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Is this good for the money?

wtb300

61 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/wtb300/saved/xxHrxr I tried to stay around 2,000 I just need to know what I could do better

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  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I would honest just get a 980 instead of sli 970s. Games tend to be a bit finicky with sli.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

This is still overkill unless you plan on Overclocking, but around your budget.

Changed to i7-4790k and also chose different MOBO. One you had is good, but some issues with heatsinks not being attached well. Your preference; one I picked is a little more.

Also changed out memory to less expensive one with CL9 and actually a higher frequency of 2133. Next, changed your boot SSD to better one and put a WD Caviar Black for HDD...you definitely want a 7200rpm one. Can go Caviar Blue too for $55.00

Chose different 970's with little higher clock. Though as mentioned, consider a single 980. Swapped your PSU for a little less wattage, but a good one. Last, I changed your monitor to an IPS panel...better picture, close to same money.

Kept most everything else. This is your system, so you have to like and be happy with it.

Also got rid of the fans. The ones that come with case are very similar in performance to ones you chose, so no need to spend money on different ones.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial M550 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (2-Way SLI) $348.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (2-Way SLI) $348.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $124.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Thermaltake eSPORTS Meka Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.99 @ Mechanical Keyboards
Mouse Thermaltake TALON Wired Optical Mouse $19.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1945.59
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-07 00:31 EST-0500
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That is perfect, I think I will use your suggestions as it comes out a tad cheaper but with better options. I've never built a pc so I'm really looking forward to this.

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