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Good 1080p gaming build?

Is this a good 1080p gaming build? Would this be good at 1440p? (What is the resolution of 1440p?) I don't really want to pay extra to upgrade my system to 1440p capability. I am fine with 1080p if that is the maximum this build will go to.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($166.47 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.88 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1339.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-25 15:48 EDT-0400
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  1. Yes, that's more than enough for 2K (1440p or quadHD). If you pick a 290X or 780Ti, even 4K at low details.
  2. The R9 290 is a good GPU for bigger resolutions or multiple screens, so you`ll be safe with that on 1440p.

    And regarding your CPU - if you`re planning on "mild" overclocking, the cooler is a good choice. If you want to push a bit further, you could go for something like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd14
  3. Excellent rig! It's more than enough for 1440P.

    Terrible PSU however, get a SeaSonic 650W psu.
  4. Only problem I see: get a PCI wireless network adaptor, no need to use up a USB port.
  5. Best answer
    jmracerboy said:
    Is this a good 1080p gaming build? Would this be good at 1440p? (What is the resolution of 1440p?) I don't really want to pay extra to upgrade my system to 1440p capability. I am fine with 1080p if that is the maximum this build will go to.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($166.47 @ Amazon)
    Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.88 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.95 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1339.09
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-25 15:48 EDT-0400


    I would suggest that you swap out the MSI R9 290 for a Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X, which has better cooling, more overclocking ability, and Hynix RAM! Its only 20 Dollars more but completely worth it. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202080
  6. I changed the psu. EVGA G2 is a good PSU I heard and it has higher wattage meaning it'll run at better efficiency. I'm not that willing to dish out on an expensive cooler. For that kind of money I would go with an h80 or something. I wasn't planning on doing a massive overclock anyway as it shortens the lifespan of the components, and I heard 212 evo was quite good. Changed the video card as per recommendation and got a PCI-e wireless card which has two antennas.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($115.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($12.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($166.47 @ Amazon)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Encore ENEWI-2XN42 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($15.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Combo MK270 Wireless Standard Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($17.95 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1371.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-25 17:02 EDT-0400
  7. Paying that extra bit for high speed memory really isn't needed unless you're running an APU system or plan to do lots of rendering, video editing, etc. In gaming it will make literally almost no difference. If your main goal is gaming, you might like to get a mechanical keyboard as well. They are fairly expensive, but really worth it. Corsair makes pretty good ones, as well as Logitech. The SSD you picked is great, another option you might want to look at is the Samsung 240 Evo/Pro (I think that's right, I forget the exact name). Could go for a higher quality hard drive, but it doesn't matter too much. Overall great build though.
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