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GAMING PC for Wow, LoL, GTA V maybe BF3 or 4.

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July 9, 2013 9:11:41 AM

Now that the new games is comming out, I'm looking to buy a new gaming pc, but I'm clueless about which parts and what so ever.

My budget is going to be around 1200$, without screen and OS.

Hope someone in here can give me a tip or two.
I don't give a BEEEEP about the looks, just wanna play! :D 

Thanks alot


- Morten

More about : gaming wow lol gta bf3

a b 4 Gaming
July 9, 2013 10:34:57 AM

For that budget and with the build i suggest you can play any current game at 1080p ultra smoothly at 60+ FPS, i would suggest to go for the gaming PC that i am suggesting below. It is the best build for gaming, a gamer at 1080p resolution does not need any more than this.
I hope you like this build :) 

Also if you can spend like 30-40 dollars more then go for the GHz Edition of the same card as that is more of a performance improvement.
You can get that card from http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx797gtdfc . It is always better to get the best you can and for 40 dollars i don't think it would be any problem.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($356.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 660W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1201.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 13:32 EDT-0400)

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July 9, 2013 2:15:12 PM

I run LoL at 60FPS on very high using a $30 graphics card, but if you want to play BF3 and BF4, you should go with a GTX 780 or Radeon 7950
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July 9, 2013 5:12:25 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1121.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 20:10 EDT-0400)

Will overkill LoL and run all other games on ultra settings

a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2013 2:36:07 AM

Surya Mylvahanan said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1121.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 20:10 EDT-0400)

Will overkill LoL and run all other games on ultra settings



Okay, so you are suggesting him to build a 1200 dollar build without getting a SSD??
SSD's are kind of must have in any build having more than a thousand dollars budget. Why not go for that..

And there is also no point in getting a i7 when all he wants to do is gaming, there is no clear advantage of i7 over the i5 in gaming.

Also a 7970 performs similar to the 770 which performs a little less than the 680. And for the price the 7970 is a definite buy over the overpriced Nvidia cards. And that card would max out any game for the next 2 years at 1080p without problems.

So it is better to go for the i5 with 7970 and get a SSD for the saved money. That is something that i would recommend for gaming.

The SSD does not help in gaming but it is a must for any build with a budget of above 1000 dollars just because it makes everything freaking fast..
July 10, 2013 2:58:46 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1121.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 20:10 EDT-0400)

Will overkill LoL and run all other games on ultra settings



Okay, so you are suggesting him to build a 1200 dollar build without getting a SSD??
SSD's are kind of must have in any build having more than a thousand dollars budget. Why not go for that..

And there is also no point in getting a i7 when all he wants to do is gaming, there is no clear advantage of i7 over the i5 in gaming.

Also a 7970 performs similar to the 770 which performs a little less than the 680. And for the price the 7970 is a definite buy over the overpriced Nvidia cards. And that card would max out any game for the next 2 years at 1080p without problems.

So it is better to go for the i5 with 7970 and get a SSD for the saved money. That is something that i would recommend for gaming.

The SSD does not help in gaming but it is a must for any build with a budget of above 1000 dollars just because it makes everything freaking fast..


yes he is right, 7970 in price an quality is better and will be able to play games on high for next few years and even on low to medium for about 5 years, and why the heck you would buy a i7,when you can buy an i5 with overclock ability. The only thing i would disagree is the case, i would go with http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r (you can search for it at your favourite shop ) because it is quite big and with enough place for 7970 to work normally without overheating and costs less.
a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2013 3:04:45 AM

kristisdbs said:
Sangeet Khatri said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1121.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 20:10 EDT-0400)

Will overkill LoL and run all other games on ultra settings



Okay, so you are suggesting him to build a 1200 dollar build without getting a SSD??
SSD's are kind of must have in any build having more than a thousand dollars budget. Why not go for that..

And there is also no point in getting a i7 when all he wants to do is gaming, there is no clear advantage of i7 over the i5 in gaming.

Also a 7970 performs similar to the 770 which performs a little less than the 680. And for the price the 7970 is a definite buy over the overpriced Nvidia cards. And that card would max out any game for the next 2 years at 1080p without problems.

So it is better to go for the i5 with 7970 and get a SSD for the saved money. That is something that i would recommend for gaming.

The SSD does not help in gaming but it is a must for any build with a budget of above 1000 dollars just because it makes everything freaking fast..


yes he is right, 7970 in price an quality is better and will be able to play games on high for next few years and even on low to medium for about 5 years, and why the heck you would buy a i7,when you can buy an i5 with overclock ability. The only thing i would disagree is the case, i would go with http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r (you can search for it at your favourite shop ) because it is quite big and with enough place for 7970 to work normally without overheating and costs less.


