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I assume he won't be 11 forever, or play the same games forever, so the i5. Give him some room to grow.
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post #12 of 44
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Yeah, this rig will most likely be lasting him a long time.. or until i retire my current rig i just build for another so i think min is a i5 at this point from MC.
post #13 of 44
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Originally Posted by Xinoxide View Post

maximus gene will be overkill, a 4670K might also lead to something broken.

I would go with a faster i3, and a new gen card like a 270X - 280X just for BF4 purposes, everything else should be easy enough to run.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dDYe


There are cheaper 270x, this was just a brand preference pick.

why would a 4670k mean things are just going to be randomly broken now.
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post #14 of 44
If you have a microcenter near you

But the z87 extreme4+i5 4670k
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how good is the i5 + z87 bundle at MC that everyone is telling OP to get one?


i really think its overkill for an i5 for a 11 Y.O. (yes i realize he'll grow up, but in 5-7 years, he can just upgrade)

looking at now, with the games he play, i think a 750 ti would suffice. (or like a 270x)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D89czm6yK30&list=UUkWQ0gDrqOCarmUKmppD7GQ (for 750ti benchmarks, that card is pretty dam impressive)

also, how about just an i3 and a cheap H81m-P33 board?

is OC'ing really necessary for his needs? i dont think the hassle is worth it for him atm.

for the PSU, i second the rosewill capstone.
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post #16 of 44
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Originally Posted by IMKR View Post

how good is the i5 + z87 bundle at MC that everyone is telling OP to get one?


i really think its overkill for an i5 for a 11 Y.O. (yes i realize he'll grow up, but in 5-7 years, he can just upgrade)

looking at now, with the games he play, i think a 750 ti would suffice. (or like a 270x)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D89czm6yK30&list=UUkWQ0gDrqOCarmUKmppD7GQ (for 750ti benchmarks, that card is pretty dam impressive)

also, how about just an i3 and a cheap H81m-P33 board?

is OC'ing really necessary for his needs? i dont think the hassle is worth it for him atm.

for the PSU, i second the rosewill capstone.
An i3 isn't going to last him nearly as long as an i5, even though the Haswell i3's are a big step up from Sandy/Ivy, more and more new releases use as many cores as you throw at them, he plays BF3 so he must have some interest in FPS games as well and I assume they want some longevity and thus overall value out of this PC.
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post #17 of 44
I agree with I5 and a Z87 board.
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post #18 of 44
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=583302

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=614826
Bundle is $189 for I5 4670K, motherboard $105 (MSI and Gigabyte are more)

Crucial M500 480 GB is $230.
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.aspx?sku=438911

newegg CXM500 $70 before $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139050&ignorebbr=1
Antec HCG 620M $80 before $20 rebate
Antec NEOEco 520C $65 before $20 rebate
note may be able to use 20% discount code

Crucial Ballistix 2x4GB 1600 $80 from microcenter
http://www.microcenter.com/product/382101/Ballistix_Sport_8GB_DDR3-1600_(PC3-12800)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules)

newegg Corsair Vengence 2x4GB 1600 $73
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
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what are u guys thinking for a solid $50-70 case..

we like the corsair spec series 03 but anything else?
post #20 of 44
check out the cooler master storm sniper/storm sniper 2 maybe
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