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Getting myself a gaming PC. Appreciate opinions

#1UltraCiggyPosted 10/1/2013 3:16:25 PM
Hello everyone,

Looking on opinions on a PC I'm looking to get. Got out of PC gaming a few years back, but looking to make a comeback. I want a PC that will run recent and upcoming games, and be good for years without worrying of upgrades.

Specs are:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 with 2.0GB GDDR5
Intel Core i7-4770 processor 8M Cache
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600Mhz

Let me know your opinions on if this computer will do well for years to come. On a budget so can't get too crazy on price.

Thanks
#2__Stewa__Posted 10/1/2013 3:17:26 PM
i7 is overkill, I'd save money and get an i5.
#3peteybooPosted 10/1/2013 3:18:00 PM
"on a budget" --> 670+4770

Alright then...

Whatever you do, go for the K processor so you can overclock it later.
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#4Freakwave003Posted 10/1/2013 3:18:55 PM
Pay a bit more and just get the 770.
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#5UltraCiggy(Topic Creator)Posted 10/1/2013 3:20:30 PM
peteyboo posted...
"on a budget" --> 670+4770

Alright then...

Whatever you do, go for the K processor so you can overclock it later.


The PC with those parts is coming to between $1200 - $1300 (depends if I want Blu-Ray). When I say budget I mean I don't want a crazy super machine that is like $2000. Right now I am pushing it so can't really go much higher. I just want opinions if this build will last years without worry of running upcoming games.
#6BogePosted 10/1/2013 3:25:51 PM(edited)
I'd either go with a 7950 (excellent bang for the buck right now), or fork up extra for a 770.

And yeah, if you're "on a budget", save some and go with an i5. You probably won't notice much of a difference.

For comparison, I'm using a 670 and a 3570K. I'm sure I'll be able to run every game for the next 6-8 years, probably the next 4-5 years at least on medium settings. I've had my computer for just barely over a year and it still feels brand new to me.
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#7UltraCiggy(Topic Creator)Posted 10/2/2013 8:59:29 AM
If I drop the RAM to 8GB and get the 760. I would get the 770 but its a bit pricy, and I am only looking to play the latest and upcoming games with at least high settings. Will probably upgrade the video card and RAM later when the next gen graphics card come out.

Will this work or should I stick with 16GB of RAM?
#8randomgeneratorPosted 10/2/2013 9:22:51 AM
If you get a single card make sure it's a 4Gb, 2 isn't enough and is poor value now.
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#9TimDDPosted 10/2/2013 9:26:24 AM
UltraCiggy posted...
If I drop the RAM to 8GB and get the 760. I would get the 770 but its a bit pricy, and I am only looking to play the latest and upcoming games with at least high settings. Will probably upgrade the video card and RAM later when the next gen graphics card come out.

Will this work or should I stick with 16GB of RAM?


I would actually bump the RAM to 32G, drop the 760 for a 770. You can do this all and stay in the $1300 price range.

The reason for the 32G of ram is so you can use a ramdisk (see Dimmdrive.com) to speed up your gaming massively with insaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane ramdrive hard drive speeds.


To help, I've assembled for you a BEAST PC for $1361 that will smash games :)

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($250.14 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($448.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1361.03
#10EStar999Posted 10/2/2013 9:30:17 AM
TimDD posted...
UltraCiggy posted...
If I drop the RAM to 8GB and get the 760. I would get the 770 but its a bit pricy, and I am only looking to play the latest and upcoming games with at least high settings. Will probably upgrade the video card and RAM later when the next gen graphics card come out.

Will this work or should I stick with 16GB of RAM?


I would actually bump the RAM to 32G, drop the 760 for a 770. You can do this all and stay in the $1300 price range.

The reason for the 32G of ram is so you can use a ramdisk (see Dimmdrive.com) to speed up your gaming massively with insaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaane ramdrive hard drive speeds.


To help, I've assembled for you a BEAST PC for $1361 that will smash games :)

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($250.14 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($448.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1361.03

That will work as long as TC lives near a Microcenter.