61 months ago
I'm looking to build a gaming rig that can handle most current and future games on high for 2-3 years. I've managed to create a part list with my limited knowledge.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$253.89 @ DirectCanada|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$149.95 @ DirectCanada|
|Memory||*Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$75.48 @ Newegg Canada|
|Storage||Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$75.55|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$61.98 @ DirectCanada|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card||$329.90|
|Case||Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case||$92.99 @ NCIX|
|Power Supply||Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$59.99|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)||$108.34 @ TigerDirect Canada|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1208.07|
|*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-23 02:23 EST-0500|
Notes: The SSD is from amazon.com and includes all shipping fees to Canada. The PSU will be on sale for boxing day this week at NCIX.
I need some opinions and advice on possibly lowering the price below $1100 CDN (including windows). I was thinking of possibly switching the video card to a Radeon 280 and taking the performance hit if it is worth the savings. Not 100% sure if I chose the best motherboard for my build, as I had the hardest time with that. Any advice and critique is greatly appreciated. I will take all the help I can get!