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2.2k gaming build. Review please. :)

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Looks fine to me.

I have the same motherboard, it only lacks the amount of fan headers but yeah.

And can't you get a GTX 980Ti for the price of that 980??

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It's fine, though I'm not sure how the 980 would handle 1440p


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And can't you get a GTX 980Ti for the price of that 980??

For extra 200, but i think it is worth it.


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Looks fine to me.

I have the same motherboard, it only lacks the amount of fan headers but yeah.

And can't you get a GTX 980Ti for the price of that 980??

OP lives in Aussie. Checked the store that he's buying all the parts from and its based in Australia. 

 

Man I feel bad. I live in the states and a 980 Ti here starts at $600. :(


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Hello all. I had another post similar to this one about 3 weeks ago? but became very busy so I had to delay the PC.

I shaved it down, and included a 390X with a 21:9 1080p Free-sync display, you could get a 27" 4k free-sync display for like 300 more

 

the free-sync display will be better than the 1440p display for gaming, though the 1440p display is better for productivity

Too bad the Nano isn't avalible there, nor the Fury cards

 

Although the 980 is obviously going to be a faster card, free-sync might make the drop worth it for smoother gameplay despite generally lower FPS, seems to be about 10fps behind at stock from this video

Except in Far Cry 4, because Far Cry 4 loves AMD cards I guess

 

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Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/bsCJYJ/by_merchant/

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OP lives in Aussie. Checked the store that he's buying all the parts from and its based in Australia. 

 

Man I feel bad. I live in the states and a 980 Ti here starts at $600. :(

Rember the exchange rate is crap in Aus. I got my 980 Ti from amazon for around $900 AUD. It was listed for around $649 USD.

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I shaved it down, and included a 390X with a 21:9 1080p Free-sync display, you could get a 27" 4k free-sync display for like 300 more

 

the free-sync display will be better than the 1440p display for gaming, though the 1440p display is better for productivity

Too bad the Nano isn't avalible there, nor the Fury cards

 

Although the 980 is obviously going to be a faster card, free-sync might make the drop worth it for smoother gameplay despite generally lower FPS, seems to be about 10fps behind at stock from this video

Except in Far Cry 4, because Far Cry 4 loves AMD cards I guess

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/bsCJYJ

Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/bsCJYJ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($294.00 @ Umart)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($159.00 @ IJK)

Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($64.00 @ IJK)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($134.00 @ CPL Online)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($76.00 @ CPL Online)

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card  ($589.00 @ Centre Com)

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($84.00 @ CPL Online)

Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($119.00 @ Umart)

Monitor: LG 29UM67 60Hz 29.0" Monitor  ($449.00 @ Scorptec)

Total: $1968.00

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-26 23:34 AEDT+1100

Thanks for the recommendations guys. What R9 do you recommend? Also I picked this monitor because it's an 28" IPS display. This machine will be used for more casual gaming. More of a work machine.

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Thanks for the recommendations guys. What R9 do you recommend? Also I picked this monitor because it's an 28" IPS display. This machine will be used for more casual gaming. More of a work machine.

Well the 390X gives you a bit more bang for yer buck, and the 390X is the highest end card available over there from the looks of it. I'd usually go with just a 390, but the price difference is less than $100, so might as well jump to the 390X.

Otherwise for productivity then, shoot for either the 1440p display or 4k display, although 27" is a bit small for 4k unless you sit really close.


I edit my posts a lot, Twitter is @LordStreetguru just don't ask PC questions there mostly...
 

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what monitor resolution/refresh rate?

 

What games or other software do you need to run?

 

 

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