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Anyway to improve and lower the price of this build?

Peterintherain
  • 71 months ago

I have come up with this part list but I have a budget of $2000 or lower. The purpose of the build is for Gaming and 3d modeling/animation. What can I change to get the build under $2000 but be good for gaming and 3d work?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $322.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $97.16 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $148.49 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $199.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $659.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor $479.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse $63.63 @ NCIX US
Other Vortex POKER II PBT Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Cherry MX) $119.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2611.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 19:29 EDT-0400

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair ram is spendy, I think there's better value in a different ssd, 760w psu is a little overkill unless you're gonna be adding another 780ti.

Trimmed off about $130 with minimal performance difference (ssd may be a little slower, you'll prolly need a stopwatch to notice it tho), I guess you could get a cheaper case, there's some in the $50-60 range that are nice imo, to save some more, but that's about all I can see tbh (noob tho...)

Oh, budget air cooler will save ~$60, you won't be able to oc it as much of course but the 212 evo's only a few degrees/decibels away from the top air coolers iirc - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $322.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $97.16 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $148.49 @ Newegg
Memory PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.00 @ Amazon
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.91 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $659.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650W 80+ Platinum Certified ATX Power Supply $103.98 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor $479.99 @ Mac Mall
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse $63.63 @ NCIX US
Other Vortex POKER II PBT Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Cherry MX) $119.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2487.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 21:42 EDT-0400

edit. oh, you need to be below 2k, you'll have to make some sacrifices in that case...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.00 @ Amazon
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.91 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $659.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.98 @ OutletPC
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650W 80+ Platinum Certified ATX Power Supply $103.98 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG 27EC33V-B 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $247.58 @ Newegg
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse $63.63 @ NCIX US
Other Vortex POKER II PBT Mechanical Keyboard (Brown Cherry MX) $119.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1964.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 21:56 EDT-0400

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