gpuboss ****** up just saying ._.
They're biased towards nvidia.
Yeah I have a XFX R9 280x and I can't fit it in the challenger, but the 300R is a bit too much for my budget.
Can you recommend a case with usb 3.0 that will fit my card?
What about size/cable management?
I have a XFX R9 280X, which is a huge card, and I don't know if it will fit in both.
Also, I will be playing on a single 1920 x 1080p monitor, so would sli/crossfire increase my performance?
Thanks for all the help!
These are measured at 100% load though. How much will the psu supply?
Are you saying that the psu wont work or it wont be efficient?
What are your sources for this info?
I updated the build heres the new link https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/41084-first-build
what about wattage? Nvidia says 700 watts is (recommended?) for gtx 760s in sli, but is that with a bit of cushion or no?
If he has the money, he can do it. I don't care about capacity personally. I'm telling him about the speed.
1600 RAM is fine with Intel. 1866 to 1600 has barely any performance increase. Think 1 fps more.
Alright just change the motherboard and power supply, then you're set.
Is this for work or gaming?
Maybe 600 watts, just to be safe.
Definitely change the mobo if not overclocking.
Are you looking to overclock? If not, you should change the motherboard to an H81 or H87. Otherwise opt for an i5-4670k.
That ram is actually the one I'm going to use, tight cas and timing for 1866, good choice.
Graphics Card is fine.
I don't think you need to go as far as 750 watts imo. Seems fine other than that, but can you hook up the computer to a router w/ ethernet?
i7 is overkill for gaming. Go for an i5-4670k or an i5-4970k.
2133 RAM has no performance increase on the Intel platform. The max you can get out of ram is 1866 with cas 8/9 and tight timings.
Other than that it seems fine.
Why not skip the GTX 750 TI and just opt for integrated? You said it was minor gaming, and Intel HD 4600 is fine for minor games. Hell, I run BF4 with the 4600 on all high perfectly fine.
Actually, that ram you recommended is more expensive and has cas 9. It is not faster in any way (for Intel) and it also has 1.65 volts running into it, and I don't want that as that voids the Intel warranty. 2133 has no performance increase.
Z87 board is for upgrading processors. IMO Nvidia works better w/ Intel. I'd use an ATI/AMD gpu for an AMD build. Also, remember I'm on a budget build.
I doubt any of those changes would benefit me. Thank you for the opinion but I'll stick w/ what I have.
i5-4670. Stocks are 1333, 1600.
4 GB Vram is a bit overkill unless gaming on 4k. I recommend the MSI version of the gtx 770 for higher clock speed/lower price. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127741
mobo is in case of processor upgrade.
Mainly gaming, light games like league, but also more gpu stressing like watch dogs, planetside 2, etc.
parts aren't being bought right now that's what i forgot to mention. This build should be done at end of July.
Unfortunately, I'm running on a low budget. The only reason I got a high end GPU is because of the free processor and hdd :)
Thank you so much for all the help :D
Any recommendations for a case with 2 front USB ports? I found some from CoolerMaster and Corsair for around the same price.
Not going to buy an aftermarket, sticking with stock. If I upgrade to an unlocked processor then I will.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
So ram frequency will be fine as long as I manually set timing and voltage?
Ty :D So I can buy 2133 speed ram and it would be compatible with my current build? What are the requirements to overclock ram? Do you need extra cooling or anything?
Doesn't the mobo support 1866 ram overclocked? My cpu can't overclock...
I prefer Intel and Nvidia vs Intel and AMD. I go AMD chips with AMD cards.
That board is just in case I upgrade processors. Maybe to an i7 2600k or something.
Hmm. Ok. I was talking to the comment below about upgrading and I'll probably stick with the z97. Will the gigabyte z87 will be sufficient if I were to upgrade to say an i5 4670k?
That msi card is the wrong one. For some reason pcpartpicker doesn't have the one on newegg...
The clock speed is about 20 mhz higher. However, that's overclocked. Does that mean the gpu is overclocked or the cpu?
So if my cpu can't be overclocked why would I get a board that supports oc? Why change it in the first place is my actual question I suppose.
I reviewed your changes and made a few of my own.
Even though Evga has superior warranty. I always stick with MSI (higher clock speed better oc etc.) The thing I'm really uncomfortable with is that the gpu is taking up half the build budget. I'm running on a bit of a low budget. How long do you think a GTX 760 would last? I understand that the GTX 770 is an amazing card but I'd like to cut corners. The GTX 760 provides sufficient framerate for what I need... I don't feel like spending another hundred just for 20-30 more frames.
I've never heard of that ram, and I'd like to stick with either g.skill or corsair really. I was looking at that gtx 770, but would 600 watts really be enough? I plan to add case fans and upgrade processors in the future. Also, does the z97 chipset support OC? Sorry if it's an obvious question...
Yeah I read things about z87 being used for oc just a few minutes ago :P
Primarily gaming, but practical uses as well.
But yes I'd like to stick with the z87 board if I can due to processor upgrades.
PSU wattage is primarily insurance, safety, and upgrading. I'd like to go 100-200 watts higher than recommended just for personal comfort. Plus, $70 for 700 watts? I think yes.
Why do you have 2400 mhz ram running at 999mhz?
Hows that ram working for you? I'm thinking of getting it but my motherboard supports that speed overclocked. I have no experience with overclocking ram/cpu and from the reviews I heard that if you don't set the timings and such, it'll default to 1600 mhz with cas of 11. Also, nice build! +1