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1st timer, gaming pc expert's help needed

BULLSEYE
  • 71 months ago

Hello, im trying to make a good gaming pc for extreme gaming for less than $1500 (the less the better). I've made 2 builds both are similar but i'm going with one of them, which is: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/BULLSEYE/saved/MnpmP6
I'm not experienced with pc's as i've always bought laptops randomly, Which parts can be replaced for cheaper ones that give same or better performance? or something i can get a better performance for the same $, does water cooled pc means cpu water cooled only or is it more than that? Thanks. Note1: yes im thinking of overclocking. Note2: i didnt include case on purpose.

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I was told that the i7 offer diminishing returns when overclocking, also read this on TomsHardware somewhere woohoo found said article http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I didnt get it, also the link says page not found.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

awkwierd I have it open in my browser still...

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $57.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $81.87 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.92 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case $53.99 @ Mwave
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.24 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TRENDnet TEW-805UB 802.11a/b/g/n/ac USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ TigerDirect
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1109.92
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks in advance, and for core did you mean dual-core Pentium G3258 is better? and isnt gtx 780 better than sapphire?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I think i meant to click the r9 290, but in anycase $495 vs $219? The 780 is NOT that much better than the 280 better yes but not worth that.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

hmm then i might rethink and change to r9 290, ty.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

No prob, I personally think in the higher GPU end Nvidia price to perfomance ratio is horrible. But thats my opinion.

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