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November 30, 2013 8:21:53 PM

This is my current setup for a new build this was done on ibuypower, is there anything i can do better for gaming at the same cost? The price tag on this is $1324 and is at around my budget.

Any suggestions are appreciated I hope to play BF4, league of legends and Assassins Creed 4. Will i have any issues?

Case
ARC 647 Gaming Case Black
Case Lighting
Cold Cathode Neon Light - Red
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion
None
Processor
AMD FX-9370 CPU (8x 4.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive
None
Processor Cooling
Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (AMD) - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
Memory
8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1866 Memory Module ADATA XPG V2
Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 - 2GB - Single Card
Motherboard
20
15
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 -- AMD 990FX w/ 4x PCI-E 2.0 x16
Power Supply
650 Watt - Standard FREE Upgrade to 750 Watt Enermax LEPA G750-MAS 80 PLUS Gold
Primary Hard Drive
120 GB ADATA SSD - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive
1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
Optical Drive
[12x Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive Black
2nd Optical Drive
None
Flash Media Reader / Writer
None
Meter Display
None
Sound Card
3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System
Windows 8.1 + Office 365 Trial [Free 30-Day !!!] 64-bit
Keyboard
iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard
Mouse
iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse
Monitor
24" 1920x1080 BenQ GW2450 -- Full HD LED Blacklight LCD Monitor
Warranty
3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service
Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) - No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days
Power Protection
Mighty Voltage Regulator - Opti-UPS SS1200-AVR Maximum Capacity: 500Watts
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November 30, 2013 8:25:29 PM

For that amount the video card is on the weak side.
November 30, 2013 8:28:29 PM

Would I be better off going with a Nvidia Gtx 760 and the amd 8350 (8x 4.0ghz)?
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November 30, 2013 8:29:25 PM

that build not at all suitable for that budget..
let us give you many time better suggestion than this :D 
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November 30, 2013 8:39:56 PM

Adam 16 said:
Would I be better off going with a Nvidia Gtx 760 and the amd 8350 (8x 4.0ghz)?

For what you're paying for a GTX 760 isn't what I would called a worthy build. Your basically throwing your money away for getting that system.
November 30, 2013 8:42:25 PM

Niko_boy said:
that build not at all suitable for that budget..
let us give you many time better suggestion than this :D 

I am open to all suggestions as this is my first gaming pc.

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November 30, 2013 8:44:04 PM

this build should do amazing in gaming comes with 1080p resolution and game can be playable at high settings at 60fps!
for keyboard and mouse and ups you will have to add a little more money :) 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 700W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($118.98 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($147.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $1322.42

also you will have good room open for Overclocking and SLI !
November 30, 2013 8:53:22 PM

Wow thanks, that looks far better than what I was thinking, I was thinking too much about processor Ghz rather than the video card and other components. Thanks a lot for your time i will definitely be following that list. :) 

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November 30, 2013 8:57:38 PM

Adam 16 said:
Wow thanks, that looks far better than what I was thinking, I was thinking too much about processor Ghz rather than the video card and other components. Thanks a lot for your time i will definitely be following that list. :) 



thats great :) 
btw what is your budget again?
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November 30, 2013 8:58:05 PM

This first one a Intel build. Monitor, keyboard, mouse, and OS are added into the build.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G400s Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1314.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 23:57 EST-0500)

2nd a AMD build, everything is the same except for a AMD CPU and AMD motherboard
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G400s Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1220.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-01 00:05 EST-0500)
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November 30, 2013 9:04:28 PM

lp231 said:
This first one a Intel build.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G400s Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1314.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 23:57 EST-0500)

2nd a AMD build, everything is the same except for a AMD CPU and AMD motherboard
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($179.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G400s Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1270.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-01 00:01 EST-0500)


OH WELL much better builds i would suggest to OP this ones ^

November 30, 2013 9:15:35 PM

lp231 said:
This first one a Intel build. Monitor, keyboard, mouse, and OS are added into the build.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G400s Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1314.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-30 23:57 EST-0500)

2nd a AMD build, everything is the same except for a AMD CPU and AMD motherboard
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G400s Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1220.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-01 00:05 EST-0500)


I am a fan of the Intel build. Thanks a lot for your time to do all of this. I am not very experienced but you made it a lot easier for me.
November 30, 2013 9:33:01 PM

I just built a computer for about the same, here's my build:

CPU: Intel i7 4770k (Much faster than the AMD processor you have selected)
Motherboard: MSI MPower Max (Kind of overkill)
GPU: Asus R9 280X
Memory: G.Skill RipJaw something or other 1866MHz
Storage: Kingston v300 120gb
Storage: WD Black Series 1TB
Case: Corsair 400r (Doors are a tad flimsy)
PSU: Corsair HX750 (Overkill unless you plan to SLI/Fire Bridge)
Optical Drive: LiteOn DVD Burner
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

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November 30, 2013 9:37:09 PM

Glad to help :) 

@Niko boy
Your build is good too, but there are some items that isn't worth getting and others just cost too much when, there are similar items for a lot less. With some more practice, you'll get better at it. :D 
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January 9, 2014 1:20:05 PM

Randy Lahey said:
I just built a computer for about the same, here's my build:

CPU: Intel i7 4770k (Much faster than the AMD processor you have selected)
Motherboard: MSI MPower Max (Kind of overkill)
GPU: Asus R9 280X
Memory: G.Skill RipJaw something or other 1866MHz
Storage: Kingston v300 120gb
Storage: WD Black Series 1TB
Case: Corsair 400r (Doors are a tad flimsy)
PSU: Corsair HX750 (Overkill unless you plan to SLI/Fire Bridge)
Optical Drive: LiteOn DVD Burner
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14

I see that the post is old but Intel is not always faster. It depends on what your planing on playing or doing.

!