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User Info: TehPwnzerer

TehPwnzerer
3 years ago#1
Like, I'm perfectly fine playing with 30fps. Most of the games I play are single player RPGs so I don't need ultimate lan performance running at more than 60, nor do I need more than one GPU, but at the same time, I want to get as much performance out of the hardware without having to use bells and whistles like watercooling. I don't plan on overclocking and likewise, don't want to shell out the money for hardware geared towards overclocking because they can get ridiculously expensive. I want to be able to max everything for at least the next three years as I am not a frequent upgrader.

User Info: Pyrotechnixxx

Pyrotechnixxx
3 years ago#2
Budget?
Fear is a leash.

User Info: TehPwnzerer

TehPwnzerer
3 years ago#3
Pyrotechnixxx posted...
Budget?


I have $4500 dollars in expendable cash, but would like to remain as cheap as possible for the galaxy Note 3 and some savings. Ballpark I really don't want to exceed 1200 if I can help it, but at the same time, I don't want my PC falling into medium settings any time soon.

User Info: wwarren19

wwarren19
3 years ago#4
gamers nexus has a bunch of build ideas for all budgets:

http://www.gamersnexus.net/pc-builds/46-pcbuildupg/1127-diy-haswell-high-end-gaming-pc

http://www.gamersnexus.net/pc-builds/46-pcbuildupg/1035-high-end-crysis-3-gaming-pc-build
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User Info: Pyrotechnixxx

Pyrotechnixxx
3 years ago#5
Threw this together:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Ciux

If you're not overclocking there's really no need for a large case, so I went with the prodigy. Put the SSD in because it's a wonderful addition to any build (dem boot times), but you could always take it off if you don't want to drop the extra cash.
Fear is a leash.

User Info: TehPwnzerer

TehPwnzerer
3 years ago#6
Thanks for the help guys. Some marvelous suggestions especially about the prodigy. I was eyeing that case up before i made this topic. Just a question, will I need a CPU air cooler if I'm not overclocking? Or is that something that overclockers have to worry about.

User Info: gastaman

gastaman
3 years ago#7
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Cjbh

I know you said you don't care for overclocking, but with a $1200 budget, it is incredibly possible to get a build that can be overclocked. Also, I know you said you only want 1 GPU, but this option also leaves the door open for an easy drop in of a 2nd GPU.

IMO, it's better to have and not need, than to need and not have.

Lastly, you can cut the build down to ~$1000 if you go with an i5 4670k and an Asus Z87-A motherboard.

Edit: You could also go this route, if you want a mini ITX build with the prodigy.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1CjyC
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User Info: TheRaging

TheRaging
3 years ago#8
Depends on the cooler. I had a standard CPU cooler when I first bought an A8-5600K and it idled at 50C and got up to 70C under load even though it wasn't OC'd. I now have a i5-4670K with a Phanteks cooler and even with the CPU OC'd the tempts don't go over 65C and idle at 35C.

I'm no expert but for longevity's sake a decent cooler would be a plus, but no a necessity.
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User Info: gastaman

gastaman
3 years ago#9
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1CkoT

There's also this, if you don't need an SSD and don't mind lots of rebates.
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