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intel2012

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.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qvWN99

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

You can do better for the money:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $96.48 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $349.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1028.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-05 22:29 EST-0500

If the SSD is important then skimping a bit on the CPU is definitely possible, the cooler is also optional, but recommended if overclocking.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

A single GTX 970 supports 4 monitors.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

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

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TGDGt6 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.

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