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PMC, What do you think of this gaming build?

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created 05/15/2014 10:18 am by Amoux
last reply 05/15/2014 3:21 pm
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($523.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.95 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.64 @ Amazon)
Total: $1662.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-15 10:17 EDT-0400)

Any suggestions welcome.
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Amoux
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05/15/2014 3:21 pm
Level 26 : Expert Princess
Randomness3333
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I already gave you a good build. Why did you make a new thread instead of reply to my post?
Randomness3333
Wolf_WarriorAlright, how's this? I know I still have the 780 and it is pricey but I am willing to do it. I would rather have a nVidia card than a Radeon.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3IVBC
Thanks for suggestions.

Why don't you want the Radeon card? Unless you need CUDA there really is no reason to pay that much extra for a Nvidia card. You can get an r9 290x for around the same price. Also please get a z97 motherboard, they have many new features, are better than Z87 boards for overclocking, and will support 5th Gen Broadwell CPUs when they come out. Do you want an ASUS motherboard? The 840 pro isn't all that much better than and isn't wort paying that much more for over the 840 evo 120gb or the 840 evo 250gb. The PSU you choose is overpriced and you can get better for cheaper/the same price. And change the Windows 8.1 I choose, it's the same thing but 10$ cheaper.


Anyways, this is much better than your build for cheaper.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($145.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Fury Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($511.50 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan ($13.64 @ Amazon)
Total: $1528.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-15 15:19 EDT-0400)
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05/15/2014 10:31 am
Level 21 : Expert Engineer
NetworkPCE
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You can get a seagate barracuda HDD 1tb for $50, same performance.

Your motherboard can't overclock so buying the Evo 12 and the K version of the 4770 becomes useless. The 4770 comes with it's own cooler right from the package.

You won't need a full tower, basically waste of space in your room. All of that fits fine in a Fractal Design Define R4 or the Corsair 750D. If you are only gaming, you won't need 16gb of ram, 8gb will do fine.

There you saved a bunch of money.
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05/15/2014 10:34 am
Level 28 : Expert Engineer
DrStrad
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His motherboard isn't overclockable...? What's that Z87 Chipset doing there?
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05/15/2014 10:25 am
Level 28 : Expert Engineer
DrStrad
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This HDD is cheaper and has no difference in performance.

Also, do you really need a full tower?

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