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#1 Posted at 2014-06-29 01:49        
     
Alright, I am buying a custom built gaming PC from cyberpowerpc.com. My budget it $1,300, and I was able to customize a computer rig for about that exact price. Here are the specs:

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Quad-Core 3.70 GHz 10MB
HDD: 128GB Sandisk SSD + 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1866MHz Quad Channel Memory
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO: * NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB

I'm hoping to play ArmA 2 and 3 at max settings, as well as games like GTA 4 and eventually 5. I'm also an amateur filmmaker, so I'd like to have enough power to do some video editing. All in all, what do you guys think of the specs? Thank you very much. This is an awesome community and once I get my new computer with ArmA, I can't wait to be more active!


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#2 Posted at 2014-06-29 03:28        
     
The build seems fine, but I would recommend you build one yourself, you save money and you'll have the build you want exactly. I have a GTX 660, a card with a slightly smaller bus than the 760, and ArmA 2 and 3 play just fine. As for video production, I wouldn't know about that. Also, the i7 is overkill for a gaming PC, go with an i5 if possible.

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#3 Posted at 2014-06-29 03:52        
     
I'm not sure, I heard the i7 was very useful for video editing. I'll consider building it myself, thanks!


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#4 Posted at 2014-06-29 09:31        
     
I agree with Speck about building your own PC, but I don't agree about the i7. It's not an overkill if you're going to play Arma or do video editing/ recording. This is not just any gaming PC. Programs like Sony Vegas or Adobe after effects depend heavily on CPU, and so is Arma.
Also if you'll do gaming videos, (again a better CPU whould do better but that's not the point) buy a external hard drive. Nothing too fancy no need for expence. Then you can make the software record it to the external harddrive and get the weight off the HDD which the game is running.

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#5 Posted at 2014-06-29 17:17        
     
For your budget i would skip the X79 platform (s2011 CPU's) This platform is aimed at the highend market and will require about $1500/2000 for a minimum speced system. The new 4790k on the new Z97 motherboard accompanied by 16GB DDR3 1866MHz or above would suit you much more. This will also leave plenty of budget for a GTX770 card that will run everything you trow at it much smoother. And yes build your own system, its not hard and will save you a bundle of money.


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#6 Posted at 2014-06-30 23:16        
     
I don't think building it myself is the best option for me. I added up the price of all of these components and they are still around what cyberpower is charging for them. Plus, I have absolutely no idea how to build a computer, and I do not trust anyone I know to do so.

What do you guys think about the graphics card, the gtx 760 2gb?


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#7 Posted at 2014-07-01 17:49        
     
a GTX760 with X-amount mem is nice for beginners and people that have a tight budget, but i would not settle for anything less then a GTX770 or GTX780 aspecially if you would like to run all new games smooth for a few years.


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#8 Posted at 2014-07-01 18:35        
     
Would you recommend the GTX 770 2gb over the GTX 760 4gb?


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#9 Posted at 2014-07-01 18:42        
     
yes, the faster chip makes the extra memory worth less to the user


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#10 Posted at 2014-07-01 18:46        
     
Ok thanks, I didn't know that! I'll spend the extra cash and go for the 770. Thanks!