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A gaming build that I built for a family friend. Used for gaming as well as school stuff. Very fun to build. The graphics card was absolutely huge but it fit so beware if you are using a smaller case. Ran everything we threw at it the first day on high/ultra settings at above 60fps. I would suggest a SSD if you have the money purely because of the speed it offers to boot/load times over the WD Blue HDD. Case came with everything I needed and offered amazing expandability. I was talked into buying the Z97 motherboard over a much cheaper one because of the stability it offers when gaming and because of the high clock rate of the i5. The motherboard is incredible. Great BIOS and expandability and it even has a red led strip woven into the left side of the board which looks really cool. Also, for a cheap wireless adapter this one worked amazing. No problems at all. Cable management was a bit difficult.

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Might have been better to wait for the 960, the 760 is getting old now ('60 series cards tend to age faster than '70 and up cards). Good otherwise.

  • 63 months ago
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What are you talking about? The 760 is still a VERY popular card. I have 2 in my system.

  • 63 months ago
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I know it's popular, but in terms of how long it has been around for, and the fact that the 960 is just around the corner, I don't see a point in the 760, or any other 700 series card for that matter (besides the 750 Ti), because the new 900 cards make most of them obsolete.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

The 760 can still handle games VERY well at 1080p and for 200 bucks, right now it is one of the best 200 dollar cards. But I took a better look at the 960 leaked specs and... it will be SO MUCH more powerful. But keep in mind, they will start off at about 260-280 USD. For the price, the gtx 760 is still the perfect 200 card in my opinion.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not saying the 760 is a bad performing card, but there are much better options for the price. Keep in mind the 970s pricing is closer to a 770, so a 960 would probably be priced similarly to a 760 to try get it (Kepler) out of the market and push for Maxwell to be the norm.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

the GTX 760 should still be relevent in 2-3 years time aslong as 1080p is the goal. If they wanted more power, then they can upgrade to a second 760 and a new PSU when the price drops (if it drops, I got one for £140 in december)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I would've and I suggested it but he didn't want to wait hahaha. I know the feeling

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks for the input!

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Next time, try to get 2 sticks of ram for dual channel.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ehh its not worth the performance boost to pay the extra money for 2x4gb sticks.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the things from OutletPC work. I am planning to build one and I have read some reviews saying the OutletPC has bad equipment.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually those are just the lowest prices I when I submitted the build. I actually only bought from Newegg, amazon, and microcenter. Free shipping on everything and microcenter has incredible deals on cpu+motherboard bundles.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you also help me with my build because I'm pretty skeptical about OutletPC.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply but I would not use OutletPC if you can avoid it, newegg is much better in my opinion and usually has free shipping.

  • 63 months ago
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Hey, I ordered the same motherboard and the same CPU and I just wanted to know if the BIOS for the motherboard worked without flashing a different BIOS. Thanks! And great build! :) +1

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

It worked amazingly!

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