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#31
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I think the hannspree 120hz had input lag

I think the hannspree 120hz had input lag
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#32
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I'm planning on putting together the following build:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($147.50 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($355.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($511.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT H2 Classic Silent (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1903.65

I'll add another graphics card, sata drive and more ram if/when needed.

I'm planning on putting together the following build:

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k]Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($319.75 @ OutletPC)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87gd65gaming]MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmd8gx3m2a2133c9]Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory[/url] ($147.50 @ NCIX US)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7te500lw]Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk[/url] ($355.99 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n780tf3gd5oc]MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card[/url] ($511.98 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-h2001wt]NZXT H2 Classic Silent (White) ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($84.50 @ Amazon)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx750v2]Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply[/url] ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-bh16ns40]LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615]Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)[/url] ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Total:[/b] $1903.65

I'll add another graphics card, sata drive and more ram if/when needed.
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#33
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I'm trying to build two computers for two of my friends. I was wondering if someone could do a PC part picker for me since I am so out of the loop in terms of mobos, processors and ram.

I would like 1 computer to have a budget of 1000 including minister keyboard mouse. It needs to be a decent gaming PC.

The other computer has a budget of 1000 as well but it's for the computer only. And I would like it to be a better PC than the one above.

Thanks for the help

I'm trying to build two computers for two of my friends. I was wondering if someone could do a PC part picker for me since I am so out of the loop in terms of mobos, processors and ram.

I would like 1 computer to have a budget of 1000 including minister keyboard mouse. It needs to be a decent gaming PC.

The other computer has a budget of 1000 as well but it's for the computer only. And I would like it to be a better PC than the one above.

Thanks for the help
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#34
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Case: Corsair Graphite 600T White
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard
RAM: 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1666Mhz DDR3
CPU: i5 2500k @ 4.2Ghz
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Video Card: 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB GDDR5 in SLI
Storage: 64GB Crucial M4 SSD
Storage: 3x 1TB HDD's (WD Caviar Black, Seagate Barracuda, Samsung)
Power Supply: Corsair HX850 PSU
Opitcal Drive: Lite-on DVD Drive
Optical Drive: Lite-on Blu-ray Drive
Total: Around $2,000

I bought everything except the ODD's, HDD's and RAM all at once. Those together came to about $1,500. RAM I got for christmas but was around $50 and about 100 a piece for each HDD. OC'd CPU to 4.2Ghz, can easily push it up to 4.5 if I want but 4.2 is enough since I can max anything out there and can also stream at the same time at 60FPS.

[b]Case:[/b] Corsair Graphite 600T White
[b]Motherboard:[/b] ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Motherboard
[b]RAM:[/b] 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1666Mhz DDR3
[b]CPU:[/b] i5 2500k @ 4.2Ghz
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] Cooler Master Hyper 212+
[b]Video Card:[/b] 2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti 2GB GDDR5 in SLI
[b]Storage:[/b] 64GB Crucial M4 SSD
[b]Storage:[/b] 3x 1TB HDD's (WD Caviar Black, Seagate Barracuda, Samsung)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] Corsair HX850 PSU
[b]Opitcal Drive:[/b] Lite-on DVD Drive
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] Lite-on Blu-ray Drive
[b]Total:[/b] Around $2,000

I bought everything except the ODD's, HDD's and RAM all at once. Those together came to about $1,500. RAM I got for christmas but was around $50 and about 100 a piece for each HDD. OC'd CPU to 4.2Ghz, can easily push it up to 4.5 if I want but 4.2 is enough since I can max anything out there and can also stream at the same time at 60FPS.
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#35
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I just got a 4770k for $200 from MicroCenter, lol.

PU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200)
Motherboard: GA Z87-UD4H ($130)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($90)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($170)
Video Card: Gigabyte GV-R797TO-3GD AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3072MB ($305)

Just going to use my Antec 1200 and the Corsair TX power supply I still have lying around, as well as storage drives.

