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DeltasEcho
  • 71 months ago

Hello guys, I was wondering if you could help me out a little. I am currently saving up to make a sub $1500 system. I was wondering if this would be sufficient

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.94 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $187.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $219.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $93.95 @ B&H
Case Fan Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 71.7 CFM 120mm Fan $29.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $17.99 @ NCIX US
Case Accessory NZXT Hue LED Controller $29.99
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Other Zalman Clip on Microphone $7.99
Other Maxtor 500GB External Hard Drive Purchased
Other Noontec Zoro HD Purchased
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1494.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-01 22:14 EDT-0400

I would be running on a single 1080p monitor.
Also wondering if there's a cheap mechanical simulating keyboard that exists that would fit in my price range. I already have a mouse that I would be using, (roccat mouse) that I love, so all I really need is a keyboard.

A question: Would these 2 x-fired cards be better than a single card for the same price? My friend who has built 3 computers for himself and others said it would... I don't know though.

Thanks again :)

Some

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  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

Why Are you crossfiring 280s? One card is better than two and you could maybe get two 290s in crossfire if you don't waste it on things like noctua fans and a expensive CPU cooler. GOU is more important and outputs more power so why put the CPU under water when it is the GPU that is more important?

That SSD is also very very bad.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your info. Nah, I wouldn't need two 290s. I would rather have everything nice and cool rather than a great system that's a toaster. How's this instead? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DeltasEcho/saved/Q8WBD3

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points
  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh wow, I didn't know that. Thanks for pointing it out :) Would a Mushkin Chronos be better?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) Hey Warlock I think I've heard about you. There was this guy who thanked you in the completed builds section :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

one 290 is better than two 280s. just a heads up.

edit: saw that you changed it already. anyways get the sapphire tri x 290 for a few more bucks. sapphire make the best amd video cards. and if you want to get even more power upgrade to the vapor x version from the tri x version for an extra $57.the vapor x surpasses a 290x in benchmark tests.

vapor x is more quiet and better cooling over the tri x.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DeltasEcho/saved/Q8WBD3

this better?

Thanks for your help :)

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

also u should go with the 500R case for an extra $10. the 500R gives you more cooling expansion since it has 10 slots for cooling fans.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I don't know, I like to see what's going on inside my case, and that has the mesh fan placement thing. I think i'll stick with my Fractal case. I was also looking into the NZXT H440, but I need an optical drive slot for my school... and yes I know I'll need to remove some drive bays to fit the 290

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

your buying extra cooling fans which means your probably.going to be buying more fans down the road. the 500R can't be beat for its price. especially with its cooling capabilities. not to mention the 500R can fit a 290x without removing any trays.

if u want to look inside ur case thats up to you but u can't play games and look into ur case at the same time. I prefer performance over looks anyday.

like I said its up to you but the 500R is also future proof for even bigger video cards so keep that in mind.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $98.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $84.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $120.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Vapor-X Video Card $460.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $93.94 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $17.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $17.99 @ NCIX US
Case Accessory NZXT Hue LED Controller $29.99
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Other Zalman Clip on Microphone $7.99
Other Maxtor 500GB External Hard Drive Purchased
Other Noontec Zoro HD Purchased
Other 2 Corsair Purple LED Fans 120mm $10.00
Other Optical Drive that I had lying around Purchased
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1398.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 15:52 EDT-0400

try this one and you save an extra $100. if you still want the fractal case and the motherboard you had go ahead and swap them. this ram is much better. if you want the blue version over the res.then utter costs an extra $5.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DeltasEcho/saved/Q8WBD3

How's that. Nah, the red is fine.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the msi z97 g55 sli motherboard is right now the best bang for the buck as it is under $100 for 3 more days before it goes up. it has plenty of extra USB ports among extra goodies. but what really makes it shine.besides the extra USB ports is that is has 3 slots for pci express 3 x16 which allows for sli and crossfire. no motherboard in the sub $100 price range can do that and have so many USB ports aswell.

also u want to stay away from micro atx motherboard unless u going for small form factor builds. micro atx boards are smaller than full size atx boards. this means u get less goodies such as less USB ports and less expansion slots.

go with the msi z97 g55 u won't regret it. just remember its price goes up another $15 in 3 days so grab it before.it goes up.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

True. I didn't know the Msi was on sale. Does Msi have something at least close to asus's suite?

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Msi, gigabyte , asrock and asus are all pretty much equal. It's really about weither ur a fanboy of a certain brand or just buying the best bang for the buck. I'm not a fanboy i just go with what's best for the price and right now msi have the upper hand for the next 3 days.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright thanks! I've been reading about it and it seems like it comes with some great software.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $98.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $84.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $120.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB Tri-X Video Card $538.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $93.94 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-P12-1300 54.4 CFM 120mm Fan $19.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $17.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $17.99 @ NCIX US
Case Accessory NZXT Hue LED Controller $29.99
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Other Zalman Clip on Microphone $7.99
Other Maxtor 500GB External Hard Drive Purchased
Other Noontec Zoro HD Purchased
Other 2 Corsair Purple LED Fans 120mm $10.00
Other Optical Drive that I had lying around Purchased
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1481.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 16:07 EDT-0400

here is a $1500 build using the 290x tri x. if you want the vapor x get ready to pay an extra $100-$200.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the msi z97 pc mate is in a combo deal with the i5 4690k for $310. thats a $20 savings off the g55. u may want to consider it if your looking to save $20. its not going to change urn performance if u do.

if your not going to use sli / crossefire or don't need many USB ports its worth getting at $80.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z97pcmate

here's the combo deal:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1732157

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1797357

this combo is also really good for $300. you get a better motherboard for basically $70 which is a steal really. but you gotta hurry up because it says this combo ends tonight.

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