These the cards you were looking for?
I'll have to check on that and make sure I don't have that on, thanks!
I have the same issue with Last Light. I've got an XFX 290 (oc'd and underwater) but I can't seem to get Last Light to run smooth. Must be a driver issue with AMD?
Glad to see someone else take the plunge and expand the h220! I've recently upgraded to a 290 and it stays nice and cool too! +1!!
yeah it's $260 for all of it. I can't go to 210 that's way too low for me
Let me think on it. I'd really like to not get stuck with a backplate and waterblock with no card.
I'm assuming your offer is only for the card and original cooler, not the waterblock and backplate?
Please WC those gpu's! They are just begging for it and this would take this build to another level of awesome! I've got an XFX 290 under water and it's the best (of course it had a reference cooler so anything is an improvement over that!) +1
Yeah i meant to change that in my parts list but i'd taken the time to go thru and check off only the tier 1,2a, and 2b psu's in the sub-1000 watt category. So i'll leave it and upgrade the psu in a couple years if need be.
Just a heads up, if you're willing to go with a used card, I just picked up an xfx r9 290 with backplate and EK waterblock on ebay for $290. I am also pretty sure it's the version that can be unlocked to a 290x. I know there are a number of 290's on there for $250 and up, could be worth a look if you're considering Xfire anyways...
I can link you to the completed listing if you'd like.
This is truly the perfect addition to an already amazing website! This makes the idea of lowest possible price much easier. Saves a lot of time!
I love using craigslist for this stuff. I've bought two separate systems on craigslist, one for $500 that i sold all the parts to for over $1200, then used that $700 profit to buy another build off CL and it's my current build (4670k, gtx 760, custom loop). So yeah, if you're patient you can find some steals and make some cash
You're screen shots say you've got the gigabyte z77n but your parts list has H77N, might want to update that, get you a better price too probably.
Might I suggest this?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
It gives a great psu for $20 less, and since you mentioned ram upgrade in the future, why not put 1 8gb stick in now so you leave open 16-32gb upgrade options in the future without having to waste or sell ram you buy now?
One of the cleanest and most well documented builds I've seen on here. It's not very often that a clean build is followed up with an even better description and set of pictures. Well done in every regard!
Honestly I had something turned wrong when I dry fit everything somehow. I filled everything up to do a leak test and noticed it then, but it was already like 3am and I didn't have it in me to redo at that point. I'll shorten that up at some later point in time.
Everything but the water cooling was bought from a guy for $600, sold the gpu and bought the gpu with all the water cooling stuff for a net cost of $110 on it, total cost of $710
That's massive case with lots of room for cable management, take advantage of it! Your air flow and my eyes will thank you lol
Oh I know, it was definitely a commented loaded with sarcasm. The guy he linked to was clueless, OP is not for sure.
To be fair, OP did spend like $75 more, so not a fair comparison right?
Honestly though, what a superb build. I'm liking the 540 more and more everytime I see it. +1
Very nice build! I'm waiting on my H220 and gpu block/expanded loop to come in. Got one off a guy on /r/hardwareswap for a good price. Sucks about the bad OC though. +1
Plex is awesome, but you put my 1.5 TB of storage to shame.....
Another idea off of this could be a total budget notifier. You could set a budget limit of say $900 on a part list. Then when/if the total price ever drops below that $900, you get an e-mail notification. That way you don't have to recheck everytime you get a price drop notice, you can just wait for a total price notice.
Nice build and nice dog! I've got a shepherd that looks very similar to yours (i don't see much husky in those pics). Mine's all black except for brown "socks" and her underside is white. Great dogs! +1 for each if I could
Family Guy Pepperidge Farm!
Looks pretty good to me. Didn't notice the first time but I'd spend the extra $10 to get the CM Hyper 212 EVO cooler. It's about the best bang for your buck on cpu cooling and it's nice and quiet.
Only other thing I can think of is to look around at microcenter when you go in for a mobo. They are running most of them at 30-40 additional off when you buy a cpu with it. You might find an even better mobo for the same or less, that's what I'm hoping to do soon.
Otherwise it looks like a pretty solid build to me.
It's an addiction now for me. I found it just a few months ago and it's all I do anymore lol
Nice price on that PSU! You can go ahead and manually put those prices in and mark them as purchased if you want. That'll help anyone else who comes along with ideas. Good luck!
My suggestion http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Rs2Z
I felt like you were over spending on your power supply (though you could leave it if you want as you're getting what you pay for there) and your storage (both selections were overpriced/undersized).
Do you mean it's a hybrid drive (HDD/SSD) or it's got 32 MB cache?
Honestly, the difference really has to be seen to be believed, especially on boot times. If you keep your OS and a couple of your most used programs on it, it'll fly and you'll have a hard time going back to anything else.
Even though the dual channel ram may not make much of a difference, you'll be doing a lot of video recording/editing and 3D editing work, so I think you'd need 16GB anyways. Here's my recommendation. I don't know if you had a budget or anything, but I went $100 over your setup, probably mainly due to ram and ssd...
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Here's the link to the microcenter February ad that lists all the cpu/mobo combos:
Might I suggest changing to this?
The mobo/cpu is the combo from microcenter. The cpu is 179.99 on sale, and the mobo is 139.99, then take $30 more off as a bundle and then another $10 MIR. PCP isn't showing the combo for some reason, so the actual total price is $1464.90.
I tried to incorporate all the suggestions others have already made (i5 4670k, smaller SSD, upgrade GPU to 780) and then made a small adjustment to the PSU as I don't think you'll need that 750w. Let me know what you think.
I'm currently looking to sell mine. If you look at my profile it's the only completed build I have. Everything is still there except the soundcard, headset, keyboard, and mouse. I'm looking to get somewhere around $800 but am open to offers. Let me know if you're interested.
I was already under my budget though (by $.09!!) since my total not yet purchased was $899.91. I am just trying to understand your recommendations, thanks!
Do you feel that case and keyboard are better than the ones I had selected? I really like the keyboard I had in there as it is backlit and has usb ports on it to limit the number I wires I have running to my couch.
Feel free, that's what we're here for!
No worries, but it's still possible to do a 290x at his max budget.
I submit this. Gives you a 290x and an SSD.
Rogerhestlund up above did it for less than 1400 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2OiTj
I've added a cooler to the build for OC purposes.
I should have mentioned I do plan to OC, but forgot to add a cooler! Also, I eventually would like to SLI in the future, hence the bigger psu.
Also neither of your builds save me any money or upgrade any parts so what reason would I have for switching?
That PSU is dangerously close to not enough wattage. Also there should be concern about the heat put off by that 290...
Hopefully a miniature orc doesn't come running at your radiator with a bomb next! Awesome build though! +1
Hey thanks for that! It looks like an awesome find. From what I can tell the USB ports have plenty of power for a mouse and/or something else. I'll probably be getting one of these soon to try it out! +1 to you good sir
Both of those seem to be a bit out of my price range. Any other ones you know of that have passthrough?
Thanks for the responses. I knew the prices were at the top, but I figured I would get offers around what ya'll have suggested. Perhaps I'll just change to those prices and go from there.
what about usb 3.0? If I plug a keyboard into that and then mouse into keyboard would that make a difference or is 3.0 strictly increased data rates?