I got a ridiculous deal on the CPU; they still have that price listed online so if you are near one you could grab it and probably sell it on Ebay for more. Or keep it for yourself.

I just got a 4770k for $200 from MicroCenter, lol.

PU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200)
Motherboard: GA Z87-UD4H ($130)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($90)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($170)
Video Card: Gigabyte GV-R797TO-3GD AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3072MB ($305)

Just going to use my Antec 1200 and the Corsair TX power supply I still have lying around, as well as storage drives.

I got a ridiculous deal on the CPU; they still have that price listed online so if you are near one you could grab it and probably sell it on Ebay for more. Or keep it for yourself.
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#36
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oPlaiDI just got a 4770k for $200 from MicroCenter, lol.

Wow awesome deal. Here in sweden, a 4770k would've cost me 380 usd.

[quote=oPlaiD]I just got a 4770k for $200 from MicroCenter, lol.
[/quote]
Wow awesome deal. Here in sweden, a 4770k would've cost me 380 usd.
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#37
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Hey, so I was wondering if anyone who knows something about computers could help me get a build on pc part picker with a budget of 500$. Hopefully the best power per dollar. Thanks in advance.
Edit: Forgot to mention it doesn't need an OS.

Hey, so I was wondering if anyone who knows something about computers could help me get a build on pc part picker with a budget of 500$. Hopefully the best power per dollar. Thanks in advance.
Edit: Forgot to mention it doesn't need an OS.
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#38
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $690.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 00:09 EST-0500)

I'll probably be buying this stuff next week. Any changes I should make?

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25Yi8]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25Yi8/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/25Yi8/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox]AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor[/url] ($109.99 @ Amazon)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rrb10212pg1]Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($24.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20]Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard[/url] ($94.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbsr]G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($73.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-r9270dc2oc2gd5]Asus Radeon R9 270 2GB Video Card[/url] ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcaarcr2blw]Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500m]Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($44.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $690.89
[i](Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)[/i]
[i](Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 00:09 EST-0500)[/i]

I'll probably be buying this stuff next week. Any changes I should make?
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#39
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I'm making a new mini-ITX Rig (old rig is in a TJ08-E case):

Case: Ncase M1 Silver (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1717132)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-I Deluxe
RAM: 2x 4GB G-Skill Ares 1600Mhz DDR3
CPU: i7 4770k (stock)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 (undecided)
Video Card: EVGA GTX 760 (reference design)
Storage: Intel 530 SSD 240 GB
Power Supply: Silverstone 450w Gold Modular SFX
Case Fans: Noctua NF-F12 (intake for psu) and Noctua A9x14 (rear)

Around $1200-1300 including tax (haven't bought all the parts)

I'm making a new mini-ITX Rig (old rig is in a TJ08-E case):

Case: Ncase M1 Silver (http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1717132)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-I Deluxe
RAM: 2x 4GB G-Skill Ares 1600Mhz DDR3
CPU: i7 4770k (stock)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L12 (undecided)
Video Card: EVGA GTX 760 (reference design)
Storage: Intel 530 SSD 240 GB
Power Supply: Silverstone 450w Gold Modular SFX
Case Fans: Noctua NF-F12 (intake for psu) and Noctua A9x14 (rear)

Around $1200-1300 including tax (haven't bought all the parts)
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#40
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#38 I would get a different psu as CX is a lower-end PSU that would work, but just pay some extra dollars for a PSU that will last you a good many years.

This is a pretty good PSU to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261
Nice Gold-rated, modular PSU.

I don't like Western Digital Blue Hard drives as they are the slowest for Western Digital, then Green, then Black. I would consider looking at the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black which is $85 on Amazon.

#38 I would get a different psu as CX is a lower-end PSU that would work, but just pay some extra dollars for a PSU that will last you a good many years.

This is a pretty good PSU to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261
Nice Gold-rated, modular PSU.

I don't like Western Digital Blue Hard drives as they are the slowest for Western Digital, then Green, then Black. I would consider looking at the 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black which is $85 on Amazon.
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#41
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CknSalad#38 I would get a different psu as CX is a lower-end PSU that would work, but just pay some extra dollars for a PSU that will last you a good many years.

