• Looking for feedback on my build for $1500 or lower
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[url]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WVXKkL[/url] Some things to note: I'm not changing the case so don't tell me to get a cheaper one. I know its really overkill. I'm buying the graphics card later because I already got a 660. This means that the current total is more than $1500, but it is actually $1419 without the card. I want to squeeze as much performance into this rig as possible. I will use this for playing games and video editing, so anything that I could add to help that would be very helpful. My only real confusion I have regarding this build is if the current motherboard is good.
Don't upgrade from a 660 to a 760, it really isn't worth it.
I used to have an ASrock Z77 Extreme 4, it's a pretty decent board. Two of my friends currently have said board with i7 3770's, one of them also runs two GTX 680's in SLI on it, works perfectly. [editline]26th November 2014[/editline] Also, feels pretty weird to use a GTX 660 in a >1000 dollar build, but I suppose gaming won't be it's primary use
The 660 is a left over from my current build. I just don't have a reason to not reuse it, and I don't want it to waste away. I might just keep it in my current build, but saving some money and just buying an upgrade a few months down the line would help in not using most of the budget on the graphics card like how a lot of people do. If the 760 isn't a good upgrade I might go for a 770 or 780 because I first drafted this build around a year ago and the 760 was a lot pricier. [editline]25th November 2014[/editline] Ok I'm going with the 770 after quite a bit of research. If there's any other issues with my build I'd like to hear them. Otherwise thank you!
can you go for a 970? it's got the performance of a 780, but around only 60-90$ more than a 770 Why are you going for a 3770k instead of a newer one? [editline]26th November 2014[/editline] You could spring for this combo [url]http://www.amazon.com/i7-4770K-Quad-Core-Processor-Motherboard-Vengeance/dp/B00EPKF67S/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1416987649&sr=1-6&keywords=core+i7[/url] Or you could go the new route with the 5000k series, and spend an extra 100$ for better performance. This would be even better [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/4MaQsnB.png[/IMG]
Hmm, good suggestion! I didn't realize how much the prices have dropped when I first drafted this. [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WG8TNG[/url] I went for the Formula because it still fits into my budget with rebates and not much over it without the rebates.
[QUOTE=Destroyox;46577781]Hmm, good suggestion! I didn't realize how much the prices have dropped when I first drafted this. [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WG8TNG[/url] I went for the Formula because it still fits into my budget with rebates and not much over it without the rebates.[/QUOTE] as far as i know the 4790k is the fastest of the K series overclocking, the only thing that beats it is the 5890x. So good choice. you should also check out different 970's. However, if you don't get it within a few months or so of the build wait until febuary, there's supposed to be new cards coming out soon. besides that, the h100i might be a bit overkill, since a good air cooler could be 80-85% as effective as it, and be possibly 50-60$ cheaper. Also as a suggestion, there's better cases in the 300$ price range, that have separate areas for cooling as well as better support than coolermaster, but it's a personal preference so i'd leave it at that.
Alright, thanks everyone for the feedback! This is the final build: [url]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WG8TNG[/url] I'll leave it unsolved for a couple more days just in-case someone has important to say. I'll most likely upload pictures/videos of the final product once its eventually all built.
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