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Over budget... Please help!!

Erky_Perky
  • 73 months ago

Howdy all, I went through and selected a whole bunch of parts that have received a lot of positive reviews... And I think I did alright, considering I have no idea what I'm doing... Lol... But I've gone over my budget by about $1500... Quite a lot, but it could happen to anyone, right?

The only thing that needs to stay is the monitors and hopefully the case as well. Everything else is free to change, as long as I'm able to run games on a dual-monitor 4k setup at their highest settings without lagging - I'm happy.

I would also like to have quite a lot of hard drive space, which is why I chose the 6TB HDD, simply because it was the biggest - Though it may not be the best.

And I know the headset I chose was expensive, so that can most definitely be changed as long as the one recommended is of a top quality.

On a side note: I don't really care about brands, I don't favor one over the other... Simply because I know nothing about any of them haha!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $314.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $249.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $229.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $278.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Hitachi 6TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $885.47 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB K|ngp|n Video Card (2-Way SLI) $856.13 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB K|ngp|n Video Card (2-Way SLI) $856.13 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case $124.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $189.99 @ Micro Center
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (32/64-bit) $199.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $685.08 @ Amazon
Monitor Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $685.08 @ Amazon
Headphones Beyerdynamic MMX 300 Headset $374.18 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $6020.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-07 18:50 EDT-0400

Just to reiterate, my budget is $4500 with the monitors.

Comments

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Those specific 780 TIs are the most expensive model, you could almost certainly get away with less expensive models if you don't plan to overclock. The same goes for the cpu. You can get two very high end 3tb drives for half the price if you need 6tb, and there is money to be saved in the ssd aswell. You can wait till later to buy the headphones and second monitor if they're too much for now.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I don't know much about computers, well, the building and parts to go with computers - My knowledge is only rather basic and to be honest, I just went along with the premise that "Expensive is better"... Definitely isn't true, but with my non-existent experience with building computers, I just went with it.

Plus, as I said, all of the stuff I chose had great reviews online.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you need two 4K monitors? Why not one 4K monitor, and then 1-2 1080p monitor(s)? Or, if you went with a lower resolution, you could save tons of money because you wouldn't need that great of a GPU.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, you don't need 6TB of storage. A game usually takes up a max of 60GB, (Minecraft is 1GB, and I believe BF4 is 20GB) My dad can fit 10,000+ songs, 10 1080p full-length movies and lots of apps onto a 500GB storage drive on his black 2008 MacBook. (With ~74GB to spare) So unless you have 100 60GB games, 6TB is unnecessary.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6TB of memory is for the 3TB of movies and 2TB of music that I currently have at my mum's place, though since I plan on leaving - I was going to transfer it all over because she enjoys having all the movies and music - And this way I can have all my stuff with me.

As for the 2 4k monitors - I just figure that the difference in resolution would annoy me, especially if I'm playing a game on both of them.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

But ask yourself: is lack of annoyance really worth $3,200 (monitors: $1,500 GPUs: $1,700)? 24" at 1080p looks great, and if you want a 27" monitor with 1440p, you can pick up two for just about the price of one UHD monitor, and they look great too.

To answer a previous question: you don't need a GPU for each screen, except at 4K. One 780Ti for two 27" 1440p screens should work fine. (Don't hold it to me though)

Oh, and what will you be doing with this rig?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $201.38 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $95.38 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $148.38 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $90.08 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital RE4-GP 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $103.88 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $509.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $101.58 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $15.87 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1472.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-07 20:15 EDT-0400

You can then add (a) monitor(s), a keyboard, a mouse, a case, all the personalized stuff. :)

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

thats not going to cut it

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Won't cut what? It's a computer, not a knife. :P

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

1 290x can not 4k gam

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it can... Better than a 780ti actually.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

With having a budget you canot game on 2 4k monitors. It just won't happen

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

How much do you think I'd have to spend to make it possible?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

about 13,000$. The only way I can think of dual 4k monitors is buying a origin PC with cryogenic 4960x extreame proccesor OC'ed to 4.9 with quad gtx titan blacks cryogenic cooled. with this budget you can single 4k game

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

That's actually a wasted system...

