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Is this a solid gaming build for $1750?

krete11
  • 71 months ago

Also, I need suggestions for air cooling, I am willing to raise the budget to $1850 if necessary. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor $174.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $78.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $158.12 @ NCIX US
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.40 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $365.66 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual FTW ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $365.66 @ Newegg
Case Apevia X-Sniper G-Type ATX Mid Tower Case $59.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor $127.58 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair Vengeance 1300 5.1 Channel Headset $68.83 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1745.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 00:39 EDT-0400

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  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is what i would do:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $87.31 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.40 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card $539.99 @ Amazon
Case Apevia X-Sniper G-Type ATX Mid Tower Case $59.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $123.98 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair Vengeance 1300 5.1 Channel Headset $68.83 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1720.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 01:56 EDT-0400
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU: Always better to go with an intel in higher budget builds.

Motherboard: reputable brand, "future proof"

Ram: 16gb isn't necessary for gaming or general use.

GPU: save your self the trouble and dont sli. Get a better card and get a second one in the future.

Power Supply: plenty of power for your build, should have enough for sli as well. Its also gold certified and fully modular.

You say you can increase your budget. I would put it towards your gpu and get a 780ti:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $87.31 @ OutletPC
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.40 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $669.99 @ Amazon
Case Apevia X-Sniper G-Type ATX Mid Tower Case $59.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $123.98 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VS228H-P 21.5" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair Vengeance 1300 5.1 Channel Headset $68.83 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1850.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 01:55 EDT-0400

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