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Old 11-03-2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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Hello! I am building my first gaming PC on PortaTech using Barebones computers and I was wondering if these specs look good for gaming?

Barebones w/ Intel Core i7 (Socket 2011)
w/ Core i7 4930K (6 x 3.9GHz CPU-12MB Cache)
Asus P9X79 LE
Systems - Cooling Package 1
8GB DDR3 1600MHz (1 x 8GB - Single Module)
64GB SATA3 Solid State Drive (SSD)
1TB 7200RPM SATA3 6gb/sec- Hard Drive
NZXT Gaming Mid Tower Case
850 Watt - 4x PCIe 6 Pin Connectors (Compat w/ High End Video Cards)
Windows 7 Home Premium
12x Blu-Ray Combo Drive
nVidia GeForce GTX650 - 2GB
Standard - Build, Burn-in, Test & Ship Out in Approx 3 to 5 Business Days
Barebones - 1 Year

In total this is $1640. I just want to know if everything here seems reasonable for a gaming computer. I really would not like to spend any more than I have to as this alone is going over my budget, but you gotta do what you gotta do I guess. Games I am really looking to play are Sims 4, Minecraft on highest settings, The Amnesias, Skyrim. I really don't give a crap about FPS games like Battlefield and Call of Duty so I really don't need a computer to run extensive servers and such. Mainly just 1-player games.
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If it were my PC I would spend less on the CPU and more on the GPU.
For example, going with
Core i7 4770K (4 x 3.9GHz) and then the GTX 760
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Okay. A better graphics card is always better I guess, but why the i7 4770K CPU? I guess what I am asking is what would be the difference between 4930 and the 4770K?
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Hang on, there are still items that can change.

Make and model number of your PSU?

You may wish to pick a build from our recommended build list here:

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Barebones kits commonly use low quality PSU's.
A 64GB SSD is too small.
You want a matched pair of RAM, ki.e. 2x4GB.



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