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computer build for UE4 . budget-$1200

Hi, so as the title says, my budget is around $1200. I want to build a computer for both UE4 and high end gaming.


These are the parts i have considered. I will be getting the video card used for around 270$, Palit GTX 770. I also plan on getting a used mobo bundle which includes i7 3770K. Will this build be okay for UE4 and will that case be alright for that GPU. It requires 3 slots. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_770_Jet_Stream/32.html


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asked Sep 20 '14 at 01:02 PM in Everything Else

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I assume you already have a screen, speakers, and at least windows 7 or 8 and don't have to buy it now. For a budget of 1200 $ i'd go for a PC with hardware like this :

Case : 85 $ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163252

Power Supply : 70 $ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256063

Motherboard : 174 $ http://www.newegg.com/global/au/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128719

Core I7 4790K : 340 $ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369

CPU cooler : 37 $ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118126

2 x 8 Gb DDR3 1600 Mhz : 152 $ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239288

Slim slot-in DVD reader-writer : 42 $ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA1PU0NG1921

SSD 250 gb : 150 $ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147248

Graphic card : 230 $ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130932

Total : 1280 $.

This is a mini-itx PC. It's very compact and easily transportable. It's the size of a Xbox and well compartimented and refreshned The parts i've put there are premium. It's very powerful for your budget. And it's very powerfull at all...

The processor hits pretty well Intels highest frequencies without overclocking : 4,4 Ghz. (base clock) You don't need to overclock it : past 4,4 Ghz thermal and electric wastes are enormous in CPUs. So avoid... I would undevolt it at it's stock frequencies if i were you to save heat and power consomption. (though the 4790K can hit 4,8 Ghz it's not desirable because of heat, power consomption and reduced life-span)

If you plan to buy windows, microsoft is just about to release Windows 9 in a few weeks. Maybe worth the wait...

I've put a current graphic card in your budget but waiting for Nvidia GTX 960 could be a good idea. They are planned for commercial release in October. And i think it's worth to wait. These cards will perform 82 % computing power of the titan Z for a far better price. (dixit the leaks) The GTX 9xx series are very power efficient and highly overclockable. For example a GTX 970 hits pretty well 1,5 Ghz and exceeds the GTX 980 @ stock performance. If you plan to buy a GTX 960 you'll have to check overclocking reviews of the models of theses cards... Some models are far better for overclocking than others, so be careful when you buy...

The build i've given you there is similar to the one i plan to buid for myself ;)))

Maybe excessive ? I don't know...


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answered Sep 23 '14 at 10:41 PM

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I forgot :

You should use "Prolimatech PK-3" as thermal paste for the cpu.

This is one of the best paste.

Take the 1,5 G pack. It's cheap and enough. (out of stock at new-egg)


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