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Finally going to upgrade my rig. I'm looking to do a cpu/mobo/ram/gpu upgrade while utilizing my existing case, HDD, PSU, and sound card. I'm running a Corsair 550 Watt modular PSU and my intentions are to completely max Guild Wars 2, The Witcher 2, and possibly BF4 on a 1680x1050 22" screen. I'm set on Intel as my CPU but could go AMD or NVidia for GPU, although I do know The Witcher 2 and most games I play prefer NVidia.

I don't have a set budget but I'm also looking to save as much cash as possible. I have no intentions of overclocking or going SLI/Crossfire. I do intend to upgrade the GPU in 2 years.

So here's what I've specced so far on Newegg:

Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell 3.2GHz
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - Combo $252.98

MSI H87-G43 LGA 1150 Intel H87 Motherboard - $99.99

MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB - $259.99

Total: $612.96

How do I look? If anyone has any suggestions that would shave a few dollars off I wouldn't mind them. I haven't seen much discussion on the 4570, although that's probably expected given this is an overclocking forum. I also want to be sure the GTX 760 is the sweet spot for 1680x1050.
Edited by Pibbz - 7/27/13 at 8:19pm
 
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what do the reviews say about the mobo? you gonna de lid that haswell to help reduce the heat issue? do you plan to sell your old parts on the OCN market place?
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what do the reviews say about the mobo? you gonna de lid that haswell to help reduce the heat issue? do you plan to sell your old parts on the OCN market place?

Added links to the OP. There are only 2 reviews on Newegg about the mobo but both are solid. Another site recommends the MSI Z87, I figure the H87 version will be just as high quality.

I didn't read about the Haswell heat problems until now. In that case I'll get an aftermarket cooler if it's worth going with a Haswell over Ivy Bridge, otherwise I'll shop for a used 3570 and pick up an H77 board.

Yes I plan on selling my old parts on OCN.
 
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Found this i5-4570 with 8 GB of DDR3 1600 Corsair Vengence combo to save about $30: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1379364
 
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Added links to the OP. There are only 2 reviews on Newegg about the mobo but both are solid. Another site recommends the MSI Z87, I figure the H87 version will be just as high quality.

I didn't read about the Haswell heat problems until now. In that case I'll get an aftermarket cooler if it's worth going with a Haswell over Ivy Bridge, otherwise I'll shop for a used 3570 and pick up an H77 board.

Yes I plan on selling my old parts on OCN.

after market coolers are usually a good way to reduce heat but, the problem lies between the cpu lid and die, so if the heat never reaches the heat sink it still be hot.

Newegg reviews don't count, i mean real reviews by hard review web site with pictures had component anatomy. i'm a stickler for the a kind of stuff because the mobo is a key component if it doesn't end up being a really good mobo chance are you won't be upgrading the in future but, doing a whole new build again with a new a mobo, ram and CPU.

In the past i've been told newegg combos suck and the just as good or better products can be found at cheaper prices, i'm not sure if that;s still the case. it would be nice if there others posting here to confirm or deny what i'm saying.

for what's worth i get Kingston ram because they honor their lifetime warranty, they also have decent Quality Control.
Edited by cdoublejj - 7/28/13 at 11:23pm
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PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Base Total: $689.96
Promo Discounts: -$20.00
Combo Discounts: -$20.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $629.96

there is alway a confusion between 7870 XT n a GTX 760 both are for 240$ so which ever is better go for it bro i would like to ask OCN a doubt which is better 7870 XT or GTX 760 i have heard at stock GTX 760 is ~20% faster then the 7870XT but the XT overclocks like a champ almost 1200Mhz+ redface.gif

Hoe you like it thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 7/29/13 at 12:17am
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Yes definitely change the motherboard for the one Tarun recommends above.
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