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 Post subject: Any tips on this build?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:05 am 
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I'm trying to come up with a monster build for $1500 or slightly over. I wanna make sure I can max most games for a while and still get really good FPS. How does this look? Any tips or changes?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1geCt

$1,469.

i7 4770k.
Asus z87.
8gigs ram.
Samsung 840 120gig SSD.
WD blue caviar 1TB.
EVGA 780.
Cooler Mater HAF 912 case.
Corsair 600 watt PSU.
DVD drive.


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 Post subject: Re: Any tips on this build?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:34 pm 
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Few thoughts:

  • Try to bump the SSD up to 256GBs - I think it's the new sweet spot. With 128, you really have to be conscious of which (and how many) games you have installed at one time. 256 gives you some breathing room.
  • at 1080p, a 780 seems excessive, but since you have the budget, why not.
  • Keep looking at the HDDs - I think you can find a better one (bigger, more cache) for about the same price.

These are minor things, so nice job! Post some pictures once you're done.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Any tips on this build?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:02 am 
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First off don't get the 4770k, it's a waste of money just for the epeen value of 8 cores and hyperthreading. With that said, if you are just gaming, may I suggest in order of preference the following: i5-3570k or i5-4670k. Either of these will be perfect for your needs. What the 3570k lacks in performance #'s it more than makes up for it in the overclocking and price departments.


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 Post subject: Re: Any tips on this build?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:50 pm 
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Tiger Direct has the Corsair 300R for $50 after a $20 MIR, and free shipping. Probably the best case in that price range.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=1509


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