Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

How good is this gaming setup for future use?

Last response: in Components
Share
April 21, 2014 1:51:49 AM

Hey! Im trying to make the best gaming setup for 16 thousand Danish krones and this is what I've come up with? How good is this? Is it future proof etc. What should I improve? Sorry for horrible english.

CM Storm Trooper Gaming Big Tower
Corsair RM1000, 1000W PSU
Intel Core i7-4770K
Cooler Master Seidon 120M CPU Cooler
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming, Socket-1150
Kingston DDR3 HyperX Beast 8GB
XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5
MSI GeForce GTX 760 Gaming 2GB PhysX
Samsung DVD Writer, SH-224DB
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB 2.5" OEM
Toshiba Desktop 1TB SATA 3.0
MS ROYALTY Windows 8.1 Nordic
MS COA Win 8.1 Nordic

a c 219 4 Gaming
April 21, 2014 2:03:11 AM

Its a waste putting a 760 in just for Phys X. I hear the Sapphire is better than the XFX for the 290's.

Everything else is OK.
m
1
l
April 21, 2014 2:05:50 AM

i7Baby said:
Its a waste putting a 760 in just for Phys X. I hear the Sapphire is better than the XFX for the 290's.

Everything else is OK.


Thank you, but that seemed as the best choice on the site I'm using, for the money at least. It was that second gpu or evga GeForce gtx 760 2gb

m
0
l
Related resources
April 21, 2014 2:11:30 AM

i would recommend a few changes:
1: get rm650 psu
2: i5 4670k is much cheaper and same for gaming as the i7
3: you put 2 different gpu in the list, just get one 780 asus/direct cu) msi(gaming) or gigabyte(windforce), go with 2 or more fans, no reference design,
3: windows 7
4: see if you can get a 500 or more gb in ssd and skip the hdd,
m
0
l
April 21, 2014 2:26:18 AM

How is the tower as well? Will that tower make my future pc look like a gaming monster?
m
0
l
April 21, 2014 2:31:40 AM

Plusthinking Iq said:
i would recommend a few changes:
1: get rm650 psu
2: i5 4670k is much cheaper and same for gaming as the i7
3: you put 2 different gpu in the list, just get one 780 asus/direct cu) msi(gaming) or gigabyte(windforce), go with 2 or more fans, no reference design,
3: windows 7
4: see if you can get a 500 or more gb in ssd and skip the hdd,


Is this better?

CM Storm Trooper Gaming Big Tower Sort
Corsair RM1000, 1000W PSU
Intel Core i5-4670K
Cooler Master Seidon 120M CPU Køler
MSI Z87-G45 Gaming, Socket-1150
Kingston DDR3 HyperX Beast 8GB
Sapphire Radeon R9 290X 4GB GDDR5
MSI GeForce GTX 770 Gaming 2GB PhysX
Samsung DVD Writer, SH-224DB
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB BK OEM
MS COA Label Windows Home Premium 7
MS DVD Win H.P/Pro/Ultimate 7 DK 64bit
MS ROYALTY Win Home Premium 7 Nordic
m
0
l
April 21, 2014 2:33:36 AM

you just need a miditower, try to find one with 140mm fans, and get 2 intake and 1 exhaust. since you got a water aoi cooler for cpu with included fan you can use the fan that was in the back and place in front, the seidon cooler is about the cheapest there is so i dont trust its noise levels, an noctua u12 cooler can cool about anything at silent levels.
you have about a completely silent gaming build with just a few tweaks.
m
1
l
April 21, 2014 2:41:32 AM

Plusthinking Iq said:
you just need a miditower, try to find one with 140mm fans, and get 2 intake and 1 exhaust. since you got a water aoi cooler for cpu with included fan you can use the fan that was in the back and place in front, the seidon cooler is about the cheapest there is so i dont trust its noise levels, an noctua u12 cooler can cool about anything at silent levels.
you have about a completely silent gaming build with just a few tweaks.



I want a 100% silent setup (or as silent as possible), so which of these would you recommend? http://m.imgur.com/Ik34jb4 (Image posting site)
m
0
l

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2014 2:54:22 AM

My two cents:

#1 - Absolutely do not get Windows 7. Windows 8.1 64-bit is better in several ways, you can AVOID the new interface easily with Start8 for $5, and we are already seeing games optimized to run better on it (such as Battlefield 4).

It's likely we'll see future games work best on Windows 8 especially if Shared Tiles (streaming from System to Video RAM) become W8 exclusive.

There's no good reason to buy Windows 7.

#2 - PhysX card again? No. No. No.
It's a waste of money and can potentially make performance WORSE. Furthermore you need hacked drivers to even get it to work, and then it adds noise.

If you want GPU PhysX get an NVidia card such as the GTX780 or GTX780Ti and avoid AMD completely.

#3 - Motherboard: Not the best motherboard for quality (the MSI). I strongly recommend a compatible Asus board with good reviews.

#4 - DDR3:
I recommend 2x4GB if that's not what you have (not 1x8GB).

#5 - 2x Windows 7?? (Again, I recommend Windows 8.1, but why do you have two versions of W7 listed?)

#6 - HDD:
I agree with the Samsung 840, though you really should have a hard drive to do a backup Image of Windows (i.e. Acronis True Image and setup automatec, Incremental backups). Recommend the 3TB Seagate drive or similar.

Be advised that GAMES rarely benefit from an SSD aside from loading times so you could actually get by with a 120GB SSD and game from the hard drive. I've been TESTING many games on SSD and frankly it's really only a handful like Skyrim that benefit much (quicker jumping due to frequent location/building loading).

#7: G-Sync monitor (smooth gaming)
Since you are spending lots of money (some a little wasted IMO), you should investigate G-Sync. The short of it is I recommend you get a single GTX780 (i.e. EVGA 967Mhz ACX if available and reasonably priced) then buy the Asus G-Sync monitor with these specs once available (27", 2560x1440, 120Hz).

Here's more info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PJjhBUSuHk
and
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-r...
Share
a b 4 Gaming
April 21, 2014 3:18:50 AM

Here's my BUILD recommendation. I know you are not in the USA but this is easy to refer to: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3vDHP

Other:
1) SSD:
I recommend partitioning the SSD in half, then use the first half for Windows and the 2nd half for Steam Folder #2. You can add a second steam folder and MOVE games to it (backup game, then DELETE game, then RESTORE game but choose 2nd folder location on the SSD).

You can just have the games you currently play AND that benefit (lots of load times) such as Skyrim so it doesn't need to be huge.

2) CASE:
Read up on that case. You mentioned quiet so I thought you'd like it:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7124/corsair-carbide-air-...

I don't know if they have one without a side window, and it's wider than most cases but shorter.

Corsiar 600T: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-cc600t
(more typical, and I like the way the sides remove)

*Make sure you have fan control for your case and CPU fans for ultimate quite (motherboard software).

3) Noctua:
The one I linked is 12cm. It's very quiet (with fan control) even while gaming. Be warned there is a 14cm model that impedes the top PCIe slot.
m
0
l
!