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maxbarton

63 months ago

Just wanting to see if I've managed to pull out the most power I can from $1600. I'm going to try and hit Black Friday sales throughout the month and want to be prepared with a list to keep an eye out for. Am I missing some good choices out there? Any ways to save some money without sacrificing performance? Or is there something that costs a little more but would add a good value?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BLFhGX

Thoughts?

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  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Personally, I feel that this might hold better. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Slomoeshon/saved/dXP7YJ I changed the cpu to a better cpu, and changed the motherboard to accompany the different chip set. I also downgraded the psu since it had a higher wattage than needed while also making sure the efficiency was atleast gold. You'd get some all around better performance from this.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I was considering the x99 chipset. I wasn't sure if the extra cost would be worth it. I went ahead and added back some RAM and upgraded to the 5930k. I'd like to eventually go with SLI and it would allow me to run in full 16x/16x. I thought the Extreme4 mobo might also be a good choice with the current rebate offers. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TYhrt6

Of course this definitely strains the budget. (Granted upcoming sales might help that)

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