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    Old 05-09-2014, 07:02 AM
    jackedupmachine jackedupmachine is offline
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    Hey guys i'm thinking of building a new computer, trying to keep the build around 2k. I came up with this build on my own let me know if you can think of any improvements or not.

    Parts are on this site
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GBc6

    i7 4770k
    ASUS Sabertooth Z87
    Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB)
    Western Digital 2TB HD
    EVGA 780 GTX
    Fractal Design R4 Case
    Thermaltake Tough Power 750W

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    Old 05-09-2014, 04:08 PM
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    Looks fine. If it's purely for gaming then you could tweak things a little e.g:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GNnP
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    Old 05-09-2014, 05:05 PM
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    Looks fine. If it's purely for gaming then you could tweak things a little e.g:

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3GNnP
    gotcha, whats the difference between i5 and i7?
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    Old 05-09-2014, 05:13 PM
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    gotcha, whats the difference between i5 and i7?
    For gaming ? nothing but that the i7 has slightly improved frames per second (FPS) stability at drops in FPS. Certainly not $100+ worth of improvement.

    edit: i should also add that gradually games are slowly beginning to use hyper threading, which the i7 has, and can lead to the i7 jumping ahead in some games. if money is no object, then i'd get the i7 if you don't plan on upgrading again for another 4 years.
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    Old 05-09-2014, 07:57 PM
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    Quote:
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    For gaming ? nothing but that the i7 has slightly improved frames per second (FPS) stability at drops in FPS. Certainly not $100+ worth of improvement.

    edit: i should also add that gradually games are slowly beginning to use hyper threading, which the i7 has, and can lead to the i7 jumping ahead in some games. if money is no object, then i'd get the i7 if you don't plan on upgrading again for another 4 years.
    I think i may, just because I might also be using it for work if i decide to work from home.
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    Old 05-10-2014, 01:05 AM
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    btw how's the case that I picked, any good? I'm looking for a low profile case nothing flashy.
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    Old 05-10-2014, 04:53 PM
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    btw how's the case that I picked, any good? I'm looking for a low profile case nothing flashy.
    It's exactly that indeed, it's very nice. The Corsair Carbide series is similarly refined.
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    Old 05-11-2014, 12:23 AM
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    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3HDvk

    $2007.

    i7-4770K
    MSI GD65 Gaming motherboard
    Gigabyte R9 290's in Crossfire

    Will absolutely shred any game out there at 2560x1440.
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    Old 05-11-2014, 09:30 PM
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    wow that's an insane build, I think I'll go with that one
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    Old 05-12-2014, 05:37 AM
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    i've seen that those gpus run really hot, is this heatsink any good?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118006
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