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TheLunarHero

Planning a New Gaming Build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

What do you guys think of this build for a budget minded gamer?

MSI R9 290X Lightning - $390

Windows 8.1 - $100

NZXT S340W - $75

WD Blue 1TB - $55

EVGA Supernova 750W PSU - $60

Patriot Viper LP 8GB RAM - $90

Asus Z97-A LGA 1150 - $140

Intel i5 4690k - $240

Phanteks 140mm CPU Cooler - $75

I'm primarily concerned with in game performance, not loading performance (Hence no SSD). Thanks for your input.

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Location?

budget?

pcpartpicker pl0x?


My PC

[ I5 4690k (no oc) - Gigabyte Z97 D3H - 8GB Ram - Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X ]

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That build is fine, I would just add an SSD. SSDs rock ballz.


CPU: Intel Core i7-4790k | CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 | Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth Z97 MARK 1 | Memory: Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB 1866MHz | GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Windforce


Storage: Samsung 840 EVO | PSU: CM Silent Pro 720W | Case: Phanteks Enthoo Luxe | Headset: Corsair Vengeance 2100 | Keyboard: Logitech G710+ | Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Chroma


"You see, one can only be angry with those he respects." - R. Nixon

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for the OS You can get it off G2A for $30

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($214.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($61.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Zeus Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($81.90 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card  ($586.13 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1240.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-14 10:57 EST-0500


My PC

[ I5 4690k (no oc) - Gigabyte Z97 D3H - 8GB Ram - Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X ]

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Do you have a Micro Center near you? They have great deals on CPU and motherboard combos. Also, if you buy one of those combos, you get like 10 bucks off some as well as 10 off an ssd. I know you don't really want an ssd but if you bought it then, you would save 10 bucks.


My Computer

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Intel i5 4690k @ 3.5GHz - EVGA 970 FTW - ASRock Z97 Extreme3 - Kingston HyperX Fury 8Gb 1866MHz - 120GB Samsung Evo - 1TB Toshiba Drive - 320GB Samsung Barracuda - Corsair 500M

 

 

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for the OS You can get it off G2A for $30

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($214.29 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($61.99 @ Mwave)

Motherboard: MSI Z97 Guard-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($97.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: Team Zeus Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($67.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($81.90 @ NCIX US)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card  ($586.13 @ Newegg)

Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($64.99 @ Micro Center)

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($64.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $1240.27

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-14 10:57 EST-0500

Is the 980 worth it? I feel like it is just like the 780ti when it first came out. Sure it's better than the 970 but $200 better?


My Computer

Beef Cake

Intel i5 4690k @ 3.5GHz - EVGA 970 FTW - ASRock Z97 Extreme3 - Kingston HyperX Fury 8Gb 1866MHz - 120GB Samsung Evo - 1TB Toshiba Drive - 320GB Samsung Barracuda - Corsair 500M

 

 

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Is the 980 worth it? I feel like it is just like the 780ti when it first came out. Sure it's better than the 970 but $200 better?

imo its worth the money but some may disagree

that build would be better with a 970 (price performance wise)


My PC

[ I5 4690k (no oc) - Gigabyte Z97 D3H - 8GB Ram - Sapphire R9 280X Vapor-X ]

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