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July 17, 2013 10:20:30 PM

I want to make a decent gaming computer than can allow me to multi-task and run games at a fair setting. These are the components I chose: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hSeh. What do you guys think of them?
July 18, 2013 12:22:34 AM

That combo u set was on ivy brigde plus a 7850 card


I set out the combination 30$ more but the latest with the following features
1. UNLOCKED. 4670k HASWELL latest core i5 proces
2.GTX 760 2gb far more performing than the 7850 has performance near to a 7950
3.vengeance PRO ddr3 2x4gb 1600 mhz ram
4.z87 motherboard (to reduce the rig price u can select msi h85 pc mate mobo)
5. A corsair 200r case
6. 80 plus GOLD fully modular 750w evga power supply

Here is the link
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hTSu



Its the best utilisation of money i m sure u ll like it alot






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July 18, 2013 2:38:49 AM

CPU:

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99

Motherboard:

ASRock Z77M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $89.99

Memory:

G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $67.99

Storage:

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99

Video Card:

Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card $239.99 -$53.59

Case:

NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.50

Power Supply:

Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $74.99

Optical Drive:

LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $15.98

Optional:

You could spend some money on a cpu-cooler. My suggestion is the Coolermaster HyperEvo 212. It has great stability and runs smoothly!

Total:

$783.45 (Not counting the cooler)

This computer can run lots of graphically intensive game in ULTRA settings. (Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, etc)

Hope this helped! If it solved your question, please choose this as the best solution!
July 18, 2013 2:55:15 AM

ivy bridge series would be replaced by the haswell series soon so buy with caution
July 18, 2013 3:46:04 AM

Your build is nowhere near to the best you can build for the price. For that price you can build a beast with a Haswell CPU and a beast Graphics Card which is like 2-3 times powerful than the card you selected. This is the build i have selected for you for similar price. I hope you like it. It is really a beast when compared to the build you selected. You should definitely go for this build for that price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($388.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $991.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 06:43 EDT-0400)

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July 18, 2013 12:16:20 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Your build is nowhere near to the best you can build for the price. For that price you can build a beast with a Haswell CPU and a beast Graphics Card which is like 2-3 times powerful than the card you selected. This is the build i have selected for you for similar price. I hope you like it. It is really a beast when compared to the build you selected. You should definitely go for this build for that price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($388.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $991.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 06:43 EDT-0400)

If you think that the answer helped, then don't forget to select it as the best answer. It would be highly appreciated by me.


So far, I liked you build the best, but I have gotten many good suggestions. I modified it slightly. Here is what I chose:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1i2Qm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1i2Qm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1i2Qm/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($78.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($388.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1061.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-18 15:16 EDT-0400)
Hopefully, around Christmas/Black Friday I can get all this for under 1000, US, as that was my original budget.

Edit: What about a EVGA GeForce GTX 670 FTW?
Edit again: Really trying to get a decent system for 900 max. Pushing it at 1,000. Yes, if absolutely needed, I can go to Microcenter.
July 19, 2013 10:42:48 AM

Quote:
Solved, going with either this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1inrB or this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1inFb


Go for the first build, but with a few changes.

Motherboard : You really do not need a Z87 Motherboard with a non K intel CPU's since you cannot overclock that CPU. The H87 is just the Z87 without overclocking and for much cheaper. So you can get a H87 motherboard that supports SLI for just 120 dollars, why spend 30 dollars more if there is no clear advantage of it?

HDD : Just do not get a WD Caviar Green. They are extremely slow when compared to the Caviar Blue and the Seagate Barracuda. So just get a 2TB Seagate Barracuda instead of the WD Caviar Green one. The Caviar Greens are designed for completely different users who want to store data for long usage and those who do not matter about performance. But we surely do matter about performance and hence you should not get a WD Caviar Green at all.

PSU : Get atleast a 80 plus bronze PSU for that prize. The XFX 750W PSU is a very good quality PSU which costs just the same as the Seasonic 650W and also it is an 80 plus gold certified PSU which means that it is extremely efficient and hence your parts would get good supply of current and would work more efficiently and would be alive for much longer.

These were the changes that i would like you to do. I am sure these changes are completely worth it. Anyways, here is what the build looks after these changes. Tell me what do you think. Also if you have some doubts then feel free to ask me. We are always here to help. So here is the beast :

Sorry, the build i was about to post is lost somewhere, let me replan it for you. Will update soon. Sorry for inconvinience.

If you think that the answer helped, then don't forget to select it as the best answer. It would be highly appreciated by me.

