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This build is sick. I may not do sli or 32gig of memory rite now tho. ROG SWIFT monitor is not out yet. Money is ready and so am I. I also don't no about the Seagate hybrid beings that I have the EVO the in the build. I might be ok with western digital hhd.speakers and keyboard seem a
bit high aslo. What do you think?
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  1. What do I think? I think its expensive.

    What games do you need 32gb of 2400mhz ram for? My only suggestion is to get 16GB of ram at 1866mhz or 2133mhz. Everything else looks fine given your budget and the fact that you seem to be going for the fastest possible parts.
  2. If going 32GB, don't split it into 2 sets, get a single 32GB set, no guarantee 2 sets of DRAM will play together.... Also with a build like this would go with a good mobo (won't touch MSI due to poor QC), might think about the Asus Z97 WS which has 16x16 for SLI vs the norm of 8x8, else go the Asus Hero mobo...thinks like Keyboard and speakers are more a personal touch type of thing
  3. A real gaming build is much cheaper and looks like this. i5 has the same gaming performance as the i5 but costs $100 more. 8GB of 2400 is perfectly fine because no game uses more than that. 750GB is overkill, 500 is enough with 4TB of extra storage already there. As for peripherals, I would have gone corsair with a raptor K70 and a M65 mouse.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($98.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($259.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($599.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($599.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1250W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS312-98 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
    Keyboard: Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($73.99 @ Amazon)
    Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers ($229.99 @ Amazon)
    Other: ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27" WHQL 1440P (1ms) ($750.00)
    Total: $3688.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  4. I will also be doing some multitasking. I was getting a deal on the memory when buying the card with it but I will probably start off with 16gig and only one card and sli later. The difference between 500 and 750 gig ssd in price is negligible.I want an i7 (that's all I can say about that). The mouse and keyboard suggestion looks good tho.I also saw complaints about asus hero z97 bios freeze, but I have to say I like the ws series.
  5. Even with multitasking, 8GB is still enough. You have no reason to get the i7 unless you want to waste your money on a feature that you will most likely not use. Also, it might be better for you to get two 250GB SSDs and put them in RAID 0 for high performance. Also, get two 2TB WD Black drives and put them into RAID 1 for safety.
  6. I though hyperthreading might become popular. I know its a gamble. I like the storage suggestions tho.
  7. How much better will raid 0 be with the ssd's they are alreay very fast?
  8. Tradesman1 said:
    If going 32GB, don't split it into 2 sets, get a single 32GB set, no guarantee 2 sets of DRAM will play together.... Also with a build like this would go with a good mobo (won't touch MSI due to poor QC), might think about the Asus Z97 WS which has 16x16 for SLI vs the norm of 8x8, else go the Asus Hero mobo...thinks like Keyboard and speakers are more a personal touch type of thing

    I like the ws. but I am hearing about bios freeze with asus z97 boards. I will probably go with 16gig of memory it discounted with the 780ti . that's why I was going to get 32 with sli'd cards. The only issues I have with the asus z97ws is its overclocking capability. just dunno...
  9. mamamia13 said:
    A real gaming build is much cheaper and looks like this. i5 has the same gaming performance as the i5 but costs $100 more. 8GB of 2400 is perfectly fine because no game uses more than that. 750GB is overkill, 500 is enough with 4TB of extra storage already there. As for peripherals, I would have gone corsair with a raptor K70 and a M65 mouse.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($98.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($259.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($599.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($599.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Desktop Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1250W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (Purchased For $0.00)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS312-98 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
    Keyboard: Logitech G510 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($114.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Mouse: Logitech G400 Wired Optical Mouse ($73.99 @ Amazon)
    Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers ($229.99 @ Amazon)
    Other: ROG SWIFT PG278Q 27" WHQL 1440P (1ms) ($750.00)
    Total: $3688.84
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    corsair case looks nice. do you not like the haf x?
  10. Built a WS a couple weeks ago and we went straight to 4.7 with a 4670K, with no problems, the 46/47(90)K should do even better ;)
  11. Tradesman1 said:
    If going 32GB, don't split it into 2 sets, get a single 32GB set, no guarantee 2 sets of DRAM will play together.... Also with a build like this would go with a good mobo (won't touch MSI due to poor QC), might think about the Asus Z97 WS which has 16x16 for SLI vs the norm of 8x8, else go the Asus Hero mobo...thinks like Keyboard and speakers are more a personal touch type of thing


