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Could someone look over my build before buying?

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  • 55 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/33RVNG

Changed a few things on my build initially and after posting on reddit, I thought it might be helpful to post on here to see if anyone has suggestions to optimize my build. Looking to play games at 60fps+(might get 144hz monitor soon) on 1920x1080 and also running on ultra/high settings for games like MGS V, Fallout, Witcher 3 and hopefully next year's big hits as well. Aside from gaming, I will use this computer for school and probably my home office.

Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

make these changes. all better:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $322.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 POWER 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste $5.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-G1.SNIPER Z97 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $122.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $659.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $98.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1592.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-26 12:37 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a reason you choose a fan over water cooled? Also- I did plan on switching to a z97 over an 87. After doing research I realized its smarter to get the z97

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

the TS 140 Power performs better than most 120mm clc coolers and is much quieter. there is also no risk of leaking or pump failures.

  • 55 months ago
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Ok, thanks for the help!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yes... devils canyon (4690k and 4790k) require a bios update to work with z87 boards...

  • 55 months ago
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Not to be a downer but I believe this is in the wrong part of the forums.

  • 55 months ago
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Where would be a better place? I understand this isn't the best one but I thought it was close enough

  • 55 months ago
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this

http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/2-part-list-opinions-wanted/

but pureblackfire gave you very good recommendations. Better thermal paste, the best 650 watts PSU, and really 120mm rads are not worth it. You can get one starting at a 240mm rad.

  • 55 months ago
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I thought about posting there but didn't really know. Thank you

  • 55 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.18 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Silverstone TD02-LITE 92.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $73.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $659.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $103.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1673.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-26 13:41 EDT-0400

This is what I'd change. More reliable and will be more future proof than Has well Refresh. If you are starting a fresh build, you may as well go with Skylake since it utilizes DDR4 and will last more years to come.

  • 55 months ago
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Are the differences worth the build someone else posted above? I'm already over budget with my initial build. Since I will be mainly gaming, is it worth it to get a 6700?

  • 55 months ago
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Yes, it will be a lot more worth it and reliable. If you are mainly gaming, you could get an i5 6500k and will be more than fine and get excellent performance still. Not a huge difference in gaming with i5 vs. i7's.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your budget exactly?

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

not the best aio cooler out there. but you dont need thermal compound with it as it comes with its own better stuff pre applied.

that case can support much bigger liquid coolers, and a 240mm or 280mm would be a good fit for it while performing better than that h75. PLENTY of options out there that are close to your price on that h75 as well...

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