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i5 4670k + GTX 770 +250GB SSD --- vs --- i5 3470 + GTX 780 +120GB SSD


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LagunaLoire

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Hey all,

Ordering the parts for my new pc next week, but I'm in doubts.
I've done a lot of research and read a lot of forums and reviews.
I will be using it for gaming mainly, single monitor 1080p resolution (Dell ultrasharp 2312u)
All types of games will be played, including heavy demanding like Crysis 3.

Now I made 2 builds from which I will probably choose.

It basically comes down to:

BUILD ONE:
i5 3470 with simple motherboard Asrock Z77 pro3 and a 120GB Evo SSD + GTX 780
1165€

BUILD TWO:
i5 4670k with decent motherboard ASUS Z87-A (and an evo 212 cooler) and a 250GB Evo SSD + GTX 770
1125€

So the second build is around 40€ cheaper and gives me the new haswell chip and decent mobo and cooler to overclock it.
It also gives me twice the SSD size.
It comes with the GTX 770.

The first build has no overclocking, the older ivy i5 processor and only 120GB SSD.
But it comes with the GTX 780.

So what would you guys recommend? All thought are welcome, even if it's suggesting build '3' haha :)


Now for all specs for the interested people:

Build one:

[TABLE]Item|Price
LogiLink USB 2.0 all-in-one Card Reader, fόr 3,5" Einbauchschacht|€3.32
WD Caviar Blue 1TB 6Gb's|€52.20
Samsung SSD 840 EVO Basic 120GB SATA 6Gb/s|€84.39
LogiLink SATA Anschlusskabel mit Sicherungslasche, 0.5m|€0.67
8GB-Kit G.Skill Ares PC3-17066U CL11-11-11-31|€71.16
ASRock Z77 Pro3, Sockel 1155, ATX|€76.76
Intel Core i5-3470 Box, LGA1155|€160.61
Samsung SH-224DB schwarz|€17.37
CM Storm Enforcer - black, ohne Netzteil|€72.72
Palit GeForce GTX 780 Super Jetstream 3GB mit GeForce Experience|€552.87
be quiet! Pure Power L7 530 Watt|€54.14
Shipping|€18.99
Total|€1165.17[/TABLE]

(Will probably drop the DDR3 ram to a 1600mhz version to save another 10€ on this build, as I'm not overlcocking anyway here.

Build two:

[TABLE]Item|Price
LogiLink USB 2.0 all-in-one Card Reader, fόr 3,5" Einbauchschacht|€3.32
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 Windforce 3X OC, 2GB DDR5, 2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort|€343.36
WD Caviar Blue 1TB 6Gb's|€52.20
Samsung SSD 840 EVO Basic 250GB SATA 6Gb/s|€144.36
LogiLink SATA Anschlusskabel mit Sicherungslasche, 0.5m|€0.67
8GB-Kit G.Skill Ares PC3-17066U CL11-11-11-31|€71.16
Samsung SH-224DB schwarz|€17.37
CM Storm Enforcer - black, ohne Netzteil|€72.72
ASUS Z87-A (C2)|€118.42
Intel Core i5-4670K Box, LGA1150|€202.70
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - Intel/AMD|€27.71
be quiet! Pure Power L7 530 Watt|€54.14
Shipping|€18.99
Total|€1126.12[/TABLE]
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phillpower2

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Hello LagunaLoire

You do not have an OS such as Windows 7 64-bit on either list, what will you be using and what type of disk is it - full retail or a new unused OEM disk.

I have put an alternative list of parts together for you to look over, I am not a fan of O/Cing so chose the stock 4670 which also removes voiding the 3 year Intel warranty by using an aftermarket cooler, let us know what you think and ask any questions that you may have please ask away :thumbsup:

LagunaLoire parts list

As an asides LagunaLoire I strongly suggest that whatever you decide that you choose a proven brand 80%+ efficiency bronze rated PSU.
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LagunaLoire

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Thanks Phil,

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit official & new product key.
I will be installing Windows via a USB boot drive.

The PSU I selected is 80 PLUS Bronze, so I thought that's a decent one.
What would you suggest as a PSU?
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phillpower2

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You are welcome LagunaLoire :thumbsup:

Good choice of OS :)

Having checked the PSU database and your link it would appear that the L7 530 is not bronze rated, please see Here

As for choosing a PSU, I would stick with the one that I suggested as the Seasonic brand are considered by many to be the best around, I favour Corsair myself but Antec and OCZ are two other brands that I have used and recommend.

PSU brands to trust and PSU brands to avoid.
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This should be a no brainer but build two for sure. Replace the PSU with Seasonic or Seasonic made PSU. Also Super Flower made PSUs are good. This site will tell what makes what.

http://www.realhardt...vos/Page541.htm

For motherboards go with Asus or Gigabyte.
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couple of thoughts,

Samsung 840 evo for the hard drive. 256gb for capacity. Plus you will want a normal hard drive for data storage. trust me, it becomes a pain to manage your data on the 128 ssd.

Power supply: Not familiar with brands in your neck of the woods (phil's link), but you should go with a power supply that is haswell certified. Very important as this will keep you from having weird issues. Also the wattage isn't enough. I would strongly recommend 700 watts. A 530 with the video cards chosen would not be sufficient for the heavy demand placed on it while video gaming.
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