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On deployment, so $4500 max. Want your opinions, critiques, etc

jmskiller
  • 71 months ago

just like the title says, I'm currently on deployment stocking money and I want a computer that will last through the tech advances for the next couple years. If you have any better part ideas, or ways to make this list cheaper ( without significantly reducing quality/performance) I would love for you to give a description why. Thank You! <333

part list : http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jmskiller/saved/vtqBD3

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on how long you're planning on waiting before purchasing anything.... I think Haswell-E and the X99 platform is supposed to be out by the end of the year. Just a thought, might be worth the wait.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

State intended use(s) of system in question.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Well from the top:

A 4960x is ridiculous price. It isn't remotely worth it. In general I don't recommend x79 at all. For starters, it's going to be replaced in a matter of months. What's more it's always a generation behind the mainstream cpus so core for core performance a 4970k will outperform even a 4960x. Further, no games to date use more than 4 cores, and none really make use of hyperthreading. Even then, it's load balancing primarily, not performance improvement. I'd get a 4790k and a solid water cooler.

I'd also change the motherboard to a z97 that supports 4 way sli (plx chip in it to multiplex 16 pci lanes to 32). They start at like 200 bucks ish.

32 GB of RAM is beyond overkill. 16gb is plenty for now and the next several years easy from what we've seen so far, and there's 0 reason to believe otherwise.

Videocards I'd get 3 290x over 2 780TIs. You get a lot more performance, more VRAM, and it would still be cheaper or the same price as 2 780TIs. Heck you could get 4 290s from the get go and get ridiculous performance.

Would bump the PSU up to 1300w for 3 cards, 1600 for 4 cards. EVGA Supernova G2 and Lepa respectively.

Switch to windows 8/8.1. Better performance, directx12 support (will be a big deal in the coming years), and exact same UI experience once you have 8.1 and a start menu button replacement installed.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Battlefield 4 utilises more than 4 cores, but besides that a 4790x will be slightly better for gaming performance, but if your spending that much, you may as well go top of the line.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $99.25 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $314.49 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $205.99 @ Amazon
Storage *Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $247.99 @ NCIX US
Storage *Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $93.00 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $469.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $469.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $469.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $469.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply LEPA G Series 1600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $229.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $95.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $589.99 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $97.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $4334.58
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria

Here you have the king of overkill. I even added a 4k Monitor and still cant reach 4.5k USD

For better efficiency you need a custom watercooling system.

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty much agree with this with a few caveats:

I'd switch the motherboard to one that has onboard ac wifi, like the gaming g1 black edition which saves money.

Would change the CPU cooler because you're getting dominator platinums that are going to be entirely covered by the d15 heatsink, so I'd pick up an x61.

Change the RAM to something that goes more with the color scheme like corsair vengeance pros

Increase the hard drive size to 3tb.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Mwave
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 WIFI-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $341.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $179.99 @ Newegg
Storage *Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $247.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $469.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $469.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $469.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290X 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (4-Way CrossFire) $469.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply LEPA G Series 1600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $229.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $95.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $589.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $4265.81
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Much better than mine

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Throw in a new keyboard and mouse and you're there.

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