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Best gaming pc for 1600 dollars September-October 2013 (Mainly for Planetside 2)

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September 24, 2013 7:11:52 PM

The 3 consistency's I would like in recommended builds are
1. Always a Z87 Ud#h Mobo
2.An intel processor K edition
3.A GTX 780
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September 24, 2013 9:08:51 PM

Any particular reason for wanting a GigaByte mobo, Asus seems to have the best handle on the Z87 chipset
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September 25, 2013 3:34:07 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Any particular reason for wanting a GigaByte mobo, Asus seems to have the best handle on the Z87 chipset


I like the bios layout. But if Asus can offer better for the same price then sure
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September 25, 2013 3:25:39 PM

Thanx, any other particulars interested in - or pretty much strictly gaming? do any imaging, video, CAD, etc? Have to run out for a bit, back in a couple hours and will pop a build up
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September 25, 2013 5:29:12 PM

Heres what i came up with for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($648.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1604.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 20:26 EDT-0400)

If you wanted an i7 for video rendering or whatever you could drop down the water cooler to an h80i and the motherboard to a ud3h. would save you about a 100 bucks bucks so you can put towards an i7 but if your gaming, i5 is plenty. This would be an amazing system if you built it. Good luck!
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September 25, 2013 5:56:52 PM

unit8000 said:
Heres what i came up with for you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($648.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1604.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 20:26 EDT-0400)

If you wanted an i7 for video rendering or whatever you could drop down the water cooler to an h80i and the motherboard to a ud3h. would save you about a 100 bucks bucks so you can put towards an i7 but if your gaming, i5 is plenty. This would be an amazing system if you built it. Good luck!


Thanks a ton
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September 25, 2013 5:57:21 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Thanx, any other particulars interested in - or pretty much strictly gaming? do any imaging, video, CAD, etc? Have to run out for a bit, back in a couple hours and will pop a build up


I will be doing a moderate amount of video editing but I don't think its something that would require an i7
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September 25, 2013 6:17:20 PM

Jakfudo put up a good build, I'd change to the Sus Hero mobo, and with the prices of DRAM - 1600 and and 1866 about the same I" kick the DRAM up to 1866/9 2x4GB, either the GSkill Snipers or up a tad to the Tridents - the additional bandwidth and higher freq will help w/ the video editing
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September 25, 2013 8:45:52 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Jakfudo put up a good build, I'd change to the Sus Hero mobo, and with the prices of DRAM - 1600 and and 1866 about the same I" kick the DRAM up to 1866/9 2x4GB, either the GSkill Snipers or up a tad to the Tridents - the additional bandwidth and higher freq will help w/ the video editing


The specs I would pick are essentially the same as what unit8000 recommended. Except with an NZXT case and a superclocked 780.
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September 26, 2013 10:51:47 AM

Alot of people love the NZXT cases haha, i myself like the simplistic cases hence the r4. But a case wont change the performance of this beast so pick whatever case you please.
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