Description

This was my build that I plan on using for the next four years while I work on my degree. I used some parts from my build last year (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/XMHNnQ) and upgraded a few things that would allow me to feel safe for the next 4 years while I try save money not constantly upgrading my pc (I say that now).

I use this PC mostly for gaming but light video editing and just general browsing occur on it as well. It runs modern titles at great frame rates on ultra quality. I built this PC in order to both increase the performance I was getting with my FX-8350/GTX 970 build as well as to pass on those parts to my best friend and help him get into the PC gaming scene with great performance so that we can stay connected and play when we go our separate ways for college.

Re-used parts:

  • Kingston HyperX Fury 16gb DDR3-1866

  • Samsung 850 EVO 250gb

  • Samsung 850 EVO 500gb

  • WD Black 2TB

  • Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze

New Parts:

  • Corsair 200R

  • GTX 1070

  • Intel i5-4690K @ 3.5GHz (I might overclock but I don't see the need at the moment).

  • Asus Z97-A ATX

Peripherals:

  • Asus VG248QUE 24" 144hz monitor (Primary)

  • Samsung 24" TV (secondary monitor/use as speaker)

  • Roccat Kone Pure (Red)

  • Zhque+ Team Wolf TKL (hot-swappable keys)

^ Great deal on Massdrop highly recommend if in the market for a backlit TKL keyboard that won't break the bank.

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man nice build! I was wondering if your bottlenecking with your cpu?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope. 3-5 frames max, because I did here some people getting bottlenecks with 6700K's and GTX 1080's.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What about the i5 4590?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Same Thing, the minimum for VR is the i5 4590, still a very able CPU, try and look for the Skylake equivalent i5 6500 for the more future proof aspect.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

And what about my montior do i stay at 1080p or 1440p?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are going to buy a new monitor then a 1440p

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I shouldn't be bottle-necking my system with my CPU. This processor is strong enough to support the power that the GTX 1070 can output. If there is a bottleneck created, I'd have no way of testing it. My previous build ran a FX-8350 which at the time was definitely bottle-necking my GTX 970. I chose this processor as it is a huge upgrade over my previous processor and for the price point was hard to beat the performance. I doubt, I would see enough of a performance boost by upgrading the processor to a i5-6600k or even i7-6700k.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohh ok that really help me.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build man! You and me are actually in the same boat. Im saving up a bunch of money for Christmas to upgrade my PC and giving my old one to my brother so that we both have one to last us for the next couple of years in college. +1 for you bro!