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Windows 7: Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

02 Jun 2013   #1
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 
Building a Gaming PC, is this good?

Hey guys,

I was planning on building a new computer next month, the computer will be used primarily for gaming. My goal is to achieve running the latest games on 1920x1080 maximum settings (anti-aliasing not a necessity, I think). To achieve this, I would need some help from the experts of SevenForums, so here's my current custom build I setup:




Any improvements I can make? My budget will around €1400/$1700 - but the less the build will cost the better! Please no AMD/ATI cards, I don't like those due to personal reasons. Also, I would like to note that I'm from Holland so no things like special promotions from NewEgg or whatever. Thanks for your help!

EDIT: If an alternative motherboard would be picked, please one with an integrated Wi-Fi adapter or one that can carry a PCI Wi-Fi adapter. Thanks!


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02 Jun 2013   #2
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Looks like a nice build to me.

The only suggestion I might make is to see what the new GTX 760ti is like. I know the 780 was released a week or so back and the 770 a few days ago and if the performance of these 2 is anything to go by then I expect the 760 to be a great card.
I am not exactly sure on the release date, but I don't think it will be too far away now.

Paul.
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02 Jun 2013   #3
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Looks like a nice build to me.

The only suggestion I might make is to see what the new GTX 760ti is like. I know the 780 was released a week or so back and the 770 a few days ago and if the performance of these 2 is anything to go by then I expect the 760 to be a great card.
I am not exactly sure on the release date, but I don't think it will be too far away now.

Paul.
Thanks for the compliment! Do you have any idea on how expensive the GTX 760 TI would be? I will be ordering next month, so there's room to wait for the release.

EDIT: I checked it out and it seems according to Google that the GTX 660 Ti would be on par with the GTX 760 Ti when being overclocked. Would it still be a necessity?
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02 Jun 2013   #4
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I agree with Paul, and the new haswell's from Intel are very close in price. Should easily fit in your budget.
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02 Jun 2013   #5
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
Hey guys,

I was planning on building a new computer next month, the computer will be used primarily for gaming. My goal is to achieve running the latest games on 1920x1080 maximum settings (anti-aliasing not a necessity, I think). To achieve this, I would need some help from the experts of SevenForums, so here's my current custom build I setup:




Any improvements I can make? My budget will around €1400/$1700 - but the less the build will cost the better! Please no AMD/ATI cards, I don't like those due to personal reasons. Also, I would like to note that I'm from Holland so no things like special promotions from NewEgg or whatever. Thanks for your help!

EDIT: If an alternative motherboard would be picked, please one with an integrated Wi-Fi adapter or one that can carry a PCI Wi-Fi adapter. Thanks!
Will you be overclocking at all? I mean if not, then you be able to get one of the CPUs that is not a "K" series, and you would be able to get a good H77 motherboard and you would be able to stay with Intel's stock cooling.
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02 Jun 2013   #6
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Will you be overclocking at all? I mean if not, then you be able to get one of the CPUs that is not a "K" series, and you would be able to get a good H77 motherboard and you would be able to stay with Intel's stock cooling.
Yes, I'm planning to overclock the i5-3570k up to around 4.3GHz or something like that. I've never overclocked before though, so I better be prepared.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I agree with Paul, and the new haswell's from Intel are very close in price. Should easily fit in your budget.
Guess I'll wait for them to announce the price of GTX 760 Ti, hopefully within this month, if not I'll go with the GTX 660 Ti or if it's too expensive. Thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2013   #7
TwoCables

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Will you be overclocking at all? I mean if not, then you be able to get one of the CPUs that is not a "K" series, and you would be able to get a good H77 motherboard and you would be able to stay with Intel's stock cooling.
Yes, I'm planning to overclock the i5-3570k up to around 4.3GHz or something like that. I've never overclocked before though, so I better be prepared.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I agree with Paul, and the new haswell's from Intel are very close in price. Should easily fit in your budget.
Guess I'll wait for them to announce the price of GTX 760 Ti, hopefully within this month, if not I'll go with the GTX 660 Ti or if it's too expensive. Thanks!
You should be able to get 4.5 GHz with this build.
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02 Jun 2013   #8
CommandoBob

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Will you be overclocking at all? I mean if not, then you be able to get one of the CPUs that is not a "K" series, and you would be able to get a good H77 motherboard and you would be able to stay with Intel's stock cooling.
Yes, I'm planning to overclock the i5-3570k up to around 4.3GHz or something like that. I've never overclocked before though, so I better be prepared.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I agree with Paul, and the new haswell's from Intel are very close in price. Should easily fit in your budget.
Guess I'll wait for them to announce the price of GTX 760 Ti, hopefully within this month, if not I'll go with the GTX 660 Ti or if it's too expensive. Thanks!
You should be able to get 4.5 GHz with this build.
Really? That's great to hear! I hope I won't fry my CPU while trying to overclock, though.
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02 Jun 2013   #9
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

If you decide against one of the new 700 series Nvidia cards, I would replace the 660Ti with the GTX 670 for about $20 more. Also, like others said, Haswell is out and might be the best option.

I have one of the i5-3570K's and I'm running @ 4.5GHz without breaking a sweat.
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02 Jun 2013   #10
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommandoBob View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Looks like a nice build to me.

The only suggestion I might make is to see what the new GTX 760ti is like. I know the 780 was released a week or so back and the 770 a few days ago and if the performance of these 2 is anything to go by then I expect the 760 to be a great card.
I am not exactly sure on the release date, but I don't think it will be too far away now.

Paul.
Thanks for the compliment! Do you have any idea on how expensive the GTX 760 TI would be? I will be ordering next month, so there's room to wait for the release.

EDIT: I checked it out and it seems according to Google that the GTX 660 Ti would be on par with the GTX 760 Ti when being overclocked. Would it still be a necessity?
Well the new 770 is the same price as the 670 here, I would expect the 760 to be around the same price as the 660. it's always nice to buy the latest providing its not going to cost any more.
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