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4k gaming dream build

TwistyTreats
  • 71 months ago

I am final on these parts unless there is really somthing better then this. I am half way saved up and I am ready to stop think and buy the parts that I can. Can anyone give some feedback to improve the quality? Please do not say it is a waste of money. I want to play 4k and idc how much goes in to it. 5g is max though.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/z9NRgs

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Is there some illogical goal to hit 4-5k? You don't even need most of this for gaming (or most other things for that matter). It is massive overkill. I would highly recommend to reconsider the majority of your choices.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed. I understand wanting to get the best, but you're not doing a good job of allocating the money. 4930k is actually slightly worse in gaming performance than a 4770k or 4790k because it's based on the older ivy bridge cpu design and games don't make use of more than 4 cores, and almost none use hyperthreading.

32 GB of RAM is not going to help you in ANY gaming scenario at all. 16gb is more than plenty, and faster ram isn't particularly useful either.

Why buy 6gb 780s when you can get 4 290s for the money that's cheaper than the 780s and outperform them in every measurable way?

The fans you chose for (what I'm guessing is) the krakens are air flow optimized, not static pressure. Better off getting the Aerocool DS Dead Silence fans.

You don't need a fan controller considering that the fans for the clcs will be controlled by the CLCs and the case fans can be controlled by the motherboard.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to be able to play 4k games at 60+fps with AA. Its not a goal. I just need that much money to do it

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need that much money to do it. Actually you need half that or even less.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

show me then.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Why only DDR3-1600? if you are going to spend that much on a build already, atleast go with DDR3-1866 or higher.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed it to 2133

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Cant see much else wrong with it, all looks pretty good.... should be a good build.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

All this needless spending LOL

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to play latest games 4k. Not needless

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

And as everyone is trying to tell you, you don't need to spend 5k to play games at 4k at high settings.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ TigerDirect
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $286.38 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $82.98 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $107.00 @ B&H
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $359.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $359.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $359.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $359.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower Case $111.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply LEPA G Series 1600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $289.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GEN DVD/CD Drive $17.45 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $94.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $612.99 @ B&H
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller $28.97 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $114.99 @ NCIX US
Mouse Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition Wired Laser Mouse $67.12 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $3773.78

Over 1k less AND better gaming performance.

  • 71 months ago
  • -1 points
  1. You took out the GPU cooling
  2. Took out the CPU I want for 6 cores
  3. Why would you give me 8gb of ram? Thats stupid
  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Why do you need 6 cores? For gaming it's useless.

Why do you need more than 8gb of ram? For gaming it's useless.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

So I can do other stuff at the same time. If im spending alot of money why cheap out? Also I am furture proofing.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you new to this?

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

To put things in perspective, with my 4770k when I'm gaming I also have the following running at all times:

Outlook

IRC

iTunes (yes people don't like it but I do, to hell with the world lol)

TS

Over 3 dozen chrome windows

Skype

Streaming via Shadowplay

And I have never had issues with my CPU not being able to handle it. As for future proofing, a lot of people in the pc building community hate the term because you can NEVER predict what will happen next, or what is the most important thing a few years from now. For example, for over a decade now people have suggested i7s because hyperthreading would be good for "future proofing". However, to date, there have been absolutely 0 benefits to having hyperthreading UNLESS the programs you use on a daily basis SPECIFICALLY have code optimized for hyperthreading. There isn't a lot of software out there that does this for most general users, though there are exceptions (rendering, photo editing etc).

While the 4930k does in fact have two more cores, it's also on a dead platform. With the release of the Haswell E processors, x79 and socket 2011 will be replaced by x99 and socket 2011-3, which are not compatible. On the other hand, z97 is compatible with the upcoming broadwell CPUs, if anything meaning it is more "future proof" than a 4930k. Add to that that in terms of core per core performance, the 4770k/4790k is on average around 8-15% faster than the 4930k and really the 4930k isn't future proofing at all.

For the GPU cooling, you could most certainly add back the krakens, I just couldn't be bothered to readd them and all the fans too :P. I wouldn't bother with the x40/x41 though, as the price is well beyond the performance you get out of it. The truth is even with an h55 a 290 or 290x will see load temperatures drop AT LEAST 20 C from the people I've seen on OCN (by all means you can check in the water cooling subforum there is a Kraken G10 owners club, ask around for yourself). As for replacement fans, to keep your build in the same color scheme I'd go for the Aerocool DS Dead Silence 120mm fans in red.

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Very Close to my 4K build, just recommend two SSD's running raid 0 for better gaming performance.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $549.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $111.22 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus X79 Deluxe ATX LGA2011 Motherboard $326.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $330.98 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 730 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $204.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Intel 730 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $204.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way SLI) $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way SLI) $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $149.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Cooler Master V1000 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $193.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $612.99 @ B&H
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan $14.07 @ Amazon
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan $14.07 @ Amazon
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre Pro LED 56.2 CFM 120mm Fan $14.07 @ Amazon
Keyboard Ducky DK9008 Shine 3 Green LED Backlit (Black Cherry MX) Wired Standard Keyboard -
Mouse Corsair Raptor M45 Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $4153.27
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