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Here's the guts to a PC I'm about to build for my GF to play games

Intel Core i5 4690K
ASUS GeForce GTX 960 Strix DirectCU II OC 2GB
MSI H97M-G43 Motherboard
Kingston HyperX Fury HX318C10FK2/8 8GB
Cryorig M9I CPU Cooler
Corsair VS550 ATX Power supply
Seagate Barracuda 2TB

What do you guys think?
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Discard gf
aquire PC

That PC will last longer than your relationship
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>>52413827
>MY GF
Topkek m8.
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>>52413827
Go AMD. Make sure its quad core or so, and you'll save a good amount.
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OP here, it's actually for my gf's son.
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>>52413827
>4690k
>2GB 960
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>>52413827
No need for such a fast CPU, try to cut down on price here, and put more into GPU.
EVGA is a safer bet for PSU choice, especially G2 series.
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MSI is a shit brand, don't buy anything from them.

Instead go with an Asus Motherboard.
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Will work perfect. Desu.
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>>52413827
>getting the K model processor

no
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>>52413827
>my GF
why would you lie on the internet?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Hj4Z6h
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>>52413872
>shilling the company with the shittiest support avaliable
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Actual OP here,

can we get any suggestions for alternatives if you thing the CPU and GPU is a poor choice.

and yeah I have an AMD setup i prefer AMD but she's set on Intel.
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>>52414167
for the GPU I'd go with an R9 380x
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>>52413827

Why burn money on a PC if you intend to buy a card which cannot handle 60fps?

Don't ever buy a 60 in any generation unless you intend to exclusively play MOBAs
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>>52414167
slap her across the face and tell her how retarded she is for being a tech illiterate fanboy
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>>52413827
Either drop the K edition CPU, or grab a Z97 motherboard.
You probably don't need more than an i3.
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If you're going to buy an unlocked processor you'd better buy overclocking hardware desu

4690 is MORE than acceptable for muh games.
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>>52413853
Yeah go for a 4 gig 960 desu
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>>52414525
its like 70 bucks extra (in aus)
Is it really worth it?
>>52414409
looking to go for something that will last a while which is why Im going for slightly overkill CPU
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>>52414547
Yes. Most modern games require 4 gigs vram.

Get the evga 960 short. Its cheaper.
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Your gf doesn't need that expensive of a cpu. Seriously, an i5 2500k, a stock intel mobo and get an r9 380x, it will last just as long and cost half.

I run a company that assembles custom PCs, I can ship you all the parts to build it yourself for under 600, or i could ship you a completed build by tomorrow for around 700.
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>>52414778
To australia?
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>>52414888

I can cut you a deal on labor but it'll come out in shipping costs, from usa to aus it's like $200 to ship.

Still, it's worth it considering i can sell most components for half the listed cost on newegg.
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>>52413827
Its shit
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>>52414888

Shipping rates from here to Melbourne total around $650.00.

If your budget is around $1,500, I can hook you up with a PC that'll play AAA titles for the next three years, and at the point a minor upgrade would be all it takes to keep it going.

Not sure what the costs are to ship individual components from places like newegg to australia, or if components are found cheap over there - But if you don't find a better deal than what I can get ya, just email me at [email protected] and we'll talk about it.
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My girlfriend has pretty much that setup, but with a z97 mobo and the 4gb 960.
She likes it, plays loads of LoL, Tomb Raider and Dark Souls on it.
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>>52413849
gf has a son and you are not the father. Pathetic.
Quit it and reproduce with another.
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>>52413827
Some of the anon's are right. For a motherboard, go Asus.

A 4690K is more than what you need. Go for a 4570, or an FX 8320.

If she doesn't game anything other than MOBAs and shit, don't bother getting anything more than a 960 4GB.

Also Seagate a shit in failure rates. Get a WD instead.
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Get a i5 4460 and a GTX 970 instead, that would be a better combo price performance combo.
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>>52416266
Not the 8320, there is no reason at all to buy amd atm unless you need a cheap quad core(the athlon 860k).

OP get an Intel 4460 if you're not overclocking. You can choose whatever you want for the motherboard, you should only get a z97 mobo if you're overclocking and need the features.
As for gpu, get an amd r9 390. I really can't recommend a 970. If you're going for the 960, try for the 4gb model, will be a much better. The r9 380 however is a bit stronger than the 960, so keep that in mind too.
Also, I kinda hate having such a large drive as a boot and storage. That's just my personal quirk.
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>>52413827
Just get an i3 and let her play her stupid games on the iGPU. Might as well go with a cheap motherboard, cheapest ram you could find, and 1tb wd blue. Jesus christ who the fuck gets their girlfriend an i5 with all those other crap? I got my girlfriend a pentium g3250 and she happily plays her stupid LoL and dota happily. No need for gtx whatever crap and fancy pancy 80+ psu and holy shit cpu cooler.

But seriously, why lie on the internet? You're getting it for yourself aren't you?
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>>52413827
>unlocked i5 for "playing games"
>960
>H97 mb for an unlocked i5
>cooler for an unlocked i5 that you can not overcloak
>cheapest corsair PSU
>seagate/hdd

Aside from the ram where you could not have fucked up even if you tried, you have 6/7 meme rating. Well done!
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>>52413849
Christ can we not, do this meme anymore.
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>>52413849
Is the kid black?
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>>52414556
Pic related.

