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62 months ago

pick between option 1 and option 2:

Option 1:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $244.48 @ Amazon Canada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.89 @ DirectCanada
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $7.56 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $233.98 @ DirectCanada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel 730 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $138.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.89 @ DirectCanada
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $399.00 @ Canada Computers
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $129.98 @ Newegg Canada
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1452.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 23:05 EST-0500

Option 2:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $332.98 @ DirectCanada
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.89 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $178.98 @ Newegg Canada
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel 730 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $138.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.95 @ DirectCanada
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $417.95 @ Vuugo
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $129.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Memory Express
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1484.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 23:04 EST-0500

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

For gaming I would go with the first

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with option 1, since those look like gaming rigs to me. I'm curious on why the ROG board, though. Any specific feature you're after that you're giving up over $$ on the other build, or just upping the board to balance prices? If you can survive an extra $150, give or take, touch up option 1 with the MSI board and a 980...

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