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    I would like someone to just check this, and tell me if I'm ready to buy this or should make some changes


    Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ front USB 3.0

    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Quad Core 3.40 GHz 6MB Cache LGA1150

    Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE H81M-D2V Intel H81 Chipset, Micro ATX Mainboard w/ 2 RAM slots, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III, 1x Gen2 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x 1

    Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX Blu w/Heat Spreader)

    Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB 16X PCIe Video Card

    Power Supply Upgrade: 750 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair 750 Watts CX750 Gaming Power Supply, 80+)

    Hard Drive: 128 GB Plextor PX-M5S Series SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk

    Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE

    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edvardas96 View Post
    I would like someone to just check this, and tell me if I'm ready to buy this or should make some changes


    Case: Corsair Carbide 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ front USB 3.0

    CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Quad Core 3.40 GHz 6MB Cache LGA1150

    Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator

    Motherboard: GIGABYTE H81M-D2V Intel H81 Chipset, Micro ATX Mainboard w/ 2 RAM slots, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III, 1x Gen2 PCIe x16, 2x PCIe x 1

    Memory: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX Blu w/Heat Spreader)

    Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB 16X PCIe Video Card

    Power Supply Upgrade: 750 Watts Power Supplies (Corsair 750 Watts CX750 Gaming Power Supply, 80+)

    Hard Drive: 128 GB Plextor PX-M5S Series SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk

    Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive

    Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE

    Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition)
    Id get a better MOBO

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    Thanks for some replies, would this MOBO be good enough?

    GIGABYTE Z87-HD3 Intel Z87 Chipset, ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, 7.1 HD Audio, HDMI, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III, 1x Gen2 PCIe x16, 1x Gen2 PCIe x4, 2x PCIe x 1 & 2x PCI

    And maybe I should get the i7 4770? Or it's not necessary?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edvardas96 View Post
    And maybe I should get the i7 4770? Or it's not necessary?
    Just depends on whether you've got the money I think. It's better, but not necessary.

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    Money is a probmem, but I think I can go with the i7 4770 and that will be my limit. Still waiting to get an answer about the motherboard, would this be good enough?

    GIGABYTE Z87-HD3 Intel Z87 Chipset, ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, 7.1 HD Audio, HDMI, GbLAN, USB 3.0, SATA-III, 1x Gen2 PCIe x16, 1x Gen2 PCIe x4, 2x PCIe x 1 & 2x PCI

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    1.id stay with the 4670k and get a good OC on it
    2.and a heard good things about MSIs Z87-G45 ...i heavent looked at your case so it might be irrelevant ,but i heard its great -and looks really smexy

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    If you aren't overclocking stick with the H81 motherboard. If you are then go ahead and grab that Z87-HD3. Don't bother with the 4770/K unless you're doing intense editing, trans/encoding.

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    Thank you very much, didn't expect to get so much help. I'm not planning to overclock so I guess I will stick with the H81 then, and no intense editing either, getting this new PC mainly because my current one hardly runs BF4 (10~20fps minimum settings), with the new build I want to achieve at least 50fps on ultra at 1920x1080. So I guess 4670K it is. I heard that you can get much better performance on BF4 if you have 1800mhz RAM instead of the 1600 I chose, maybe I should put in the few extra quid and go for the 1800mhz 8GB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edvardas96 View Post
    Thank you very much, didn't expect to get so much help. I'm not planning to overclock so I guess I will stick with the H81 then, and no intense editing either, getting this new PC mainly because my current one hardly runs BF4 (10~20fps minimum settings), with the new build I want to achieve at least 50fps on ultra at 1920x1080. So I guess 4670K it is. I heard that you can get much better performance on BF4 if you have 1800mhz RAM instead of the 1600 I chose, maybe I should put in the few extra quid and go for the 1800mhz 8GB?
    RAM speeds have near to 0 impact on gaming applications,if it costs more its not worth it..its a number that doesnt effect the speed of your computer ,just in very "exotic" situations (hardcore stuff)

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    Thank you, will stick with 1600mhz. So do you think with this build I will achieve at least 50fps on maxed out BF4?

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    Whats your budget? With the AMD VidCard (Stick with that vid card, its really good) I'd get a AMD CPU too because of compatibility issues. AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core is a good AMD CPU, with the money you saved on that get a Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM. STICK WITH WINDOWS 8.1 64-Bit Soon windows 7 is gonna be outdated and shitty like vista and xp (not to offend any vista and xp lovers, they are pretty good os's still.)

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    Heard too much negative things about AMD CPUs, don't want to go that way. And my budget is around 800 quid, pretty much can't pay more than the build I posted at the very start. I guess that'll be my Christmas present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralBr3tt View Post
    Whats your budget? With the AMD VidCard (Stick with that vid card, its really good) I'd get a AMD CPU too because of compatibility issues. AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core is a good AMD CPU, with the money you saved on that get a Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM. STICK WITH WINDOWS 8.1 64-Bit Soon windows 7 is gonna be outdated and shitty like vista and xp (not to offend any vista and xp lovers, they are pretty good os's still.)
    7 won't be outdated for at least another 6-7 years. It is still the preferred NEW OS amongst corporate environments and Microsoft isn't going to sever that for a long time.

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    I'm going to throw out the fact that an AMD CPU is a lot more cost-efficient for the price range you're currently at. An 8320 is about 10% more powerful, and is only $129 at current prices. For $199 you could pick up a 9370 which pretty much demolishes a 4670 in peformance. I know Intels are usually better for rendering, but the FX series a lot better from a pure value standpoint.
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