• Need some feedback on my build, also way to make it cheaper?
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[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tTd6mG]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tTd6mG/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url] [b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k]Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($299.98 @ NCIX US) [b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14]Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] ($67.75 @ Amazon) [b]Thermal Compound:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-thermal-paste-formula7]Antec Formula 7 Nano Diamond 4g Thermal Paste[/url] ($10.48 @ OutletPC) [b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz97xgaming5]Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($119.99 @ Newegg) [b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmy16gx3m2a1600c9r]Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($139.99 @ Newegg) [b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz7pd128bw]Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($90.98 @ OutletPC) [b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd2003fzex]Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($114.99 @ Newegg) [b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp42974kr]EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card[/url] ($334.98 @ NCIX US) [b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-sgc5000wkwn1]Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case[/url] ($169.98 @ SuperBiiz) [b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-hx750]Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($79.99 @ Newegg) [b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg278he]Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor[/url] ($368.99 @ Amazon) [b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-keyboard-jqd00001]Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($49.99 @ Newegg) [b]Total:[/b] $1848.09 [i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i] [i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-27 01:01 EST-0500[/i] This is the best I can do with my budget ($1800). I will not be ordering this thing until possibly Jan/Feb. Is there any way to make this cheaper? If not and I'm getting the best deals for the price, I think I'm fine with it. Some background information: [I]I [/I][B]will[/B][I] be overclocking (CPU).[/I] [I]I will [/I][B]never[/B][I] go above 1080 (res).[/I] [I]I am [/I][B]considering[/B][I] a triple monitor setup in the future (work).[/I] [I]I will be reusing a mouse and OS.[/I] [I]I play a lot of MMOs and FPSes so a[/I] [B]120hz or higher refresh rate[/B][I] will suffice.[/I] Thanks in advance for your time.
If you're primarily going to be gaming, you don't need an i7. Get an i5-4670k instead, which will shave a bunch off the build. And depending on how much you want to overclock, you could get a Hyper212 Evo instead and add an extra fan for push/pull for less than the Noctua. For the mechanical drive storage, you could get two 1 TB drives and run them in RAID0 which will give you 2 TB of storage and nearly double the read/write performance for about the same price. I recommend Seagate ST1000DM003s. You could also go with a less expensive case. If you still want a massive case, the Antec P280 is nice and is only $90 compared to $170 for the one you picked. [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-p280[/url]
[QUOTE=GiGaBiTe;46585108]If you're primarily going to be gaming, you don't need an i7. Get an i5-4670k instead, which will shave a bunch off the build. And depending on how much you want to overclock, you could get a Hyper212 Evo instead and add an extra fan for push/pull for less than the Noctua. For the mechanical drive storage, you could get two 1 TB drives and run them in RAID0 which will give you 2 TB of storage and nearly double the read/write performance for about the same price. I recommend Seagate ST1000DM003s. You could also go with a less expensive case. If you still want a massive case, the Antec P280 is nice and is only $90 compared to $170 for the one you picked. [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-p280[/url][/QUOTE] Thanks for the advice. I think I'll do what you suggest in terms of CPU fan, storage, and case. But I think I'll stick with the i7, no offense. I do a bit of 3d modelling here and there (work and school), so I personally think that would help me.
How come you want a massive case like that, by the way?
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;46587316]How come you want a massive case like that, by the way?[/QUOTE] Because it's fun for a while. I love my 750D, but it's so massive I'm moving to an mATX build in the spring.
[QUOTE=Kagu;46586885]Thanks for the advice. I think I'll do what you suggest in terms of CPU fan, storage, and case. But I think I'll stick with the i7, no offense. I do a bit of 3d modelling here and there (work and school), so I personally think that would help me.[/QUOTE] Just dabbling in 3D modelling isn't really worth the price premium or performance loss in games. Unless you're rendering extremely complex worlds with ridiculously high poly models in 1080p60 then you really don't need one.
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