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Checking before I purchase, 1st build!

tylerdg21
  • 72 months ago

I am using this pc for gaming! Just checking that this pc will be decent enough for a lot of different games. I have been back and forth between the xfx 290x and geforce 780, and I think I want the 780 just because Ive read the 290x gets pretty hot? Anyway does anyone see any unnecessary spending or places I could do better before I buy parts? Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $105.91 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $90.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $499.99 @ Amazon
Case Inwin GRone White (White) ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1434.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 22:06 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM is overpriced, and most of R9 290X is actually pretty cool (the hot ones are reference models).

Why not this instead?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $105.91 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $106.81 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $459.99 @ NCIX US
Case Inwin GRone White (White) ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $9.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1350.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-19 22:14 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

That doesnt look too bad, Just wasnt sure on the 290x, just seen everyone say they got hot xD, Curious on the ram.. how much does it actually help performance wise to get a higher speed? Thanks!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Faster RAM is pretty much non-existent in gaming (about 2-5%). In media creation (Video editing & Music Recording) however is a different story, you will see about 10-15% increase in performance

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok so its actually non-existant almost.. This build does change the ram color to black and blue which fits the blue leds xD, same with the video card.

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