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Final Build Opinions PLEASE!

Matteoam217
  • 72 months ago

Here is my final build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Matteoam217/saved/wNw7YJ I will be ordering everything here today or tomorrow. I would like some final thoughts. This is my first PC so bear with me.

Things I would like to know:

-I'm going to be gaming in 4k with FRAPS running, how well should this build run?

-How future proof is this build? will I need to upgrade too soon? I hopefully plan to run games like The Witcher 3 in 4k with max effects.

-Is there anything else you think I need? More Memory? More Cooling?

-Anything I should remove? add?

Thanks for any input!

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The Arctic Silver 5 isn't as good as the Arctic Cooling MX4 Thermal paste which is right now cheaper and better. Though it is a limited offer.

No SSD? Though I am not the best with building PCs, never built one, in my own experiences I recommend a SSD, especially with the gaming you are going to do, it is extremely recommended to get one. I am getting a Samsung 840 EVO SSD. Those seem good and cheap.

Though I can't confirm this, you don't need 4 GB on that graphics card, 2 GB should work fine. Don't take this completely seriously though, I am not 100% sure about this.

YOU NEED NITROGEN COOLING (only kidding) hahaha. Always made me laugh.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I updated it with an SSD. I'm pretty new at this so I'm a bit confused...why do I need an SSD and an HDD? does having the SSD improve performance?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah an SSD will- 1. Boost boot up speed significantly. Trust me, VERY FAST BOOT UP. 2. It will boost game loading speeds and FPS since it is loading a game from a HDD that isn't being used very much compared to the SSD.

Hope this helps!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. So will games and programs be stored on the SSD? 120GB would fill up quick. Or does just having the SSD in the system increase the boot speeds?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhh sorry, didn't talk about that.

Store your operating system on the SSD, there are many tutorials online on how to do that, and store all your other files on the HDD. Basically having the operating system put load on the SSD, and games put load on another drive- the HDD will boost the performance a lot. Hope that works out for you :P

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh awesome! thanks for that dude. Much appreciated.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Things I see that are off: 2 different sized monitors, if you are going multiple monitors why not go 3 of the same size for about the same price as the 2.

The speakers. There are 5.1 systems.. like one from Logitec for around the same price.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

the 21" monitor is for programs. I will be using the 4k 28" monitor for gaming. I also updated with different speakers. Thanks for that suggestion.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

The 506 is a good set I own that very same speaker system.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you are better of with 780TI SLI.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $334.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $100.00 @ NCIX US
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste $5.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $208.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $194.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $679.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $679.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $599.99 @ Best Buy
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.98 @ OutletPC
Mouse Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse $51.49 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers $60.99 @ Best Buy
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $3688.29
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $334.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $100.00 @ NCIX US
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste $5.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $208.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $169.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $194.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $599.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $599.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Hannspree HE225DPB 21.5" Monitor $109.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $599.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master JetFlo 95.0 CFM 120mm Fan $16.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.98 @ OutletPC
Mouse Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse $51.49 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers $60.99 @ Best Buy
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $3528.29

And this kills the 780ti SLI for 4k.

Look at this: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gtx_780_ti_sli_geforce_review,23.html

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