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Old 04-16-2014, 09:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Trying to build an i5 for gaming; comments the parts I've picked?


- Intel i5-4670K Haswell 3.4Ghz
- MSI Z87-GD65
- Seasonic M12II 620
- GSkill RipJaws X Series 8GB 1600 (PS3 12800)
- Crucial M500 240GB
- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
- I've got a Sapphire R9 280x 3GB card already (own currently)
- Asus VG24QE - 144hz (own currently)

Have the following questions for you guys:

1) Motherboard, looking for one I can easily overclock with, is that a good one?
2) What's a good case you guys would recommend
3) Just curious how the performance between a Sapphire R9 280x stacks up against the Geforce 760/770 on 1920 x 1080 resolution.
4) Any other comments or suggestions?


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Good rig, although I would swap out the SSD for at least a Samsung EVO or the M550.

1) That motherboard is fine, or an ASRock Z87 Extreme4. Overclocking is not necessary if you're gaming. Serious emphasis on this.
2) Depends on how much you want to spend. A good starting point would be a Corsair 200r.
3) A 280x is simply a 7970 therefor it's better than the 760 and trades blows with the 770 depending on title.
4) See above.
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PP you're the man, always helpful!

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Good rig, although I would swap out the SSD for at least a Samsung EVO or the M550.

1) That motherboard is fine, or an ASRock Z87 Extreme4. Overclocking is not necessary if you're gaming. Serious emphasis on this.
2) Depends on how much you want to spend. A good starting point would be a Corsair 200r.
3) A 280x is simply a 7970 therefor it's better than the 760 and trades blows with the 770 depending on title.
4) See above.
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