This is a pretty good PSU to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261
Nice Gold-rated, modular PSU.

tbh, I don't why I would need an 80+ gold certified psu for a type of budget build like this.

EDIT: I just want my build to have good gaming performance. I don't really care about loading speeds and all that.

[quote=CknSalad]#38 I would get a different psu as CX is a lower-end PSU that would work, but just pay some extra dollars for a PSU that will last you a good many years.

This is a pretty good PSU to get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182261
Nice Gold-rated, modular PSU.[/quote] tbh, I don't why I would need an 80+ gold certified psu for a type of budget build like this.

EDIT: I just want my build to have good gaming performance. I don't really care about loading speeds and all that.
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#42
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Just a suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $643.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-23 04:11 EST-0500)

The R9 270 is a rebranded 7850 2GB. The 7870 GHz should be a bit faster than the R) 270X and it's cheaper.

Never ever cheap out on the PSU. It's the only thing that can kill every single component at once.
- shorts out -> everything is dead
- overvoltage -> everything is dead
- catches fire -> this build is on FIIIIIREEEEEEE

Here's another one if you want some room for a better/2nd GPU, both are semi-modular.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive550

Just a suggestion:

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26YsD]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26YsD/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/26YsD/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd6300wmhkbox]AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor[/url] ($109.99 @ Amazon)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rrb10212pg1]Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($24.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a97r20]Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard[/url] ($94.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbsr]G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($73.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r78702gd5toc]MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card[/url] ($129.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcaarcr2blw]Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-capstone450m]Rosewill Capstone 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($49.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $643.89
[i](Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)[/i]
[i](Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-23 04:11 EST-0500)[/i]


The R9 270 is a rebranded 7850 2GB. The 7870 GHz should be a bit faster than the R) 270[b]X[/b] and it's cheaper.

Never ever cheap out on the PSU. It's the only thing that can kill every single component at once.
- shorts out -> everything is dead
- overvoltage -> everything is dead
- catches fire -> this build is on FIIIIIREEEEEEE

Here's another one if you want some room for a better/2nd GPU, both are semi-modular.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive550
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#43
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#42 not a fan of the hive psu from forums I've read about it. I have the capstone 450M gold modular psu though for a i5 3570k + 670 GTX build. It's a very solid psu and works just fine.

But as #42 said, might as well get a gold modular psu that will last you a long time. If you're going with just a single gpu configuration, 450-550w is all you will need (550w for heavy overclocks - for most 450-500w is more than enough).

#42 not a fan of the hive psu from forums I've read about it. I have the capstone 450M gold modular psu though for a i5 3570k + 670 GTX build. It's a very solid psu and works just fine.

But as #42 said, might as well get a gold modular psu that will last you a long time. If you're going with just a single gpu configuration, 450-550w is all you will need (550w for heavy overclocks - for most 450-500w is more than enough).
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#44
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Setsulbuild stuff

I think I'll go for this, thanks!

[quote=Setsul]build stuff[/quote] I think I'll go for this, thanks!
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#45
2 Frags +

Doing a bit of an unconventional ITX rig, ordered all my parts and will be building next week, I'll post some pictures and stuff when I'm done.

CPU: Intel Pentium G3430 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Mushkin Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: DIYPC V3Plus-B Mini ITX Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 400W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Asus VB178T 17.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Filco Minila 60% Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Switches) (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Steelseries Qck Heavy Mousepad (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Zowie EC2 Evo Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2iGIP