You know, case is always subjective. Every people like their own cases. For me i love the full tower cases. I love big cases with lots of room to do stuff, but yeah he can anytime go for any case he likes, no problem at all. It is just me that i love full tower cases.

If he likes another case then he has the option to go for it. No problem.. :D 

Happy to help :) 

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July 10, 2013 3:09:14 AM

oh and if you have extra money, go with 7970 ghz edition vapor-x or gigabyte,because those editions have better cooling :)  (7970 is a hotter card than nvidia's, everyone will agree with that :D )
a b 4 Gaming
July 10, 2013 8:16:27 AM

kristisdbs said:
oh and if you have extra money, go with 7970 ghz edition vapor-x or gigabyte,because those editions have better cooling :)  (7970 is a hotter card than nvidia's, everyone will agree with that :D )


Yeah, AMD is generally hotter, but if you have a 120mm fan always pumping fresh air in the Graphics Card then these heat issues are very rare.

Good airflow is the key to low heat in a PC. I am sure everyone would agree with that too.. :D 
July 10, 2013 4:06:17 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Surya Mylvahanan said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1eZ0l/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1121.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-09 20:10 EDT-0400)

Will overkill LoL and run all other games on ultra settings



Okay, so you are suggesting him to build a 1200 dollar build without getting a SSD??
SSD's are kind of must have in any build having more than a thousand dollars budget. Why not go for that..

And there is also no point in getting a i7 when all he wants to do is gaming, there is no clear advantage of i7 over the i5 in gaming.

Also a 7970 performs similar to the 770 which performs a little less than the 680. And for the price the 7970 is a definite buy over the overpriced Nvidia cards. And that card would max out any game for the next 2 years at 1080p without problems.

So it is better to go for the i5 with 7970 and get a SSD for the saved money. That is something that i would recommend for gaming.

The SSD does not help in gaming but it is a must for any build with a budget of above 1000 dollars just because it makes everything freaking fast..


Woah there! I personally think SSDs are a waste of money all they do is quicken boot and load time by a few seconds and waste money out of the budget + the i7 has 8 processing threads, and the i5 has 4, so essentially the i7 can perform twice as many concurrent actions as the i5.
July 10, 2013 4:52:28 PM

You could go with an FX 8350 (next gen games are going to be optimised for amd 8 core CPU's) use the extra money on something else like an SSD?
July 10, 2013 7:12:31 PM

Lazmarr said:
You could go with an FX 8350 (next gen games are going to be optimised for amd 8 core CPU's) use the extra money on something else like an SSD?


actually the fx 8350 performs lower than the intel i3 but however you are right
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2013 2:54:27 AM

Surya Mylvahanan said:
Lazmarr said:
You could go with an FX 8350 (next gen games are going to be optimised for amd 8 core CPU's) use the extra money on something else like an SSD?


actually the fx 8350 performs lower than the intel i3 but however you are right


I completely disagree with that statement. The 8350 >>>>>> i3
Please don't recommend things to people when you don't know about them. The 8350 is a lot better than the i3, it is a fact which you should know before recommending something to someone.
a b 4 Gaming
July 11, 2013 7:30:43 AM

kristisdbs said:
yes 8350 is way better, please read before posting http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/697?vs=143 see for your self, better go with i5-4670k then.


Are you mad? The link is comparision between the 8350 and the i3 540 which is like 4 years old now. Comparing a latest CPU with a CPU 4 year old is a no brainer.

In the comparision between the i5 4670k and the 8350. The 4670K wins in everything. Why the hell are you comparing two completely different CPU's?
July 11, 2013 7:46:38 AM

Because Surya Mylvahanan said that 8350 performs lower than an i3. thats why i put a raondom i3 to show that it is not true :) 
July 11, 2013 7:50:40 AM

Besides what these fellows are arguing about i believe that you should go for an i7.. those extra virtual cores and the ability to hyper thread is gonna be a real benefit when it comes to rendering graphic intensive games or video editing. For gaming, not so much of an improvement with the i7. Games (only some games) will get a very little boost with hyperthreading and the virtual cores. I recommend u get an SSD, its a no brainer now-a-day. Not only will is increase boot time, but it will increase game boot time as well as increase your workflow speed 5x and if you split the SSD to allow for caching you will never look back. Go with an i7 3770K, yes its last gen, but its cheaper than the new gen wth only a tiny performance difference. You could splash on a larger SSD or watercooling to allow for some insane overclocks with the leftover cash!

- Mitch
July 25, 2013 6:01:58 AM

I would get i7 and 2tb HDD over i5 and 1tb HDD+128GB SSD.
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