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Before I Hit Buy Can Someone Review my (i7 + GTX 980) Build?

lessthanadam

62 months ago

Crossed out parts are already owned.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $157.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $84.99 @ Amazon
Storage OCZ Vertex 450 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased
Storage Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $569.95 @ Amazon
Case Lian-Li PC-K58W ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased
Power Supply Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $106.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased
Optical Drive Sony BD-5300S-0B Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer Purchased
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1340.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-01 18:07 EST-0500

I'm just about to buy everything, but I'd really appreciate it if someone could look it over to make sure I didn't do something stupid.

Thanks!

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Nothing stupid there, but you can refine a couple of things. Faster memory benefits performance for a small cost http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1866c9

That PSU is overpowered for single GPU, but not big enough if you intend to add a second GPU later. The 750W version of the same PSU is on offer http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-hx750

The EVGA 970 and 980 have been reviewed as noisy, MSI, Gigabyte and Asus all quieter.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your help Tel!

I took your suggested RAM option. Also, the HX750W is the same price, so I'll get that instead!

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

750W is enough for SLI 980's, good review including power recommendations if you are interested http://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/geforce-gtx-980-sli-review,1.html

As noise doesn't bother you then those EVGA cards are about the fastest you can get.

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