Doing a bit of an unconventional ITX rig, ordered all my parts and will be building next week, I'll post some pictures and stuff when I'm done.
[quote]CPU: Intel Pentium G3430 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor (Purchased For $0.00)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler (Purchased For $0.00)
Motherboard: Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (Purchased For $0.00)
Memory: Mushkin Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (Purchased For $0.00)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (Purchased For $0.00)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus USB-N13 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter (Purchased For $0.00)
Case: DIYPC V3Plus-B Mini ITX Tower Case (Purchased For $0.00)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 400W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
Monitor: Asus VB178T 17.0" Monitor (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Filco Minila 60% Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Switches) (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Steelseries Qck Heavy Mousepad (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Zowie EC2 Evo Mouse (Purchased For $0.00)[/quote]
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2iGIP
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#46
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CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £163.19
CPU Cooler Thermaltake CLW0223 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £93.40
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard £67.15
Memory Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £63.20
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £44.35
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card £152.46
Case Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £71.34

Total: £655.09

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2ktCr

Not sure whether to go for the R9 270X or the HD 7870? Also would be willing to spend a few more quid to make some cheap upgrades if anyone has any ideas.

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £163.19
CPU Cooler Thermaltake CLW0223 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £93.40
Motherboard ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard £67.15
Memory Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £63.20
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £44.35
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card £152.46
Case Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £71.34

Total: £655.09

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2ktCr

Not sure whether to go for the R9 270X or the HD 7870? Also would be willing to spend a few more quid to make some cheap upgrades if anyone has any ideas.
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#47
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kukY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kukY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kukY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($115.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($177.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1416.86

Add a cpu cooler from a friend and a giant ass razor mouse pad, I started with a budget of around 1k but kind of splurged but got everything I wanted :D. Next project is to get a second monitor and add more ram.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kukY
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kukY/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kukY/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($115.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($177.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1416.86

Add a cpu cooler from a friend and a giant ass razor mouse pad, I started with a budget of around 1k but kind of splurged but got everything I wanted :D. Next project is to get a second monitor and add more ram.
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#48
1 Frags +

I was planning on getting more ram at some point as well, but then I realized I've never actually used more than 5GB of ram at any given point in time.

I was planning on getting more ram at some point as well, but then I realized I've never actually used more than 5GB of ram at any given point in time.
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#49
0 Frags +

To Sideshow: I'd get the R9 270X. As supply of the 7xxx series goes down, the prices of all of them have been going up ever since bitcoin miners started picking them up en masse. If you can afford about
$100 more, an ssd really improves every thing in your system as well. Apart from that it looks great!

To tgb: Same for sideshow goes for you. 8gb of ram is plenty, and the only real bottlenecks in your build at this point are your hdd and gpu. If you can spend the $40+ to get an ssd, instead of another kit of that g.skill, it is really worth it.

To Sideshow: I'd get the R9 270X. As supply of the 7xxx series goes down, the prices of all of them have been going up ever since bitcoin miners started picking them up en masse. If you can afford about
$100 more, an ssd really improves every thing in your system as well. Apart from that it looks great!

To tgb: Same for sideshow goes for you. 8gb of ram is plenty, and the only real bottlenecks in your build at this point are your hdd and gpu. If you can spend the $40+ to get an ssd, instead of another kit of that g.skill, it is really worth it.
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#50
2 Frags +

#46
A few suggestions:

- Haswell instead of Ivy Bridge: cheaper CPU?!, mobo about the same price and you get better performance and a newer chipset

- a good air cooler instead of the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro: I've seen the Noctua NH-D14 beat it and it's cheaper and quieter. If you don't like the colours you could take look at the Phanteks TC14PE (lots of fancy colours, about the same price, slightly inferior mounting system, slightly better cooling performance, slightly louder)

- a good overclocking motherboard: There's no reason to spend that much money on a K processor and a cooler and then having your motherboard holding you back. The Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H is one of the best overclocking motherboards and pretty cheap for it's performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£149.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.90 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£134.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£63.20 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.35 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£152.46 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£71.34 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £680.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 09:41 GMT+0000)

#47
Haswell, better mobo, cheaper+better GPU, cheaper+better RAM (and the colours match the mobo)

With a 4670K
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1312.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 05:00 EST-0500)

With a 4770K
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1407.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 05:00 EST-0500)

#46
A few suggestions:

- Haswell instead of Ivy Bridge: cheaper CPU?!, mobo about the same price and you get better performance and a newer chipset

- a good air cooler instead of the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro: I've seen the Noctua NH-D14 beat it and it's cheaper and quieter. If you don't like the colours you could take look at the Phanteks TC14PE (lots of fancy colours, about the same price, slightly inferior mounting system, slightly better cooling performance, slightly louder)

- a good overclocking motherboard: There's no reason to spend that much money on a K processor and a cooler and then having your motherboard holding you back. The Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H is one of the best overclocking motherboards and pretty cheap for it's performance.