    Tradesman1 said:
    Built a WS a couple weeks ago and we went straight to 4.7 with a 4670K, with no problems, the 46/47(90)K should do even better ;)


    do you think bottlenecking will be an issue? you have a maximumus hero with 2 780's. how is it? I no the ws uses a PLX chip to make more lanes.
  12. It's great - no bottlenecks (and it's a bit old), have been playing with the Z97 Hero and have tried the the same parts on the Z97 (it's even better ;) ) the 4770K I had in the Z87 runs 4.7/8 at the same voltage I used in the Z87, have another 4770K in the Z87 right now (spare), can run all 32GB of 2666 sticks in the Z97 at 2800, was limited to 16GB of them at 2800 in the Z87, the Z97 runs cooler and the BIOS is a little better
  13. Tradesman1 said:
    It's great - no bottlenecks (and it's a bit old), have been playing with the Z97 Hero and have tried the the same parts on the Z97 (it's even better ;) ) the 4770K I had in the Z87 runs 4.7/8 at the same voltage I used in the Z87, have another 4770K in the Z87 right now (spare), can run all 32GB of 2666 sticks in the Z97 at 2800, was limited to 16GB of them at 2800 in the Z87, the Z97 runs cooler and the BIOS is a little better


    AWSOME. somebody was trying to talk me out of the Asus mobo's in favor of msi because of bios issues. this is only my second build ever and my Wife gave me a very good budget plus I am coming from an AMD 940(black OC'D 3.6 stable with prime95 24hrs) 650gig westeren digital, 850 black widow psu, AS7GMS foxxcon, g400 mouse, creative labs 16 card, PNY GTX 770 OC2 4GB, 23 inch 1080P SA550, 8 gig corsair mem. This is huge upgrade (FALLOUT 5 WILL BE GREAT). I am excited . I am going big so maybe I wont need any upgrades for a while . my old system lasted years and years. I even got ok frame rates on Crysis 3 on high settings. Thank you fopr your help. have you seen the ROG SWIFT yet?
  14. Tradesman1 said:
    It's great - no bottlenecks (and it's a bit old), have been playing with the Z97 Hero and have tried the the same parts on the Z97 (it's even better ;) ) the 4770K I had in the Z87 runs 4.7/8 at the same voltage I used in the Z87, have another 4770K in the Z87 right now (spare), can run all 32GB of 2666 sticks in the Z97 at 2800, was limited to 16GB of them at 2800 in the Z87, the Z97 runs cooler and the BIOS is a little better


    do you like corsair 540 or haf x? should I spit the ssd in two drives and raid 0?(performance gain? if any?)
  15. Have read about the Swift and hoping to get my hands on one, on the cases, both of those are good, I lean towards the HAF cases and the X is a good one, I've my Z87 Hero in a 912, my oldest has a very similar Z87 build in the X model, they are a joy to work with (on the heavy side is about the only downside ;) )
  16. Tradesman1 said:
    Have read about the Swift and hoping to get my hands on one, on the cases, both of those are good, I lean towards the HAF cases and the X is a good one, I've my Z87 Hero in a 912, my oldest has a very similar Z87 build in the X model, they are a joy to work with (on the heavy side is about the only downside ;) )


    what about putting 2 250gb ssd's in raid 0 instead of one 500 or 750 in my case(GO BIG OR GO HOME)
  17. Come on guys. Did I pick good stuff for the most part? Thank you for all the suggestions. I will be allittle more patient snd tweak a few of thesr ideas
  18. Best answer
    Yes, as I pointed out initially - mixing DRAM (2 sets) can be and often is problematic...and I myself (as well as builders and IT folks I network with) won't touch MSI mobos it's a great rig ;)
  19. Thanks. I will go Asus. Its already changed in partspicker. Would about the ssd in raid 0. Not real good with raid knowledge. A previous comment suggested two 250gig ssd's in raid 0 and two 2tb hhd's in raid 1 for safety. How is that done or should it be done?
  20. About the biggest I go with SSDs is maybe a pair of 250 in RAID ), that's almost 500 GB of SSD and I don't use them for data, stictly for OS and apps (static data, writes to SSDs lower the lifespan, so try and keep things like page file, temp files etc off of it), then can go higher with platter drives for working data and backups
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