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61 months ago

Does this seem future-proof? Sufficient for high end gaming?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $564.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $373.49 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $442.98 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $212.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $339.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $159.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $168.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $122.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2555.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-08 18:09 EST-0500

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say go for the i7-4790k if you are just going to game. You can save a substantial amount of money that way.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I can go with a cheaper mother board then as well, correct?

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

Correct. Your build is very overkill for gaming.

I made some changes, check it here:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qDtXdC

You can even go with 8gb of ram to save money if you wanted.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay, thank you!

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

That's more than future proof. The 980 would be more future-proof than a 970. If you plan on OCing, then get a better CPU cooler for it to last longer.. otherwise this'll be good with stock speeds.

If you want it to last as long as possible, get higher end parts. EG Get the WD Black HDD instead of the blue's and G.Skill and Corsair RAM.

(Look into the MX4 thermal paste. Same brand, but better from what I've seen)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I do not plan to OC. It doesn't seem like the price difference between 980 and 970 justifies the difference in performance. My idea was to throw in another 970 if this gets to slow further down the road. Is this the wrong way to think about it?

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

The 980 will have a substantial performance boost over the 970, so if you DO downgrade to the 4790k instead of paying for a hexa-core processor get the 980 and you can SLI that later and it'll last even longer. But as of right now, a single card will perform better in a lot of games rather than SLI.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no such thing as future-proof, only the duration you stave off obsolescence.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

My time-horizon is 4 years.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

More value for the buck.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $549.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.98 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Prolimatech PK-3 Nano Aluminum High-Grade 5g Thermal Paste $14.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus X99-A ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $244.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $279.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $249.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $124.00 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $359.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $149.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $92.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan $26.75 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan $26.75 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan $26.75 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan $26.75 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-2000 PWM 107.4 CFM 140mm Fan $26.75 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2416.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-08 20:16 EST-0500

Swap out all the fans for Noctua's and keep the rig silent.

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