gaming pc build question

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
I like this better, and it is pretty close to the price of the system you came up with.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($290.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.67 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $987.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-04 14:42 EDT-0400)
 

jessterman21

Distinguished
Absolutely - so much better than either new console. You'll be playing all the new games at Ultra/1080p with great fps, just don't turn on MSAA in the most demanding games.

You should go for a 1TB Caviar Black hard drive for a little more money, and consider an aftermarket CPU cooler like the Cooler Master Hyper 212.
 

Calnin

Dignified
It would perform better than the xbox. Ultra settings might be roughly around 30-60fps depending on the game. One thing to note is that with the 4670k you have selected, the H97 will not support overclocking. The 4670k wouldn't be able to go to its fullest potential. If your budget is 1k, then I would suggest changing the CPU to a 4690 or 4590 instead. Get a non-k series i5 chip basically.

I redid your build a bit, its cheaper. A stronger with a stronger gpu and changed the CPU to a non-k series chip.

If you do want overclocking, You can change the CPU back to the 4670k and then change the motherboard to a z97 chipset, change the graphics card back to a 760 for a better z97 motherboard.

Changed the power supply to a cheaper one and still a high quality.

Changed the hard drive to a bigger one of the same brand. Changed the ram to a cheaper one. I didn't feel like the one you were choosing was really worth the extra.

If you can afford an upgrade from the 280x to a GTX 770 then it'd be do better in games like watch dogs, otherwise the 280x can do just do just as well I believe, overclocking the graphics card will give you better performance also.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MjxL4D
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MjxL4D/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/MjxL4D/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.24 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($279.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $961.87
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
I like this better, and it is pretty close to the price of the system you came up with.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($290.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.67 @ OutletPC)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $987.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-04 14:42 EDT-0400)
 

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