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OldChapstick

61 months ago

This is my first gaming build and I'm not too sure if I'm spending my money correctly, I'm pretty sure I could get some better parts (motherboard probably considering it is a year old, but not too sure) but I just don't know where to look exactly or what is necessarily good. I am willing to spend a little more than 1600 at most. ALL SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME PLEASE CRITICIZE!!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $106.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $564.99 @ NCIX US
Case Rosewill ARMOR-EVO ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1522.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-28 23:05 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

We're on the pcpartpicker site, why wouldn't you put all the parts into a list and link or post table to make things easier? Why must you hurt me like this? Anyways, I liked everything. I just made it into a parts list and fiddled with a few things. You might like mine more, but yours definitely seems solid.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $326.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $140.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Directron
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $564.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Rosewill 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1584.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-28 03:41 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about not formatting it into a list with links, I recently found this site and didn't see the export part list option, I shall change that now.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I was just messin' with ya it's all good :) Hope you liked my, albeit small, bit of advice, and good luck to you on your build!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I've had no experience with it, but I have heard that Seagate HDD's are beginning to fail more, is there another brand of HDD you might recommend? The WD Black is a bit more expensive, but I don't want my HDD failing on me in a year or so.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a seagate HDD, and it's been going for more than two years now just fine. However, if it will put your mind at ease I'd say the WD Black would work just fine :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be happy to see a 4790K instead a 4770K (better thermal interface)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/crtRMp I tried to fit in a GTX 970 SLI for +60% performance at 120 dollars more

I replaced the storage with a cheaper and more reliable HDD. Changed CPU from i7 4770K to i7 4790 and replaced mobo

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Take in mind that a SLIed 970 will not allow future upgrades, while 980 can.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Depending on thebgame you can get +60% performance. But for gaming its always reccomended to get a single most powerful graphics card you can afford. Rather than 2 in sli or crossfire.both linus tech tips and jayz2cents on youtube reccomend that.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Just like "only1battman" said, a singe more powerful card is generally better, I forgot to mention in the future, maybe in 6 months or so (hopefully) by then 980's drop in price, I am considering 2-way SLI with another STRIX 980.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're planning to get sli with 980 then you should ofc keep your original build, only thing I'd change is the CPU, otherwise great build

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