[url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBgb]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBgb/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBgb/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k]Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] (£149.99 @ Aria PC)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14]Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] (£64.90 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] (£134.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d3lk28gx]Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] (£63.20 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] (£44.35 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr927xoc2gd]Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card[/url] (£152.46 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xigmatek-case-cccae37bsu02]Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case[/url]
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-oczzt650w]OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] (£71.34 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Total:[/b] £680.48
[i](Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)[/i]
[i](Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 09:41 GMT+0000)[/i]



#47
Haswell, better mobo, cheaper+better GPU, cheaper+better RAM (and the colours match the mobo)

With a 4670K
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBx9]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBx9/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBx9/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k]Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($239.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($159.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl8d8gbxm]G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($57.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st310005n1a1asrk]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($59.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r78702gd5toc]MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card[/url] ($149.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r]Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx650m]Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-xl2420te]BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($279.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-keyboard-ch9000019na]Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($119.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Mouse:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0100152400r3m1]Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse[/url] ($39.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $1312.88
[i](Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)[/i]
[i](Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 05:00 EST-0500)[/i]


With a 4770K
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k]Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($339.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($159.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl8d8gbxm]G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($57.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st310005n1a1asrk]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($59.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r78702gd5toc]MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card[/url] ($149.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r]Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx650m]Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-xl2420te]BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($279.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-keyboard-ch9000019na]Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($119.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Mouse:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0100152400r3m1]Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse[/url] ($39.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $1407.88
[i](Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)[/i]
[i](Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 05:00 EST-0500)[/i]
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#51
0 Frags +
Setsul#46
A few suggestions:

- Haswell instead of Ivy Bridge: cheaper CPU?!, mobo about the same price and you get better performance and a newer chipset

- a good air cooler instead of the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro: I've seen the Noctua NH-D14 beat it and it's cheaper and quieter. If you don't like the colours you could take look at the Phanteks TC14PE (lots of fancy colours, about the same price, slightly inferior mounting system, slightly better cooling performance, slightly louder)

- a good overclocking motherboard: There's no reason to spend that much money on a K processor and a cooler and then having your motherboard holding you back. The Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H is one of the best overclocking motherboards and pretty cheap for it's performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£149.99 @ Aria PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£64.90 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£134.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£63.20 @ CCL Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£44.35 @ CCL Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card (£152.46 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£71.34 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £680.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 09:41 GMT+0000)

#47
Haswell, better mobo, cheaper+better GPU, cheaper+better RAM (and the colours match the mobo)

With a 4670K
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1312.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 05:00 EST-0500)

With a 4770K
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1407.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 05:00 EST-0500)

i'm just wondering how well the http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx build would run tf2? i'm getting a new computer in march and i'd like this to potentially be the new computer.

[quote=Setsul]#46
A few suggestions:

- Haswell instead of Ivy Bridge: cheaper CPU?!, mobo about the same price and you get better performance and a newer chipset

- a good air cooler instead of the Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro: I've seen the Noctua NH-D14 beat it and it's cheaper and quieter. If you don't like the colours you could take look at the Phanteks TC14PE (lots of fancy colours, about the same price, slightly inferior mounting system, slightly better cooling performance, slightly louder)

- a good overclocking motherboard: There's no reason to spend that much money on a K processor and a cooler and then having your motherboard holding you back. The Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H is one of the best overclocking motherboards and pretty cheap for it's performance.


