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 Post subject: Gaming Build needed $500 - $550 if possible.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:38 am 
Thunderbird
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Hello..

I do want something built around the Haswell Intel CPU.

I'll be playing World Of Warcraft, Battlefield 4 but when it comes down to World of Warcraft I'll be raiding in 25 man environment and would like to run it at High / Ultra settings min of 40fps. When it comes to Battlefield 4 I'd like it to run at around Med / High or even Ultra settings. I'll be playing other titles also possibly at settings to Med / High.

I've already got an Evga 760gtx 2GB GDDR5 card already, and storage along with optical drive, Monitors, KB,Mouse

I've got a copy of Windows 8 64bit Pro already retail wise, would I need a new OS or can I use the current OS on the new PC? And if so I'll get Win 8.1 64bit Pro separate not included in the budget.

All I do need is a CPU, RAM, Mobo, Case, PSU.

I do want the system to be built around the Corsair 500R if possible.

Time of purchase could be as early as early Feb.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks.......Sniper2k1


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Build needed $500 - $550 if possible.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:45 am 
Smithfield
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($73.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $513.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-24 13:45 EST-0500)

Have fun!

If you want a CPU cooler you can add a Cooler Master Evo 212 for about $30-$40


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Build needed $500 - $550 if possible.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:56 am 
Thunderbird
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Thanks LatiosXT

That build does look great, Would that build preform well enough in 25 man raids in WoW along with BF4 of course not at the same time running? The Onboard issue can I turn it off in the bios and run the current GPU instead or would there a be a conflict? I'll go ahead and get the CM Evo 212 hopefully that will not interfere with the side panel fan on the 500r.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Build needed $500 - $550 if possible.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:19 am 
Smithfield
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I'm pretty sure you can go down to the lowest end Core i3 and see no ill effects. As for on-board, they usually just have it on an autodetect setting now so you don't have to touch anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Build needed $500 - $550 if possible.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:43 am 
Thunderbird
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Thanks LatiosXT

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2GRzS Hopefully this link works, its a change on the cpu. This setup look good or is there any change you'd recommend?


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Build needed $500 - $550 if possible.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:07 pm 
Smithfield
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Looks good.

Just so I'm not feeding you information randomly: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/di ... html#sect0 (Benchmark of the i3-4340 with a discrete card, most places seem to review their gaming performance with just the iGPU :\ )


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Build needed $500 - $550 if possible.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:34 am 
Thunderbird
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Forgot to mention I currently also have Win 8 64bit Pro, I hope I can use this current copy on the new PC its a retail copy, if not then I'll get Win 8.1 64bit Pro not in the system budget.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Build needed $500 - $550 if possible.
PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:52 am 
Smithfield
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On the license, you're only allowed to use a copy of Windows on one machine except OEM licenses (it's tied to the motherboard, supposedly).

I never really have an issue with this and if I can't do internet activation, phone activation always works as long as you say you're only installing it on one computer.


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