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Recently i sold my sig rig to a friend in need (minus the Gpu&hard drive) and am now in need of a new rig.

So time for a new rig for gaming. Unfortunately i have not been keeping up to date with current motherboards and cpus so am just a bit lost of whats good these days.

Here is what i have come up with

Cpu: Intel Core i5-4670 Haswell (whats the difference between this one and the only with the k at the end)

Motherboard:ASRock Z87 (seem to be alot of praise for this board i am looking for something with good ability for overclocking room for sli/crossfire would be nice but not required)

Gpu:7870xt (already own this part)

Memory:G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 (have always had good luck with g.skill and good customer support when 1 stick did go bad a year later they sent be a new pair for free)

Hard drive:Keeping my current drive but want to invest in a SDD which brand has a good rep? Somewhere in the 250Gb range would be nice.

Power supply: CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750W (have had corsair for the last 5+ years and never had a single problem)

Case:Need suggestions here i want a fairly good case that lends itself to good cable management.



I am looking to spend around $800.

Thanks for any help in advance smile.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550 @ 3.8 ep45c-ud3r Sapphire 7870XT 4x2gb gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd 640 gb sata Window 7 64 bit asus 22" 1920x1080 corsair 750tx 
Case
antec 300 
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q9550 @ 3.8 ep45c-ud3r Sapphire 7870XT 4x2gb gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd 640 gb sata Window 7 64 bit asus 22" 1920x1080 corsair 750tx 
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antec 300 
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Ok so here we go

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1FzBG
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $783.93

Ok so answering yoour question about the difference between K and non K 4670 is the K means you can overclock. So you want the K.
This XFX psu is a re-branded Seasonic, which is really freaking good.

Any other questions just ask.
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Ok so here we go

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1FzBG
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($45.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($65.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $783.93

Ok so answering yoour question about the difference between K and non K 4670 is the K means you can overclock. So you want the K.
This XFX psu is a re-branded Seasonic, which is really freaking good.

Any other questions just ask.

Wow forgot about the Cpu cooler that would have been a Doh moment.

Good to know about the Difference between K.

Nice job even under $800 very impressive.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550 @ 3.8 ep45c-ud3r Sapphire 7870XT 4x2gb gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd 640 gb sata Window 7 64 bit asus 22" 1920x1080 corsair 750tx 
Case
antec 300 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550 @ 3.8 ep45c-ud3r Sapphire 7870XT 4x2gb gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd 640 gb sata Window 7 64 bit asus 22" 1920x1080 corsair 750tx 
Case
antec 300 
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Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming - $45 @ Newegg.com
Mobo: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 - $129.99 @ Newegg.com
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K - $225.99 @ NCIX US
Cooler: Corsair H80i - $84.99 @ Newegg.com
Ram:G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB DDR3 2400 - $63.99 @ Newegg.com
SSD: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB - $176.99 @ NCIX US
PSU: SeaSonic G Series 550W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular PSU - $79.99 @ Newegg.com

Total: $806.94

Here you get a much better motherboard for overclocking, chock full of extra features. Additionally you get better cooling, to help achieve those overclocks. I also went with the Modular G Series SeaSonic PSU, because it's a really nice unit. Not really impressed with ASUS's base (mid range) motherboards, when there are others that are much better for the money. This is when ASRock cant be beat for price to performance.

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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming - $45 @ Newegg.com
Mobo: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 - $129.99 @ Newegg.com
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K - $225.99 @ NCIX US
Cooler: Corsair H80i - $84.99 @ Newegg.com
Ram:G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB DDR3 2400 - $63.99 @ Newegg.com
SSD: Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 250GB - $176.99 @ NCIX US
PSU: SeaSonic G Series 550W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular PSU - $79.99 @ Newegg.com

Total: $806.94

Here you get a much better motherboard for overclocking, chock full of extra features. Additionally you get better cooling, to help achieve those overclocks. I also went with the Modular G Series SeaSonic PSU, because it's a really nice unit. Not really impressed with ASUS's base (mid range) motherboards, when there are others that are much better for the money. This is when ASRock cant be beat for price to performance.

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Don't like the looks of the case it is even smaller then the rig i just got rid of and cable management was hard enough in it.
The cpu cooler is very interesting and i will need to do some research a little expensive but might be worth it.
Everywhere i have looked there is lots of praise for asrock board for there value.
Like the idea of a modular power supply.

Thanks for your suggestions.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550 @ 3.8 ep45c-ud3r Sapphire 7870XT 4x2gb gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd 640 gb sata Window 7 64 bit asus 22" 1920x1080 corsair 750tx 
Case
antec 300 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
q9550 @ 3.8 ep45c-ud3r Sapphire 7870XT 4x2gb gskill 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
wd 640 gb sata Window 7 64 bit asus 22" 1920x1080 corsair 750tx 
Case
antec 300 
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post #6 of 8
Case: COOLER MASTER HAF series - $49.99 after $10 MIR Newegg.com
PSU: COOLER MASTER Silent Pro M2 RS720 - $69.99 after $35 MIR Newegg.com

Both have free shipping.
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Don't like the looks of the case it is even smaller then the rig i just got rid of and cable management was hard enough in it.
The cpu cooler is very interesting and i will need to do some research a little expensive but might be worth it.
Everywhere i have looked there is lots of praise for asrock board for there value.
Like the idea of a modular power supply.

Thanks for your suggestions.

Maybe you like this case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811124154
post #8 of 8
Here are my recommendations...

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston Hyper X Blu 8 GB (2x4GB Modules) 1600MHz DDR3 CL9
Storage: SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD 256 GB
Case: Fractal Design Define R4
Power Supply: XFX PRO550W Core Edition

The case is a personal choice so just pick whichever you like that fits your budget.
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