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~~~Which PC is better for gaming? Input please~~~

lespeterpecher

64 months ago

My two choices are this, this is also my first build so I dont have any experience building a PC for Gaming, do plan on some 3D rendering as well

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-essentio-desktop-12gb-memory-2tb-hard-drive/5818029.p?id=1219159703153&skuId=5818029&st=m51ad&cp=1&lp=1

with a GTX 770 (I have a CX 750 already). Total cost without CX 750= $1,350.13

Give me all and any input, thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $334.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $142.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $83.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $82.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $329.99 @ Micro Center
Case Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case $79.95 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $34.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1226.82

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks fine

edit: get the custom one

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $57.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $142.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $83.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $82.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Vapor-X Video Card $339.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case $79.95 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TRENDnet TEW-805UB 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.98 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1149.82
  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

$10 more for a better GPU. i7 is no good for just gaming, if you where doing some 3d rendering or some other work like it than sure. It also has diminishing returns when overclocked. Swapped out your PCI wifi for a USB 3.0 one to free up that PCI slot. Also switched your CPU cooler for the H60.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

I do plan on doing some 3D rendering, I'm a CS Major with no experience in hardware. I personally have always preferred GTX over Radeon. I've had a 760 and it did me well. Can you tell me why you changed the Wifi to a USB instead? The cooler change is obvious but would the one I have in my parts cause overheating? Thanks.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Swap to i5-4670k, difference between 4690k and 4670k is not noticeable. $20 off.

H60 doesn't provide more cooling than hyper 212 evo/plus. You need high end water cooling to feel the difference. $30 off.

Upgrade to a low end R9 290 with the extra $50?

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  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Which is the one for $50 more? I can't find that model.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I was assuming we could find one (seeing as though the XFX R9 280X is the same price as a gtx 760), but if not, you still save $50 with no performance drop.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I was assuming we could find one (seeing as though the XFX R9 280X is the same price as a gtx 760), but if not, he still saves $50 with no performance drop.

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol. Seems the R80 isnt really worth the upgrade from the GTX 770, the R90 is definitely worth it but might as well go GTX 780 with an I5?

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

You're missing the point. The R9 280 is the equivalent of the gtx 760. 770 is comparable to 280x. I need to know your budget to be able to get maximum performance.

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