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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could I get some opinions please?"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Take a look at my list for some ideas:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.49 @ SuperBiiz
Thermal Compound TUNIQ TX-2 3.5g Thermal Paste $7.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z87 MPOWER Max ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $233.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $136.38 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card $316.13 @ Newegg
Case Xion XON-980-BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $79.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $15.00 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1143.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 04:12 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I want cold, hard criticism"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Better yet, go with an R9 270x the price is close and that is the new generation to replace those cards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "unknown problems"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for Next-Gen Gaming"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, the graphics cards and mother boards almost all include some very good sound chipsets. So there's no need for a dedicated soundcard unless your making a recording studio with this computer... save that money and use it on other parts

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for Next-Gen Gaming"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You need a bigger power supply. Most 280x cards recommend a 750w psu or a 1000w for crossfire support...

That CPU cooler is not good enough for overclocking that chip.they run hot and should be liquid cooled with a good set up, though I'm sure some of the much better air coolers may be okish also...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build for Next-Gen Gaming"

  • 80 months ago
  • -1 points

No,windows 8 and 8.1 are crap... you'll understand once you use them... use 7 instead lol... 8 is the new vista...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 budget or less game system opinions"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Still have to wait till the weekend to make my order, so we Willard what prices do in that time. I'd like to trim cost without cutting performance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 budget or less game system opinions"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated the hdd, gpu, and psu... PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.49 @ SuperBiiz
Thermal Compound TUNIQ TX-2 3.5g Thermal Paste $7.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z87 MPOWER Max ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $233.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $136.38 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card $316.13 @ Newegg
Case Xion XON-980-BK (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $79.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer $15.00 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1143.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 04:12 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 4670k::GTX 760:: Opinions/Constructive Criticism wanted"

  • 80 months ago
  • 2 points

The haswells heat up more due to the method the outer shell is attached by... less heat transfer than ivy bridge. That's the only reason you can't oc them as high. It is a superior chip though, and most important is that it runs on the new socket which is more likely to see another generation or 2 of cpus and will thus last you much longer if you want to upgrade later on without needing a whole new motherboard again. Also, the z87 chipset and its more economical siblings support more usb3 and sata3 connections natively as well as the newest standards for pcie 3, new power states, and other upgrades over the 1155 socket z77 boards. Remember that right now platforms are being updated and not just the CPU, so choose with that in mind. If you want the most bang for your buck on outdated tech, then your better off on an fx chip than an i5.more cores and much higher over clocks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1000 PART LIST NEEDED"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

That list looks really solid for the price. If the extra hundred bucks is a deal breaker, you can opt for only one of those ram sticks now and buy more later. You can also step down to a 270x gpu, but I'd recommend keeping the 280x and cutting the ram down instead...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 4670k::GTX 760:: Opinions/Constructive Criticism wanted"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

You went a little on the low end with that motherboard as far as overclocking is concerned so the curiosity was there... most people tend to go for a maximus, mpower,sabertooth,ect...

Comment reply on Forum Topic "any advice for my build ? (engineering purposes)"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The 4670 uses the new 1150 socket, that alone is worth the difference in price because it is going to be more upgradable in the future

The 1150 boards also support more usb3 and sata3 connections along with the new pcie version 3, so overall your system has much more speed when using newer gpus, hdd, and USB 3 rated peripherals like external drives and such

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i5 4670k::GTX 760:: Opinions/Constructive Criticism wanted"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

R9 280x graphics. $50 more, but it beats that card and will remain consistent with the new consoles coming out for better optimized game code in cross platform titles later on.

As mentioned, you don't need a k series CPU unless overclocking... and if your going to do that, then a better motherboard for now is a good idea,and dont forget a really good liquid cooler before you do overclock it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 budget or less game system opinions"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. I chose the sniper 1866 but intended to oc it a bit anyway. Didn't know if There was another reason like lattency or oc potential there

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Gaming PC for 2000$"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

For that kinda money, wait a week or 2 for pricing and benchmarks to be available on the R9 290x graphic cards... they may be better and cheaper than that 780

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 budget or less game system opinions"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the hdd and psu choices. Why the maximus over an mpower though? (Mpower seems better with many more options for usb3, pcie, and I love the built in wifi and Bluetooth that save me from adding add on cards)

Also curious why you recommended that ram over the faster and cheaper sniper series

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 budget or less game system opinions"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

The case looks great, but needs more usb3 ports. The 760 card I had actually considered, but was thinking the 270x which is only slightly lower performance in some games mostly due to the new shared technology with next Gen consoles which should optimize cross platform games later on a bit better. Adding the OS isn't needed though, I've got that already lol

Is there specific reasons for the psu change? Its lower watt, so I figure there's another reason. That is something worth deliberating since I'm unsure of my psu choice at the moment

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 rig"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good. I'm not sure if that CPU supports the new powerstates on the CPU though, read up on reviews to see if people have issues using it with a haswell CPU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 budget or less game system opinions"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I plan on buying my parts next weekend when I get paid also... though I'm curious about the sapphire 270x toxic card if it ever gets priced and benchmarked by then

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 rig"

  • 80 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with an R9 280x also (planning on a 270x HAWK for my build due t. Budget issues) and you should really consider a bigger psu for future upgradability like a 700-800w unit. There's some good ones around the price of that 600 you picked.

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