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First desktop sense grade school

PJCobra

63 months ago

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/PJCobra/saved/JmFYcf

You can ignore the accessories. First build. Hoping to make it last a few years. Would appreciate input and opinions

Thanks

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, that's quite an extreme build, but honestly, the parts aren't well picked.

It's your choice, yes, but sincerely you can go way better. So I would probably put in the new Intel Core i7-5820K, change the motherboard for an ASUS one. Then, go with 8GB DDR4 RAM, you can upgrade that later with more. Instead of 2x 980 nVIDIA superclocked go with 2x 970 nVIDIA no superclocked. For such an extreme build at least a 80+ gold power supply would be required, and maybe get a less expensive audio gear? Its your choice but a 7.1 surround sound headset would do the job for 100$...

Well I gave my opinion, do as you wish.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your input. I really dont know what im doing so I do need it.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, at least get a i7 4790k and 16GB of faster ram for alot cheaper.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I was told changing for an i7 was useless if im just intending to game

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

It is.

Give me a minute to go over this and I'll see what I can come up with

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Memory Express
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $81.19 @ DirectCanada
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $115.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (2-Way SLI) $408.75 @ DirectCanada
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (2-Way SLI) $408.75 @ DirectCanada
Case Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor Asus PB287Q 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $648.95 @ Vuugo
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $32.98 @ DirectCanada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2327.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-20 17:26 EST-0500

Moved to Z97 chipset, upgraded to Haswell i5, found a less expensive 1 TB drive

Don't really need 16GB RAM for gaming

SLI 980's is heavy overkill, SLI 970's are a bit more cost efficient and should still last quite a while

And yeah, a 7.1 headset would do fine.. or a cheaper set of stereo speakers..

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Wicked thanks a lot. My buddy suggested that cpu but motherboard didnt support before. Ive been living off laptops for the last 6 years and am trying to get educated again with towers.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/PX4zCJ This should last aleast 7 years and is ddr4 and has room for another gtx980. Although its over your original price but its only by $250

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