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New Gaming pc build. Let me know whatcha think so I can pull the trigger!

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  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

The only real "issue" I see is that typically people couple an unlocked CPU with a Z97 board. Not that it's mandatory but if you plan to overclock you'll need the Z97. Also for gaming, 16GB of RAM is not necessary at all. Also, I'm assuming you plan to SLI that 970...otherwise that PSU is way overkill.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought cpu was unlocked and ready to oc? I was planning on a little oc'n on this build. So the mothetboard should be ok correct? As for the power supply I wasn't planning on SLI anytime soon. What would be a good wattage for this build?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes...as I said, you need Z97 motherboard. The CPU is fine, and yes it's unlocked and can be overclocked but H97 motherboard can't. 620/650W would be better...here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pTCjsY

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Changed out some parts with similar values. Details below.

  • Changed CPU to similar non-overclocked version, not really a performance change so much as a price change.

  • Changed Ram to same configuration, but cheaper.

  • Changed HDD to same size, but less expensive.
  • Changed Video Card as EVGA is known to have 'coil whine'.(and the Asus is cheaper).
  • Added better case, as the original one cannot use USB 3.0 on front slots.
  • Changed PSU to lower amount, but still high quality. 850W was overkill.

Part list below.

Happy Gaming!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $188.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $30.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $130.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $348.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.99 @ NCIX US
Other Internal Card Reader Rosewill rcr-ic001 $14.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1709.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 12:27 EST-0500

Edit: The other replies were not here when I was building. I can modify this further if you need. At this point, there's not a ton of benefit to overclocking as the FPS gain would be negligible (less than 10fps).

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your help. I will avoid overclocking then and go the cheaper route. As for the memory if I go the 16GB will multitasking like gaming/websurfing/teamspeak all running at once run smoother than with 8GB or really no difference? Brand wise I have used G.Skill years ago and it was good. Is it better than the crucial series I picked or will either one being used not notice a difference? As for the Seagate is it better than the WD brand or just cheaper? Also on the motherboard is there a different MB that would work well since I would not be OC'n at this point?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Few suggestions for you;

  • too allow overclocking you need a Z97 motherboard
  • gaming only requires 8GB RAM, still leaves 2 slots free to upgrade later if needed
  • the black series HDD is only really any benefit as a boot drive, as you have an SSD for that may as well use cheaper blue series
  • The HAF 912 is an old case with no USB3 ports, the newer 922 has the same styling
  • 550W PSU is sufficient, added a top quality one

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $80.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 Video Card $369.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $96.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.18 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.99 @ NCIX US
Other Internal Card Reader Rosewill rcr-ic001 $14.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1679.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 12:37 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 this (or mine) are the best options for you! Only thing I'd change about this is to grab the Crucial M550 256GB SSD instead of that 120GB EVO.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your response. I think changing over to the i5-4570 and not OC'n would work for me well. What MB would you recommend with that CPU and would I need the aftermarket cooler in this build?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

no cooler needed if not overclocking...unless the stock fan is too loud for you. This board would work well https://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h97gaming3 Get the 4590, faster and newer for same price.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Reasoning.

Gave it a Xeon since you're going to be streaming and multitasking at the same time, the HyperThreading will be more useful than a overclock. Put a cooler in there just for a little added security since switching to a smaller form factor. The 250D is a awesome little case. Got ya a larger SSD also.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1240 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $264.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler $44.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus H87I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $91.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $130.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $98.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.45 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $348.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 250D Mini ITX Tower Case $79.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1784.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 13:07 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like you're overspending in areas, and under spending in others. Is this just going to be a gaming PC?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it will be just a gaming pc. I do like the dual monitors so I can run steam chat and music on the side while gaming. Please let me know where I've over spent and under spent. Thanks for your replies!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/jordanj129/saved/HbKG3C i fixed some issues with your build and somewhat lowerd the price

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

what did you change? Still H97 board, still 16GB RAM, still huge PSU...?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

if i remember right your power source was pumping 850 watts when you only needed 630 so i downgraded the supply to 650 so you don't waste a tone of power and i think your case did not have onboard usb 3.0 ports on the front and your motherboard did so i think i changed the case.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Because of how you spend the money in your original rig, there are two options - you can get better performance for a similar amount, or you can have the same performance for less. Keep in mind that if you want better performance, you start to move into 1440p gaming, where the monitors cost a bit more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $90.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $32.48 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial 4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $32.48 @ OutletPC
Storage PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $329.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $329.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H230 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer S241HL bmid 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $160.49 @ Amazon
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan $10.90 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 51.4 CFM 120mm Fan $10.90 @ Newegg
Other Internal Card Reader Rosewill rcr-ic001 $14.99
Other be quiet! pure rock CPU cooler $29.90
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1802.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-06 12:47 EST-0500

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