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Ogoodygoti4010
  • 69 months ago

I plan to upgrade to the i7 after a few years or the i5 (maybe 1 year)

Use: Gaming , rendering, adobe, programing

The CPU+ MOBO combo I'm planning to get is Intel Pentium G3258 AE and MSI Z97 PC Mate which comes out to $100 w/rebate

the other components:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/D63t99

(*I don't need a hard drive, i have one already)

The total before the gpu is $207

The GPU (which one should i get):

If i get amd i might crossfire down the road...

Sapphire R9 270 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202090

MSI R9 270X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127761

MSI N660 Gaming http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127756

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  • 69 months ago
  • 2 points

I'd have to agree with Subsonic LP. You'd need almost 3x as much munnies for a good i7 build.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with you guys but the only upgrade i see in the near future would be dropping in the devil's canyon i5

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

IMHO, for the kind of stuff your are doing, it wont really do that well with what your budget is letting you spend. I would personally save up to buy good components at once instead of buying cheap ones first than upgrading later. In the long run youll be saving money.

Just my opinion as i know your footsteps

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

the MSI 270X is the best performance per dollar out of the three.

If you get the Z97 board then i do think this is a good build that is upgrade able down the line. If you do plan to upgrade heavily maybe i would suggest a slightly higher quality PSU especially if you will still be overclocking etc. i like what you have so far tho.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

yes i agree and i heard it overclocks with the msi z97 motherboard

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I read all your feedback and did some more research and found out the microcenter i live near (1 hour drive :) is bundling motherboards if you buy an unlocked processor so i can fit the devils canyon i5 into my budget! How does this look?:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yknGbv

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

You picked a motherboard with a business chipset. I also think it is a locked motherboard that only gives speed boosts, so not true overclocks. Are you able to switch out the motherboard with a Z87 or Z97 motherboard? those are the ones that are unlocked. Otherwise, get the un-K version and a H87/H97 motherboard.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Will the chipset effect performance drastically? I'm not an over clock enthusiast so I'm fine with the speed boosts.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

in that case get an un K version and it should be fine, but don't expect SLI or CF capability unless that specific mobo has it. I don't think they do though

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