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Alan1998

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Hey,

Back again. I've been instructed to start a new topic. So I have another task for you guys. I have a friend looking to be running Minecraft, FTB, And maybe CoD Ghost or BF 4.He's hoping to spend under $1,000 USD, but for that kind of gaming, that's a little doubtful. He also would like to Record and Render MC and FTB videos and maybe BF 4 and CoD

He knows this:

He would like an i7 Quad Core
16GB of RAM
1 TB HDD + 32GB SSD (Boot)
GTX 660 or better.

Ideas or suggestions?


Also, in all honesty I suspect the price will be 1k or more. I think he'll still be willing. Thanks!
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personally I feel he'd be better off with a high end AMD chip instead of the intel, it'll help keep it under $1000 too.
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I have a little understanding of AMD vs Intel. From what've I heard and read, Intel would be better for the rendering an gaming? Or is that info incorrect?
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Gday.

Intel would be better for the rendering an gaming? Or is that info incorrect?


I agree, Intel is the better for good gaming at high setting. AMD for value in casual gaming as their integrated graphics are better. > http://www.tomshardw...ock,3106-6.html
I would also choose Intel for a Workstation, video, photo editing/rending, You won't see many AMD CPUs on the Adobe site, old list, First AMD about 200 down, > http://ppbm5.com/Benchmark5.html
New list, about 600 down, > http://ppbm5.com/DB-PPBM5.php
MC server requirements are not the high, > http://minecraft.gam...er/Requirements
Hardware for MC is also not that high, You can sort the list for CPU, GPU etc. to see what people are using > http://minecraft.gam...are_performance
For more demanding games at very high setting, an i5, you gain very little going to an i7. I think the same is true for home/enthusiast video editing.
If you are playing a game and recording on the same drive, your game play performance will take a hit. Your recording should be written to a dedicated drive.
Depending on the editing software, I would install a min of 16GB of RAM, you may also benefit from having multiple disks.

A build for you to consider, just over your budget but does include OS. >
> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iv99
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It says they are in compatible....also, will a 630 work for cod ghost??
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Also, I showed my friend this build from the Intel vs Amd thread

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iv99

That one I would think would be better for high end gaming when needed. Also, we've agreed ill be running the server as his Internet is not the best
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Gday.

It says they are in compatible.

No, it says "Parts Are Compatible: No issues/incompatibilities found".


will a 630 work for cod ghost??


It would but, a poor performing low end card. I would not put less than a GTX 660 in the system. > http://www.newegg.co...ID=3938566&SID=
The Intel build will give you better performance and a good CPU upgrade path.
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With the build you linked, if your friend has no plans on over clocking, you can switch to the h87 board and the i5 4670 and save a few bucks there. I also think 16 RAM is overkill, but I'm not expert. You can save about 50 bucks by getting 8gb though and should be more than enough. Your friend could remove one of the sea gates and add a ssd for about the same price. The 760 is a great card and will never drop below noticeable frame skips in battlefield 4 at 1080p no AA. If you don't plan on maxing all settings, you could slide by with the 660 and save a good amount of money there too. I have most of that.build and so far it all is really nice. I'm a big fan of that case, and I got my for 25 bucks! Black Friday was the time to buy cuz he could easily get that build for under 1000 but now its pushing it.

Edited by howtheflip, 12 December 2013 - 09:49 AM.

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So, what build is recommened. The i5 + GTX 760 or the i7 + GT 630
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The i5 as the hyper threading doesn't have that big of an impact on games and the 630 will not perform well in some of the games you listed.
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Gday.
The i5 build, > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2iv99

from Post #4.
"If you are playing a game and recording on the same drive, your game play performance will take a hit. Your recording should be written to a dedicated drive.Depending on the editing software, I would install a min of 16GB of RAM, you may also benefit from having multiple disks."




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Sweet. I can take the OS out as I have a disc for that. Home premium SP 1 64 Bit. And I might take the k version out and throw in a non-k version. I see no needf for an extra 100htz
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The difference K to non K is $8, In my opinion worth it, but up to you.
Will post later with a few tips and a how to build, if you need it?


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I've seen the thread on how to build it. Plus, ultimately, aside from me (maybe?) assembling it, it on't be mine. Just looking into options for him. Thanks guys

You guys are wicked awesome!
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OK.
Your welcomePosted Image
When your selection is finalized, download the user manual as they can often be more up to date than the ones included in the boxes, also give him a chance to familiarize
with parts. Make sure if he helps that he takes anti static measures if he handles parts.
Check carefully that any stand offs already installed on the MB mounting plate match exactly the pattern and number of screw holes in the board, no extra ones.


Good luck.
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