Ignore the 980ti in the current, I must have never updated it when I got the 1080ti
I know I won't get 800. Idk what the resell value is for everything so I posted to guage what I could get.
Id like to see more money allocated towards components vs peripherals/ looks. Like adding a SSD, and going i5 4690. The h440 is pretty expensive, in your budget you could go with a S340 for a similar look for almost half the price.
I figured it out. The builds post is a little different than the normal posts like this one.
you gotta go to your account then completed builds and you can edit it from there.
Thanks, I had always been wondering about it but the way the cables were managed in the back made this slightly a pain to move (dang zipties). It was worth it tho.
Good, point the camera does intensify it. I just moved that bar to the front on the top right behind the bezel and now it looks much better :]
I just used that, Cpu is more like 25C normal, 40c under load, my GPU estimate was pretty accurate. Is that bad?
I don't know how to edit this post?
I really kinda guestimated on the temps honestly. When I put my hand on the side of the case its actually colder than room temp.
The PSU I got on sale for $100 even. Perfectly quiet for me.
As for the white, I have the NZXT white led strip going around the window. Unfortunately I couldn't find some sort of programmable strip so I could choose the color of each light individually.
This build is good except the H97 board with the Overclockable cpu doesnt make much sense.
The same board but z97, is like $20 more, which is what I have and it is great.
I agree, I think better refresh rate would be more beneficial than resolution. You can still run games in the higher resolutions with Nvidias DSR
I read that wrong lol, I read that as you were planning on SLI later. Regardless, when it comes to PSU, this tier list should help you out
Yes, but games are starting to use more than 3GB of vram on higher settings.
Go with the regular 380, itll last longer than the weak *** consoles that are out right now.
Get some 140mm fans for the front of that case, I have that case and it definitely needs them.
Solid build, did you already buy the PSU? If youre planning on possible SLI later on, you might want to go ahead and get a little more Wattage,
Buying the new gpu will set you back enough, having to buy a new psu just to for it would put extra big hole in your wallet.
The 980 build, not sure I get why 2 1tb HDD instead of just 1 2tb. Also I like the H440 way better than the Phantom. I think the rocketship type design gets cheesy after awhile.
Dont go for the 960 4gb, no point.
the 380 stomps the 960 at that price point.
I say that and I am biased toward Nvidia, but numbers and benchmarks dont lie.
Id like to see a SSD in this build.
I own this case, youre going to want to invest in some case fans as it doesnt come with any for the front. 2 basic 140mm fans should be fine, no need to be fancy as they are hidden by the bezel for the most part. As for the PSU, if youre ok with the 600w one that is fine, more headroom is ok. Better to have too much than too little, you dont want it running at its max and hot, potential killer.
8gb is fine, hybrid drives are not ideal. I would suggest just an SSD and a HDD for storage , also look into the R9 380
Give yourself a buying timeframe if possible, youll be able to pick up your parts as they go on sale from time to time. Youll definitely be able to get your new list under that 875. Welcome to pc gaming, youll never look back.
Considering how underpowered this generations consoles are, youll be fine for a while with anything.
I agree with you, I have a 970 as the 390 was not out at the time, though I still might have chosen the 970 just because I am slightly biased toward Nvidia. Good point on the VRAM
Why not something like this? Bezels get in da way
the 970 is great but not that great. Id go with 1 much better monitor with better refresh/better resolution and youd still prob save money.
No need for i7 or 16gb, get a better psu with more headroom
The 970 does fine if you prefer Nvidia, not sure im understanding the triple monitor setup tho
Im badly wanting to Get a 980ti
Solid build, DO NOT go cheap on the PSU
I completely agree, just backing your statement up :)
I do prefer Nvidia to AMD but the 380 is better for that price point
Definite no on the 960 4gb, there is no point in picking it at the price point it has.
Definitely the second one. The 4gb version of the 960 is pointless.
I think this build looks great.
Looks pretty good, go for the 850 evo instead of the 840, and id get a better PSU, i agree with thatguy34, a z97 board would be better
Ok lol, I was like do you plan on only using this for a month?
250gb will get filled pretty dang quick
4690k is more than enough.
Thats true, depending on when purchase possible return?
SLI 970s would be fine tho
PSU seems like slight overkill unless you plan on SLI in the future. I just am not comprehending a 2k budget and only having a single 970
the 1tb solid state is unnecessary, i7 unnecessary, 16gb of ram unnecessary big monitor with slow refresh rate. id rather have a 24" with 144hz
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
You got a monitor that supports over 200hz? o_O
Solid build dudes
Look into the NZXT S340
This is what I have, fantastic little case, sleek design and amazingly big window. Not the easiest to build in but the end result is a super clean looking build.
the link you provided, takes us to our own partlist. use the permalink
Youre going to want more fans for the front to help pull air in, I didnt want to risk it with mine. The airflow on this case is not the best as the front as it is mostly solid steel with no mesh on the front face, just two openings at the top and bottom of the front panel.
They dont have to be anything fancy. I just got 2 plain black 140mm coolermaster fans, they get hidden by the bezel so theres not much point in having it look fancy. Just something good that is cheap would help tremendously
of the H440? yes, it supports up to 2 140mm fans, youd be fine
The H440 is a great case but is quite a bit bigger than the S340. The reason I bought an S340 was due to its more compact form factor. If size isnt an issue I would have totally picked that instead.
I have an s340 and I have 2 140mm fans and in the front, 1 120mm on top and 1 on back back for exhaust, and a evo 212 with 2 120mm fans. The only real issue is the case doesnt come with fans for the front which is lame. You could totally mount the liquid cooler on the front. In theory you could do it on top but youre gonna have to drill some holes in the case.
As the saying goes, its better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
I dont overclock much but I have the parts needed for it, its nice just knowing I have the option.
Definitely a lot of bang for the buck on this build. You can probably get a 4690k for about $40 more as microcenter often sells it at $200.
Id say you can keep the 212. as the S340 does not have the best airflow as that is the same as my case, I added 2 140mm fans as the case doesnt come with any on the front which is much needed.
No issues, great build
Honestly, between now and 2016 there could be changes in prices. Get a pretty good idea for a build you think you want and then also look at builds with slightly more expensive parts. Buy that little bit upgraded part when it goes on a good deal.
Dont just save up and buy all at once, pick up a part here and there. Some deals are too good to pass up.
Crossfire/sli is where you use multiple GPUs, say if you want to have multiple monitors. Or have them work together on the same monitor. Your single 980 ti should be sufficient for a long while