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post #1 of 21
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Hello.
I am sorry for asking this.I know there are many threads like this every day,
My sig computer died after 5 or so years.
My grapichs card died yesturday and i think it's time to change the whole system.
I am set to get Intel+Nvidia.
I have been out of the pc parts forums and stuff for a long time and i dont know wich parts are the best bang for the buck.
I have the money to get the Intel® CoreTM i5-4690K, 3.5GHz, Haswell, 6MB, Socket 1150.
Now the rest of the parts i cant decide.
I am planing to OC after a while so what are u guys sugesting i should get for the mobo+gpu and ram.
And is my power supply going to be enoughf to run this setup.
I will use the PC most for gaming @1920x1080.
I am very low on money so what is the best setup to get for this CPU.
Thank you.
Edited by psyAlyn - 9/21/14 at 7:59am
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post #2 of 21
Yes your power supply will be enough. How much are you spending for a motherboard, gpu and ram? Cosidering you added the cost of 4690K cpu.
post #3 of 21
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I got 1000 euro for Cpu, Gpu, Mobo and Ram.

Is that enougf for a decent setup.

The one i got lasted me 5 years+ with a little gpu upgrade down the road.
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (€215.91 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€125.14 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€74.97 @ Hardwareversand)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (€344.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €760.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-21 20:54 CEST+0200

This setup will benefit you well in 1080p gaming. But if you have the patience, wait for the GTX 970 because it's more power efficient than the R9 290.
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This setup will benefit you well in 1080p gaming. But if you have the patience, wait for the GTX 970 because it's more power efficient than the R9 290.
more efficient and less noisy / more overclockable
if getting R9290, i'd suggest a triple fan monsters from sapphire and powercolor
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Originally Posted by sweenytodd View Post

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (€215.91 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (€125.14 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€74.97 @ Hardwareversand)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (€344.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Total: €760.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-21 20:54 CEST+0200

This setup will benefit you well in 1080p gaming. But if you have the patience, wait for the GTX 970 because it's more power efficient than the R9 290.

Avoid cheapo MSI boards like the plague.

An Asrock z97 extreme 4 is a much better choice. I would also spend the extra money and get a GTX 970 as well.
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post #7 of 21
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How is this setup?
What would u guys change.
A friend sugested to change the PSU because it's getting old.
And is the Cpu cooler good.
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Avoid cheapo MSI boards like the plague.
Why? Tom kinda approves... http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/mainstream-gaming-z97-motherboard,3824-27.html

Quote:
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How is this setup?
What would u guys change.
I would at least add a computer case. Gaming rig is kinda clumsy without a case. biggrin.gif Or you intend to use Thermaltake Shark Black? Did you check the cooler and VGA card clearance before picking top tier coolers?
Also, it won't even start without RAM.
As for PSU ir is a good one, although I prefer Seasonic based units, and I own one: Antec HCG 620(M).
RED is an awful choice for the main drive. Go for BLUE or 7200 RPM Seagate,
Edited by Gadgeteer - 9/22/14 at 12:54am
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post #9 of 21
best bang for buck build is currently:

i3 4340 (or something similar) ~120
1155/1156 motherboard of choice ~40-60
gtx 970 ~330
corsair cx430 ~15-25
4gb ram ~10
128gb ssd (crucial mx100/samsung evo)~50
case of choice ~varies
stock HSF -free

altogether ~550-585. second hand parts will be even cheaper. most price/performance you will get in a game- period. I realize you're in romania, I don't now how the prices carry over to your country. if you have access/or can get access to a microcenter, you can get the cpu/mobo combo for ~160.

you cannot oc the i3 however, it will be plenty to max nearly every game you play at 1080p high settings

substitutions to save more money:
** used 7970 for ~160. best **
used 7950 ~130. better.
used gtx 680 ~135-160. good.

if you are dead set on i5: ***
used 2500k ~80-100
used 3570k ~135
used 4670k ~160-180

***you will end up spending more money on a better motherboard if you choose this route.
Edited by hollowtek - 9/22/14 at 1:13am
post #10 of 21
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best bang for buck build is currently:

1 i3 4340 (or something similar) ~120
2 1155/1156 motherboard of choice ~40-60
3 gtx 970 ~330
4 corsair gx430 ~15-25
5 4gb ram ~10
6 128gb ssd (crucial mx100/samsung evo)~50
7 case of choice ~varies
8 stock HSF -free

altogether ~550-585. second hand parts will be even cheaper. most price/performance you will get in a game- period.

1 the budget allows i5, but I agree he doesn't need the fastesr one
2. the minimum requirement would be 4 dimm slots, IMO - for a RAM upgrade if necessary
3. gr8 card
4, there's no such PSU, nor it can be found an that price.
5. 8 gigs is a reasonable minimum, also no way to find it for 10 euros
6. i;d go for plextor. it won't give ANY performance in game, unless you play ONE game, don't download anyrhing and don't need HDD at all. otherwise, one should get an SSD and money spent on SSD is a waste for gaming (but a blessing for overall system responsiveness)
8. stock HSF is never free, OEM processor is always cheaper.
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