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Old 07-23-2013, 01:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone, im building a computer for the first time. I want to be able to play next gen games, like battlefield 4, Watchdogs, etc. and I want to be sure I dont miss anything or I dont have anything wrong.

Here's he build I made: Intel Core i5-3570K, EVGA GeForce GTX 770, Corsair 500R Black - System Build - PCPartPicker

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($123.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1174.34


What could i change to make it better with the same price range? Is anything wrong? thanks a lot!

PS: sorry for my english im french.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You could get a Haswell i5-4670k for a little bit more money, and then get this board Newegg.ca - ASRock B85M LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard. The price should then even out to be the same, but now with better CPU performance (& you can still overclock ).
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do the above (was going to say the same thing), and ditch that H60 to get a better PSU.

Get the TX650, or the Seasonic 620w. You don't want a strong build with a budget PSU.

Also, I would consider an SSD with that budget. A 120GB Corsair, Samsung, Intel, or Crucial.

And, make sure PCPartpicker is set to Canada, because prices will be different in the US.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Is overclocking realy worth it? Because currently I dont do it and I dontrealy want to, thats why i wasnt getting a i5 K.

Also, I was thinking about getting a gtx 780, just to be sure to be a little bit more "future proof" (even if its not realy possible)
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The 3570 you had linked prior was a K series. Currently the 3570, 4670, and other 3rd and 4th gen i5/i7s are quick enough that overclocking won't be needed for quite a while. I'm running a first gen i5 and even though it says 4Ghz, I'm really running stock with turbo on. It just isn't needed.

THe more GPU the better, but honestly I think having a 770 and SSD would be more the worth than having just a brute GPU. Both the 770 and 780 will last about equally as long, and regardless either card can be OCd if needed later.

That being said, here is a cheaper non-K CPU.
Newegg.ca - Intel Core i5-4430 Haswell 3.0GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54430

Pair that with a good board
Newegg.ca - ASRock B85M-HDS LGA 1150 Intel B85 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Ditch the aftermarket cooling to save some more coin.
Get this PSU instead.
Newegg.ca - SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

With the savings, you can go two ways.
Boost the overall performance of your PC greatly (not FPS) with an SSD. To see the differences, check my thread post here.

Or, go with a 4GB card like this one.
Newegg.ca - EVGA 04G-P4-3777-KR GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card

That is up to you. A 4GB VRAM card is more future proofing than say, going with a more powerful card like a 780 with 1GB less VRAM. The new consoles have a LOT more RAM/VRAM to play with compared to last gen so here in a year or two we should be seeing regular games eat up VRAM due to less restraints on the consoles. If you plan to upgrade in two years, then I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Personally, I would get an SSD no matter what.
If you decide to go the SSD route, here's a good start.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16820233404
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If I remember correctly from past threads, overclocking wouldn't normally help as much as investing in a better GPU.

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If I remember correctly from past threads, overclocking wouldn't normally help as much as investing in a better GPU.

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Overclocking will only be needed when the CPU will become an absolute bottleneck. For now, they aren't even close. The newer consoles won't really task our CPUs much either due to the 8 Jaguar cores being much slower.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks it helped a lot !!
But you're telling I shouldnt get any CPU cooler?

Right now its looking like this:

PCPartPicker part list: Intel Core i5-3570, EVGA GeForce GTX 770, NZXT Tempest 210 - System Build - PCPartPicker

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($206.97 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($70.33 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($93.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.06 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1244.25
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