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PC Case Gear Ice Mammoth build.

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  • 71 months ago

Hi guys, http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1411&products_id=28033

What does everyone think of this build? Worth the money? If not, why not.. any advice would be appreciated :)

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If it's only for gaming, no it's not.(An i5 would be enough, 16GB of RAM is too much for gaming(altough it doesn't matter at this price point, ...)

Manually built it would cost less:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $405.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $319.00 @ CPL Online
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $299.00 @ PCCaseGear
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $165.00 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) $799.00 @ Mwave Australia
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) $799.00 @ Mwave Australia
Case Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower Case $259.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $309.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $115.00 @ CPL Online
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan -
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $19.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case Fan NZXT FZ-120mm LED 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $19.00 @ PCCaseGear
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $3850.00

And there's a lot of stuff which you could change to save money..

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

A few things.

1) Mobo is too expensive. You probably don't need all the features. 2) Don't bother with RAM that's faster than 1866. $300 also looks way expensive. 3) You don't need two regular HDDs.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

For a prebuilt, they've actually put a surprisingly low margin/premium on this. Then again it is over 4 grand so their accountants are laughing...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $405.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $149.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $319.00 @ CPL Online
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $459.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $165.00 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $859.00 @ PCCaseGear
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $859.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower Case $259.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $309.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $110.99 @ Mwave Australia
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $19.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 59.1 CFM 120mm Fan $19.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan $22.00 @ PCCaseGear
Other LED lighting $25.00
Other Warranty and assembly (remaining cost) $126.01
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $4299.00

perhaps if you have a money-no-object view on things or are looking for 4K gaming then its an option, but otherwise complete overkill.

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