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    Thoughts/Opinions on my PC build

    Hey everyone, so I've been upgrading my pre-built PC (Acer Veriton M275) bit by bit and ultimately, I will end up with a new computer altogether.

    What I currently have:

    CPU: Intel Pentium E5800 dual core @ 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard: Acer Veriton M275
    RAM: 2x4GB Crucial Ballistix Sport (currently only using 1 of the 2 sticks)
    Hard Drives: 250GB Samsung 850 Evo SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
    GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 960 (1 million edition)
    Case: Acer Veriton M275
    Power Supply: Corsair CX600M
    Optical Drive: Asus DVD/CD Writer

    What I plan to get:

    CPU: Intel i5 4690K quad core @ 3.5 GHz
    CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX mid tower

    This is what I'll end up with.

    I'd like to get your thoughts/opinions on whether or not this PC will be overkill for the kinds of things it's used for; the only resource-intensive things will be playing Witcher 3 and occasionally converting videos. Otherwise it will mainly be used to play League of Legends (among other smaller games), office work, and some sound mixing/editing. I've spent $700 so far and with the parts I plan on getting, it will roughly cost about another $700 so if any ideas you guys have ends up cutting some costs, that'll be a bonus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmid View Post
    I'd like to get your thoughts/opinions on whether or not this PC will be overkill for the kinds of things it's used for
    For League? Yes.
    Witcher 3? No

    Honestly though, just do yourself a favor and wait till mid-late september for Skylake to be released, as what you're getting now will have it's price dropped.
    Computer Specifications:
    Case: NZXT H440
    PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750W
    Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth Z87
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
    CPU Cooling: Corsair H-100i
    RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB(8x2)1866Mhz
    GFX: MSI 1070 GamingX

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    Quote Originally Posted by orlyy View Post
    For League? Yes.
    Witcher 3? No

    Honestly though, just do yourself a favor and wait till mid-late september for Skylake to be released, as what you're getting now will have it's price dropped.
    Cool, although the reason I'm looking to upgrade now is because I've been getting screen freezes/BSoD ever since I installed my new video card. I'm suspecting it's maybe because the motherboard is too old. Should I just purchase a Skylake processor when it's released or stick with what I've posted above?
     


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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmid View Post
    Cool, although the reason I'm looking to upgrade now is because I've been getting screen freezes/BSoD ever since I installed my new video card. I'm suspecting it's maybe because the motherboard is too old. Should I just purchase a Skylake processor when it's released or stick with what I've posted above?
    If you are playing LEague mainly, you can just get a really cheap micro atx or itx build. I made one for wife, and it runs league max settings@1920x1080/at over a60 fps

    Hers was only $300

    Your link is broken by the way.
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    Computer Specifications:
    Case: NZXT H440
    PSU: EVGA SuperNova 750W
    Mobo: ASUS Sabertooth Z87
    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
    CPU Cooling: Corsair H-100i
    RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB(8x2)1866Mhz
    GFX: MSI 1070 GamingX

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    Quote Originally Posted by orlyy View Post
    If you are playing LEague mainly, you can just get a really cheap micro atx or itx build. I made one for wife, and it runs league max settings@1920x1080/at over a60 fps

    Hers was only $300

    Your link is broken by the way.
    Yes League is one of the main things being used on this PC but I also want to be able to have some room for any future upgrades should I choose to do so. Will that be possible with micro atx? Also, thanks for pointing out the broken link, it should be working now
     


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    With that pc build u should stick with lol. If u want to play Witcher 3 on ultra get GTX 980 or R9 390x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmid View Post
    Yes League is one of the main things being used on this PC but I also want to be able to have some room for any future upgrades should I choose to do so. Will that be possible with micro atx? Also, thanks for pointing out the broken link, it should be working now
    Yes and no. What I'm trying to suggest is you get an actual PC, and then upgrade parts in due time.

    Just get a temp job, or a if you must have something right now before skylake.
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    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
    CPU Cooling: Corsair H-100i
    RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB(8x2)1866Mhz
    GFX: MSI 1070 GamingX

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanspirot2 View Post
    With that pc build u should stick with lol. If u want to play Witcher 3 on ultra get GTX 980 or R9 390x.
    I've got a relatively tight budget so I'm not looking for a high-end gaming PC. Will what I have run it fine on say, medium settings?

    Quote Originally Posted by orlyy View Post
    Yes and no. What I'm trying to suggest is you get an actual PC, and then upgrade parts in due time.

    Just get a temp job, or a if you must have something right now before skylake.
    Ah I see. I should've been more clear as to what I'm looking for. I've recently replaced everything on my PC except the CPU, cooler, motherboard, and case (all of which I'm looking to upgrade now), so I'm wondering which computer parts in those categories would best suit my needs besides the ones I've listed above (if possible). I'm not looking to buy a whole new PC since I pretty much already bought half of one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airmid View Post
    I've got a relatively tight budget so I'm not looking for a high-end gaming PC. Will what I have run it fine on say, medium settings?



    Ah I see. I should've been more clear as to what I'm looking for. I've recently replaced everything on my PC except the CPU, cooler, motherboard, and case (all of which I'm looking to upgrade now), so I'm wondering which computer parts in those categories would best suit my needs besides the ones I've listed above (if possible). I'm not looking to buy a whole new PC since I pretty much already bought half of one
    Yep maybe on on medium settings but u will never go above 30 fps on games like witcher 3.

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    You are going to be fine playing on high no problems, that i5 paired with a gtx960 will handle The Witcher 3 no problems.

    PD: Add a 700w PSU at least man.

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    DO NOT get 850 evo.

    There are a lot of known issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacrimosa6996 View Post
    DO NOT get 850 evo.

    There are a lot of known issues.
    Whats wrong with 850 evo? Can u explain? i got one and its working perfectly fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nekish View Post
    You are going to be fine playing on high no problems, that i5 paired with a gtx960 will handle The Witcher 3 no problems.

    PD: Add a 700w PSU at least man.
    Yeah sure he will playing with gtx 960 witcher 3 on high hahahaha, u must be joking buddy, i got two 290x in crossfire and i barely go above 70 fps on ultra settings 1080p.In big cities i go below 50fps.So stop talking nonsense.Witcher 3 is very graphically demanding game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanspirot2 View Post
    Whats wrong with 850 evo? Can u explain? i got one and its working perfectly fine.
    The major issue is the slowdown, read/write speed continuosuly go lower as you use.

    You may not notice a significant difference but its been happening since the previous model, 840 evo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lacrimosa6996 View Post
    The major issue is the slowdown, read/write speed continuosuly go lower as you use.

    You may not notice a significant difference but its been happening since the previous model, 840 evo.
    For now i didnt notice that.They are best buy SSD cheap and fast.

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    I have the same Motherboard great choice !!
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