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Can you make it better? Can you make it cheaper? Both?!?

hotelblvd
  • 72 months ago

Hi Y'all,

This is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/hotelblvd/saved/4wAS

Any of you knowledgeable peeps know how to make it better? cheaper? both?!?

Y'all the best! Thanks for the support.

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need a Z87 Mobo if you're not gonna overclock. Also, finding 1600mhz Ram will be save you $$ without sacrificng a huge performance difference. Also, do you really need Win8.1 Pro?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Which Mobo do you recommend I use? I know nothing of Mobos :-)

Which RAM would you recommend I use? I chose these because they seemed best value...but I may have missed others.

Suprisingly, when I was searching, windows 7 pro was more expensive! :-) What would you recommend I use instead?

And thanks a bunch for the advise!!

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I personally have 2x4 of G.skill Snipers, and i like them. Though here are some for you to choose out of and you can pick: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbsr

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1600c9r

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbrl

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbxl

For gaming and normal use, Win 8.1 OEM 64bit will work perfectly fine and save you $30 from the pro version.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

As for your motherboard, any of these will work:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gah87d3h

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-h87g43

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyh87performance

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h87performance

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-h87plus

Theres acouple more options but i got lazy of coping and pasting. Just go to the motherboard section, select H87 under Chipset and ATX for the form factor. :)

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

He are some guidances:

-I will only use it for gaming (mostly).

-I will not over clock it. At all.

-I will not upgrade it (except probably to add another GPU in SLI, or possibly buy a better one in a year or two).

Question: Is the power supply sufficient?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup psu is a solid choice. If you sli a 770, gunna be iffy if 650watts is enough, Id say prolly no. If you live by a Microcenter store, you can get the i5 cpu for $159.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Just an fyi, you need to click Reply under someone's comment for them to be notified of your response. If you don't plan on overclocking, i would go with a H87 Motherboard. Only difference between them is Z87 can overclock and supports 3-way SLI/XFire. Also, for gaming, i would go with 1600mhz Ram and Win 8.1 64 bit. The Power supply will probably be enough for a next generation GPU, but it won't be enough for 2-way SLI/Xfire. *Edit: Didn't get your response while i was typing the message so ignore that beginning part

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a million, Reznock. Super useful advice!

Well noted on the GPU. In that case would you recommend I shell a little extra for a 750w PSU? Do I sort by capacity and just go for cheapest... or should I be aware or a quality standard? Dunno much about PSUs.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU is one of the important factors in a PC, and its well known to not cheap out on them. I would definitely try to go for a 750w PSU if you plan on running 2-way SLI/Xfire and even if you don't, having that extra power for the new gen of GPU will be good. Better to be safe then sorry eh? Anyways, try to get 80+ Bronze, Silver or Gold for better energy usage. Some trusted brands are: Corsair, EVGA, NZXT, Cooler Master, Antec, and Seasonic. There are probably more, but these are the ones that I've had experience with.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Well this is a problem... Sorry man, i forgot to mention this and it just hit me now. H87 boards don't support SLI due to them splitting the PCI-E slots. So if you are going to SLI(Nvidia Cards), you're going to have to use a Z87. The price difference shouldnt be that great though, but sorry for the misleading information.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Reznock, you the man, dude!!

I've already shaved 120$ off the system and it looks beautiful (in my mind) :-)

Here she is: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/hotelblvd/saved/4wAS

Thanks a bunch.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem :), though consider what i said about the H87 boards and their incompatibility with 2-way SLI. If you plan on SLIing another 770, your going to have to use a Z87. It'll cost abit more, but here are some boards i found that are still a bit cheaper. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyz87killer

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z87extreme3

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g55

You can look through the options too, just choose Z87 Chipset, and ATX form factor.

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