61 months ago
in my next college class i will be building a computer from scratch. if us (the students) are given freedom to buy the parts we want, here is my proposed list of parts i would be purchasing. thanks for your opinions.
You can do better for the money:
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If the SSD is important then skimping a bit on the CPU is definitely possible, the cooler is also optional, but recommended if overclocking.
i would have at least 2 monitors per graphics card. using hdmi / dvi-d. i want the 2 graphics cards in this build, because well, it give it more power if i someday did use this for gaming.
I see what you mean, but as far as I know, a single GTX 970 will net you much more performance for the price then any xfire/sli config at the same price. Two R9 270's will easily get destroyed by a single GTX 970. Generally speaking (there can be a few exceptions here or their) a single more powerful card beats out two lesser cards.
i wont do gaming ever, my opinion is it wastes your money, i just want a graphics card when paired with a good cpu will run 3 or 4 monitors with no problems.
A single GTX 970 supports 4 monitors.
You should get a cheaper case like the Corsair 200r, get a better single graphic card instead of two, if you only have one graphic card you wont a 1000W so you can get a cheaper power supply but if you wanna crossfire keep it and plz get the caviar blue it is chesper and better
This GTX 980 will overclock to 1.5ghz and will reach GTX 980 performance levels. It will support up to 3 monitors. It has a very good case and psu. Im going to be 100% honest, your build is almost trainwreck. Over price ram, significantly overpriced HDD, a terrible PSU, two R9 270 in crossfire which isn't equal on all games, it had a ok ssd and a good but imo overpriced case.