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siliconwafer

62 months ago

Hi All,

I am trying to build my dream mean machine good at gaming with 7.1 channel sound support please help me to optimize the parts selected and where i can cut or where should i really invest ,as this going to be my first project so really need a guiding help.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/siliconwafer/saved/Dqrtt6

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)

//Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($146.81 @ Amazon) //edited and downgraded to 8

Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($92.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.88 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($348.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)

Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Micro Center)

Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Micro Center)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)

Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($264.99 @ Amazon)

Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Rx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($39.99 @ Amazon) //Removed as recommended

Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($38.28 @ OutletPC)

Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($26.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $1765.85 to 1672.00

EDIT:My Budget is 1200 to 1500 max(any suggestion to keep in budget without compromising much on performance is highly appreciated)

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

im late but as others said for gaming the i5-4690k is the sweet spot and 8 gigs of ram is more than enough. Get a SSD for the OS, really worth it. The CX series is tier 3, get the EVGA which is tier 1 (the best) and has a 10 year warranty. The gigabyte sniper series has great onboard audio hardware!!

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4952#ov

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-G1.SNIPER Z97 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Adorama
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $348.99 @ NCIX US
Case Azza SIRIUS ATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $39.99 @ Micro Center
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $38.28 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1446.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-14 20:29 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

well you could go with a i5 instead since i7's are like $100 more for hyperthreading which is useless

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You can probably get a cheaper motherboard and also add an ssd for your OS and for a few programs the might benefit from it.

Also, I don't know anything about soundcards, but that seems a bit cheap to be a good one. I could be wrong of course, but just my thoughts.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok,lemme dig more into it.SSD i will add later :)

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

do you need sli support on your motherboard? if not, you can get one nearly the same for half price.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

I am kind of confused just in case i add extra GPU,want to make it kind of future proof for at least 3 to 4 years.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

ah okay, then yes you should stick with it.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

also you really don't need the water cooler if you're not going to overclock.

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok that helps coz i have been thinking wether to go for 8 or 16 and i hope 8 is good,so i guess i can save few bucks there and yes i am even giving up sound card.

Thanks a lot :)

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