- 70 months ago
I have a rig my buddy basically built for me back in 2010. It was built to last 4-5 years which it has masterfully. My rig was bottlenecked by 2x GTX 460s in SLi and a Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition CPU. I bought a Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X to go in my Cooler Master Storm Scout case, but my HDD Cage was too large and the GPU would not fit. I looked at some vids of people modding their Storm Scouts as this is a common problem with GPUs longer than 10", but I didn't want to put that much effort into and I've been looking at having a seeding machine. Also, the fact that the GPU didn't fit pissed me off, so I'm resorted to buying a new rig.
Here is my build:
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$229.98 @ OutletPC|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler||$71.74 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$144.99 @ Amazon|
|Memory||Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$79.99 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$129.99 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$55.99 @ NCIX US|
|Video Card||Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card||$289.99 @ Newegg|
|Case||Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case||$117.24 @ Mwave|
|Power Supply||Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$139.99 @ Newegg|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$16.98 @ OutletPC|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$84.99 @ NCIX US|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1361.87|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-07 14:32 EDT-0400|
First off, realize I already have x1 280X at the house so I will end up having them CrossFired.
CPU: I've read nothing but good things about the i5 4690K 3.5GHz and I will probably be overclocking it some. A Noctua NH-D14 came highly recommended by the guys at r/buildapc, especially if I plan to overclock any.
Mobo: I've read nothing but great reviews on the Asus Z97-A.
RAM: I originally had 16GB of GSkill Ripjaw which is what I have in my current rig and they have been great. They are very high profile and I was looking for something that was as good performance with a lower profile. I also was told 8GB would be plenty, even with two cards in Crossfire, so I went with the Kingston HyperX.
HDD: I wanted to spend a little bit on a larger SSD so I can have my OS and Steam running off of it. The Caviar Blue will be great for the rest.
GPU: Obviously since I already have 1x 280X, getting another for Crossfire is optimal.
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70. I wanted something with plenty of room and it looks pretty awesome so I'm happy here.
PSU: Looking for some advice here. I currently have a Corsair RM-1000W fully modular. I've read where 750W or 850W are plenty. I've only ever had Corsair PSUs, so if anyone has another recommendation that may be less Wattage but still plenty for my system, I'm all ears.
Optical Drive: For CD/DVD burning.
OS: Windows 7 Premium Edition. I loathe all that is Windows 8.1. Unless someone can really talk me out of it, I will be getting W7.
Thanks in advance and I appreciate ya'll taking time to read through my thoughts. I'm not new to computer builds, but this will be my first doing so solo.
Edit: Also, would I need additional case fans? Cooling is probably the one thing I'm least proficient at judging.