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Will be purchasing towards the end of the year, any suggestions?

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  • 72 months ago

I have come up with a list of parts I'm looking at getting but since it will be a while before I actually start looking to buy anything I figured it would be a good idea to ask around and do some deeper research for maximum performance/price ratio.

The PC will be used mainly for gaming, WoW, GW2, Borderlands 2 etc probably more HD gaming like Watchdogs after the upgrade.

This is what I have so far:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $359.99 @ NCIX
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $232.25 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $82.79 @ DirectCanada
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $209.00 @ Canada Computers
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $444.95 @ Vuugo
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.98 @ Newegg Canada
Optical Drive LG GH22NS50 Bulk DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $158.32 @ TigerDirect Canada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1942.25

Does anyone have any suggestions as to changes I could make? For example if more fans would help, a new CPU will be coming out later or if any incompatibilities are noticed. Thanks.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Change that seagate to hitachi since they are more reliable and also check that the G. skill memory is compatible with that motherboard since there have been some problems recently with asus and G. skill not being compatible.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You could make this build pump out a lot more performance with some changes:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $266.24 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $134.25 @ Vuugo
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $82.79 @ DirectCanada
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $409.99 @ NCIX
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $409.99 @ NCIX
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ NCIX
Optical Drive LG GH22NS50 Bulk DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $108.27 @ DirectCanada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2006.48

Went 60 bucks over your original build, but got you two more powerful gpus than the 770 without impacting the performance of the build. Also, since this is a gaming focused build, i7 hyperthreading isn't important. Hyperthreading is used in almost 0 games, and to date there's no reason to believe it will be something supported anytime soon.

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