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I need a gaming pc build that would suit me the best (And is also good for future games)

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September 25, 2013 3:56:39 AM

So Far, i have the Case, just got it in the mail yesterday(Thermaltake V3 Black AMD Edition No Power Supply Mid Tower Case, Black VL800P1W2N) and i dont need the monitor, keyboard, or mouse.

The types of games i want to play are: Grand Theft Auto (which includes VC, SA, IV, and V when it comes out for PC), All the Assassin's Creed Games, Far Cry 3, Battle Field 3, Call Of Duty Black Ops, WOW, Wizard 101, The Sims 3 and all Expansion Packs, TS4 (When it comes out for PC), Minecraft, TF2, Gmod, and a bunch of other games i cant think of. I also like to make video games, and that means i will be programming, modeling, rendering...i also will be wanting to record YT videos...

can you guys please come up with a gaming pc build that would fit these needs, and could be "Future Proof " for any future games, programs, etc...also, i personally like Amazon, and Newegg (no mail in rebates please) also, please try and make the list on pcpartpicker.com, its easier for me. (in the list please include a a nice gaming headset, and a wifi adapter)

Thanks in advance, sorry it was so long...

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September 25, 2013 3:15:21 PM

this should really be in /hardware/systems not opinions and experiences.

you also failed to list a budget.

there is no "future proof" as next gen games tend to destroy current hardware performance. unless you go with something high end, expect to drop quality settings to keep good fps numbers. this is not to say that you cannot make a system which will perform well over many years just that its impossible to guarantee performance for every single game... ie when the next itteration of crysis comes out.. games like that are made for next gen hardware so naturally crush current gen stuff.
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September 25, 2013 3:29:03 PM

ssddx said:
this should really be in /hardware/systems not opinions and experiences.

you also failed to list a budget.

there is no "future proof" as next gen games tend to destroy current hardware performance. unless you go with something high end, expect to drop quality settings to keep good fps numbers. this is not to say that you cannot make a system which will perform well over many years just that its impossible to guarantee performance for every single game... ie when the next itteration of crysis comes out.. games like that are made for next gen hardware so naturally crush current gen stuff.


Sorry about not adding budget...it would be anything below $1500

Update: i guess it doesnt have to be "Future Proof" but something good that would fit my needs to play those games with 30+FPS
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September 25, 2013 5:16:58 PM

For $1,500 you can make a computer that can easily max out games at 1080p with 60fps for now, and some time to come. I listed 2 builds, most would go with an Intel Build but AMD is also a great choice. I have an AMD rig myself, ill link it at the end to give you an idea of what i have

Intel Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($148.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
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)
Headphones: Corsair Vengeance 1500 7.1 Channel Headset ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1481.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 20:02 EDT-0400)

AMD Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($87.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($174.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
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)
Headphones: Corsair Vengeance 1500 7.1 Channel Headset ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1402.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 20:08 EDT-0400)

MyRig ( Cheaper,Maxes out most games at 1080p 60fps)

http://pcpartpicker.com/b/G5b

Both the Intel and AMD options i gave you are very, very good, reliable builds that preform great. The 7950 preforms a bit better then the 760 but the intel cpu wins its fair share of fps in games if everything was equal against the amd cpu, so all in all pretty similar, but very powerful. All components listed are high quality and should last you a long time if thats whats your going for. The intel build is pretty new, and the amd build is planning to release new cpu's and gpu's, in 2014 so thats another consideration. Hope you like it!

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September 25, 2013 5:33:29 PM

i would stay away from sli and go with a good single card solution... i'll post a build in a bit

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sli typically requires more power (bigger psu, more power draw from the wall) and generates more heat (requiring more fans to keep low temps)

granted sli can give you better performance numbers in some cases for less money. personal preference as to which you prefer.
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September 25, 2013 5:56:17 PM

i know you have an amd case... but this is an intel build. you could go with an amd build if you prefer and swap out intel for amd but intel currently has the upper hand when it comes to chips (and they certainly cost more because of it). this is not to say that amd chips are bad... they can do wonderfully but i'm out of the amd loop so someone else would have to recommend which cpu is best.

anyways.. heres the intel build.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($232.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($637.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1449.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 20:53 EDT-0400)


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of course there are a few other options you could take.

you really do not need a ssd drive as its not going to improve gaming performance numbers for the most part. it will make windows and your system in general seem snappy however.

since you plan on recording youtube videos you may want to beef up the i5 to an i7 instead. you can either delete the ssd or lower the gpu to a gtx770 to achieve this.

