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Another $2000 build, advice appreciated

tbledowski

62 months ago

Looking on advice on following gaming build:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wTH3dC

A few questions:

Processor: Should I stick with i5 or go to i7 ? CPU Cooler: Should I stick with air go for liquid like Corsair ? Video Card: 2xGTX 970 SLI or single GTX 980 ?

Other constructive comments as for power supply, memory, motherboard are most welcome. I am trying create performance system from quality components that hopefully should run trouble free for a few years.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i5 for gaming, 970sli just select the game to see different benchmarks

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_970_sli_review,1.html

Get the corsair H100i to better cool and have a cleaner look. I change the psu for the evga G2 750. Why? with MIR at 70. This is a TIER 1 PSU and has a 10 year warranty. Made by superflower and jonnyguru gave it a 9.8. Probably the best 750 watts psu and that price.....

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story6&reid=380

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $209.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $75.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $244.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $189.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $114.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $334.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $334.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case $114.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1752.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 08:15 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

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