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$1400 Gaming/Editing PC - Thoughts?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

This is a $1400 gaming/editing build I put together for a friend. Just wondering what you guys think of it ^.^

 

 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($141.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card  ($318.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $1339.88
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Let me know if you think I should change anything (add a reason why please), thanks.

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This is a $1400 gaming/editing build I put together for a friend. Just wondering what you guys think of it ^.^

 

 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($109.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($141.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card  ($318.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $1339.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 05:31 EDT-0400

 

Let me know if you think I should change anything (add a reason why please), thanks.

NOice, although for gaming I would get the 6600k for a GTX 980/R9Fury


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NOice, although for gaming I would get the 6600k for a GTX 980/R9Fury

 

Yeah, I would but the PC is also going to be used for editing and the i7 should help with that.

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Do you really need CUDA? If you don't:

 
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($141.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($299.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $1253.72
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If you do, just swap the 390 to a 970 or 980.

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Looks pretty solid. ^ - ^


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Yeah, I would but the PC is also going to be used for editing and the i7 should help with that.

I would change the PSU to a EVGA SuperNova G2, but saying that a B2 is also a solid unit!

Is your editing software GPU or CPU accelerated? 

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I would change the PSU to a EVGA SuperNova G2.

Is your editing software GPU or CPU accelerated? 

 

Super Flower makes the B2 series. His PSU is more than fine. O:


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I would change the PSU to a EVGA SuperNova G2, but saying that a B2 is also a solid unit!

Is your editing software GPU or CPU accelerated? 

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I would change the PSU to a EVGA SuperNova G2, but saying that a B2 is also a solid unit!

Is your editing software GPU or CPU accelerated? 

 

Is there a noticeable difference between the two? Would it be worth the price difference?

 

Also, the software is CPU accelerated.

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I'd say that this is going to be better:

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Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($96.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($47.66 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Tri-X Video Card  ($529.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1407.74
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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

Do you really need CUDA? If you don't:

 
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($141.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($299.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $1253.72
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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If you do, just swap the 390 to a 970 or 980.

 

 

Personally, I just trust Nvidia more and there isn't really much of a difference between the 970 and 390 in terms of performance.

 

Also, with the 970 you get all the Nvidia gameworks and other things, and the AMD cards can struggle in some games (such as The Witch 3 in cities where the 970 beats a 390x).

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Personally, I just trust Nvidia more and there isn't really much of a difference between the 970 and 390 in terms of performance.

 

Also, with the 970 you get all the Nvidia gameworks and other things, and the AMD cards can struggle in some games (such as The Witch 3 in cities where the 970 beats a 390x).

Yeah, but AMD cards have upcoming DX12 support unlike Nvidia cards and usually they're cheaper, therefore better price to performance. Also the 970 has a 3.5GB frame buffer, not 4GB as advertised. But if you really want a 980, go for it :P

 

 
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Personally, I just trust Nvidia more and there isn't really much of a difference between the 970 and 390 in terms of performance.

Thats kinda  a bad decision. If you compare the architectures/specs and compatibility. The 390 is better in a lot of ways. It has better compute, async compute, more memory, OpenCL 2.0. I don't see why you should get a 970. AMD works on gameworks, so the only reason really is CUDA.

If u wanna future proof, amd cards are better.


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Yeah, but AMD cards have upcoming DX12 support unlike Nvidia cards and usually they're cheaper, therefore better price to performance. Also the 970 has a 3.5GB frame buffer, not 4GB as advertised. But if you really want a 980, go for it :P

 

 
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Total: $1350.42
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I thought the 900 series cards supported DX12? Thought that was one of the selling points...

 

Also, this is going to be for gaming at 1080p so the 3.5/4GB issue doesn't matter too much.

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unless you need CUDA or else 970 is a card where no one should ever look at it again. Unless nvidia bring the price down where they won't until the next gen comes out.


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I thought the 900 series cards supported DX12? Thought that was one of the selling points...

 

Also, this is going to be for gaming at 1080p so the 3.5/4GB issue doesn't matter too much.

Yeaah they don't. Also, in that list is a 980 which is better than a 970 (duh) and it fits in the budget, so yeah :P


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I thought the 900 series cards supported DX12? Thought that was one of the selling points...

 

Also, this is going to be for gaming at 1080p so the 3.5/4GB issue doesn't matter too much.

it does. just not as good as how amd make it to be. seems like you are not following the scandal haha. 

unless you are upgrading your gpu often-ly. actually today itself i can rush it over the 3.5gb with gta v or crysis 3. you might say there are just that few games out there that could. but next year? the year after? 3 years later? unless you gonna upgrade real soon i don't see why you should limit yourself. 8 gb definitely has more future compatibility than 3.5gb.


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Yeaah they don't. Also, in that list is a 980 which is better than a 970 (duh) and it fits in the budget, so yeah :P

 

I like the build you put, I'm sort of on the edge between AMD and Nvidia. I've always had Nvidia because when I bought the GPU it was the newest at the time. I've also heard bad things about AMD... hotter, high power consumption, bad drivers, bad performance on certain games (like The Witcher 3). So I'm not really sure anymore, I'll have to look into it more.

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I like the build you put, I'm sort of on the edge between AMD and Nvidia. I've always had Nvidia because when I bought the GPU it was the newest at the time. I've also heard bad things about AMD... hotter, high power consumption, bad drivers, bad performance on certain games (like The Witcher 3). So I'm not really sure anymore, I'll have to look into it more.

their drivers are fine, their temps are fine(dont forget nvidia had also high temp cards, but no one brings it up nowadays/ witcher 3 is an nvidia optimized game, and the 390 still outperforms the 970, same goes for the 380 vs the 960). Now the power consumption is slightly more than nvidia, but that is what you get in exchange for raw gpu power

 

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Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($72.90 @ SuperBiiz)

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