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Old 11-09-2014, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all! It has been a while since I last posted. Anyways, I'm finally going to have enough money for a new computer! My budget will be roughly 950 USD. I want the best possible build for mostly streaming, recording, gaming, and light video editing. I've got a basic idea of what I want at Intel Core i5-4460, Zotac GeForce GTX 970, Silverstone PS08B (Black) - Possible Gaming Build - battleof3's Saved Part List - PCPartPicker HOWEVER, I want some pro recommendations. My biggest decision is whether to go with the GTX 970 or the r9 280/280x. I'm kinda leaning towards the AMD side, for the free games that come with purchase. But any improvements/more bang-for-buck type of suggestions you have are greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Forgot to mention, I want most games at high-max settings, running a steady framerate. 1080p would be nice, but I'm totally fine with 720 as well.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well with the I5 you really don't need the liquid cooling so I would go with the stock cooler and invest in a better power supply, 350w is far to plw to power either GPU especially the AMD. I'll be back in a few minutes and go pver the build a little closer, need to help a friend ATM so I'll be back and I'm sure someone else will also give some suggestions.

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Old 11-09-2014, 06:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool beans. I chose the cooler because I want to keep the system fairly quiet. But I'd happily resort to a better air cooler than stock. What power supply would you recommend, and furthermore, which GPU?
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Put together a list at newegg, Upgraded a few things, I def would got for the 970 (actually I have one on order right now for myself) I stayed with the brands you had on things but do you really need a micro ATX case? That might be a big issue fitting either of the video cards you listed. I"m adding in a good mid tower in the list but will be your preference on it.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I need this semi-portable. Would a mid be manageable? I know it'd help with airflow and temperatures.
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Case
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Newegg.com
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ASRock H97M Anniversary LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com
Ram
Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TLBD38G1600HC9DC01 - Newegg.com
PS
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com
CPU
Intel Core i5-4690 Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I54690 - Newegg.com
GPU
ZOTAC ZT-90101-10P GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit DDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card - Newegg.com
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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems - Newegg.com

Comes to a total of $927.93 so it's almost at the same price as the one you had but upgraded the PS and a better I5 chip, although either one will do fine but the I5 4690 is a little more power. As for the Zotac GPU I really don't know much about the brand but if you can get a little more $$$$ I would go for a brand I knew a little better, This is the one I chose. OH and the 970 also comes with a free game right now.
This is the 970 I have on order for myself
MSI GTX 970 GAMING 4G GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 HDCP Ready SLI Support G-SYNC Support Video Card - Newegg.com
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And brands aren't an issue. I just want good user reviews with a fair price.
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Just seen the last post about semi portable, Mid towers are ok but still a bit to move but unfortunately I don't think the 970 or 280X would fit because the cards are long, I'll do a little searching and see who makes the shortest of the 970's and try to find a case that it will fit into that's not huge.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The shortest one I see is what's called the reference design which is the standard for on the GPU and it comes in a 9.5 inches long but is a little more because the only one that made the reference on the 970 made it a super clocked edition.
EVGA 04G-1972-KR GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 - Newegg.com
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