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How does this system look for high end gaming and photoshop work?

http://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/NumberSevenIsCool/saved/qv3WGX

i'll be primarily using it for gaming at 1440p and also working in photoshop. The 16gb of ram is mostly for photoshop, otherwise i would have gone with 8gb.

should this system preform very well or is there changes i should make?
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  1. No this system would do terrible ;). Haha yeah this rig will absolutely destroy ANY game you throw at it even on 1440p. No changes are needed all great parts :)
  2. Hi mate. That list is looking pretty good. You could get a cheaper Motherboard, CPU Cooler, HDD, Case… but I'm guessing your aiming at the higher end :) 16Gb of RAM is useful for photoshop especially if you're using it with other Creative Suite applications too. You've got a DDR3-2133 there. I don't see much benefit in going more than DDR3-1600, and you can over clock it anyhow. Another thing I'd check is that your case comes with it's full array of fans (top, back, front). The cooler on the model of gtx970 you have, together with the monster D15 are all going to be dumping hot air into that case.
  3. O.o? How is the D15 going to be dumping hot air in? If it is set up properly it will be sent directly out of the case via the rear fan. And right now it is best to get the fastest DDR3 that you can to compensate for the DDR4 implementation earlier next year. OP will definitely want that WD Black HDD. WD Blacks are far better performers for a good price and people need to start suggesting them more for higher end builds.
  4. I would get another cheaper/better case from NZXT
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/case/#R=5,4&t=4&m=94&sort=a7&u=1

    like the 530/630/H630/810

    i think they are cheaper in Australia compared to Corsair
  5. bsod1 said:
    I would get another cheaper/better case from NZXT
    http://au.pcpartpicker.com/parts/case/#R=5,4&t=4&m=94&sort=a7&u=1

    like the 530/630/H630/810

    i think they are cheaper in Australia compared to Corsair

    Is the Phantom broken?
  6. bsod1 said:
    huh?

    You didnt suggest the Phantom for some reason
  7. i'll look into the phantom and NXZT cases. parts in australia are so expensive and anything that preforms at an equal level for less cost interests me a lot. the corsair one comes with fans on the front and the back, none on the top by default (though they can be purchased). from what i understand the noctua sends the hot air out. I've considered the MSI frozr GTX 970s too, basically the same price ($519 AUD here... over a hundred more than overseas.. i hate australian prices) because i heard they overclock very well.
  8. Tinkmaster Overspark said:
    i'll look into the phantom and NXZT cases. parts in australia are so expensive and anything that preforms at an equal level for less cost interests me a lot. the corsair one comes with fans on the front and the back, none on the top by default (though they can be purchased). from what i understand the noctua sends the hot air out. I've considered the MSI frozr GTX 970s too, basically the same price ($519 AUD here... over a hundred more than overseas.. i hate australian prices) because i heard they overclock very well.

    Yes MSIs seem to be overlocking well. But I really love the WINDFORCE. It is the fastest 970 right now. I personally have the Asus though just because it's quiet, doesn't consume as much power and has a sexy backplate
  9. I agree to the person above who said that you can get cheaper Mobo.
    I would recommend 1866Mhz of RAM for it is the sweet spot for Haswell CPU`s.

    For the CPU cooler, i don`t think the Nanhua is necessary, maybe you can get the H80i for better aesthetics. :)
  10. How is 1866MHz the sweet spot? There is no "sweet spot". Besides 1866 could be worse than 1333 if it doesnt have a proper CAS. Also since OP is getting a full tower it would make no sense to get an H80i. H240x, H220x or H100i or go home.
  11. MasterDell said:
    Tinkmaster Overspark said:
    i'll look into the phantom and NXZT cases. parts in australia are so expensive and anything that preforms at an equal level for less cost interests me a lot. the corsair one comes with fans on the front and the back, none on the top by default (though they can be purchased). from what i understand the noctua sends the hot air out. I've considered the MSI frozr GTX 970s too, basically the same price ($519 AUD here... over a hundred more than overseas.. i hate australian prices) because i heard they overclock very well.

    Yes MSIs seem to be overlocking well. But I really love the WINDFORCE. It is the fastest 970 right now. I personally have the Asus though just because it's quiet, doesn't consume as much power and has a sexy backplate



    I'm truly happy to get whichever, and quite lost when it comes to which overclocks and has better performance, and they are the exact same price. So really i think i'd go with whichever has a better cooling setup for SLI, i've heard people say that the windforce one might have problems with blowing hot air at each other/around the case in sli, what do you think? If that's not a concern i'll stick with the windforce ones. I'm trying to be very mindful of the temperatures in general

    Also for people saying i can get a cheaper motherboard, is there one good at overclocking that if i go down, it won't lower the computers performance? I'm aiming for as high end as possible but without the prices scaling ridiculously. in my country a GTX 980 is $850, so a GTX 980 SLI setup while more powerful than a 970 sli setup is incredibly much more expensive as an example of a terribly, terribly poor price scaling to performance. i'm still getting an expensive option (GTX 970 sli) but its not gone ridiculously into the tiny benefits for huge cash range, and thats what i want in the other parts too essentially, as much as possible. if you get what i mean.
  12. EVGA makes a non ACX 2.0 970 which will be the best for SLI. Second would be the ASUS' cards. As for the motherboard. Two beautiful board are the Gigabyte UD5H and the Maximus VII Hero. Amazing boards
  13. Well if your CPU supports 1866Mhz of RAM and you have 2400Mhz of RAM in your system, maybe you can eat those excess RAM and hope that you can earn knowledge. :)

    For the OP, in-game scaling can be witnessed with higher resolution or multi monitor set-up. Simply playing in 1080p will make 0 difference.

    So, if you really wanted for high end system get a 6 way monitor and 980 SLI.
  14. Best answer
    iamlegend said:
    Well if your CPU supports 1866Mhz of RAM and you have 2400Mhz of RAM in your system, maybe you can eat those excess RAM and hope that you can earn knowledge


    That made no sense at all
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