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Advice on build requested

levin70levin70 bolingbrook, ILPosts: 87Member

So my brother's kids want to play ESO (I assume they are getting bored with their xbox one) and he has asked me for help for a computer for his kids.  FYI, he is a senior VP at a major international consulting firm, so I set the price at $1,500.  Unfortunately, as a CPA, i am crushed right now with audits and such and so do not have the time to build him anything.  I am going to recommend to him AVAdirect, as their build quality is decent and their pricing is fair (no gouging with 100% markups etc).  No peripherals, but need OS license.  The PC i am looking at will be able to play 1080p ESO at basically max graphics and possibly even 2560x1200 at near max as my brother may get them a nice monitor.  I may have it shipped to me and do some overclocking of the CPU and GPU so parts need to be decent for o'c'ing

So below is what i am going to recommend to him unless you guys have better ideas


  • FRACTAL DESIGN Define R4 Titanium Grey Silent Mid-Tower Case, ATX, No PSU, Plastic/Steel
  • SEASONIC M12II-750 Bronze 750W Power Supply w/ Modular Cables, 80 PLUS® Bronze, 24-pin ATX12V 2x EPS12V, 4x 8/6-pin PCIe, Retail
  • INTEL Core™ i5-4670K Quad-Core 3.4 - 3.8GHz TB, HD Graphics 4600, LGA1150, 6MB L3 Cache, DDR3-1600, 22nm, 84W, EIST VT-x XD, Retail
  • ARCTIC SILVER Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound, Polysynthetic Silver, Electrically Non-Conductive
  • THERMALTAKE Water 3.0 Extreme Liquid Cooling System, Socket LGA2011/1155/1156/1366/FM2/FM1/AM3/AM2, Retail
  • MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming, LGA1150, Intel® Z87, DDR3-3000 (O.C.) 32GB /4, PCIe x16 SLI CF /1+2*, SATA 6Gb/s RAID 5 /8, HDMI + DVI + VGA, USB 3.0 /4+2, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail
  • CRUCIAL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ballistix Sport XT PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.5V SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC
  • ZOTAC ZT-70301-10P, GeForce® GTX 770 1059-1098MHz, 2GB GDDR5 7010MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, DP + HDMI + 2x DVI, Retail
  • SAMSUNG 250GB 840 EVO Series SSD, TLC Samsung MEX, 540/520 MB/s, SATA 6 Gb/s, 2.5-Inch 7mm, Retail
  • RAID No RAID, Independent HDD Drives
  • LITE-ON iHAS124-14 Black 24x DVD±RW Dual-Layer Burner, SATA, OEM
  • CUSTOM WIRING Standard Wiring with Precision Cable Routing and Tie-Down
  • MICROSOFT Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition w/ SP1, OEM w/ Media
Total build cost is $1,580 and it will probably cost $40 or so for shipping.  I wanted to be around $1,500 and don't think the $1,600 price tag will bother him.  The kids are not worth a $3K behemoth.  If the kids need more disk space, i can always get them a HD or another SSD later.


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