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post #11 of 16
should consider amd apu platforms then ans save a couple hundred
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by pest1lence View Post

The rig will be used mainly for gaming should I go with an i5 and save $100 to use for something else or go with the i7? Thanks

Go with the i5-4670k, because the only difference between the two is that the 4770k is hyperthreaded. (Good for video encoding etc)
post #13 of 16
I'm in a similar situation brother, although I have a problem choosing each and every one of the parts.

Anyway, my suggestions would be to go with the 4670k and a 780 for now, and then sell these and do an upgrade. From the numbers I've seen online, I don't consider anything we have today enough for 4k, bar some extreme multi card configurations, like 3 290x or 780ti. You and I both have chosen a bad time to build a rig, but you know what? Go with it. I doubt anything that comes in the next few months is going to alter your experience considerably. You'll get better performance, sure, but that's about it. 1080p with a 780 will be a-okay. Waiting for the next best thing is the worst thing to do, unless you're absolutely sure that what you want is coming out within your acceptable time frame. I for one can't wait till the summer and I'll probably be building my rig in mid-April.

Good thing is, with your case and PSU you can probably accomodate everything. The Switch 810 is an awesome case and the AX860 should be enough even for SLI'd 780tis.

TL;DR : Nothing ground-breaking will probably be out by May, so I say go ahead. You'll have a good time anyway.
post #14 of 16
The i7 will be useful if you are going to do cfx at 1080 or 1440
Otherwise save them for anything
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by pest1lence View Post

The new rig would be used for gaming. I have to do new rig or else I would have to share with my son. Easier just for me to build a new one. As far as higher end peripherals what do u recommend. On my 2nd build I no longer have the 580 it has a 680. If I were to go with a current gpu would u recommend sli 780 or a 780ti. I wont be running at 4k until I get a new monitor. As far as amd goes ive had to many issues with drivers in the past. I have to have a new build by may of this year. I should have mentioned that earlier. Thanks again

Sorry for getting back to you so late,

So my first question is do you still have both rigs from your signature thingy? I ask this because If I were you, I would update the BIOS on the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro and put your i5 3570k in that. I only say this because the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro should have better quality components than ASRock's Z77 Extreme 4, and should result in a better overclock.

Second Question: Is this a brand new build for you, or your son? If its for your son, you can buy cheaper components to save more money, and still have an awesome PC. Anything that he wants to upgrade, you can make him earn them instead.

On the graphics issue, Id say try to get a GTX 780 for under $700 and If you need moar power then get another one previously used for less.

For peripherals, Id recommend a mouse cord bungie like the Roccat Apuri (this actually helps get rid of that stupid cord drag),

- a mechanical keyboard (there are tons, check out he ones made by ThermalTake, Cooler Master, or Razer since they are cheaper)
- a korean 1440p IPS or PLS 27" monitor (looks great when gaming + no real need for AA)
- better audio equipment (M-Audio speakers, Studio headphones + Zalman Mic, etc)
- a soundcard! If you game, this will help with better sound (Creative Soundblaster Z, HT|Omega eClaro, Asus Xonar DX, etc)

just my 2 Cents
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by kishagi View Post

Sorry for getting back to you so late,

So my first question is do you still have both rigs from your signature thingy? I ask this because If I were you, I would update the BIOS on the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro and put your i5 3570k in that. I only say this because the ASUS P8Z68-V Pro should have better quality components than ASRock's Z77 Extreme 4, and should result in a better overclock.

Second Question: Is this a brand new build for you, or your son? If its for your son, you can buy cheaper components to save more money, and still have an awesome PC. Anything that he wants to upgrade, you can make him earn them instead.

On the graphics issue, Id say try to get a GTX 780 for under $700 and If you need moar power then get another one previously used for less.

For peripherals, Id recommend a mouse cord bungie like the Roccat Apuri (this actually helps get rid of that stupid cord drag),

- a mechanical keyboard (there are tons, check out he ones made by ThermalTake, Cooler Master, or Razer since they are cheaper)
- a korean 1440p IPS or PLS 27" monitor (looks great when gaming + no real need for AA)
- better audio equipment (M-Audio speakers, Studio headphones + Zalman Mic, etc)
- a soundcard! If you game, this will help with better sound (Creative Soundblaster Z, HT|Omega eClaro, Asus Xonar DX, etc)

just my 2 Cents

I won't comment on anything else except for the peripherals bit. A great set of peripherals can make the experience so much better that not spending on them is stupid in my opinion. Having an awesome PC that can easily play everything, but then having a crappy keyboard and mouse, a screen that doesn't look very good or sound that is comparable to what's available on smartphones defeats the purpose of buying an awesome PC altogether.

Case in point? Me. I'm still stuck with my old crappy PC because I've faced a lot of delays in the purchase of my new rig. However, I threw about 200-250€ at buying a proper set of peripherals. Now, instead of my old keyboard and mouse that were not only cheapo but also really old, I'm using Logitech's G710+ keyboard and G500s mouse and they're a match made in heaven. The PC is the same, but the upgrade of the peripherals made the experience so much better that even basic stuff like editing text is now enjoyable.
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