Mid High end Gaming PC

#1 Posted by JamesJoule (252 posts) -

so i want to build a new gaming pc after selling the old one ..

i want it to be mid high - end not absolutely high - end my budget is mmm 800 $ around that

thanks in advance

#2 Posted by 04dcarraher (20625 posts) -

FX 6300 or i5 4670k cpu

8gb DDR3

GTX 760 or R9 280

#3 Posted by JamesJoule (252 posts) -
@04dcarraher said:

FX 6300 or i5 4670k cpu

8gb DDR3

GTX 760 or R9 280

can a 450 power supply support this rig ?

#4 Edited by insane_metalist (6919 posts) -

CPU - i5-4670K or FX-8320
Mobo - Z87/Z97 or 990FX
RAM - 8GB DDR3
GPU - GTX 770 or R9 280X

Here's $800 build with FX-8320, 990FX & R9 280X.

#5 Edited by Coseniath (1554 posts) -

Hello.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VfNQcf

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VfNQcf/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.66 @ Newegg)

Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.24 @ B&H)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $799.85

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

As for the PSu I added one cause I don't know what PSU is the 450watt you are talking about.

Maybe a very good (corsair/seasonic/xfx/antec etc etc) PSU would be able to support the GTX770, but it would have big load during gaming.

With this one, you will have only 75% max load :).

#6 Posted by 04dcarraher (20625 posts) -

@JamesJoule said:
@04dcarraher said:

FX 6300 or i5 4670k cpu

8gb DDR3

GTX 760 or R9 280

can a 450 power supply support this rig ?

if its top quality sure but you want 550w+ to be safe

#7 Edited by 04dcarraher (20625 posts) -

@Coseniath said:

Hello.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VfNQcf

Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/VfNQcf/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($75.66 @ Newegg)

Memory: Kingston Fury Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.24 @ B&H)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($309.99 @ Newegg)

Case: Enermax ECA3253-BW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)

Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $799.85

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Few problems , no DVD drive, limiting cpu ability aka non "k" too much gpu and psu quality is "ok" can do better. also have to assume no OS

#8 Edited by PredatorRules (8892 posts) -

@JamesJoule said:
@04dcarraher said:

FX 6300 or i5 4670k cpu

8gb DDR3

GTX 760 or R9 280

can a 450 power supply support this rig ?

Yes, but I'd go with 500, the capacity will go lower over the years (you can get one for 20-30$, depends on the brand)

#9 Edited by Coseniath (1554 posts) -
@04dcarraher said:

Few problems , no DVD drive, limiting cpu ability aka non "k" too much gpu and psu quality is "ok" can do better. also have to assume no OS

Yeah and I was thinking what I forgot. I even compare it with insane_metalist 's setup and he didn't had a DVD drive either. :P

Anyway a dvd drive costs $15 I don't see a problem here.

1st. Now as "limiting the cpu ability" part.

I decided to go with 4570 instead of 4670K, cause 4670K costs $30 more and an acceptable CPU cooler like EVO costs an other $30. Now this difference is the difference between a GTX760 and a GTX770. A PC with 4570 and GTX770 will have better framerates than a PC with 4670K (even at 4,2-4,5Ghz which is the limit of EVO) and GTX760 in the 90% of all cases. Do you disagree here?

2nd. GPU quality is OK? May I ask why do you think that the MSI gaming series especially the GTX770 version is just OK? Cause I would disagree again with you.

MSI GTX 770 TwinFrozr Gaming 2 GB TechpowerUp "Editor's Choice"

MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Twin Frozr Gaming OC Video Card Review TweakTown "Editor's Choice"

MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gaming review Guru3D "Recommended"

MSI GTX 770 N770 TF 2GD5/OC Review Overclocker's Club "Gold Award"

And I can continue...

Generally I think that its one of the best GTX770 outthere.

3rd PSU quality is ok. But for $50 that's the best I could find while it can also provide enough watts for the system and also have the excellent corsair performance. Generally my opinion is the same as jonnyguru recommends the 430W model cause near $50 you can't find anything similar.

And lastly for OS, it also doesn't have a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, speakers/headset. If the OP doesn't clarify what exactly he wants we can't say what's missing or not...

