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I propably need some advices for a build for a friend. He lives in Switcherland and want a good and solid gaming computer. It should run dual monitors and most games on high on 1080p. It should be also possible to stream min. 720p while gaming. The games are lol, sc2 but also bf3, bf4 in the future.

My thoughts so far:

Cpu Intel Core i5 4670 BOX, 3.4GHz, LGA 1150, 4C/4T 236
MB Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H sli 161
GPU Gigabyte GTX 770 Windforce 3X 447
PSU Corsair HX750 151
SSD Samsung SSD 840 Basic 128 gb 109
RAM Corsair Vengeance LP blue 8GB 75
Case Fractal Design Define R4 - Titanium Grey 116
HDD WD Caviar Black 1 tb 94
Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo 48
Fans 2x Corsair Air Series AF120 30
Soundcard?

The prices are in CHF. Dont wonder smile.gif

He dont want to overlock but want to keep the possibility to do sli.

The Define R4 is a good Case. But are there any other good options for a case?
Is the Gtx 770 windforce a good choice? Will it run cool espaicilly in a Case like the R4 or are there better options out you can suggest?
Is the Hyper 212 for a stock cpu still the best and most silent choice?
The last advice i need is the soundcard. I would suggest asus but since it is a gaming rig creative might be the better choice. Which one would be fine for gaming and maybe casting (good microphone quali)?

If you have thoughts about the other components feel free to share them. Thanks wink.gif
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If he's not overclocking, then there is no sense getting the Hyper 212 evo. Stock hsf will be enough, Other then that, everything else looks good!
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If he's not overclocking, then there is no sense getting the Hyper 212 evo. Stock hsf will be enough, Other then that, everything else looks good!

thanks! yea but i thought the hyper 212 could be good. Haswell seems to be very hot and would it really run cool enough with..lets say sc2 + stream?
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People will say I'm a fanboy but: The FX 8350 is better for streaming, maybe slightly worse in lightly threaded gaming but it's a really good streaming CPU.
 
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This might be true yes. The 8350 is really good for multi threading.
But i think the i5 is the better options when both cpus run at stock or im wrong? The i5 has better game performance overall. Maybe not in bf4.
And is pcie 3.0 still useless for single gpus setups?
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Originally Posted by Pandora51 View Post

This might be true yes. The 8350 is really good for multi threading.
But i think the i5 is the better options when both cpus run at stock or im wrong? The i5 has better game performance overall. Maybe not in bf4.
And is pcie 3.0 still useless for single gpus setups?

The 8350 will be faster when streaming videos aswell as encoding them. If we compare the performance in bf3, which bf4 is likely to have similar requirements, then they will be about equal. Sc2 will be better on the i5.

An amd build could be a good option though. Unless your friend plays other cpu dependent games or they require low power consumption then an 8350 would perform well, especially when streaming videos and playing bf4 at the same time.

And yes, pcie 3.0 has no performance gains when using a single gpu.
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