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Hey guys, I've sort out my parts and all this is the result.

CPU: Intel Core I7 4670k
MOBO: ASrock Z87 Fatality Killer
RAM: GSkill RipjawsX 2x4GB DDR 1866mhz
HDD: WD 1TB Caviar Blue HDD
GPU: Sapphire R9 290 tri-x 4GB DDR5
PSU: Seasonic S12 II 620W PSU
Chasis: CM Storm Stryker
Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100i Liquid Cooling
SSD: Plextor M5S 128GB SSD

How's it? This build is for my cousin I"ve had an AMD build now I decide to go for intel.. Is it going to last for at least 6 years? To play all of the latest game?

Any advise or changes? I think the motherboard & PSU could change to other or is it fine as it is ?
post #2 of 80
how about a larger SSD to hold your games. 128 ain't much.
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For this build my budget is exactly, but I don't think i"d want to invest more on Ssd. 128 is fine.
My cousin is going to use this rig for gaming and some assignments. We'd ask someone to help us overclock.
Any feedback about the. Build? What can I change? Etc. thanks for replying to this thread ! smile.gif
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Build looks fine. Changing anything from what you have might be only for some cost savings or an alternative.
What you have listed will make for an excellent gaming machine.

If you are on a 1080p monitor you could get a 290 instead (thought you had a 290x listed tongue.gif), or even an 280x if you want to stick with AMD.

An 128GB SSD is fine. I have Windows and BF4 on mine, and my other software and data on some Hard Drives.
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You mean i5 4670k or i7 4770k ?
Regarding the use for gaming the i5 4670k has the best performance per buck ratio and when the Haswell CPUs came out was nearly on par with the i7 4770k in most of the games, some even arguing the i5 performs better on some games.
http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1061&page=4
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_and_i7_4770K_Comparison/8.html

That´s manly due to the fact, that most of that games do not make use of HT.

But the gap is already getting a bit bigger because more and more games start making use of HT and the 8 threads.


My suggestion would be, if you´re tight on money go for the i5.

If you have the extra 80$ bucks to spare, like you more or less already said, go for the slightly better and more future proof i7.

I for example am streaming alot and do videorendering and the performance gain with the i7 is definitely noticeable and nice to have.


Do you plan on overclocking?
DO you do anything besides gaming? streaming, videoediting?

Why the 1866 Ram? 1600 is said to be the sweetspot for haswell, besides you won´t gain that much in a gaming rig. If you want the fast ram go for 2133 or 2400

Where are you from? I´m asking because of the R9 290. They tend to be way more expensive in the US due to miners.
I would consider a GTX 780.

Also a GTX 770 or a 280 would be enough for a single monitor setup with 1080p and 60 hz

I´m also not a big fan of all in one liquid cooling solutions. And I expierienced the Corsair mounting bracket to be rubbish. So if you want to go all in one lc, you might consider the Swiftech H220 maybe.

Like make out, already pointed out, the SSD is a bit small if you are planning on putting games on it.
For only the OS it will be fine.

The OS itself needs around 30GB + recovery data if you use it and temps etc etc.

Modern games get as big as 50GB (Titanfall) so not much space.

The choice of the mobo also depends on what you wan´t to do with it. OC? SLI/Crossfire in the future?


That all being said, with the CPU and the GPU you will be quite save for the next few years.
Edited by acanom - 3/6/14 at 8:21am
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Get faster ram 2400+ Will only cost $20 more

Extra fans for the case that gpu runs hot

Heat kills

Also those type of watercoolers the water evaporates they say 5 years or so

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608041
Look at an air cooler
Edited by drnilly007 - 3/6/14 at 8:20am
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Tri fireing 290s? I suggest a more powerful PSU never mind, google failed me, thats the name of the card
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post #8 of 80
The water in the H100i is Glycol, a chemical coolant, which won't evaporate in 5 years.
However you can refill the cooler if in 5 years you do decide.
There is 0 maintence with the AIO coolers.
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I believe you mean i5 4670..Other that that it looks fine to me..everything is compatible,the chassis and storage choices are different for everyone and interchangeable,so it's okay to go with one ssd for starters..Personally , I would try to get a little bit more RAM perhaps at 1600mhz because 1600mhz has proved to be the best for Haswell in terms of frame latency in gaming.However the difference between 1600 and 1866 is so small that I would just go with the cheaper one-you won't really notice the difference..
   
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Originally Posted by acanom View Post

You mean i5 4670k or i7 4770k ?
Regarding the use for gaming the i5 4670k has the best performance per buck ratio and when the Haswell CPUs came out was nearly on par with the i7 4770k in most of the games, some even arguing the i5 performs better on some games.
http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1061&page=4
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_and_i7_4770K_Comparison/8.html

That´s manly due to the fact, that most of that games do not make use of HT.

But the gap is already getting a bit bigger because more and more games start making use of HT and the 8 threads.


My suggestion would be, if you´re tight on money go for the i5.

If you have the extra 80$ bucks to spare, like you more or less already said, go for the slightly better and more future proof i7.

I for example am streaming alot and do videorendering and the performance gain with the i7 is definitely noticeable and nice to have.


Do you plan on overclocking?
DO you do anything besides gaming? streaming, videoediting?

Why the 1866 Ram? 1600 is said to be the sweetspot for haswell, besides you won´t gain that much in a gaming rig. If you want the fast ram go for 2133 or 2400

Where are you from? I´m asking because of the R9 290. They tend to be way more expensive in the US due to miners.
I would consider a GTX 780.

Also a GTX 770 or a 280 would be enough for a single monitor setup with 1080p and 60 hz

I´m also not a big fan of all in one liquid cooling solutions. And I expierienced the Corsair mounting bracket to be rubbish. So if you want to go all in one lc, you might consider the Swiftech H220 maybe.

Like make out, already pointed out, the SSD is a bit small if you are planning on putting games on it.
For only the OS it will be fine.

The OS itself needs around 30GB + recovery data if you use it and temps etc etc.

Modern games get as big as 50GB (Titanfall) so not much space.

The choice of the mobo also depends on what you wan´t to do with it. OC? SLI/Crossfire in the future?


That all being said, with the CPU and the GPU you will be quite save for the next few years.
Thanks for the long reply. But This rig is for gaming and some light assignments no streaming or photo editing/video editing involved.. Yes it's going to be only a single set up. I just want it to last 6years to be able to play all the latest game in ultra/high. And u suggested 1600mhz ram while another user suggested 2400mhz I'm confused.... And yea I think I will stay away from AIO. I will probably get air cooler.. Does the i5-4670k runs hot ? What fan is sufficient for it? But looking to overclock in the future. For GPU the 780GTX is more expensive 100$ than the r9290.

Is this an overkill?
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