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gremlinfat
  • 71 months ago

Looking for opinions on bottlenecking or bang for buck suggestions. Used mostly for gaming. I realize the monitor will bottleneck the higher resolutions, but I want to maintain fps on ultra settings for years to come.

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $167.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $83.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $489.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $169.99 @ TigerDirect
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Wired Network Adapter Intel EXPI9301CTBLK 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter $29.71 @ Amazon
Other AOC i2757fh 27" $269.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1863.58

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks nice, I'm kinda noob tho...

Motherboard has built in ethernet so you don't need the card, PSU wattage is a little overkill and I favor seasonic when looking at a high cost line... or any I guess, they're great :-D

Unless you have some serious expansion plans I don't think you need such a large case, but that's your call at the end of the day of course.

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $167.99 @ NCIX US
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $83.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $479.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $139.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Other AOC i2757fh 27" $269.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1753.87
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Good catch on the card, saved me some money. I'm not really digging the Newegg reviews on anything Seasonic lately, from DOA to high pitched noise. Not sure what the future holds as this is my first build so I may just invest in the large case and PSU, may add some more gpu's or something later. Thanks for the input

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Needa 660w PSU max. ALso if you want ultra setings for years to come, you should consider going with the 780ti.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I though about going with the 780ti. Just costs so much. I'm still considering it though. PSU is for potential future SLI setup. Thanks

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Much more performance for about the same price:

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $123.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $83.98 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $369.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $369.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $58.72 @ Mwave
Power Supply Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.99 @ Mwave
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Other AOC i2757fh 27" $269.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1877.59
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I like that build, but I'm a noob and the stutter issues and games not supporting Crossfire/SLI are concerning for me. I have been reading Newegg reviews, which ultimately lead to me selecting higher priced components than you listed. I'm worried that I will have a hard time isolating problems or unreliable components since I'm new to this.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Reading newegg reviews or any other etailer review may be the single worst option for you. The fact is that much more often than not the people that will post a review are those that had a bad experience with the product or got a defective one.

As for not supporting crossfire/sli, the vast majority of games do. Some bigger titles will release without support, but it will later be added in 99% of the time.

As for stutter issues, it's a thing of the past for both nvidia and amd.

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