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Thoughts on this setup?

IchibanXD
  • 69 months ago

Link- https://pcpartpicker.com/user/IchibanXD/saved/fkR48d

Looking to build a two monitor setup with enough power to play most games on max or at least high settings. For the pricetag shown, am i getting enough value for what i'm paying, and if not, how can i improve the build? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thanks!

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Windows 8.1 although a pain in the back at first is well worth it for gaming in the long-run. a 4770k is overkill if youre just looking to game. You can go with an i5 4670k and pump the money into something else like a GPU, most of what you'll be doing with two monitors is GPU related.

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  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.66 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $499.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $92.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.09 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $269.09 @ Amazon
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $2.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $2.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1797.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-30 04:22 EDT-0400

try that for a $1800 budget.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

I would say 2 780TI's with that budget..

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

That's well over budget considering he's also got two monitors to buy. He'd be spending 1200 ish on GPUs alone.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

yea, I noticed after I said it he had 2 monitors..but if no monitors It's possible

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

something like this..or 1 780TI and get the 2nd 1 as you get the money.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $72.00 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $73.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.24 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) $589.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) $589.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill 850W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.91 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2092.04
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-30 03:21 EDT-0400
  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't bother with 780TIs. At the most I'd pick up 290s. Fact is we're right around the corner from an NVIDIA GPU refresh and rumor has it they'll be lowering prices. Either way the 290 is much better for value.

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Why would he need two 780 ti's if he's looking to game on one 1080p 60hz monitor? lol...

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

really your gonna play the why game.. why spend 2k dollars on a computer....290's are good but they wont pull in the FPS like the 780's however they do seem better for higher resolutions as the 780's fade in some 4k games..

  • 69 months ago
  • 1 point

Um... what? Why are you so angry? I never mentioned 290's. And he isn't spending $2100 on a computer. His build cost $1984 with a little less than $1400 on the computer and $600 in peripherals. The 770 he picked out is perfect for getting 60 fps on almost any game in 1080p. Which based on his monitor choice would be what he is going for. If you're going to suggest even one 780 ti then you should have included either a 1440p monitor or 144hz monitor in your suggested build. He even said he was looking for a build with two monitors while your build included none lol. I really hope you're not recommending any other people to spend over a thousand dollars in graphics cards without even having a monitor to take advantage of it.

  • 69 months ago
  • 0 points

I wasn't angry the comment was towards your why remark as why 2 780's because his budget is 2k $$..any system with a budget that high should be running imo dual video cards and fitting in 780's would be really tight but possible if built correctly. So why the 2 780's..= because the 2k budget..I missed that he put in a monitor..that was already said...

the 2 290's comment was toward Phantom taco

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