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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final list before i buy opinions apperciated gaming pc"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

There are literally at least half a dozen reviews on the PCS+ cooler, calling it the best, if not one of the best coolers on the AMD side. Techpowerup, Guru3d, HardwareCanucks off the top of my head have reviewed that cooler on the 290/290x.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final list before i buy opinions apperciated gaming pc"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you wanted, you could drop back down, but you never know what game comes out that you get interested in that might need more horsepower outta your system, plus it's still the same price as your original list. But if you'd rather save money by all means go for a 280x.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build for 1600, Help Needed!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Black don't run "better" than blues. They run slightly faster, and have a longer warranty. They also consume more power, run hotter, and louder than blues.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build for 1600, Help Needed!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

For the motherboard people don't tell you the reality is they all perform equally well and almost all have the same warranty backing. They're all assembled by the same company (FoxConn) and very little really differentiates them in real world terms. The difference in performance caused by motherboard choice is less than 2%, if that much. Any of the ones I suggested earlier are perfectly good and will perform just as well.

As for the HDD I've used most of the big players drives in the 2TB+ capacity and all I have to say is they've all performed equally well and no company stood out as being less reliable than another in my years of building.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build for 1600, Help Needed!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The 290x does not perform as well as a 780TI, much less better. But it is definitely better value, but I'd get a 290 given the difference between it and a 290x are marginal for the extra $100 premium.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final list before i buy opinions apperciated gaming pc"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Since it doesn't appear that you're overclocking and you want a red and black theme this gives you considerably more gpu power for about the same price as well as double the SSD storage

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $103.66 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $80.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $62.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $93.95 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1157.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 05:16 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final list before i buy opinions apperciated gaming pc"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Why z97 if he isn't getting an overclockable cpu? H97 makes more sense.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$2000 PC for the girlfriend."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

A 290 would give you much better performance for around 40 bucks less and double the VRAM. Actually I think I remember this build and giving you feedback about the gpu, motherboard, and case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming PC Build for 1600, Help Needed!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Couple things here I'd like to point out to you:

The Maximus Hero is incredibly overpriced for what you're getting. You can get a board that offers the same features for the most part for considerably less while not sacrificing any performance. From Gigabyte there's the Gaming 5 and the G1 sniper, MSI there's the G45 Gaming and the Gaming 5, and the EVGA FTW all offer equivalent features, and the same color scheme for at least 60 bucks less. Those 60 bucks could go towards a better clc like an h80i or h100i.

The WD 1tb black is kind of a waste of money as it's not a primary drive and as storage or secondary applications a WD Black will not give you any major benefits over a Blue or Barracuda, which you could easily get a 2tb version of.

The 780 is really not worth the money. A 290 outperforms a 780 and is around 100 bucks cheaper with an extra gb of vram.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~ $1350 Build - See if you have any opinions to offer"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't meant to be a mean thing to say. Sorry if it came off that way, but people who rely on other user reviews are relying on amateurs for product purchasing decisions. Literally EVERY reviewer that has tested this card has said it is one of the best on the market (if not the best). Here's a bunch that basically say exactly that:

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/powercolor_radeon_r9_290x_pcs_review,29.html

http://www.fudzilla.com/home/item/34647-powercolor-pcs%20-r9-290-4gb-reviewed/34647-powercolor-pcs%20-r9-290-4gb-reviewed?start=14

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/powercolor-pcs-r9-290x-graphics-card-review,3803-8.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/R9_290X_PCS_Plus/28.html

http://www.legitreviews.com/powercolor-pcs-axr9-290x-video-card-review_138422/14

Also if it's a friendly exchange, I don't see why you downvoted my posts :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~ $1350 Build - See if you have any opinions to offer"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Try reading reviews. See what reviewers have said about the card. People will get a dud from time to time and then claim the company is garbage or the product is garbage because they got one that wasn't up to snuff, even if afterwards they got a replacement free of charge that works absolutely fine. Buyer reviews, like I said earlier, are useless. Unless you see something like 100 negative reviews about a product and only 2 positive reviews then it would warrant looking into it further.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My $2,500 budget rig, any thoughts?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Those ssds are pretty trashy. Kingston switched the memory type out for asynchronous memory and as a result the performance is pretty garbage now. Go for PNY XLR8's instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My $2,500 budget rig, any thoughts?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't buy an ROG board if I'm honest with you. They throw a bunch of features at you no one uses and mark them up pretty harshly. A Gigabyte Gaming 3, Gigabyte SLI, or MSI Gaming 3 will give you the exact same overclock potential and all the same features you'd want to use at considerably less while keeping your red color scheme.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just ordered this $2500 build. Give me your thoughts."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