Edit: I just reread your post and placed some commas with my mind. If I misunderstood your post about the GPU and you typed that the GPU is too powerful, then my apologies...

#10 Posted by Daious (2082 posts) -

Do you have a Microcenter near you?

What is your state (sales tax to avoid certain companies-TD, Amazon, ect...)?

#11 Posted by 04dcarraher (20625 posts) -

@Coseniath:

No problem, but we need to know more from TC in what needs are for the build.As for the gpu GTX 770 is too strong/ expensive for the build budget not leaving much for wiggle room. The GTX 760 is a good option since you only lose around 20% or less of the performance and can save as much as $100 vs 770. and then even the OC'ed models of 760's bring in the gap quite abit while still saving $60-$70. You should never skimp on psu quality and Corsair CX CS series while being "ok" they use lower quality components saving the costs. You can grab good/great quality 550w gold rated psu's for $75 and higher wattage bronze or gold rated psu's for under $100.

#12 Edited by Coseniath (1554 posts) -
@04dcarraher said:

@Coseniath:

No problem, but we need to know more from TC in what needs are for the build.As for the gpu GTX 770 is too strong/ expensive for the build budget not leaving much for wiggle room. The GTX 760 is a good option since you only lose around 20% or less of the performance and can save as much as $100 vs 770. and then even the OC'ed models of 760's bring in the gap quite abit while still saving $60-$70. You should never skimp on psu quality and Corsair CX CS series while being "ok" they use lower quality components saving the costs. You can grab good/great quality 550w gold rated psu's for $75 and higher wattage bronze or gold rated psu's for under $100.

Well I was about to propose a GTX760 but I when i notice that the GTX770 is only $60-70 higher and since the budget allows it, I decided to place a GTX770.

My goal is clear. Squeeze every last framerate you can, in order to provide the best performance per dollar while keep the parts to be in acceptable quality.

And no. there is no GTX760 factory o/ced that can even touch the kneels of the MSI GTX770 Gaming edition.

You can see here that the fastest GTX760 (MSI HAWK which costs an arm and a leg for what it gives...) cannot even reach a stock reference GTX770...

A same clocked GTX770 is only 8% below GTX780. Which means that In the end, you will loose around 20% and more performance... Also the cheapest non-reference GTX760 edition costs $240.

Anyway, its more than obvious that if this GPU can fit to the budget, its worth every dollar ($70) you pay more...

As for PSU quality, I think that for <=$50 is the best quality PSU atm in the market. It's my minimum standar and its proven to be great choice for many people in forums and in real life.

I value also a good quality PSU more than you can imagine. I have a Corsair AX860 (while its overkill for my system, I never plan to SLI/XF) for the quality, performance and quarantee it has.

But I also value people's budget too. I can't expect everyone to pay $200 only for a PSU.

Since a CX500 will do the job while it will be a stable PSU, I have no reasons to reject it since it fits OP's budget.

#13 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (17612 posts) -

@JamesJoule said:

so i want to build a new gaming pc after selling the old one ..

i want it to be mid high - end not absolutely high - end my budget is mmm 800 $ around that

thanks in advance

Do you have an existing legal Windows license? If you do, fine. If not, you better add it to the list.

#14 Posted by JamesJoule (252 posts) -
@daious said:

Do you have a Microcenter near you?

What is your state (sales tax to avoid certain companies-TD, Amazon, ect...)?

acuatly i am not in the usa :)

#15 Posted by Ballroompirate (23758 posts) -

@04dcarraher said:

FX 6300 or i5 4670k cpu

8gb DDR3

GTX 760 or R9 280

Pretty much this, I do love my 760 so I might be bias towards it.

#16 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (17612 posts) -

@JamesJoule said:
@daious said:

Do you have a Microcenter near you?

What is your state (sales tax to avoid certain companies-TD, Amazon, ect...)?

acuatly i am not in the usa :)

It's a shame because newegg.com seems to be having sales. I could've sworn R9 290 prices were much higher last week. Now, they're below $400.

#17 Posted by Grey_Eyed_Elf (4121 posts) -

This is the best you can get for $800... I have the same CPU cooler and CPU and I can assure you its more than enough to keep the CPU cool at 4GHz.

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