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chuckdickiner

62 months ago

this is what ive come up with for the BEST options for 1700. i already have a case with 2 fans in it. Any suggestions on changes?

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/chuckdickiner/saved/jjqWGX

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You're pretty much golden on that build.

  • 62 months ago
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now this will be only for gaming, although id like to play things on ultra settings. probably wont be overclocking anything further than how it is purchased. any changes i can make to reduce costs? id like to spend less if i could.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $192.27 @ TigerDirect
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $67.83 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.77 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $549.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $134.99 @ Mwave
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.36 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.36 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1489.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 10:22 EST-0500

I've made some major changes to reduce costs. First, you don't need an i7. If you don't have an i7, you don't need 16gb of RAM. You don't need liquid cooling either, the CPU cooler I gave you is amazing and incredibly quiet. Make sure you look on Noctua's website for compatibility between their coolers and your mobo/RAM, just type in "Noctua NH-D14 compatibility" in Google. Their coolers are so big they extend over the first RAM slot. Also, you didn't have a regular hard drive in your build along with your SSD so I put one in there just in case you forgot.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

If this is only for gaming: drop the i7 and the RAM. For gamers, an i5-4690k is the best. However, since you won't be overclocking, get an i5-4690. Also, for gaming, you only need 8 GB of RAM.

You're going to need an HDD (1 TB or more). 250 GB runs out really fast.

If you're doing 1080p, get a 970 instead. Also: EVGA 900's have misaligned cooling pipes. They run hotter and louder, and therefore have a shorter lifespan.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $224.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $31.99 @ Directron
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $138.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $82.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $121.98 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $349.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $134.99 @ Mwave
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $94.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.36 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.36 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1283.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 10:30 EST-0500

I dropped the thermal paste and the cooler, because most of them come with thermal paste preapplied (check anyway). I switched the card to an MSI 970 so you can take advantage of motherboard->GPU software. I added an HDD (that's very reliable).

EDIT: Because you're not overclocking at all, you don't need the CPU cooler at all. The CPU comes with a stock cooler. However, it doesn't really matter, especially when you're saving $400

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

i do have two hard drives as well. neither of which are fast but i currently have a laptop with 250gb ssd and it has plenty of space left. the other two hard drives will just be used for everything but games and os

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

also if i dont get an i7/16gb ram, wont it bottleneck my gpu?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

No. You're fine with a 980 and an i5 with 8 gb.

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