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First build. Desperately need input. High end Gaming/digital animation.

Kyleg2020

61 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Enermax Liqtech 120X 111.0 CFM Ball Bearing Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-G1.SNIPER Z97 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1333 Memory $135.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $81.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $329.98 @ NCIX US
Case BitFenix Shadow ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1402.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-27 19:50 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

You've picked a very weak RAM kit. At least get 1600MHz, and you can bump down to 8GB.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed or if you have the cash keep 16gb @ 1600 for future proofing

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I switched it to a seagate barracuda 7200/64 2TB should that be better?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Only switch to Barracuda if you are sure that 1TB isn't enough.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It was cheaper anyway so I'd rather have the extra storage if the need arises which it likely will.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I do use Barracuda but I think Blues are a bit nicer.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you post a link to one you would suggest for my build?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What RAM would you recommend?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

A basic Corsair or G-Skill Kit not low-profile with heatspreader kit shall suffice imo.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Would a Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 be better?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you link me to a better one?

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