Gaming like a boss, my SSD is actually 240Gb and has Win7 on it. As you can see I did some modding on the case and feel free to ask me any questions about the rig.
A lot of this stuff is totally overkill and not necessary for gaming. Like the RAM and the motherboard.
Yeah, I mean 16 gig of RAM for $340! I realize it's 2133 and it's quality stuff, but...
Anything higher than 1866 is really pointless
The record of overclocking is 8.784 GHz by Andre Yang with the 8350 and Crosshair V Formula Z, so have fun overclocking that.
what corsair cooler is that
The price points are a little skewed, the SSD and ram are from
an old rig and they cost me nothing at the time. The whole rig cost about $1200 before I modded it and I had a 7870 I used at the time. The R9 280x is a recent purchase
so we downvote because he paid too much for ram and overkilled his build a little? not me, this build is clean and looks pretty good +1 and by the way $90 for the 3 gb seagate barracuda is the best deal going on a hdd
$169.99 for only 8GB is very expensive... You could get 16GB for just that. Was it really worth it to pay a premium for DDR3-2133?
Even now 8GB of 2400MHz cost around $85, he spent that much money on Corsair Dominators which I think was a horrible idea, he could have bought $160 more in parts, maybe upgraded the HDD, GPU, and CPU cooler I guess.
I decided to put together a build that would give you the best gaming experience available for $2000. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3i4XC Message me back if you have any questions even I know it's too late.
Considering all of his parts are from canada which is probably where he is from your list of American distributors isn't a correct price point for him. I see so many people do this.
For the record I like your build man.
Why that mobo? I like the Sabertooth 990x personally. And the 3TB HDD is overkill, 1TB x2 in Raid 0 and a larger SSD would be better imho.
That motherboard for color coordination as well as feature set. People say that ASUS are best for overclocking but it's been shown a lot recently that it all depends on the chipset, not the manufacturer. In other words, both boards will be able to overclock pretty much the same. The SSD your only going to have an OS on so why would you bother spending more money on something you're never going to use. 3TB would be giving you more for your money and plus 2TB is becoming the new borderline when it comes to holding games so you want the HDD to last a while storage wise.
I see your point, still I've only used 500GB as of now on my HDD. I did look at the 2TB models of the Seagate and they were having a lot of problems (bad batch on amazon) so I went with the 1 TB instead.