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cheaptoad

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So, you're saying an i5-4460 with what Mb and video card?

Just in case I go with AMD what would be the equivalent?

Also you guys are saying it's not the cpu that is important? It's the GPU?
 

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I think FX6300 is close to i5 4460. If you go with AMD you will need a decent cooller instantly($20-$50).
If I am wrong correct me please.
 
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bob4933

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I think FX6300 is close to i5 4460. If you go with AMD you will need a decent cooller instantly($20-$50).
If I am wrong correct me please.

Ok. In no way is an fx6300 close to a 4460. haha sorry, but a 63x0 would need to be OC'd mighty hard to best the 4460.


4460 will be much more solid, and can use an H series mother board which will save some coin. The fx6300 needs to be overclocked to touch the 4460 and would require a beefier board. Doesn't sound like he;s particularly interested in the OC game too much.

given your budget, I'd stick to around the gtx 750 ti or the "on sale" r9 270x mark.
 
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Thanx, I can feel the time is so close. I may be buying it today. I'll post my choices before I buy.
 

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Yes post your choices first. I really think that the i5 is the route you want to go. Lower power consumption lower heat output (less of a room heater) better performance... its a winner.
 
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If for some strange reason I find a few dollars . what small (around 100gb) ssd would you recommend under $100. In only going to be putting a few games on it
 
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OK, how did I get over $700

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/cheaptoad/saved/HBcNnQ

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.95 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Directron)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $703.85

Ok I added an SSD and an OS
Total of $170

Brings is to $530

Feel free to rip this apart. I'll have for a long time so I want to do it right.
 

bob4933

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I cant believe how cheap that SSD is...


Thats a very decent build mate. Very decent. Gives you room to upgrade your GPU down the road.

I was serious though, get the 4440, at least on paper its identical minus .1 ghz. Its cheaper cost brings it above in $/performance ratio. May want to consider a higher end PSU. An evga 600b for example.
 
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[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6Hg7ZL) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6Hg7ZL/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor| $182.95 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard]$72.99 @ Directron
**Memory** | [A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory$67.98 @ OutletPC
**Storage** | [Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $80.98 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card $119.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Micro Center
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $718.85

BTW, I friggin Love this website
 
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I guess if I'm going to do it may as well get the SSD.

I'm sure my daughter's new kidney can wait.

Priorities man

Question?

Should I or do I need to pick up any fans?
 
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Here, I changed the case. $19 and it has a USB 3.0 0n top

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NNb9FT


CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.95 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Directron)

Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.98 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.98 @ Newegg)

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($119.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Micro Center)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)

Total: $698.85
 
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How's this for an alternative?

Would I lose a lot of power?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N7zTNG
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N7zTNG/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($97.27 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($72.99 @ Directron)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $599.18
 

Theocnoob

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Do NOT get an i3. i5 gives you way more gaming power. You can do it! 4440 man. All the way.
You can ditch the SSD for now it isn't crucial. Get it? It isn't CRUCIAL? Cuzz it's a Crucial M500? Haha.
 
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZGnRHx
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZGnRHx/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($97.27 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $546.20


OR


PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/88bPYJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/88bPYJ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($168.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $617.92
 

bob4933

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option 2 is a clear clear winner.

One thing, that PSU is WAY HUGE over kill. You can use a 300w psu with that setup if you wanted.