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P-Stig
  • 70 months ago

Had a idea of a budget of about $2Kish. This is my second build ever, and my first time dabbling into any type of liquid cooling. Will also be my first Intel system. :) My current build is overclocked on air, and has been running strong for 4 years. (AMD Phenom II x6 @ 3.85Ghz and Radeon 6970 900/1400)

Purpose of the build is for 100% gaming on 1920 x 1080 res at this time. I primarily play Planetside 2, which is very CPU intensive. I am CPU bottlenecked with my current system. I also wish to be ready for future games.

I want to add a few things to convey my train of thought on some parts chosen...

*Going with a AIO CPU liquid cooler, because the room I game in gets hot during the summer, and I plan to overclock.

*Decided upon the Swiftech H320 over the H220, because they are both the same price!

*The RAM was the best I could find with low CAS, and tight timings for a nice price. Not sure why I went 1866 though.

*1000W power supply, as I may add a 2nd Video card when the price drops.

*Will probably upgrade to a higher res monitor in the future.

Let me know what you think, I am open to suggestions and tips.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Swiftech H320 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $184.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill TridentX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $186.32 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital VelociRaptor 600GB 3.5" 10000RPM Internal Hard Drive $139.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card $679.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $175.98 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $186.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2108.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 07:48 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU is overkill for 1080p

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU is overkill even with dual SLI and overclocking.

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