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  1. #11


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Hi all,
    and here's the story

    I am wanting to build a gaming rig and have 2500-3000 to spend

    About 3800-4600 Dollars (i think)
    Boy, that is a ton of money. I'd recommend spending 1/2 of that now and 1/2 of it about 2-3 years from now. Overall, in 5-6 years time you will be happy you went that way.
    Good point, updates come pretty thick 'n' fast, no point spending all now and a year or 2 down the line need a complete overhaul

    Thanks

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  2. #12


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Breems View Post
    With that kind of money, I'd go big time! Try this:

    Intel Core i3
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics (4000)
    4GB DDR3
    320GB HDD
    Windows Vista

    Let me know how it pans out.
    Seems like overkill
    That's why i'm asking,
    Probably don't really need to and save some dough for a spend later.

    Thanks
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  3. #13


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I bought an Intel i7-3770k, Intel mobo, GTX-660 SC video card and the usual bits (SSD, WD hard drives, etc...) and the games I run all run very well and I'm extremely happy with the results. If I were to buy a new system today, I'd go with the Intel i7-4770k or the i5-4570k and an ASUS Sabertooth motherboard... I would get either dual GTX-660SC cards or a single GTX-770 video card.
    After looking you've made my mind up about the Asus Sabretooth motherboards you mentioned, which would you suggest, Z77,Z78 or Z87??
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  4. #14


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Breems View Post
    With that kind of money, I'd go big time! Try this:

    Intel Core i3
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics (4000)
    4GB DDR3
    320GB HDD
    Windows Vista

    Let me know how it pans out.
    Seems like overkill
    That's why i'm asking,
    Probably don't really need to and save some dough for a spend later.

    Thanks
    Just in case you think I was serious, I was being sarcastic.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Breems View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post

    Seems like overkill
    That's why i'm asking,
    Probably don't really need to and save some dough for a spend later.

    Thanks
    Just in case you think I was serious, I was being sarcastic.
    LOL
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  6. #16


    I would buy the i7-3770k and the Z77 motherboard combo or the i7-4770k and the Z87 combo, whichever you get a better deal on. Get the all-in-one liquid cooler kit for the CPU and you'll be glad you did! I have the Intel DZ77GA-70k motherboard, but if I were to do it again, I'd try the ASUS Sabertooth motherboard... I'm not at all unhappy with the Intel board, though...
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  7. #17


    Seriously that money christ on a bike you could duild a BEAST...

    CASE: Antec Eleven Hundred Gaming PC Tower Case (Nine Expansions Slots, XL-ATX, Standard ATX, MicroATX, Mini-ITX, No PSU Included): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    PSU: Corsair HX850 Professional Series HX 850W ATX/EPS Modular 80 PLUS Gold PSU: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    MOTHERBOARD: Asus Z87-A USB 3.0 Motherboard (4x DDR3, ATX, 2x PCI Express 3.0/2.0x16, Intel, 6x SATA 6.0Gbps): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.50GHz, 8MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I74770K, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    COOLER: Corsair CWCH60 Hydro Series H60 High Performance 120mm Radiator All-In-One Liquid CPU Cooler: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    SSD DRIVE: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5 inch SATA Solid State Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    HARD DRIVE 3TB: Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 Hard Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    MEMORY: Kingston Technology 32GB 1600MHz DDR3 ECC Reg CL11 DIMM DR x4 Intel Memory Module (Kit of 4): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    BLU RAY DRIVE: LG BH16NS40.AUAR10B 16x SATA Internal BDRW Retail Kit: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    GRAPHIC CARD: Asus GTX 770 Nvidia GeForce DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (PCI Express 3.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, Display Port, 256 Bit, 3D Vision Ready, GPU Boost 2.0): Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    SOUNDCARD: CREATIVE Sound Blaster Z PCI Express Sound Card: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

    BREAKDOWN

    CASE 75.05
    MOTHERBOARD 115.91
    PSU 119.99
    CPU 264.99
    COOLER 65.39
    SSD 128.28
    SATA DRIVE 97.99
    MEM 32G 286.00
    GRAPHIC CARD 339.99
    BLU RAY DRIVE 70.97
    SOUNDCARD 71.98

    TOTAL 1636.54

    Plenty left over to spend on peripherals and a decent monitor, but you probably have that anyways.
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  8. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Breems View Post
    With that kind of money, I'd go big time! Try this:

    Intel Core i3
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics (4000)
    4GB DDR3
    320GB HDD
    Windows Vista

    Let me know how it pans out.
    LMAO why Vista I think Windows ME would be a better fit LOL
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