[url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBgb]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBgb/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBgb/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k]Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] (£149.99 @ Aria PC)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14]Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] (£64.90 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] (£134.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-khx1600c9d3lk28gx]Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] (£63.20 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] (£44.35 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr927xoc2gd]Gigabyte Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card[/url] (£152.46 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/xigmatek-case-cccae37bsu02]Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case[/url]
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-oczzt650w]OCZ ZT 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] (£71.34 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Total:[/b] £680.48
[i](Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)[/i]
[i](Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 09:41 GMT+0000)[/i]



#47
Haswell, better mobo, cheaper+better GPU, cheaper+better RAM (and the colours match the mobo)

With a 4670K
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBx9]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBx9/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBx9/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k]Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($239.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($159.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl8d8gbxm]G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($57.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st310005n1a1asrk]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($59.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r78702gd5toc]MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card[/url] ($149.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r]Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx650m]Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-xl2420te]BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($279.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-keyboard-ch9000019na]Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($119.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Mouse:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0100152400r3m1]Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse[/url] ($39.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $1312.88
[i](Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)[/i]
[i](Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 05:00 EST-0500)[/i]


With a 4770K
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx/benchmarks/]Benchmarks[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74770k]Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($339.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($159.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl8d8gbxm]G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($57.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st310005n1a1asrk]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($59.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-r78702gd5toc]MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card[/url] ($149.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300r]Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-tx650m]Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($95.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-xl2420te]BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($279.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-keyboard-ch9000019na]Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($119.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Mouse:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/razer-mouse-rz0100152400r3m1]Razer DeathAdder Black Edition Wired Optical Mouse[/url] ($39.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $1407.88
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i'm just wondering how well the http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx build would run tf2? i'm getting a new computer in march and i'd like this to potentially be the new computer.
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#52
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Depends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7970 GHZ) and on maxquality I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).

Depends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7[b]9[/b]70 GHZ) and on max[b]quality[/b] I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).
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#53
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SetsulDepends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7970 GHZ) and on maxquality I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).

a 4770k won't see any performance gain over a 4670k in any game, with the possible exception of battlefield 4, where hyperthreading can be used, and even then, its a nearly negligible performance gain. TF2 uses a 32bit client, so max 2 threads and 4gb(?) ram can be used.

[quote=Setsul]Depends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7[b]9[/b]70 GHZ) and on max[b]quality[/b] I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).[/quote]
a 4770k won't see any performance gain over a 4670k in any game, with the possible exception of battlefield 4, where hyperthreading can be used, and even then, its a nearly negligible performance gain. TF2 uses a 32bit client, so max 2 threads and 4gb(?) ram can be used.
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#54
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PlatypusSetsulDepends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7970 GHZ) and on maxquality I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).
a 4770k won't see any performance gain over a 4670k in any game, with the possible exception of battlefield 4, where hyperthreading can be used, and even then, its a nearly negligible performance gain. TF2 uses a 32bit client, so max 2 threads and 4gb(?) ram can be used.

Definitely won't get better fps, but for streaming and multi tasking the extra cores are really nice (though I've never used a 4570k irl for more than 5 minutes so I can't really comment on the real world difference)

[quote=Platypus][quote=Setsul]Depends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7[b]9[/b]70 GHZ) and on max[b]quality[/b] I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).[/quote]
a 4770k won't see any performance gain over a 4670k in any game, with the possible exception of battlefield 4, where hyperthreading can be used, and even then, its a nearly negligible performance gain. TF2 uses a 32bit client, so max 2 threads and 4gb(?) ram can be used.[/quote]Definitely won't get better fps, but for streaming and multi tasking the extra cores are really nice (though I've never used a 4570k irl for more than 5 minutes so I can't really comment on the real world difference)
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#55
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There's a huge difference between a 4670K and a 4770K when you get the 30% bug in TF2.

TF2 will use 8 threads on 8 logical cores at 30% cpu load on a 4770K, but only 4 threads on 4 logical cores at 30% cpu load on a 4670K (or at least it did when I disabled HT).

I don't know what's causing this and haven't been able to fix it.

#53
4GB limit is correct, but I've never heard of 32bit processes being limited to 2 threads.