SLI is not more stable than crossfire. That's an old belief that held true with the 7xxx series of AMD gpus, not the newer gen. 780TIs are grossly overpriced to the performance they offer (something like 5-7% more performance than a 290x for 200ish more). 780TIs also don't run any cooler. This misconception comes from the absolute garbage cooler than the 290/290x came with. The powercolor PCS+ for instance on AMD's side is cooler than any 780/780TI on the market in the US.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~ $1350 Build - See if you have any opinions to offer"

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Reviews by buyers are about as useless as they get, instead go read reviews by people that know what to test and look for. The monitor's quality is exactly the same panel as that of the ASUS you chose.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Im looking for the best gaming board to pair with I5 4690k"

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

Whatever is cheap and has colors you like. Motherboards only impact performance by 2% ish MAX. They'll all get the same overclocks as well (though some may require MARGINALLY more voltage to maintain stability).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just ordered this $2500 build. Give me your thoughts."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Then I'd certainly buy 2 290x or 2 290 over 2 780TIs. A 1000w psu would be fine for any of those options in dual card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noctua NH-U12S or Corsair H100i"

  • 71 months ago
  • 2 points

if you aren't overclocking, don't bother buying a custom cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Review.. All Opinions Needed Please."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If you go back to a single gpu, i still suggest a 290 or 290x for the money. The 780ti is way beyond being worth the money, and a 290 costs less than a 780 and gives better performance (not a huge amount, but still better).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Review.. All Opinions Needed Please."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

yes there is a difference. Windows 8.1 has directx12 support, and windows 7 does not.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "~ $1350 Build - See if you have any opinions to offer"

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

5 bucks less and better performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $115.99 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC G2460PQU 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $215.45 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.99 @ Amazon
Other Rosewill PCIE FireWire 1394a Card 2+1 Ports Model RC-504 $14.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1345.34
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 23:20 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Final Review.. All Opinions Needed Please."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

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 $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.99 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Solid State Drive 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.06 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $369.99 @ Newegg
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $369.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master HAF 922 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro M 1000W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC G2460PQU 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $215.45 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K30 Wired Gaming Keyboard $44.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $65.98 @ SuperBiiz
Speakers Logitech S120 2.3W 2ch Speakers $8.49 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1895.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 23:16 EDT-0400

Little bit pricier, MUCH better performance. Otherwise you could drop one of the gpus and switch back to your original psu and be getting about 90-95% of the performance of your original build at over 300 bucks less.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "So is this a potential bottleneck? (ITX 760 + 13 4330)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I'd get a 280. It performs better for about the same price (about 15 bucks cheaper) and you get more vram to boot

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build! $1850 Gaming PC! Am I getting my money's worth?!?! [URGENT] Need advice!!!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

The 290x is more powerful than a 780, especially when looking at a non reference unit (reference blowers experienced a good deal of thermal throttling)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me out with parts! (Budget of 2K)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $308.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $98.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $156.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply LEPA MaxBron 800W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $119.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $47.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard $70.65 @ NCIX US
Headphones Genius Mordax HS G600 Headset $59.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1668.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 23:07 EDT-0400

Feel free to ask any questions about this setup

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Just ordered this $2500 build. Give me your thoughts."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

If I'm being honest about it here's my thoughts:

Would not have chosen that motherboard, you could have gotten an equally good motherboard for cheaper and bought a separate wifi card if you needed it.

2400mhz memory and 16gb? Are you running a lot of vms? Otherwise kinda excessive

Would not have gone with a 780TI personally. You could have got nearly 2 290s for that budget that would handily outperform the 780TI.

