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May 7, 2014 7:06:45 AM

hey guys im building a new computer with a budget of $1500 and was wondering if my parts all add up to a good bang for my buck, i mainly use computing for flight simulators and dcs world, while the initial requirements are low the adds that developers create for these games increase the requirements. anyways this is what i have tell me what you think thanks!

GPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
COOLER:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i already have a 750W corsair PSU and a 1TB HDD with a 120GB SSD, my current build is from 2011 so this will be a major upgrade for me, but how does this look? i was thinking of going with a 780TI instead but that would bring me to $1564, currently my price with the parts listed above is 1,169.
May 7, 2014 7:22:40 AM

Great build it'll bring you endless hours of fun.
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May 7, 2014 7:23:37 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Fy0O
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Fy0O/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Fy0O/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($240.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked Video Card ($689.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($112.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1366.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-07 10:20 EDT-0400)

Changed your build from 2011 chipset to 1150. Performance will be ultimately the same. The 4820k is more powerful but not that you will notice. plus the 1150 is alot cheaper so I added your 780ti and still saved you 200$ .. you can use this to buy a nice monitor :) 
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May 7, 2014 8:40:42 AM

thank you dark antz!

what would be a more of a future proof build? the one with the 780TI? and does going from the i7 to the I5 make a huge difference, I know that you said its minimal but what im really asking is, which one would last me about 3 or 4 years till another upgrade?
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May 8, 2014 5:36:08 AM

shaddyy said:
thank you dark antz!

what would be a more of a future proof build? the one with the 780TI? and does going from the i7 to the I5 make a huge difference, I know that you said its minimal but what im really asking is, which one would last me about 3 or 4 years till another upgrade?


Well in terms of future upgrading the 1150 i5 chipset will be better. However generally by the time its worth upgrading with intel they change the chipset and therefore you will need a new motherboard anyway.
Graphics cards will always fit in PCIe slots so its worth investing your money here. 780Ti is a good card so well worth it to cover the next few generations if not more.
The ivy bridge i7 is a better processor. This is mainly down to the chipset because it has substatially more bandwidth in nearly all areas (RAM, PCIe, CPU etc.). However its only quad core just like the i5 and the single core processing will not be noticably faster compared to the i5. The i5 is also more economical in terms of power usage which is a nice plus to the electricity bill.
The setup I mentioned below will last you nicely for another 4 years plus.
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