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 Post subject: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:13 am 
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Ok my old Intel system after 3-4 years of use is bout done lol parts are getting old for the new games. Now I'm looking into building or buying a new gaming system. I have a friend that will help me build it. But I only have a few weeks to build it before he has to leave the state for a job. If that doesn't work I will be forced into buying one and I have been looking at the Digital Storm Vanquish. I would love to have him help me build it as it would most likely be better. I have bout 700-900 for the system. I dont need a monitor keyboard or mouse. I wanna game on this system thats what will be done with it the most. So a system that will be able to play all the new games. And of course WoW lol. At max settings would be nice. AMD or Intel doesn't matter to me, just want the best for gaming. I know blah blah build it yourself it's easy but I dont have the tempermant for it lol. If you could weld it together that be easy, Im a welder lol.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:22 am 
Smithfield
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You can start with http://www.logicalincrements.com/

And building is fairly easy, and I'm not saying this because I've done a few builds. Everything plugs in and if it doesn't fit (assuming correct orientation), it doesn't go there. The hard part is troubleshooting when something doesn't work.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:09 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
The hard part is troubleshooting when something doesn't work.


Like when you start panicking because it won't turn on and you finally figure out the PSU switch wasn't in the "ON" position. That was my first build.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:02 pm 
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Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics only cause Im not gonna OC. 219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116898

GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS 157.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813128592

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 71.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231428

Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822236339

SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive 18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827135304

Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed Black ATX Mid Tower Case 89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811139016

Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (Full Version) - OEM 99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832416550

Need some advice on a GPU and power supply. And if you guys see any other components that I might be able to chnage to be better let me know, thanks ready to order sometime next week! My monitor is currently 1920x1080 and maybe sometime this year or next I'll be getting a slightly bigger monitor and like to be able to play games at max settings if possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:38 pm 
Smithfield
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This is just me going "get the most up to date thing!", but consider a Core i5-4670K or just a regular 4670, or even a 4570. As for a video card, a GTX 760 or Radeon HD 7970 will suffice for all games at 1080. If you want something with more oomph, a GTX 770 is a good choice. Anything higher is overkill for your setup. Power supply wise, a 600W should do. Get something from Seasonic or Corsair.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:56 pm 
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The hard part is troubleshooting when something doesn't work.

I would modify this slightly - the hard part is not panicking when something doesn't work.

OMGHi2U (and Hi to you too!) -
Couple things:
1. Please add costs next to your components. It helps us gauge where you are in your budget and we may be able to identify some better prices.
2. Please update your links to go directly to the component. Every link I've hit goes straight to Newegg's homepage.

Just eyeballing the components you listed, you're already around $700, so I'm guessing you have $200 for PSU and GPU...? That would put you around $900 (the high end of your budget). Or can you go higher? Provided those are the only two remaining items, we can probably find a PSU for about $60 and a mid-level GPU for around $150...BUT you won't be getting max settings on games.

Also, the 3570 is an older generation CPU. You can probably get the new generation (4670 or the 4570) for about the same price. You will have to change motherboards to match the socket (the newer CPUs are 1150 sockets).

One more thing. Check out this MPC article. It may help you figure out options available in your budget.


Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 8:46 pm 
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Hmm weird no idea why the links did not work but I fixed em should work now... I can go up to 1000 maybe a lil more now budget has been increased woohoo lol. I went ahead and went with the 4670k and new mobo, how is that mobo for that cpu? And a power supply and gpu now for the new i5. That puts me at 728.93


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Any help on a GPU and PSU ordering tonight or tomorrow after work!


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:45 pm 
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118BB DVD/CD Drive ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $893.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-16 16:43 EDT-0400)

Major changes
CPU to a Core i5-4430. Gaming performance is largely GPU bound, and Intel's offerings beyond the lower end Core i3 processors are plenty enough to play games with.
Motherboard to the one selected because you probably don't need all the fancy features of higher end boards anyway.
Case to a Cooler Master HAF 912. It has great airflow and is relatively cheap.

Anyway, I had to start cutting costs somewhere, because $200 leftover for a PSU and GPU leaves you with an underpowered system for gaming.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming PC build please help.
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 2:18 pm 
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Budget for GPU just got bumped to 250-350 have psu orderig tonight!!!


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