>>52414547
Get an r9 380 or something, the 960 is pretty terrible. If for whatever reason you decide to get the 960, go for the 2gb one.
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>>52413827
>960
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For what purpose
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How's the Cooler Master Silencio 452?
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>>52413848
>Go AMD
leave this place and never come back kneckbeard virgin
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>>52413827
>k processor
>H chipset
>960
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>>52414001
>counter shilling for a company that edits reviews on newegg
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>>52421013
This.

Spending money on dumb shit. Spend a little more and get much more out of it or get a lower tier cpu and save more.
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>>52421013
This either go k CPU, z97, and 380
or get shit on and get a non k, h mobo, and 960
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>>52413827
The guy she's going to leave you for is really going to appreciate the build.
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>>52413827

What kind of games? That rig seems quite overkill for the kind of shit that GURRLL GAYMURRS play aka moba garbage
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She plays Sims, tomb raider, batman and a few other games of that calibre.
Thinking of getting the non k cpu and the 4gb 960 how does that sound?
Were mainly going for something that will run well, for a good price and last a long time before it needs major upgrades hence the overkill cpu for now
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>>52413848
>Go AMD.

this is good advice OP, especially if you're a fan of dogshit cpus
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>>52424161
Yeah I prefer amd, why is amd considered so poor compared to Intel when they have higher clock speeds more cores etc what makes Intel so great?
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You might be able to get away with a i5, but you'll sacrifice either graphics or components that affect the longevity of your computer. Based on what you have here, its about ~800?
i3 bottlenecks slightly but with the kind of hardware you can get at 800 this is a non-issue. The i3 (focusing primarily on the Skylake i3s here) will only lose about 10-15% performance when working with a OCed Titan X; running anything short of a Fury or 980 should have minimal detriment.
I'd go with a Z97 and Haswell i3 build simply because it's unlikely you'll actually need to upgrade but you can still overclock and rice the fuck out - and the bottleneck really isn't that bad. Just get a beefy GPU like the 390/380/970 and a reliable PSU. A SSD is fine too.
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>buying for gf
>not buying for wifes daughters goatkin girlfriend
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>>52424671
Intel had more mind control over fuckbois, best price to performace is what i say dont care if its intel or amd
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>>52424063
>4gb 960

Nah, it has a 128 bit bus so that VRAM is wasted

If you're willing to spend that kind of money get a 380X. If you really want a Nvidia card then get a 970 or settle for a 2 GB 960. Or buy used.
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Just built similar...
I5 4690k
8gb hyper x
Gigabyte r9 380x
Corsair 430watt
Gigabyte b85m-d3h mobo

Ask me anything
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>>52427372
The proce difference in sus to go to 970 I too big otherwise I would
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>>52425165
i3 has only 2 cores so it doesn't start many modern games.
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>>52413827
>my gf
reee
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>>52427471
Why the 380

Anything you would change

Got any examples for games and fps they run at etc

Sounds like a good setup
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>>52427517

That's why I said go used.

You're probably fine with a 960 but the 4690 is still overkill
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>>52427518
it has hyperthreading though so it's seen as a 4core by th eOS
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>>52416567
Avoid the 860k at all costs. I regrettably got one, I regret it instantly. Get a G3258 instead
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>>52413827
>MSI H97M-G43 Motherboard

I would personally go for a MSI Z97S SLI Krait. Only $20 more dollars.

Looks nicer and extra potential for overclocking.
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>>52427538
I prefer amd gpus. That's about the only reason to pick one from another. The difference between a 380x or a 960 are pointless.

I would change to a x97 or 98 mobo if I had a change. The b85 isn't built as an overclocker, but it will just fine.

Also need to upgrade the stock cpu cooler. Can only clock 3.9ghz without getting over 70C on full load.
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>>52427573
>not an Intel nic
Into the trash, to be honest family
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I use a gaming 5 z97 MSI board, you should look into it. Pretty cheap.

Get fast ram, people always say dont, I believe in higher bandwidth though as it scales in certain games(GTA 5).

Look for a used 290X, or look at the 390(slower than 290X but with 8GB's of ram)...
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>>52427538
As for fps, I do think usually track it. I play world of warships maxed out at 60fps. I play the new Assasins s greed just under maxed out flawlessly o ly because maxed out prefers over a 4gb card and the 380x is 4gb
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>>52427600
>Into the trash, to be honest family

Neither does OP's suggestion.

Oh and hello intel slut :)
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>>52427670
I'm sorry for liking the only decent nic without any gimmicky shit, go enjoy your gaymen lan cards
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>>52427648
Thanks man yeah I don't think we will be overclocking it so that's not a concern board wise and why ill drop the k on the CPU.
So all in all happy with your setup and do you think it will last a good time before needing any upgrades?
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>>52427754

You don't even need a 4690, you're fine with a 4460
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>>52427754
Without predicting the future, I'm hopeful it will last me a few years as is. If not there is always room for improvement. As of right now, with Windows 10 and everything's else, I'm into it for $800. Also forgot to mention running a Samsung 250gb ssd as well.
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>>52428475
Yeah I have an ssd in my own rig atm its well worth it. She probably will get one later but at the moment the budgets starting to bite!
Sounds good man yeah o figure spring an extra 50 for the better cpu and forget about it for a few years
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>>52427704
Z97a krait has an Intel nic. What's so special about the nic being Intel or not?
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>>52430335
Higher throughput, lower cpu utilization, no useless gaymen features that nobody needs
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