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bump. Have to make the purchase in May.

Haswell (i5 4670 / 4570 ? - $20 difference, worth it? could get a cheap cooler for that instead, if performance is not worth the difference.)
I'll get a gtx 780 or equivalent card with more than 2gb VRAM in a year to replace my gtx 760.
Everything will be on stock / no overclocking.
SLI is not a must.
Minimum - 16gb RAM.

MSI H87-G43 Gaming is my choice right now but not sure if I should get it or no. It's costing me around $155.
I need some more recommendations.

Thanks.
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All I can recommend is this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130692

It is solid in every category and just works perfectly. SLI is a breeze and so is overclocking (yes I saw you dont care about that but you never know when you might get the itch tongue.gif )

If there is one thing that I have learned the hard way is that you should never cheap out on your motherboard because you will definitely pay for it later.. an extra $40 to get something that you know is going to work great for what you want to do is never a bad idea.
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bump. Have to make the purchase in May.

MSI H87-G43 Gaming is my choice right now but not sure if I should get it or no. It's costing me around $155.
I need some more recommendations.

Thanks.

Also that board would be decent enough for budget gaming. $155 for it though is really steep.. Idk what country you live in but that is only a $90 mobo lol
Edited by Ddreder - 4/25/14 at 8:02am
post #13 of 31
get the 4770 for $200 if you not overclocking
http://www.frys.com/product/7680387

Edit: never mind, you dont live in the US

Edit 2: and if you are building in May, might as well get the hashwell refresh and new board
Edited by wayne_sony - 4/25/14 at 9:33am
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If there is one thing that I have learned the hard way is that you should never cheap out on your motherboard because you will definitely pay for it later.. an extra $40 to get something that you know is going to work great for what you want to do is never a bad idea.
Also that board would be decent enough for budget gaming. $155 for it though is really steep.. Idk what country you live in but that is only a $90 mobo lol

Yup prices are crazy here. The MSI z87-g65 is priced at $250 tongue.gif That is why I was cutting on mobo with no SLI and overclocking options since I wont use them.
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and if you are building in May, might as well get the hashwell refresh and new board
Thanks , I can do that. Can you name a few boards and cpu I should keep my eyes on?
My cpu requirements arent much. Any cpu equal to current i5-4670 in performance would be more than enough for me.
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I agree, for gaming, get the i5. And I'm talking as an FX-8350 owner!

If you said you were going to be doing 3d modeling, programming, or multipass video transcoding, I would point you towards the AMD chip. But just for gaming, i5 all the way.
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here's the hashwell refresh list
http://techreport.com/news/26317/here-are-the-specs-and-prices-for-intel-haswell-refresh-cpus

maybe a 4690 or 4590 for you

as for the board. Im not sure what will be out. but if you not overclocking, just go with a solid midrange should be fine
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KenLautner...
Honestly, if your low on money then buy your self a 8320/8350 and a decently cheap motherboard. I know how you feel! I was at your point once, man I remember people were telling me to buy a i5 2500K at the time when I wanted a decent gaming rig. Honestly it also depends what games you play. Look your low on money why buy some expensive cpu just to play a game. A 955BE(4.2Ghz) handled the r9-290 pretty well. But its up to you lol, you can spend that dosh or you can save that dosh for the second 660 or even a nice 780.
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KenLautner...
Honestly, if your low on money then buy your self a 8320/8350 and a decently cheap motherboard. I know how you feel! I was at your point once, man I remember people were telling me to buy a i5 2500K at the time when I wanted a decent gaming rig. Honestly it also depends what games you play. Look your low on money why buy some expensive cpu just to play a game. A 955BE(4.2Ghz) handled the r9-290 pretty well. But its up to you lol, you can spend that dosh or you can save that dosh for the second 660 or even a nice 780.

Honestly, if OP is low on money:

(a) Get an i3 to go with that 760, and forget about upgrading the video card for a couple of years. It'll work fine. Later on, drop in both an i5 and a beefier video card at the same time. That will work fine too.

or

(b) Get a FX-6350, run it at stock with that 760. That will work fine. Later on, put in a decent liquid cooler, OC your CPU to around 5ghz, and get your beefier video card. That should be mostly fine too.
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also I believe he needs new ram to go with the new mobo too
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If you said you were going to be doing 3d modeling, programming, or multipass video transcoding, I would point you towards the AMD chip. But just for gaming, i5 all the way.
Actually I will do all those too biggrin.gif but I don't mind them being slower since I won't do much of those 3.
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here's the hashwell refresh list
http://techreport.com/news/26317/here-are-the-specs-and-prices-for-intel-haswell-refresh-cpus

maybe a 4690 or 4590 for you

Thanks, 4690 is on the list now.

Basically I also want the pc to be ready for Oculus Rift. I don't want lags in games like Skyrim (with mods) and others on Rift. That's why going for upgrade next month.

I'm not too low on money, but I do have a fixed amount I can spend on each part. Prices are different here so for more cost I can only get mid range stuff.
$200 for Mobo.
$250-$300 for cpu.
Price check if anyone interested: ( http://www.flipkart.com - Whatever the cost shows there for a product, divide it by 60 and you get the amount in US $ )

RAM , well I've decided corsair vengeance 16gb so thats done.

Now waiting for new boards to go with 4690 next month.
+Repping now, Thank you everybody for your input.
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