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57 months ago

What do you think? Gave myself a budget to work with. Think I did ok. Any suggestions?

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $212.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $61.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $119.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $329.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $325.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Commander G41 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.66 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Monitor BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $249.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1715.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-28 11:33 EST-0500

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

You are $100 short of your budget, I would throw in a SSD to put your OS on for snappy load times.

I would personally go for G.Skill Ripjaw memory but this is just personal preference. I'm sure that RAM will do fine.

I would change out the PSU to http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr You have the G1 version which is older model, here is the G2 which by reviews is a lot better. It is also only a few dollars more after the mail in rebate.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I'll check the link.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Revamped the list. Not into overclocking, so with that said, I changed out CPU. Keeping stock fan. The case has plenty in the way off moving air. Plus, I have extra 120 & 140mm fans. Added SSD. Swaped out 970's for 980's. Changed monitor. Also payed for full retail version of Windows 8.1.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $126.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $74.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card (2-Way SLI) $549.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card (2-Way SLI) $549.99 @ Newegg
Case Inwin GR One ATX Full Tower Case $134.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $264.99 @ B&H
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go with a Core i5 4670 or 4690. The 4460 is older and may cause bottlenecks with the GPU.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Was looking into that. Don't need the hyperthreading. Not streaming games. I have wiggle room.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

There's no hyperthreading on i5's anyway. he's saying that the newer model is much stronger because well, its newer. the bottleneck would be because of the CPU's age (not the part itself, but the kind of part) it would bottleneck over not being able to feed the GPUs enough information.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Everything I've read had to do with over 1080p upto 4k. The new monitor is 1080p. Not planning on 4k. The CPU from what I've read, should be fine.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Bro. A 4460 is a current gen chip. Its just clocked slower than the 4690. (both Haswell refresh chips)

The 4670 is a pre Haswell refresh chip. The 4690 is its replacement.

Toms hardware recommends the 4460 if not going for the 4690K. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-3.html

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

okay..thanks for the heads up.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build, although if you are looking to OC the CPU I would get a Noctua NH-U12S or Noctua NH-U14S Storage, I would toss the Seagate and get a 1TB/2TB drive with a 128GB/256GB SSD https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-update-september-2014

EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 and CAPSTONE-750-M are good replacements for the PSU

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll check on the coolers. I checked your link out. Suprised,I have had the worst luck with WD drives. Thanks for the advice. :)

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

This new build will be replacing this;

Processor AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor 2.3ghz 6.9 6.8 Determined by lowest subscore

Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB 7.0 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 6.8 Gaming graphics 4096 MB Total available graphics memory 6.8 Primary hard disk 84GB Free (112GB Total) 7.6 Windows 8 Pro

System

Asus M3N72-D Motherboard Total amount of system memory 8.00 GB RAM System type 64-bit operating system Number of processor cores 4

Storage

Total size of hard disk(s) 1509 GB Disk partition (C:) 84 GB Free (112 GB Total) Disk partition (D:) 931 GB Free (932 GB Total) Disk partition (E:) 465 GB Free (465 GB Total) Media drive (J:) CD/DVD Disk partition (K:) 303 MB Free (350 MB Total)

Graphics

Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 X2 Total available graphics memory 4096 MB Dedicated graphics memory 2048 MB Dedicated system memory 0 MB Shared system memory 2048 MB Display adapter driver version 9.18.13.4052 Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050 DirectX version DirectX 11 or better

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