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New Gaming Rig

Discussion in 'Gaming Arena' started by PrimeMover, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. PrimeMover

    PrimeMover New Cupcake

    Feb 16, 2013
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    I have a build setup and I am looking for some advice. I plan to be using this computer for WildSta and other current gen games. In addition to gaming I plan to use it for CAD and Adobe work. I would really like to shave off about $100 and I am not sure the best place to do it. Here is the build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
    CPU Intel Xeon E3-1225 V3 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $224.99 @ Newegg
    CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
    Motherboard MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $97.24 @ Amazon
    Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.98 @ OutletPC
    Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $88.99 @ Amazon
    Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.80 @ Amazon
    Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $249.99 @ NCIX US
    Case Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case $62.99 @ NCIX US
    Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.98 @ Newegg
    Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer $25.65 @ NCIX US
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1091.57
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-20 11:39 EST-0500 ​

    Processor: it will either be what is listed or an i5 4670, I have read the Xeons are better for CAD though and work fine for gaming. Things I have a good handle on:
    Case: I really like the Corsair Carbide 300R or the Rosewill challenger but I am open to more suggestions
    CPU Cooler -set
    Storage - set
    Video Card - set
    So that leaves:
    Motherboard and Power Supply - I am not quite sure what I should be looking for here. I would like the option to upgrade the video card in 2 years and add another 8GB of Ram within a year.
    RAM - Seems to be a ton of options here, what are the brands I should focus on? I know I want 8GB (2x4) and DDR3 - 1600.

    Thank you all for the help and any and all thoughts are welcome!
  2. Mellkor

    Mellkor Well-Known Cupcake

    Jun 22, 2013
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    I hate to sound like a shill for ati, But the 280x is superior to 760 in every way. Price, memory, performance.
    you might be able to shave that $100 just buy getting one instead.

    Pwr: Make sure you get something over 600W WITH 80+ certification. (edit; what you have posted is exactly what i would recommend lol)

    RAM: outside of speed and capacity rams just ram..
  3. Perigon

    Perigon Cupcake

    Nov 21, 2013
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    Are you planning to overclock anything? Also would you consider going Amd instead of intel and nvidia?

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