hello,

I've saved up and created this build, was wondering if everything would fit into my mid-tower case(like the h100i)? Also, if everything looks good to go. Anyways here is the build:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1dmUZ

It is $1500 excluding the monitor and keyboard.

Other Questions:
Motherboards: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming vs Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H vs MSI Z87-G45 Gaming??? Can't decide between these 3 motherboards.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 4, 2013 7:47:01 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

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: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.97 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($265.66 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1442.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-04 22:43 EDT-0400)

Do this. It sacrifices the i7 for an i5 and the h100i for a hyper 212 evo, which does not affect gameplay performance whatsoever. It replaces these with dual 760s, which outperforms any single 770 by quite a margin. Doing this improves gameplay performance significantly.

If you really wan't the i7, you can put it in there, although this would cause you to go 40$ over budget.
July 4, 2013 7:54:23 PM

Munchbot said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

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: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.97 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($265.66 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1442.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-04 22:43 EDT-0400)

Do this. It sacrifices the i7 for an i5 and the h100i for a hyper 212 evo, which does not affect gameplay performance whatsoever. It replaces these with dual 760s, which outperforms any single 770 by quite a margin. Doing this improves gameplay performance significantly.

If you really wan't the i7, you can put it in there, although this would cause you to go 40$ over budget.


Quick question, this build. Would it still be good in like 5/6 months?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 4, 2013 10:35:10 PM

Absolutely. It will be good for 1-2 years at least and after that it's easy to upgrade.
July 4, 2013 11:43:49 PM

Munchbot said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

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: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($137.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.97 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($265.66 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($105.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1442.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-04 22:43 EDT-0400)

Do this. It sacrifices the i7 for an i5 and the h100i for a hyper 212 evo, which does not affect gameplay performance whatsoever. It replaces these with dual 760s, which outperforms any single 770 by quite a margin. Doing this improves gameplay performance significantly.

If you really wan't the i7, you can put it in there, although this would cause you to go 40$ over budget.


Thanks for your input, it helped, I appreciate it and will put it into my build. :D ! I need to use i7 as I am a heavy video editor, YouTuber, and soon-to-be livestreamer.
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