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Game Dev/Gaming Rig - Opinions wanted

Frantos

63 months ago

Hello, so I would like some opinions on this rig. I will mostly be gaming/game dev on this rig(Like Unity, Blender, Gimp, etc.) I will also do some video editing on this system. I would also like to be able to run games on the 3 screens on high-ish settings. The main reason I chose 3x 1080p monitors instead of 1440p or 4k is: they're fairly cheap, I'll be using them for productive reasons. I would also like to keep the red/black theme, but thats just optional :P I will be overclocking the CPU to around 4.5Ghz and also do a slight overclock on both of the GPU's.

Ok thanks for any opinions any of you can give! :D

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.97 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $79.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $146.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $98.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) $368.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) $368.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $98.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $159.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $251.33 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $251.33 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $251.33 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2605.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-14 17:16 EST-0500

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks really good. The only thing I'd change is swap the SSD for an 840 EVO for virtually the same performance for cheaper, and spend the extra on a better cooler, like an H105, or a Cooler Master 240M preferably.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I see the 840 EVO is a good choice, I think I'll stick with the H100i. Thank you for your feedback

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright. Have fun building.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :D

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