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PC build opinions. For office and gaming

I'm looking to build my first PC. It'll be used as a gaming and office productivity PC. I read DIYAllDay's article (http://www.diyallday.com/how-to-build-a-computer/) on PC build and came up with this hardware combination to the best of my knowledge. I'd like to eventually overclock it to try to make this PC last at least 5 years. Office computing shouldn't be a problem for 5 years but I am concerned about for gaming usage as I like to play games like Battlefield 4 .I'm not going to be upgrading for at least 4-5 years so I don't think going with LGA 1150 will benefit me for "future proofing". Please give me your opinions.

Also I would like to know if there is features I would miss if I didn't go with higher(more expensive) mobo. I'm not an advance user(never OCed) but would like to be able to dig into in the future.

I've also heard that the ASUS GTX 760 is a thick board and it's going to take up 2 slot spaces. Any truth to this? Should I plan on getting a different mobo if this is the case?

I am planning on getting Windows 7 from OnTheHub. Do you guys know if they will allow me to do a fresh install?

Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gVzy
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  1. Or I can go with i5-4670k and ASUS z87-A for $25 more. Would this make a big difference?
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    5-10%, and it's unlocked so you'll be able to overclock in future. The Haswell i5 4670k LGA1150 socket is future-proofed since intel will use it for at least one more CPU generation, whereas the i5 3570's won't get any more CPUs.

    In your position, I'd get a cheaper FX 8320 and a nice graphics card, such as a R9 280x. Would be much better for gaming.

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hdxw
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hdxw/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hdxw/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ B&H)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 210 ATX Mid Tower Case ($55.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 700W ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $779.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-08 17:01 EST-0500)

    A much better graphics card, a little over the cost of the previous build.
  3. i5-4670k and ASUS z87-A is better.....Use Intel...if ur gng to do office work in future

    or only i u r gng to play games..... AMD s good to go
  4. gokul36 said:
    i5-4670k and ASUS z87-A is better.....Use Intel...if ur gng to do office work in future

    or only i u r gng to play games..... AMD s good to go


    What on earth are you talking about...? :lol:
  5. JOOK-D said:
    gokul36 said:
    i5-4670k and ASUS z87-A is better.....Use Intel...if ur gng to do office work in future

    or only i u r gng to play games..... AMD s good to go


    What on earth are you talking about...? :lol:


    Anything? wrong my friend?
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