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4K gaming not just yet but... how about this?

eopest

61 months ago

I was thinking about replacing my current FX8120/HD7850 setup with something a little fresher, like:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $188.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $64.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $149.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Dual-X Video Card $179.98 @ OutletPC
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.11 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $92.00 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $981.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-24 16:19 EST-0500

What do you think?

Comments

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't think a 270X can successfully pull off 4k

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No, no... sorry, I left out in the title , "for 1080p". I should have made it clear that I have no intention if spending the money to go 4K (unless I win the lotto or something, then all bets are off).

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

1080p with a 270x you are still pushing it

  • 61 months ago
  • 3 points

Can't tell if you're being serious or trolling..... The 270x can run a lot of new games on higher settings at 1080p.

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I mean if you consider 30 fps on Far Cry 3 and 24 on Crysis 3 "Running games"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

What ever you say

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL a 270x for 4K XD ( ok im sorry but just wont happen but maybe 4K pictures)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

No, no... sorry, I left out in the title , "for 1080p"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

For a CPU that can't overclock, I can't help but recommend air cooling over water, such as the well known 212 evo. I would also say go with a 4460 or a 4690 if you're not overclocking.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't thinking to OC the chip, I know it's locked. What I was looking at was to eliminate 1 fan and get a quieter machine since the case isn't sound-insulated, AND have the possibility of OCing a faster chip once the prices come down some.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok then

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

At the time I spec'd it out Newegg was running a combo deal on the RAM and cooler, and I was trying not to go over $200 for the CPU. Frickin' Intel... if it weren't for AMD, you'd have to pay $500 to get a i5-4790K

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

huh thats funny.. because the i5-4690k is $215 on amazon right now.. Not saying that isn't still pricey for a cpu.. but if your looking for a $200 range card I think intel would be the way to go.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, I'm trying not to spend more than $200 on the chip. Arbitrary, yes, but that's what the budget is.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Drop the cooler altogether, the Z97 is pointless (locked CPU).

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't thinking to OC the chip, I know it's locked. What I was looking at was to eliminate 1 fan and get a quieter machine since the case isn't sound-insulated, AND have the possibility of OCing a faster chip once the prices come down some.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Still, I think you are better off buying the Cooler at a later date, it will not do anything at this stage, and also I think you should grab the i5-4440 unless you need the turbo frequency.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Well... because it's a mid-tower, being able to drop one fan will definitely help with noise issues. Plus, I live in a hot climate, so any extra cooling for a non-overclocking chip that I intend to work fairly hard will be welcome. After thinking about it for a while, the only reason I might drop to a 212 EVO is to put the savings towards a R9 280 or 285. I'm at the point in my computing life where I really just want my desktops to sit there, not take up too much space, shut up and just do what I tell them without all the fan noise(I've never been a fan of full tower cases; they take up too much room for my taste. However... all that volume tends to muffle fan noise better than most mid-towers can manage). Maybe I might need to go to a mATX build instead...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $156.13 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $339.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1096.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-26 14:11 EST-0500

This setup is $100 more but will run all games at ultra settings and 60 fps in 1080p.

The CPU comes with a cooler good enough for gaming and you can switch the case to yours if you prefer the 200R.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Thanks! You beat me like a stepchild....

Except, yeah, that case would have to go, I'd have to replace that noisy-*** stock cooler and I'm not comfortable running a p/s that close to the edge of it's power envelope, so I'd have to get a higher wattage p/s. The stock cooler on a 4790K in a windowed case? Not only is it noisy at load, but if I posted that here, the villagers would be all on me with their pitchforks and rakes and Xbox controllers.... :)

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Again, thanks for the reply. I thought about it some more and came up with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $63.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $149.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $179.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $69.33 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.00 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $939.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-26 22:38 EST-0500

Maybe I didn't have my price selections configured correctly...

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Gimme 15 minutes and I will get you the best part list you could possibly buy.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $26.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $106.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.97 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.85 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $329.98 @ NCIX US
Case Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1078.47
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-27 01:10 EST-0500

If need be, you can change to an i5-4790K.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Guess I better look at bumping the budget to $1500 then. If I'm going to stick a i7-4790K in this config, then it's gonna have to get some sorta liquid cooling. And an SSD for the OS. And faster RAM. And a different case (I have an Antec Three Hundred; it's what my current machine is running in running in right now) that's either quieter or has a window. Thanks though; you've given me some better ideas on how I want to setup this next build.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want, then that is an option. You could just spend an extra $30 and get the Corsair H60 and let it be. However, I think if you decided to up the budget to $1500 you should just get 16GB of RAM and a GTX 980 as well as the H60.

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're gaming you should extend your budget a little to get the 970. It'll play every game currently out at max settings and 60 fps. Switching out the 280 for 970 will increase your budget by about 15% but the performance increase will be much larger.

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