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gaming pc Thoughts on new build?

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I've put together a list for a potential Gaming PC.

 

  • Intel i7 4820K
  • 3GB NVIDIA GTX 780
  • 16GB Kingston 1600Mhz RAM
  • 120GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD
  • 2TB WD 7200rpm HDD
  • Corsair 650W Gold PSU

Thoughts on build? Good enough to last a good few years?

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Why X79 for gaming? Especially 4820K is a bit of a waste, seeing as it's the same old four cores, but with insane memory bandwidth and that's it. Unless you're getting high end board, you're also missing out on stuff like SATA 6 Gbps and USB 3.0 and marginally better integrated audio, if you care about that sort of thing? And some other stuff which you'll probably won't use, but better pay and have than pay the same (because X79 is expensive) and not have, right?

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Because thats the cheapest processor on offer from the site. I'm not building it myself.

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Make note that Z77/87/97 boards start from around ?65 and X79 cheapest (and meaning it) start from around ?150, so that's your difference right there. Also, 4820K comes only as TRAY, that is - w/o cooler. Unless you're having some, that'll cost you some extra.

Anyway, which site is it? Perhaps we can take a closer look.

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The i7 is a bit overkill for gaming, the difference between an i5 and i7 in gaming performance is ~1%. Also that i7 uses socket 2011, which means more expensive motherboards. Don't they have anything available with socket 1150?

The difference between a socket 1150, i5 cpu and a socket 2011 - i7, including a motherboard, could save you 200-300 depanding on currency.

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Found a different site that allows more options.

 

http://www.computerplanet.co.uk/gaming/gx3000/builder.html

 

My totel budget is ?1,500. 

 

Right now the only things Im definataly sure I want, is the GTX 780, a 120GB SSD + 2TB HDD, 16GB of RAM to be safe with the RAM games will be using rising substantially. 

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PCSpecialist is ok, too. Just click Top Spec 4th Gen Core? Computers right from the bat instead of Extreme i7 (which only allows X79; for no apparent reason, really) and you'll have more options.

 

For example, for around the same price of 1400 (how-do-you-type-that-funny-L):

 

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And looky there, we've just put 780 Ti and got more stuff, too.

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PCSpecialist is ok, too. Just click Top Spec 4th Gen Core? Computers right from the bat instead of Extreme i7 (which only allows X79; for no apparent reason, really) and you'll have more options.

 

For example, for around the same price of 1400 (how-do-you-type-that-funny-L):

 

jKtJLB2.png

 

And looky there, we've just put 780 Ti and got more stuff, too.

 

 

Thanks man. 

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I would recommend PCpartpicker for organizing builds.

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Uhm. On that budget why don't you just buy the parts and put the PC together yourself? You'd save some money rather than letting some company put it together.

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The i7 is overkill for gaming. Actually an i7 is overkill for everything IMHO. The performance difference from an i5 just doesn't make it worth the extra money. I would get a bigger SSD rather than the i7 if you can.

 

?1500 for a PC is pretty crazy too :O

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You don't need a Core i7 for gaming. The i5 will do just fine. Also, do you absolutely need to go with NVIDIA? AMD has some great cards that aren't expensive (e.g. R9 280X/290). You can get them at a low price on eBay. Most of them have been used for cryptocurrency mining but don't let that discourage you from buying it. I have a R9 280X that I bought from eBay and it works perfectly.

 

Which games do you plan on playing? Some favour NVIDIA while others favour AMD.

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total crap, once built, send it to me and I'll 'dispose' of it for you :p

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(how-do-you-type-that-funny-L):

You copy-paste it from the UK site (that's how I do it anyway). :P

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