- 71 months ago
I'm building a new PC (as mine is now several years old and destined for my wife), and have been playing around with some options.
The overall goal of this build is to play current gen games @ 1080p at very high/max settings, and be extensible enough for an 'update' in a year or two (probably going to SLI, for instance) to stay at this mark. Another possible option would be to go to SLI to drive multiple monitors.
I think I've hit a pretty good sweet spot of performance and price, but I'd love to get some input from more experienced builders, if anyone has any thoughts (such as alternatives on parts, ways to increase performance or reduce price, general feedback on if I've met my goals, etc.)
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$238.99 @ Amazon|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler||$78.99 @ Newegg|
|Motherboard||Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$139.99 @ NCIX US|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$152.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$212.99 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card||$304.99 @ NCIX US|
|Case||Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case||$129.99 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$114.99 @ Micro Center|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$16.98 @ OutletPC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.98 @ OutletPC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1467.88|
Thanks in advance!