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~$2200 1440p gaming build. Any suggestions wanted!

GMANCLAN

62 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $146.81 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $140.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $569.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $149.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $129.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor $469.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2188.74
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-17 10:20 EST-0500

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $137.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $146.81 @ Amazon
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 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) $349.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $134.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $128.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor $469.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2280.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-17 10:29 EST-0500

Two 970's will do you way better than one 980, and its only slightly more expensive.

You could even do some 4k gaming if you wanted to on this.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Faster RAM for cheaper (DDR3-1866 CAS 10 instead of 1600 CAS 10): http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-997119

If you want to SLI 980s and OC eventually, you might want a larger PSU. The Supernova G2 850W was $90 (after MIR) a couple weeks ago, so it is possible to get a tier 1 850W gold PSU without increasing above $2188.74

  • 62 months ago
  • 0 points

Your build is just nothing short than perfect. However if you have the extra money ($150) go for this build, 4k and GTX 970 SLI is the addition.

Enjoy the build!

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $137.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $146.81 @ Amazon
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 Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $348.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $348.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $134.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $128.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Samsung U28D590D 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $549.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2358.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-17 10:44 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I have heard some different things about 4k monitors. I know they look good but is now a good time to get them, when they will probably get a lot cheaper and better in a couple of years. Anyway thanks for the reply!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The price difference b/w your monitor and the one that I suggested is just $80. So by considering that you get way higher resolution. And also the respomse time is 1ms vs 5ms of your Asus. And you also get an extra 1 inch.

So the question is can you spend the extra $80 for the 4K with amazing response time. 1080p will PROBABLY become obsolete in the future and 4K will PROBABLY be the norm.

That is why I suggested the 4K monitor.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

4K is still difficult to run. 1440p will, IMO, still provide a smoother gameplay experience as of now. Also, the reason the PB279Q has a higher response time is because it is an IPS panel. IPS panels provide superior color accuracy, and viewing angles, that personally I prefer much more than a slightly lower response time. Response times are only really meaningful at professional gaming, where even the slightest advantage of getting a quicker "refresh" at whatever's going on can have the difference between a win and a loss.

It's still up to OP. But I recommend the 1440p.

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