Update : I am extremely sorry, i mistakenly posted the wrong build. It has now been updates with a new build, so this should be the one to go for instead. I am not sure how i did this mistake. Also i will make some more changes to it to fit it inside your 1000 dollars budget. I mistakenly posted the same build you made. So here is the changed version that i orignally selected but mistakenly did not posted.

I hope you won't mind this little mistake of mine.
July 19, 2013 2:17:42 PM

Sangeet Khatri said:
Quote:
Solved, going with either this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1inrB or this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1inFb


Go for the first build, but with a few changes.

Motherboard : You really do not need a Z87 Motherboard with a non K intel CPU's since you cannot overclock that CPU. The H87 is just the Z87 without overclocking and for much cheaper. So you can get a H87 motherboard that supports SLI for just 120 dollars, why spend 30 dollars more if there is no clear advantage of it?

HDD : Just do not get a WD Caviar Green. They are extremely slow when compared to the Caviar Blue and the Seagate Barracuda. So just get a 2TB Seagate Barracuda instead of the WD Caviar Green one. The Caviar Greens are designed for completely different users who want to store data for long usage and those who do not matter about performance. But we surely do matter about performance and hence you should not get a WD Caviar Green at all.

PSU : Get atleast a 80 plus bronze PSU for that prize. The XFX 750W PSU is a very good quality PSU which costs just the same as the Seasonic 650W and also it is an 80 plus gold certified PSU which means that it is extremely efficient and hence your parts would get good supply of current and would work more efficiently and would be alive for much longer.

These were the changes that i would like you to do. I am sure these changes are completely worth it. Anyways, here is what the build looks after these changes. Tell me what do you think. Also if you have some doubts then feel free to ask me. We are always here to help. So here is the beast :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($415.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1180.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 13:27 EDT-0400)

If you think that the answer helped, then don't forget to select it as the best answer. It would be highly appreciated by me.


Here is what I changed. The cheaper build listed is my back-up plan in case I cannot afford this one, as I had a max budget of 1,000 US. What do you think of it? Is there any way I could get the same quality parts at a cheaper price? Anyways here are my changes to the bigger build.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1isfg
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1isfg/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1isfg/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($415.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1107.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 17:15 EDT-0400)
July 20, 2013 1:06:36 AM

This is what i fitted somewhat above 1000 dollars. This is the cheapest you can go without compromising (Considering that you like Asus quite a lot and why not? They have some great quality.) :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($408.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1028.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 04:02 EDT-0400)

If you would like any further change then you can tell me what do you want to change. Otherwise you can go for this build. It is a very good build for the price, so you can go anytime for this if you want. This is the best and closest no compromise rig you can make for 1000 dollars. If you like this, then feel free to select it as the best answer. It would be really highly appreciated by me.

If you think that the answer helped, then don't forget to select it as the best answer. It would be highly appreciated by me.
July 20, 2013 10:30:53 AM

Sangeet Khatri said:
This is what i fitted somewhat above 1000 dollars. This is the cheapest you can go without compromising (Considering that you like Asus quite a lot and why not? They have some great quality.) :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($408.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1028.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-20 04:02 EDT-0400)

If you would like any further change then you can tell me what do you want to change. Otherwise you can go for this build. It is a very good build for the price, so you can go anytime for this if you want. This is the best and closest no compromise rig you can make for 1000 dollars. If you like this, then feel free to select it as the best answer. It would be really highly appreciated by me.

If you think that the answer helped, then don't forget to select it as the best answer. It would be highly appreciated by me.


That is a great solution, however, if you do not know already, I am in the US and do not intend to buy anything until around Christmas. Would the one I showed you run fine? The ram and PSU are similarly priced, but the 750 watt would give me more head room as the GPU is a power hog. As for the ram, I am a fan of the Vengeance Series. That is a great option if I were to buy everything now, as the PSU is on sale. However, I think the one I showed you may be able to be bought for around 1000 during Christmas.
July 20, 2013 10:58:55 AM

If you want to buy things at the time of christmas, then you should not bother planning it from now on because there are still like 5 months left and in 5 months a lot of good things could be launcher for similar price and things would change quite a lot. So after 5 month i am pretty much sure that you would be able to buy a much better PC hence wait for the Christmas to come that should be the best time to plan as things change quite frequently in the hardware space and in computer industry.

So whenever you are sure that you have to make your build, then PM me and i would choose a build for the prices of that time that is after 5 months. That should be the best thing to do, because things change a lot in 5-6 months, believe me they really do.
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