Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New Build. Suggestions re. future proofing requested

Tags:
Last response: in Systems
Share
July 17, 2014 4:10:50 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS8900 Quiet CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($123.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($619.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Athena Power APOLLO 600 PLUS 600W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply ($74.91 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($239.35 @ TigerDirect)
Keyboard: Das Keyboard 4 Professional Wired Standard Keyboard ($139.99)
Mouse: Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1932.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Goals:

Game well

Minimize physical footprint

Minimize cost*

Future proof

Questions:

What say you in general?

Will I be future proof until Skylake, GTX 9XX, and DDR4?**

How much can I save on equivalent parts by deal hunting? Is this practical? If so what is the best way to go about it?

~~

(*) See question 3 re. deal hunting

(**) I'm assuming these products will be available in 2016. I expect a 2015 upgrade to GTX8XX to be necessary.

Thank you for your comments!
July 17, 2014 4:22:35 PM

if your only running 1080 then this will see you out 2015 with most games at ultra 60+ fps. i wouldn't see a need for a 8xx series if your still getting those frame rates. but if your going to go for 1440 or upwards 3gb graphics may hit a wall in the next 12 months requiring lowering of aa settings in games. bf4 is already between 2.5-2.8gig at 1440 and there are titles that use more now and will be new titles that will use more again. if you want the full 144 fps to make use of your monitor then that card will not cut it in some games now. you will get over 60 in just about everything but i dont think you will be over 144 on most games.
option for more ram would be a 290x or 6gb 780. option for 144hz would be 2 780's or 2 780ti's or 2 290 x or non x. that would see you through to 9xx series at 144hz otherwise i would just stick with one card a be happy with above 60 hz untill the 9xx series
m
0
l
July 17, 2014 5:34:24 PM

This is still a very nice small build and you will be able to oc your i5-4690K :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($97.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($619.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Phenom M Midnight Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.51 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($239.35 @ TigerDirect)
Keyboard: Das Keyboard 4 Professional Wired Standard Keyboard ($139.00)
Mouse: Razer Razer Naga 2014 Wired Laser Mouse ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1962.44
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
m
0
l
!