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TedCoAmber

I am going to build a pc soon, and I am wondering if this card is any good:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125777&cm_re=g1_gaming-_-14-125-777-_-Product

The newegg reviews look good, but I'm not sure and the two "not amused" faces in the url (look above this bit!) make me paranoid. I have never built a PC before, and I want to be sure I'm not being stupid. Help!

 

Entire build for you to judge, as well: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TedCoAmber/saved/#view=nt3p99

 

Thanks, guys!

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I am going to build a pc soon, and I am wondering if this card is any good:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125777&cm_re=g1_gaming-_-14-125-777-_-Product

The newegg reviews look good, but I'm not sure and the two "not amused" faces in the url (look above this bit!) make me paranoid. I have never built a PC before, and I want to be sure I'm not being stupid. Help!

 

Entire build for you to judge, as well: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TedCoAmber/saved/#view=nt3p99

 

Thanks, guys!

Happy birthday! And no, get the 380 instead. Also a different psu.

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Get a 4460 + 390. Different PSU (SeaSonic or XFX). Buy Windows from G2A.

Intel Core i7-6700K | Corsair H105 | Asus Z170I PRO GAMING | G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB | 950 PRO 512GB M.2

 

Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX OC | BitFenix Prodigy (Black/Red) | XFX PRO Black Edition 850W

 

 

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I want to keep my proc, but I'll willingly change my PSU. Any suggestions? I want to keep my budget within the 800s-930s

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i'll be taking the usual forum suggestions (most of which mentioned above) and slap them together in a build.

i'll be back if i dont get ninja'd by a more capable person.

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$874, no SSD and the cheapest case I feel okay about recommending:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($273.98 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.50 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card  ($193.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.98 @ Directron)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Kingwin CF-012LBR 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($3.98 @ OutletPC)  <<Front Intake
Case Fan: Kingwin CF-012LBR 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($3.98 @ OutletPC)  <<Front Intake
Total: $844.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-11 21:15 EST-0500

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I wouldn't gimp too much on storage, but otherwise it's great.

 

I would get a freakin' 320GB 7200RPM HDD for $20 if that meant better CPU/GPU :lol:

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$874, no SSD and the cheapest case I feel okay about recommending:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($273.98 @ Newegg)

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.50 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($37.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($34.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card  ($193.98 @ Newegg)

Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.98 @ Directron)

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($89.88 @ OutletPC)

Case Fan: Kingwin CF-012LBR 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($3.98 @ OutletPC)  <<Front Intake

Case Fan: Kingwin CF-012LBR 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($3.98 @ OutletPC)  <<Front Intake

Total: $844.24

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-11 21:15 EST-0500

I wouldn't recommend this. You should spend less on the CPU and get a better GPU. Also, 16GB of RAM. This isn't a very balanced PC. 

I used to be quite active here.

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2f3HP6

 

here's a build around your own budget, i'll go over it quickly:

- you said you wanted this cpu, so i gave you this cpu.

- 212 evo is a decent cooler

- i'll never not recommend a z97 krait

- the ram was okay, kept it that way

- kept the storage, it checks out fine for me

- swapped to an R9 380, it'll perform better than the 960, and its considerably cheaper on your side of the pond.

- never actually recommended the deepcool tesseract, but it looks really nice.

- seasonic psu, quality, nothing more, nothing less

- slightly cheaper optical drive, it works.

- windows 10 license.

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I wouldn't recommend this. You should spend less on the CPU and get a better GPU. Also, 16GB of RAM. This isn't a very balanced PC. 

 

Instead of knocking on a decent mid/high range gaming platform, why not put in a 4690K/R9 390 for the same price?... and be useful.  ;)

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2f3HP6

 

here's a build around your own budget, i'll go over it quickly:

- you said you wanted this cpu, so i gave you this cpu.

- 212 evo is a decent cooler

- i'll never not recommend a z97 krait

- the ram was okay, kept it that way

- kept the storage, it checks out fine for me

- swapped to an R9 380, it'll perform better than the 960, and its considerably cheaper on your side of the pond.

- never actually recommended the deepcool tesseract, but it looks really nice.

- seasonic psu, quality, nothing more, nothing less

- slightly cheaper optical drive, it works.

- windows 10 license.

Nice, looks real good, actually. I might switch the mobo back to my original choice, but everything else is good!

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Okay, changes have been made, check out the new build, and tell me what you think!

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Okay, changes have been made, check out the new build, and tell me what you think!

 

The PCS+ 380 4GB has a better cooler than the Gigabyte you chose.

 

$930:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($223.99 @ SuperBiiz)

CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.50 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($84.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($35.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($34.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card  ($293.98 @ Newegg)

Case: Thermaltake Versa H22 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.98 @ Directron)

Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($89.88 @ OutletPC)

Case Fan: Kingwin CF-012LBR 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($3.98 @ OutletPC)

Case Fan: Kingwin CF-012LBR 40.0 CFM 120mm  Fan  ($3.98 @ OutletPC)

Total: $897.25

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-11 21:36 EST-0500

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The PCS+ 380 4GB has a better cooler than the Gigabyte you chose.

I know, but it doesn't match my color scheme

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Okay then.  Good luck with the build.  :)

Thanks!

P.S. I'm guessing you're a fellow trekkie? LLAP my friend!

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Thanks!

P.S. I'm guessing you're a fellow trekkie? LLAP my friend!

 

lol, sure.  I have watched them all.  :D

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