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First build parts list. . . .like many others. can i get some feedback

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  • 72 months ago
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  • What's it going to be used for?
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Gaming and some video editing. I also use Zbrush which tends to destroy every other pc and Mac I own lol

  • 72 months ago
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A few things:

  1. CPU: I don't know what you plan to use this for, but if it is for gaming, I would recommend the i5-4690k. If you need an i7, I would recommend a 4th generation i7, most notably the i7-4790k or 4930k.

  2. Cooler: The cpu you have selected is not unlocked, which means that it is hard to overclock. Due to this, the cooler you have selected is overkill. If you plan to overclock, get a cpu that has "k" at the end. If you are not overclocking, getting a Cooler Master Hyper 212 should be enough.

  3. Just me, but I would go for a less expensive motherboard.

  4. Memory: If it is for gaming, 8GB is enough. 16GB is overkill.

  5. Storage: The SSD is ok, but it is recommended to get a 1-3TB HDD along with it for mass storage.

  6. GPU: It is generally better to get a single better card rather than sli two cheaper cards.

Based on the guess that this is for gaming, here is what I would do:

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 MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $82.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $144.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked Video Card $649.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Xigmatek CFS-OXGKS-WU5 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.00 @ Newegg
Case Fan Xigmatek CFS-OXGKS-WU5 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.00 @ Newegg
Case Fan Xigmatek CFS-OXGKS-WU5 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.00 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1713.85
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Seeing that you also do video editing, I would recommend this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ TigerDirect
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $158.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $144.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $77.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked Video Card $649.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Xigmatek CFS-OXGKS-WU5 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.00 @ Newegg
Case Fan Xigmatek CFS-OXGKS-WU5 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.00 @ Newegg
Case Fan Xigmatek CFS-OXGKS-WU5 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.00 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1949.87
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ok... . . .I used the i5, sorted out the gpu and managed to skim of some of the cost. what do you think?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/dysrupt/saved/D4zkcf

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks really good. Really the only thing I might change is getting 2x8 ram instead of 4x4 so you could upgrade in the future. But, I really don't see that as being a problem as 16GB is plenty. Nice list.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes. good call. thanks

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I get the unlocked part. big mistake on my part!

Im stuck on the sabertooth for some reason. I like the expandability there. and its sexy as hell.

8 gigs is enough, but ill also be doing some video editing and zbrush sculpting and i know first hand how much zbrush taxes memory.

I have a couple of 1T drives laying aroung anyway. no need for a new one there.

Ill defenately look at getting a single gpu, and a one slot mobo.

thanks again.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not this instead?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ TigerDirect
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $108.58 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK2 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $176.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $154.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $106.81 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $389.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $389.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid 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 $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Xigmatek CFS-OXGKS-WU5 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.00 @ Newegg
Case Fan Xigmatek CFS-OXGKS-WU5 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.00 @ Newegg
Case Fan Xigmatek CFS-OXGKS-WU5 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $12.00 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2062.28
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