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Gaming and AUTOCAD build. $1500 +/- looking for help bringing price down and finding a PSU

Anammox

63 months ago

I play a variety of games - CS, arma 3 altis life, wasteland, dayz, take on helis, SC2, PS2, and plan on getting into star citizen. FPS, RTS, MMO, cpu intensive, gpu intensive; I want a beast cpu and a beast gpu to cover all my bases. I would be streaming if my internet was better so I need to handle that as well should my internet get better.

I do some civil 3d when im not in the office sometimes so it would be nice if it ran like it did at work.

[PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $135.55 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.89 @ Directron
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $349.89 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $149.00 @ B&H
Monitor QNIX QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $335.90 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1949.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-22 20:27 EST-0500

I'm hoping black friday/cyber monday will have some deals I can take advantage of that will bring my overall cost down.

In the meantime, does anyone see anything that could be switched out for less expensive versions that perform close to the same? I don't NEED the i7 HT for autocad, but I do like the base 4.0ghz. I plan on doing some simple cpu overclocking (on my old asus board I used the automatic bios overclocking) and as far as I know the ga z97x has some easy bios cpu overclocking available as well.

I am excited to get a 1440p monitor, but have heard mixed reviews of the qnix, and don't really know how to go about ordering korean ones off ebay with confidence. I want eye candy IPS monitors and don't care very much about 120+hz for FPS games (I think the qnix can be overclocked a bit which would be great).

Could someone comment on the PSU? I would consider getting a second 970 about a year from now to run in SLI so depending on the price difference between a bigger and smaller PSU to allow for that and other kinds of upgrades in the future, I would probaby lean towards a bigger PSU.

Let me know what you guys think. I know my fair share about building pcs but have much to learn.

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

you will be able to render like 3 things at once with that man. my school uses dell optiplex towers for CAD

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