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Gaming PC- Opinions welcome

Turbo83

49 months ago

Building my first gaming pc and welcome opinions/comments. I'd like to spend no more than $1700 and I'm thinking about ordering the Monday after Thanksgiving to hopefully get some deals. However I'd consider altering my part list if needed.

I plan on gaming (i.e The Witcher 3, Fallout 4, etc), browsing and downloading game mods online, listening to music on headphones and streaming movies on dvd. I don't plan on video/music editing. I prefer smooth performance over [high] quality in games. I have my laptop for work such as writing documents and programming.

[updated] PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $113.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Mushkin Stealth 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.99
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB 100 Million Edition Video Card $318.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.48 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $17.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) $105.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Asus USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $15.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $19.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $399.99 @ Adorama
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $21.98 @ Newegg
Other SilverStone 120mm Fan Filter with Grill FF121 (Black) $4.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1784.66
Mail-in rebates -$90.00
Total $1694.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-11 03:18 EST-0500

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Might help if you link the build.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

It would probably be helpful to give more information and maybe even a part list.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The intention of this forum is to present a parts list and have people give their opinion on it. This is what you should paste:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-AR ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.56 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card $644.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $129.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer XB240H ABPR 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $349.99 @ Micro Center
Keyboard Func KB-460 Wired Gaming Keyboard $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2182.84
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $2162.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 21:35 EST-0500

To get this list, scroll up to the top of the page and look left. You'll see a button that will say either of these two things, "Start a System Build" or "View your System Build". After that you can get whatever parts you want. After you select a couple parts scroll to the top of your System Build page and somewhere in the middle you'll see the the text "Current Part List". Beneath that is your permalink. To the right is a section named "Markup". In the Markup section you'll see four buttons which gives you four ways to share your parts list you have made. Click on the first button to the left which is the same logo as the website. Select to show prices from all merchants, copy and paste that anywhere in the website and you'll get a organized and comprehensive list.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you just gaming or are you streaming as well?

Are you doing anything more damanding on this rig?

Will you be overclocking and if so, why?

At a glance I would say your overspending on your CPU and underspending on your GPU.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I think your build is rather solid. If you're not doing anything else that would require 8GB of RAM then money saved. I've read reviews about the ASUS PB278Q monitor and you won't go wrong with that monitor (I have my eye on it now, nice pick!). Optical drive is standard, reliable and cheap to replace. PSU is Tier 1. Can't complain about the CPU aircooler, but for about ten bucks more you'll find a better performing and quieter fan-your choice. Mobo is good. The only two things I can't give input are the keyboard and the wireless adapter you chose. Not sure why you want the OS installed via USB when the disk is cheaper. Your RAM, SSD and the HDD are fine-bonus points for selecting Samsung's EVO 850 series, top notch. All around a solid build which is sure to see you through. However, be aware that the 6th generation of Intel processors have come and you're using the 5th generation. Devil's Canyon won't be antiquated in the next year or two, but just want to make you aware if you're not already.

There are a few points where you can save money. One is by picking the locked version of the 4790. The next would be the monitor. IPS panels are known for having superior color reproduction and viewing angels at the cost of response time, but 5ms is like a choir of angels when you've spent 3 years gaming on a outdated laptop (me) with a response time of 14ms. Yes, the struggle is real. Kek. TN panels are renown for their superior response times of 2ms or 1ms, higher refresh rates of 120Hz and 144Hz; only a matter of time before we get oh say 160Hz which could be next year or next month for all I know and expect those to cost you many pretty pennies. With the wattage you have you won't need a PSU rated @ 650w. The last spot where you can save money is the processor. If all you're doing is gaming, watching youtube and other recreational activities then you don't need a i7 processor. The i5 processors of either 5th or 6th generation is more than enough for that which won't require more than 8GB of RAM (memory).

After choosing some better options suited for your rig's uses and freeing up funds, I HIGHLY suggest getting a much better case. Corsair's SPEC-03, Corsair's Carbide 500R or the 300R which is a better version of the 200R, or Fractal Design's Define R5 which is great for dampening the sound and giving you a quieter gaming experience. I personally recommend the Define R5, but there are other suitable options at a lower price point than the Define R5 and Carbide 500R. A better HDD, more suitable PSU, faster RAM for cheaper if possible just for kicks because if you can then why not(?) and lastly swapping the OS USB with a disc. I checked out the additional fan filter + grill kit and the Corsair AF fan pack-nice choices. Personally I prefer Noctua's fans or Fractal Design's new Venturi fans, but the Corsair AF fans you picked out are darn good too.

Here is your (future?) build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.56 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $469.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $71.10 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $399.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $24.99 @ Micro Center
Other SilverStone 120mm Fan Filter with Grill FF121 (Black) $4.99
Other Corsair Air Series AF120 LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan Twin Pack - Blue (CO-9050016-BLED) $20.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1785.06
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1750.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-03 02:42 EST-0500

What would have really helped us is stating your budget and what you plan to use this future rig for. Streaming? Overclocking? I know you said gaming but to help clarify if you strictly gaming would to say that you're strictly gaming. If we knew your budget was higher than $1700, which I did a good job of staying around that mark, then I would have gotten a better GPU, monitor or even a GTX980Ti! You need to include more detail about what you plan to do and what you won't do as well. Don't keep us in the dark bro. The more you tell us the more we can help you.

Note: I didn't bother removing the fan filter grill kit. It's just five bucks.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! I changed a few things and now it might be a little faster at the same price as before. About the Win 10, I knew the OEM was cheaper but I understand I can only use it once, if my laptop/desktop or family's hard drive failed, I only have a Win Vista cd. I like the 980 but I don't have enough for that, but I added the 300r.

I attached the changes below.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.91 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB 100 Million Edition Video Card $318.89 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) $115.49 @ Adorama
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $399.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $24.99 @ Micro Center
Other SilverStone 120mm Fan Filter with Grill FF121 (Black) $4.99
Other Corsair Air Series AF120 LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan Twin Pack - Blue (CO-9050016-BLED) $20.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1759.09
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $1694.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-04 03:55 EST-0500
  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

After going through several alternate configurations though the parts I know of I have determined that this is a very good build. My only concern is the wireless adapter for I have no knowledge on that. Aside from Wifi I would say get this build and make it your rig.

I tried hard to find fault and I'm stumped. GG m9. Nao go drink MtnDew and #MLG360NOSCOPE420GITREKT dem skrublords :D

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