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Comparing a new PC to my current one.

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June 1, 2014 9:19:10 AM

I am looking to purchase a new computer, as my current one is struggling to keep up with newer games. I am currently looking at a computer right now with the following specs:

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
Processor Cooling: Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1150]
Memory: 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module
Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 270X - 2GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-D3H -- 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0, 6x SATA-III 6Gb/s
Hard Drive: 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

The cost of this is $1037 without shipping. I know it would probably be cheaper to build a computer, or buy all the components separately, but I'm not too knowledged in this area, so my mind is set on purchasing a pre-built computer.

Here is my current setup:
Hard Drives:

    180Gb SSD Primary Hard Drive
    120Gb SSD Secondary Hard Drive

Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
Processor: AMD A8-5600K APU with Radeon HD Graphics (3.60 GHz)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Motherboard: GIGABYTE Ultra Durable Motherboard F2A55M-HD2 (http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...)

I would like to know if purchasing this new computer would be worth it for running games. Note that I can and probably will scavenge the RAM and SSD's from my old computer for the new one. Thanks for reading. Any response is appreciated! :) 

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June 1, 2014 11:48:52 AM

You are doing a very good upgrade bro.
You will experience about twice FPS.
You can probably run most games on high/ultra settings at 1080p.
But if you plan to play on multi monitor or at high AA settings and not in a position to stretch your budget, go with a 4gb version of 270x as it would be really beneficial.
For 1080p, 2Gb is fine.
And yes, take out the SSDs and RAM from the old Rig.
Also, the Intel STOCK CPU cooler is pretty good. So if you would like to overclock your CPU by more than 15-20%, then only go with the Aftermarket cooler.
June 1, 2014 12:34:25 PM

Thanks for the comment, I will probably go through with the buy then!
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June 1, 2014 12:37:33 PM

It is a great setup, but it's really not too hard to build a computer, and I would be happy to help you with it, considering you could get better components and save a ton of money. I can walk you through and answer any questions you have.
June 1, 2014 12:40:57 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PPXTP6) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PPXTP6/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/PPXTP6/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $228.98 @ OutletPC
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h80i) | $86.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z87M-Plus Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87mplus) | $106.23 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $54.43 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB TurboDuo Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr9...) | $249.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $726.62
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 15:39 EDT-0400 |

This is what you could get for $300 or so less, if you used your current RAM, case and power supply. Your power supply may not be able top handle these components though, so you may have to add one for about $60-$80. This build has a 280x also, which is much faster than the 270x.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/f7RZFT (with power supply and operating system. Forgot that. You do need that.)
June 1, 2014 12:46:25 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n6DDJx) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n6DDJx/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/n6DDJx/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $189.99 @ Micro Center
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h80i) | $86.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z97-K/CSM ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z97kcsm) | $129.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $54.43 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB TurboDuo Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr9...) | $249.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i...) | $71.30 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $89.99 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $867.68
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-01 15:44 EDT-0400 |

Here's the same thing with a Z97 rather than a Z87 motherboard, also standard ATX instead of micro.
June 1, 2014 10:37:18 PM

ClintYeastwood said:
Thanks for the comment, I will probably go through with the buy then!


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