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Which build should I go for?

post #1 of 21
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I'm hoping to make the jump from console gaming to pc gaming and want to build my own rig. Im hoping to be able to play all current games at the highest settings and be able to do so in the near future. I have received opinions from many people and have done a decent amount of research and have come up with the following three builds:

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/COPPINITSWEET/saved/1JEa

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/COPPINITSWEET/saved/1JE1

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/COPPINITSWEET/saved/1JDY

I also wondering if it would be worth overclocking and should I go for a cooler such as the noctua u12s. Also, is the power supply suitable?

Many thanks for anyone who can help!
post #2 of 21
I'd take the 4770k build

but

Halve the RAM you don't need 16GB 8 is plenty to game also just get some 1866 or 1600 speed RAM the 2133 is pointless. 8GB (2 X4Gb) of corsair vengeance low profile would be plenty and save $$$

You could drop to a quality 650W PSU and still have plenty of spare room

If its just for gaming an i5 4670k would be plenty and save $
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The 4770K build is an excellent build- that is the one out of the three that I would recommend. BUT, if you're wanting to overclock your CPU I would recommend you to get a better CPU cooler- the 212 EVO is a good cooler but Haswell runs hot, especially once overclocked. If you want to air cool I would personally recommend the Noctua NH-D14.

And yes, Seasonic make great power supplies.
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id probably do the amd build myself. yes that psu is plenty, the only thing I would suggest besides the ram being insanely overkill fast is maybe a switch to win 7, theres no real benefit to going win 8 over win 7. everythings been shaken up inside win 8 and its more of a pain in the rear then its worth, and considering all games are still running on dx11 id go with win 7 home premium or pro
 
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I too would recommend sticking with Windows 7 for now.
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post #6 of 21
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dropped the ram and power supply to 650W. Saved a bit of cash there. Will go for a better cooler. I originally had windows 7 but was told games would not be compatible with it in the near future. Anyone have an idea of how near we are talking? I would much prefer windows 7, i find windows 8 to be a pain
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I originally had windows 7 but was told games would not be compatible with it in the near future.

That's a load of rubbish.

How much have you dropped your RAM by? I would recommend getting at least 8GB 1600MHz
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post #8 of 21
I would go with the 2nd build you picked, (as its the best processor of the 3 for gaming). But, I would get 2 sticks of ram instead as only your third choice uses quad-channel ram, I would go with these for ram instead as its the same price and brand as the ram you had but with tighter timings. I would also consider going with the Samsung 840 pro for an ssd, as I've heard its a great deal faster. Also make sure that you have enough case fans, the case comes with a couple but you will generally need more. Check Nzxt's product page for that case to see how many fans are included and how many more you will need. However you don't always need to put side fans as the don't do too much. Good luck with your build. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by VindalooJim View Post

The 4770K build is an excellent build- that is the one out of the three that I would recommend. BUT, if you're wanting to overclock your CPU I would recommend you to get a better CPU cooler- the 212 EVO is a good cooler but Haswell runs hot, especially once overclocked. If you want to air cool I would personally recommend the Noctua NH-D14.

And yes, Seasonic make great power supplies.

I originally had the nh-d14 but would there be enough clearance for my ram?
post #10 of 21
750 watts is overkill unless you have two video cards

The Rosewill Capstone give pretty much the best bang for buck that is if you are from the US

You dont need more then 550 watts
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