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Feedback on first gaming build

mrnapkins
  • 72 months ago

Hello this is my first gaming build and I would like some feedback and opinions on the parts I chose for my gaming rig. If you can find a better part for the same or less price that would be appreciated but I cannot exceed much farther than the price of the current rig shown. My goal for this computer is to play all games at 1080p 60fps with ease and perhaps be capable of achieving even higher visuals and also be able to stay relevant and produce high quality visuals and smooth framerates without upgrading for a long time. Here is my build and I thank you for taking the time to help me. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/mrnapkins/saved/s2c48d

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  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

A couple things you can do to cut the price down is to get a cheaper mobo such as the the UD3H and getter slower clocked ram because the speed does not help in gaming (It may give a frame or two but not much more). The 280x will max games for a year or two but if you get a 290 it will last longer.

  • 72 months ago
  • 2 points

Same price, much better performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $100.00 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $118.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $469.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $59.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1487.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 01:12 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build but he's better off with an i5 4670 non-k, stock cooler, and pocketing the money for a GPU upgrade a few years down the line. That i7 and liquid cooler won't add a single frame to his min or average fps.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

It won't add very many frames to very many games. Might have more of an impact a couple years from now. But I see your point. I would personally probably go with the i5-4670k and an air cooler, unless i planned to make use of the i7's capabilities in other applications.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

An OC'd i5 or i7 won't add an extra GPU upgrade cycle over a non-OC'd i5. It might make a bottleneck less sever after the second ~2.5 yearish GPU upgrade.

Even OCing a Q2 2012 i5-3570k only adds 0-1 fps to Battlefield 4 at 2560x1600.

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

CPU has an affect on Crysis3

Some games are more CPU intensive than others.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, know any other games that are like that? I get bottlenecked in Europa Universalis IV but I haven't yet in any shooter.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for your feedback! Very appreciated!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the AMD r9 290x cards, but if you like NVidia here is a 780 Ti build in that budget range. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jakecru/saved/yqZFf7

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