- 70 months ago
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$254.99 @ NCIX|
|CPU Cooler||Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler||$28.99 @ Canada Computers|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$123.50 @ Vuugo|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$89.98 @ Newegg Canada|
|Storage||Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$109.99 @ Memory Express|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$104.99 @ Memory Express|
|Video Card||Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card||$389.99 @ NCIX|
|Case||Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case||$89.99 @ NCIX|
|Power Supply||EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$99.99 @ NCIX|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)||$163.34 @ TigerDirect Canada|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1455.75|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-09 00:11 EDT-0400|
(The total cost should be around 100 bucks cheaper, since I can get the OS at the student rate)
Specifically, I wanted to know more about what I should buy for the motherboard, as I've seen posts where people said the mobo was far too high-end for the system as a whole, as well as the reverse where the motherboard limited how much overclocking could be done. There doesn't seem to be that much literature readily available on this topic, and I would love to hear what you guys have to say/suggest.
The one that I've got picked out so far seems to offer everything that I need, as well as supporting crossfire/SLI for future upgrades. The reason I'm confused here is because if you take, for example, a comparison with this board it seems to me like basically the same thing except for 2 extra SATA slots/more compatible RAM frequencies, but nearly $80 difference. Where does that money go to?
I'm also a bit concerned that I'm spending too much on the PSU, any thoughts?