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Can anyone skim some price off this?

usmc2014

62 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/usmc2014/saved/XRCgXL

I'm pretty happy with this build but my hardware knowledge is lacking. Is there anywhere I am going overkill and could go less on? I am going to be using this for almost strictly gaming. I think I might be rolling heavy with the CPU buuuut...That's why I'm asking here! I would like to get into the sub $2k range but if thats not otainable then so be it.

Price point: >$2,000 USD

Use: Strictly gaming/web browsing

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  • 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 $219.98 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.98 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $134.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $154.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $129.94 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $23.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1873.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 12:47 EST-0500

An i7 is definitely overkill. I included the default version of your CPU, if you are planning on overclocking go ahead and grab the "K" version.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the SSD comparable to the 850evo? Or is it a large difference?

Will there be a noticeable difference in preformance between the i7 and i5? I don't yet know how to overclock but I plan to dabble around in it

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The only difference in the SSDs that you'll notice is the price. They both have over 500mb/s read and write, which is what you usually look for. For your CPU, you won't really notice a difference without an i7. You should be fine, even on 1440p. If you would like to do any sort of overclocking, grab the i5-4690k. It'll still be under your budget and it's a great CPU.

Edited for clarification.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Logically I know you're right but I just have this real desire to stick with the i7. There's no real reason for it however. I've come to the conclusion I'll be dropping upwards of 2k. If I'm going to be spending the money, I don't think I want to compromise on it. The knowledge on the ssd was awesome though. I didn't know if there would be a noticeable difference.

Thanks for your help!

Semper fi.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Some money shaved off as requested. I really see no reason to downgrade your CPU to an i5 considering your budget is $2k. If you want to shave off more money, reconsider your case choice. I don't really think you need that big of a case. But that's up to you.

Edited: Changed PSU choice.

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 Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Newegg
Memory Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $199.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $134.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $138.17 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $128.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $23.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1990.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-16 13:37 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh and for further shaving, there are cheaper 970's available. I'm guessing you picked STRIX for a reason so I didn't really touch them.

Also consider going to cheaper Z97 board...

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! You're right on the case. I chose it because I'm a tall guy, 6'7", and I like the things I own to be big as well. It's one of my weirder quirks. I'd prefer the 900 but at $300 and no immediate plans to watercool, I didn't see the point. I also picked the Strix because Linus sold me on them.

The more I search the more I think that what I want is going to stay right in the immediate vicinity of $2k. That save on the ssd was crucial though. Thanks for that!

Semper fi.

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