Either run 2 i5 or i7 systems each with a 290x, or... Run a dual cpu workstation board with dual 295x2 cards, 32gb ram, and dual 1kw power supplies. (or one of those crazy Xeon cpus with 12 cores on a 2011 socket board with the same ram and gpus.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Realistically though, running 2 games of that detail level is going to choke out any single system... 2 computers should be used.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

holy crap thats even more exspensive

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Spend $2k to 2.5k each basically

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You won't be able to run max settings, 60fps and 2x4K resolution with even two Radeon R9-295X2. Games already struggle at playing a single 4K res monitor with the fastest cards. You are way better off buying three 1080p or 1440p displays, and playing a game with 2 monitors won't be good.

However, here is my suggestion: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/BlastXin/saved/hcm323 The 1250W powers supply is just good for adding a second 295X2. Save the rest 150$ for quality headphones like Sennheiser. You won't need Windows 8.1 Pro for gaming. Those extra Windows 8.1 features are only made for ITs or administrators working with remote access, and you probably don't need Windows Media Center.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core Processor $318.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $169.49 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $229.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $278.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $106.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Vapor-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $644.29 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Vapor-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $644.29 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case $137.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $189.99 @ Micro Center
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $142.26 @ OutletPC
Monitor Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $684.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $684.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Sennheiser PC 320 Headset $97.93 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $4525.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-09 23:27 EDT-0400
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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, thank you so much for the fast reply.

Just a quick question, will I need to purchase 2 of those video cards to run the dual-screen set up? As in, 1 card for each monitor? Or is that not how it works and do I look like an idiot for asking that question?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not an expert here but, the R9 295x2 is a duel GPU card. Meaning it has two GPU's in it. I think one card will run 4k pretty good but for two 4k monitors I am not sure. However, to SLI the card would use a lot of power. I think you would need a 1500 watt PSU. Correct me if I am wrong, but I am not sure the 295x2 could handle duel 4k monitors.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

It can, but not for 2 games, and definitely not at full 4k resolution and max settings...

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I hope to play games on 2 screens, but it's more along the lines of playing 2 different games on the monitors at the same time.

For instance running Diablo 3 on 1 monitor and BF4 on the other... Or even playing 1 game on 1 monitor and browsing on the other.

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe three 290x's?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not one 295x2 and run tripple 1440p monitors? :P

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

If you were going to do a tripple 4k setup wouldn't you need at least two 295x2? Or maybe a tripple Titan Black setup?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What they said...

Also, if you are using 2 displays to make 4k,no issue... If your using 2 4k displays, big issue... This is good for 4k,but not 2x4k

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

WAY over priced ram... Don't spend over $160 for 16gb(2x8gb) ram...

You can save more on hdd by doing 3x2tb drives at $100 max a piece.

That psu is great, but you can save a lot of cash there too...

Your paying double what you should for Windows...

For 2 4k displays, your still not going to be running smoothly at max settings. For 1 you will. That's a far better gpu option though.

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  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

I know that lol, I was mentioning what to change because they said they don't know what they are doing.

I wouldn't even suggest dual 295x cards due to the insane cost involved and massive psu requirements. Plus what they say in another reply about 2 games at a time each on a 4k display, there's a lot more needed than just another crazy gpu... The cpu, ram, motherboard, it all needs to be changed... A multi cpu workstation build or 8+ core Xeon system would be needed...

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

What would you suggest changing it to? Or am I being completely ridiculous with how much I want to spend and what I'm asking for?

  • 73 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. Ridiculous. 4k is extremely demanding and gpus are just not there yet to make it a reasonable option for dual 4k

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