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post #1 of 9
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Not sure if this is right place
Need a new computer

My Asus P6X58D-E decided to go out on me so I was weighing my options.

CPU: i7 970
GPU: MSI 7950 (just bought)
RAM: 6GB of Corsair KHX1600C8D3K3/6GX

I was going to buy a used mobo on eBay but it went up to 160 and that's crazy for old tech. I don't have an unlimited budget so I'd like another intel best bang for the buck. I have a 27" Korean monitor, 120GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, keyboard, etc... I do have a best buy credit card I would use for the 0% financing and wouldnt mind a NewEgg Credit Card. I know how to put together PCs. I would like this to be a gaming PC. Prefer keeping my Win 7 Ult too. I would sell the old parts for whatever I can get. I need something ASAP (days)

Any options would be appreciated. Would like to stay under 700. I did price out a 4770k, 16gb corsair 1600 vengeance, and msi gd45 gaming mobo for 650 on newegg. Is this overkill for gaming? Faster or slower than current set up? 5 year lifespan? Would like a deal but need the financing (saving for a wedding smile.gif ). I like to game (cs go, civ 5, etc) Like to explore new games with great visuals.
Edited by gocubs418 - 9/5/13 at 10:07pm
post #2 of 9
Welcome to the forum!

The 4770K, 16GB ram, and GD45 are a bit overkill for gaming.

You should be fine with a 4670K, 8GB RAM, and the GD45. That would be a great combo for gaming.
Single threaded performance should be better with the 4670K, but at stock speeds the 970 might be a tiny tiny bit faster at multi threaded tasks like video editing. If you think the extra threads of the 4770K will come in use for you, you can spend the extra money and get it.

8GB is more than enough for gaming. No need for 16GB.

If you plan to use your computer for the next 5 years without upgrading, get the 4770K, it might come in handy in the future if more games get multi threading support!

The GD45 is one of the best bang/buck motherboards for Haswell, great deal for the price. If you are going to be doing any "serious" overclocking, I suggest you jump up to the GD65 because it has more power phases which can lead to better overclocks.

-fishymamba
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the reply. I want to buy ASAP. Whats a good 2 x 4gb ram for this motherboard?
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by gocubs418 View Post

Thanks for the reply. I want to buy ASAP. Whats a good 2 x 4gb ram for this motherboard?

Pretty much anything will be fine. These will go well with the MSI mobo! http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
post #5 of 9
uckk.. MSI
I'd get the Biostar Hi-Fi z87 + 4770k
..jus sayin..better quality stuff where it counts..for less $$
Sound is great, too! thumb.gif
MSI:
For GPUS..yes..
For mobos...no.
RAM recommendation: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231689

Because I'm guessing Samsung ICs.

You want higher speed RAMs for Haswell;cuz it will run them nicely wink.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 9/6/13 at 9:07am
 
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cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
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AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
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OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
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Actually. I was considering the Asus Maximus Hero for the mobo. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by Schmuckley View Post

uckk.. MSI
I'd get the Biostar Hi-Fi z87 + 4770k
..jus sayin..better quality stuff where it counts..for less $$
Sound is great, too! thumb.gif
MSI:
For GPUS..yes..
For mobos...no.
RAM recommendation: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231689

Because I'm guessing Samsung ICs.

You want higher speed RAMs for Haswell;cuz it will run them nicely wink.gif
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Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post

Welcome to the forum!

The 4770K, 16GB ram, and GD45 are a bit overkill for gaming.

You should be fine with a 4670K, 8GB RAM, and the GD45. That would be a great combo for gaming.
Single threaded performance should be better with the 4670K, but at stock speeds the 970 might be a tiny tiny bit faster at multi threaded tasks like video editing. If you think the extra threads of the 4770K will come in use for you, you can spend the extra money and get it.

8GB is more than enough for gaming. No need for 16GB.

If you plan to use your computer for the next 5 years without upgrading, get the 4770K, it might come in handy in the future if more games get multi threading support!

The GD45 is one of the best bang/buck motherboards for Haswell, great deal for the price. If you are going to be doing any "serious" overclocking, I suggest you jump up to the GD65 because it has more power phases which can lead to better overclocks.

-fishymamba

I checked out your motherboard you recommended. No reviews but I love the price.

What would be a pair of 2 x 4gb ram that I can OC to 2400mhz ? Do I need 2400mhz?
Edited by gocubs418 - 9/6/13 at 10:03am
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Went with this. Thanks!!!

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Not to be a bother here, but would you be planning on selling your i7?
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