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Old 02-07-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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1.CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $745.24
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2.CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman ZM-CNPS14X CPU Cooler ($39.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $712.21


gaming/perhaps games need ht in future so maybe the xeon
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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I'd go with the second option over the first one, I'd recommend taking a look at the kits Newegg has to offer Newegg.com - DIY PC Combos, DIY Computer Bundles..
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Old 02-10-2014, 08:40 AM   #3
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The problem is there is no telling when games will support that many threads (8 for Xenon)!

So, only if you can generally afford it go for the 1st option. Otherwise, the 2nd options is way enough for today's and the near future's standards. Besides, with the aftermarket cooler, you can overclock the CPU when ever you feel the computer got old and needs to be upgraded.

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You want to game, but didn't list any video cards that you would be getting. The processor is not nearly as important as a video card for gaming purposes.
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:28 PM   #5
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Yea sorry about that its a gtx 780 this what I have atm. Buying 1 half, then picking up other stuff gradualy.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($193.71)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($494.98 @ Best Buy)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $918.66

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $247.93
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:47 AM   #6
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We'll it looks to be a good build for gaming, Good luck
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What in the world are you gonna play with this thing?
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:17 PM   #8
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Old 02-11-2014, 09:43 PM   #9
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Um.... A 660 TI or a GTX 760 will do, a 780 is a bit overkill
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Um.... A 660 TI or a GTX 760 will do, a 780 is a bit overkill
I'd still go with 780 but there probably isn't much of a difference performance wise..
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