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$600 Gaming PC and want your opinions about my build

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September 14, 2013 6:06:25 PM

I decided many moons ago to get into PC gaming. After doing a lot of research and looking at parts I have picked out the parts and wanted to know what you think about the parts I picked it and if they're compatible and will go well together. Thanks :) 

Here's my list.


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CPU http://


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PSU http://


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Optical Drive http://
a c 325 4 Gaming
September 14, 2013 7:44:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.53 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $638.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-14 22:43 EDT-0400)

i5 haswell and 7870 GHZ edition
September 14, 2013 10:14:51 PM

AMD Radeon said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI H87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.53 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $638.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-14 22:43 EDT-0400)

i5 haswell and 7870 GHZ edition


Oh, I'm sorry I might've not worded my post well I was wanting opinions on my build and if the parts were compatible and went well together. I appreciate you posting the build though. Sorry. :( 

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a c 275 4 Gaming
September 14, 2013 11:00:32 PM

Well it's compatible and all, but comparing your build to AMD Radeon's, it's a clear choice.
AMD Radeon's build has a much better processor and gpu, it will be able to play games much better than your build.
Unless there's a reason why you can't get that build, it's an obvious choice.
September 14, 2013 11:11:00 PM

realchaos said:
Well it's compatible and all, but comparing your build to AMD Radeon's, it's a clear choice.
AMD Radeon's build has a much better processor and gpu, it will be able to play games much better than your build.
Unless there's a reason why you can't get that build, it's an obvious choice.

From what I read it could make a bit of FPS difference, but I was going to go with my own build and later will get the i5 CPU and 8GB Ram. So if it's compatible then that's what I was hoping for. Now I hope I wont have to update my bios for my MB as that scares me a little. :p 
a c 275 4 Gaming
September 14, 2013 11:16:59 PM

Hold on...that doesn't make sense.
You're spending about $650 on build A (your build) that isn't as strong as the $650 build B (Radeon's build) just to upgrade to the same specs as build B in the future? Just get it now. Same price, better performance, save you money in the long run.
I'm not really following your logic right now, no offense.
a c 325 4 Gaming
September 14, 2013 11:27:55 PM

^ me neither, i dont get the logic
September 14, 2013 11:38:03 PM

Because I'm not going throw out all that time I put into it out the window. I was asking about if it was compatible or not. I didn't ask for a build or suggestions. If I wanted a build I would have asked for one. It's a nice build, but I prefer to go my own way.
a c 325 4 Gaming
September 14, 2013 11:40:11 PM

yes, your build is all compatible
thats the answer you want to hear
a c 275 4 Gaming
September 14, 2013 11:41:21 PM

Well, it's always your choice. We are only here to simply advise you and help you get the best build for your money.
However, if you don't want a better build for the same price and want to throw away more money in the long run, then by all means go for it. No one here recommends that way, but then again no one here can stop you.
September 14, 2013 11:45:10 PM

realchaos said:
Well, it's always your choice. We are only here to simply advise you and help you get the best build for your money.
However, if you don't want a better build for the same price and want to throw away more money in the long run, then by all means go for it. No one here recommends that way, but then again no one here can stop you.

Look, your opinion is fine and all, but I didn't ask for a build I just asked if it was compatible or not.

October 31, 2013 1:22:59 AM

her is my config Intel - the cpu can be later upgraded and then the cpu won't be a bottlenect for the gpu but this will be a fast computer and within the price range.

Haswell version

if you want to save and be below I suggest Tahiti LE gpu aka 7870XT, to be more precis PowerColor
AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E]=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax78702gbd52dhppv3e]PowerColor
AX7870 2GBD5-2DHPPV3E
because of it's price, With the psu you will be able to overclock it and get the performance of an 7950 which is not bad.
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