There's a huge difference between a 4670K and a 4770K when you get the 30% bug in TF2.

TF2 will use 8 threads on 8 logical cores at 30% cpu load on a 4770K, but only 4 threads on 4 logical cores at 30% cpu load on a 4670K (or at least it did when I disabled HT).

I don't know what's causing this and haven't been able to fix it.

#53
4GB limit is correct, but I've never heard of 32bit processes being limited to 2 threads.
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#56
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bearodactylPlatypusSetsulDepends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7970 GHZ) and on maxquality I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).
a 4770k won't see any performance gain over a 4670k in any game, with the possible exception of battlefield 4, where hyperthreading can be used, and even then, its a nearly negligible performance gain. TF2 uses a 32bit client, so max 2 threads and 4gb(?) ram can be used.
Definitely won't get better fps, but for streaming and multi tasking the extra cores are really nice (though I've never used a 4570k irl for more than 5 minutes so I can't really comment on the real world difference)

logical threads are meh overall, heavy renders/encodes excluded. the main advantages to an i7 are the increased amount of l3, and the fact that they are binned slightly higher, allowing for higher OCs, at least IMO.

[quote=bearodactyl][quote=Platypus][quote=Setsul]Depends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7[b]9[/b]70 GHZ) and on max[b]quality[/b] I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).[/quote]
a 4770k won't see any performance gain over a 4670k in any game, with the possible exception of battlefield 4, where hyperthreading can be used, and even then, its a nearly negligible performance gain. TF2 uses a 32bit client, so max 2 threads and 4gb(?) ram can be used.[/quote]Definitely won't get better fps, but for streaming and multi tasking the extra cores are really nice (though I've never used a 4570k irl for more than 5 minutes so I can't really comment on the real world difference)[/quote]
logical threads are meh overall, heavy renders/encodes excluded. the main advantages to an i7 are the increased amount of l3, and the fact that they are binned slightly higher, allowing for higher OCs, at least IMO.
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#57
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Logical threads? Even though everyone seems to think an i7 got 4 physical and 4 logical cores this isn't the case. There are 8 logical cores inside 4 physical cores.

Windows is pretty bad at balancing the load between the physical cores and at utilizing Hyperthreading.

Logical threads? Even though everyone seems to think an i7 got 4 physical and 4 logical cores this isn't the case. There are 8 logical cores inside 4 physical cores.

Windows is pretty bad at balancing the load between the physical cores and at utilizing Hyperthreading.
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#58
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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2loVS yeah i am kinda a millionaire so suck it

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2loVS yeah i am kinda a millionaire so suck it
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SetsulDepends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7970 GHZ) and on maxquality I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).

what if i had maxframes on with this build? (talking about http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx)

edit: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2lAbB i changed the keyboard/mouse and added a cpu cooler. does it look alright now?

[quote=Setsul]Depends on the "performance updates" by valve.

I'm using a 4770K too (although with a 7[b]9[/b]70 GHZ) and on max[b]quality[/b] I'm usually getting stable 240 fps in 6s, some drops in HL and some random bad drops (worst I've had was 80) in pubs, because TF2 refuses to use more than 30% of the CPU. If I can fix the CPU usage problem I'll get 240fps constant, everywhere, all the time.

tl;dr
It'll destroy TF2, as much as it is possible after years of horrible updates.
For other games the GPU might be a bit of a bottleneck, especially on 120Hz (but you can always switch to 60Hz for demanding single player games e.g. Crysis 3).[/quote]
what if i had maxframes on with this build? (talking about http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2kBAx)

edit: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2lAbB i changed the keyboard/mouse and added a cpu cooler. does it look alright now?
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#60
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ulmyxxhttp://pcpartpicker.com/p/2loVS yeah i am kinda a millionaire so suck it

That's not even a GOOD stupidly highend fake build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2lzDD

[quote=ulmyxx]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2loVS yeah i am kinda a millionaire so suck it[/quote]
That's not even a GOOD stupidly highend fake build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2lzDD
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