Besides that it looks pretty gravy to me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bechmarking?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

3dmark, unigine valley/heaven, catzilla

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC for the Girlfriend under $2000, thoughts please, this is my first build, thanks. :)"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

300 bucks cheaper and more powerful

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $132.00 @ Centre Com
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $95.50 @ Centre Com
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $145.00 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $93.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card $429.00 @ PLE Computers
Case Thermaltake Chaser A31 Snow White ATX Mid Tower Case $98.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80+ Silver Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $89.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $115.00 @ CPL Online
Keyboard Gigabyte GK-KM6150 Wired Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $12.00 @ CPL Online
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1589.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-27 04:14 EST+1000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FINAL CHECK!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $247.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.66 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $77.99 @ Micro Center
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card $369.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VN248H 23.8" Monitor $134.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Scythe Slipstream 92.0 CFM 140mm Fan $12.98 @ Amazon
Case Fan Scythe Slipstream 92.0 CFM 140mm Fan $12.98 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard $70.65 @ NCIX US
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse $52.99 @ Amazon
Headphones SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset $89.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1500.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 14:09 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "FINAL CHECK!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

official spec is 1.5v +/- 10%

Comment reply on Forum Topic "M65 vs DeathAdder vs Sensei [RAW]"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I had that mouse, it's a great choice

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice on build ASAP!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Upgrade the videocard to what? A 780 is slightly weaker than a 290 and a 290x is only 5% more performance for like 100 more. I would keep it as is or drop to an i5 and get an ssd.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice on build ASAP!"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Improved performance for 300 bucks less

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $322.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $117.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $359.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Micro Center
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $84.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G237HLbi 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $65.98 @ SuperBiiz
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1583.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-25 14:50 EDT-0400

Though I'd also highly suggest you get windows 8/8.1 for directx12 support.

Comment reply on PhantomTaco's Completed Build: Project Taco

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

if you want that higher speed i guess :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 complete pc build?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

this and ditch the 840 evo, fact is you aren't overclocking, so you don't need a custom cooler.

Comment reply on PhantomTaco's Completed Build: Project Taco

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

the B-12P is a higher rpm version up to 1900 rpms, problem with eloops though is that beyond about 1700ish rpms the noise quality suffers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it good at all..? Seriously put effort into this."

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

290 is a better performer, and has a wider memory bit bus to actually make use of the 4gb of vram onboard (512bit vs the 770's 256bit). You can see HERE that the 290 outperforms the 770 at every resolution, even the reference design model (R9 290 in the charts).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is it good at all..? Seriously put effort into this."

  • 71 months ago
  • 0 points

just normal windows 8.1, switch the 770 to a 290 for better performance, no need for a sound card.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "critique before i build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

whatever you like the looks of i guess. If you want to go with the cheaper side a corsair spec 02 maybe?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build Help"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $117.00 @ Newegg
Memory Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $63.75 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 280 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card $216.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Chaser A31 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $55.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DVD-E818AAT/BLK/B/GEN DVD/CD Drive $18.66 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $102.98 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $799.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 13:33 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "critique before i build"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.91 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $269.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $71.00 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $135.00 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1013.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 13:29 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 Gaming PC Build -- How Does This Look?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $115.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Dual-X Video Card $269.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $55.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $102.71 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $135.00 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $18.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard $59.98 @ OutletPC
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Amazon
Headphones SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset $89.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Creative Labs T12 18W 2ch Speakers $54.99 @ Adorama
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1500.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 13:24 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ready to buy. Please critique"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $98.74 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $369.00
Case Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply be quiet! Power Zone 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $121.66 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $51.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC G2460PQU 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $232.59 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Intel 7260HMWDTX1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $46.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1755.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-22 13:16 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ready to buy. Please critique"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

*optician and yes, maybe i should

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ready to buy. Please critique"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Change the GPU to a non dcuii version. The DCUII cooler on AMD wasn't modified from the nvidia version, and as a result several heatpipes don't come into contact with the gpu die, making it warmer than the competition.

Pick up a motherboard without wireless and get a wireless card separately.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ready to buy. Please critique"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

A 770 is not a better gpu than a 290.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Msi <1300 gaming/edit rig?"

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

An r9 290 would be a much better option than a 770 in all honesty, also i'd consider windows 8.1 over 7 for the dx12 support.

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