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Opinions before I finalize the build.

jayfree94

61 months ago

I am looking to build this PC, and I would like some opinions on it before I finalize. Anything on here you would upgrade? Will everything fit together perfectly? Anything you might think could be changed or anything about the build in general. Thanks everyone!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ms26P6 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ms26P6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($298.99 @ NCIX US) CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg) Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.63 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G1.SNIPER Z97 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($155.98 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg) Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ OutletPC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC) Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.99 @ Amazon) Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($164.99 @ Amazon) Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($71.99 @ Newegg) Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard ($139.95 @ Newegg) Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset ($79.99 @ Amazon) Total: $2096.18

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

you sure you need 16GB? I don't mind the speed, but the amount is a bit big. I also don't see the point of getting a sound card, and where's the HDD?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The 16GB is for animation/rendering/3d modeling, I have an HDD not in use at home, and I havent really looked into sound quality/sound cards. I figured that one was good because its fairly cheap and 7.1 sound. thanks for the reply!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Nowadays the sound cards are only justifiable for audiophiles, for normal people the motherboards come with an excellent on board 7.1 sound (and that Gigabyte mobo has a better dedicated chip to it). Ah, btw, how's the size of your HDD?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll make sure to not get the sound card, and last I checked it was a 1TB 7200rpm.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

OK, have fun :D

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help! very much appreciated!

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