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  Reply # 1221131 23-Jan-2015 21:18
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Need to add an Operating system.


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  Reply # 1221148 23-Jan-2015 21:38
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afe66: Need to add an Operating system.


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Already got Windows 7 64 bit



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  Reply # 1221150 23-Jan-2015 21:42
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HowickDota: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/J8crLk
This is what I believe to be the best bang for buck at the $1500ish price point. Cheapest quad-core i5, will perform better in games than the AMD chip, cheaper H81 mobo you won't need z97 since you won't be overclocking a non K cpu anyway. An ssd was thrown in as well as choosing a cheaper case and a much more powerful GPU.
Thanks alot man.

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  Reply # 1221225 24-Jan-2015 01:02

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afe66: Need to add an Operating system.


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Already got Windows 7 64 bit


Hold on to that and get Windows 10 for free:)!

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  Reply # 1221227 24-Jan-2015 01:24

csmith01:
HowickDota: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/J8crLk
This is what I believe to be the best bang for buck at the $1500ish price point. Cheapest quad-core i5, will perform better in games than the AMD chip, cheaper H81 mobo you won't need z97 since you won't be overclocking a non K cpu anyway. An ssd was thrown in as well as choosing a cheaper case and a much more powerful GPU.
Thanks alot man.


That is a pretty good build!

Personally, I would go for at least an H97 motherboard - about another $50. I just don't like 2 RAM slot motherboards:).

The next step up from that GPU would be a Nvidia GTX970.

With the non-k (locked) core i5's.. There isn't that much difference between them. e.g. a 4430 is pretty much same as 4460.



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  Reply # 1221263 24-Jan-2015 09:18
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JWR:
csmith01:
HowickDota: http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/p/J8crLk
This is what I believe to be the best bang for buck at the $1500ish price point. Cheapest quad-core i5, will perform better in games than the AMD chip, cheaper H81 mobo you won't need z97 since you won't be overclocking a non K cpu anyway. An ssd was thrown in as well as choosing a cheaper case and a much more powerful GPU.
Thanks alot man.


That is a pretty good build!

Personally, I would go for at least an H97 motherboard - about another $50. I just don't like 2 RAM slot motherboards:).

The next step up from that GPU would be a Nvidia GTX970.

With the non-k (locked) core i5's.. There isn't that much difference between them. e.g. a 4430 is pretty much same as 4460.




I would go with the 4430, but it's not on pcpartpicker or in stock at any reputable stores. Also I think 2 RAM slots is fine as long as you're buying a single 8GB stick which will allow room to upgrade to 16GB which should be more than enough.





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  Reply # 1221297 24-Jan-2015 11:05
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I always use a Auckland outfit called Computer Lounge. They have an extremely good reputation. If you contact them via email or phone and tell them the purpose and cost they will prepare you a spec.

Also a lot of com puter specs here..


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  Reply # 1222804 26-Jan-2015 21:51
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What do you guys think of this build?

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: Fractal Design Core 3500 Mid Tower PC Case
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card
PSU: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1783.76

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  Reply # 1222810 26-Jan-2015 22:03
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Very nice smile

The video card seems overkill, but it's your money and your build.




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  Reply # 1222850 26-Jan-2015 22:40
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Unless you're overclocking you don't need the K processor and the Z97, and if you are you probably want a non-stock CPU cooler. One stick of RAM means no dual-channel but the benefits from that are marginal really and this means it is easy to upgrade to 16GB if you want it alter down the line.

GTX970 is at a great price-performance point right now, though prices here are much more than in the US so I'm not too sure if that holds true here

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  Reply # 1222996 27-Jan-2015 09:22
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Looks good.
Always pays to get the best video card you can afford.

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