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September 25, 2013 6:36:40 PM

ssddx said:
i know you have an amd case... but this is an intel build. you could go with an amd build if you prefer and swap out intel for amd but intel currently has the upper hand when it comes to chips (and they certainly cost more because of it). this is not to say that amd chips are bad... they can do wonderfully but i'm out of the amd loop so someone else would have to recommend which cpu is best.

anyways.. heres the intel build.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($232.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($637.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.25 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1449.17
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-25 20:53 EDT-0400)


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of course there are a few other options you could take.

you really do not need a ssd drive as its not going to improve gaming performance numbers for the most part. it will make windows and your system in general seem snappy however.

since you plan on recording youtube videos you may want to beef up the i5 to an i7 instead. you can either delete the ssd or lower the gpu to a gtx770 to achieve this.



K...i lowered the gtx 780 to a 770, i kept the ssd but only because i would like to have the satisfaction of having the system load up quick, and i added a wifi adapter and gaming headset...(it also seems kinda weird having a intel system in a AMD case, but its too late to return it to amazon and buy a different one lol) let me know what you think :)  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HFg9
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September 25, 2013 6:43:50 PM

I'm editing your build right now :] one sec. I'll update this soon
Btw do you really want nvidia?

I changed
cpu to i7
2tb storage
a better psu(same watts)
a nice gigabyte motherboard
sapphire 7970 vapor x(nice cooling) for gpu
crucial 128gb ssd

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/skylarz/saved/2sru
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September 25, 2013 7:13:07 PM

Skylarz said:
I'm editing your build right now :] one sec. I'll update this soon
Btw do you really want nvidia?

I changed
cpu to i7
2tb storage
a better psu(same watts)
a nice gigabyte motherboard
sapphire 7970 vapor x(nice cooling) for gpu
crucial 128gb ssd

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/skylarz/saved/2sru


I feel very attached to the build you made for me :)  i can feel the power of the computer already, i'm definitely going with this :) 

Thanks a Bunch!
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September 25, 2013 7:25:58 PM

I feel very attached to the build you made for me :) i can feel the power of the computer already, i'm definitely going with this :)

Thanks a Bunch! said:
I feel very attached to the build you made for me :)  i can feel the power of the computer already, i'm definitely going with this :) 

Thanks a Bunch!

You're very welcome :D  enjoy!
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September 25, 2013 9:39:15 PM

the corsair enthusiast power supply is not "better" it is worse. the hx is the top of the line and is superior for reliability.quite frankly the only psu from corsair i would personally use is the hx series. other good psu choices are from xfx, pcp&c and seasonic.

its been tested... and only the samsung and intel ssd drives prove to be truly reliable. the others... not so much.

a 7970ghz edition is not a bad alternative. it wins some benchmarks but the gtx770 wins more.

2tb drives (really anything over 1gb) have some reliability problems. in general the best drives are caviar wd blacks (5 year warranty!) samsung spinpoints and seagate barracudas.

just thought i would mention some cons with this modified build before you jumped headlong in.....
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September 26, 2013 2:13:13 AM

ssddx said:
the corsair enthusiast power supply is not "better" it is worse. the hx is the top of the line and is superior for reliability.quite frankly the only psu from corsair i would personally use is the hx series. other good psu choices are from xfx, pcp&c and seasonic.

its been tested... and only the samsung and intel ssd drives prove to be truly reliable. the others... not so much.

a 7970ghz edition is not a bad alternative. it wins some benchmarks but the gtx770 wins more.

2tb drives (really anything over 1gb) have some reliability problems. in general the best drives are caviar wd blacks (5 year warranty!) samsung spinpoints and seagate barracudas.

just thought i would mention some cons with this modified build before you jumped headlong in.....


K....i changed everything to what you said, and this is what i got: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1HL6F
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