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

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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  1. Any particular reason for wanting a GigaByte mobo, Asus seems to have the best handle on the Z87 chipset
  2. 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
  3. 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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    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!
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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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