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Captain_Yuri said:

I want to make a slight little adjustment to my build. I suggest this 970:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487076&cm_re=970-_-14-487-076-_-Product

Instead of the one I posted cause this one comes with that MGSVPP free promo deal and the price should still be the same once you added it up yourself

I already chose that one because of the ports, I'm still looking tho, it's my first build I don't want to fuck it up



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chapset said:
Captain_Yuri said:

I want to make a slight little adjustment to my build. I suggest this 970:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487076&cm_re=970-_-14-487-076-_-Product

Instead of the one I posted cause this one comes with that MGSVPP free promo deal and the price should still be the same once you added it up yourself

I already chose that one because of the ports, I'm still looking tho, it's my first build I don't want to fuck it up

Actually, that one also comes with MGSVPP (my first 970) but I didn't read it properly cause it wasn't in the green font but it's in the black font right below the details... So nvm, I am an idiot



             

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chapset said:
Captain_Yuri said:

So I quickly made one and tell me what you think: (I changed a few things but you get a 970 which is kickass for gaming)

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1355

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3pB4TW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3pB4TW/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($98.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card ($407.09 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1083.93 before taxes and shipping and windows


That card is way too much for my needs, I think the 960 you recommanded would be better for me

For AAA gaming on 2015 games and beyond I would highly recommend a 970 over a 960 especially if you don't need to sacrifice much for it. Spending a grand on a new pc then feeling like it's not all that much better than a ps4/Xone is a bit silly. 



Captain_Yuri said:
chapset said:
Captain_Yuri said:

I want to make a slight little adjustment to my build. I suggest this 970:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487076&cm_re=970-_-14-487-076-_-Product

Instead of the one I posted cause this one comes with that MGSVPP free promo deal and the price should still be the same once you added it up yourself

I already chose that one because of the ports, I'm still looking tho, it's my first build I don't want to fuck it up

Actually, that one also comes with MGSVPP (my first 970) but I didn't read it properly cause it wasn't in the green font but it's in the black font right below the details... So nvm, I am an idiot

By the way do you know how noisy that card is?



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chapset said:
Captain_Yuri said:

Actually, that one also comes with MGSVPP (my first 970) but I didn't read it properly cause it wasn't in the green font but it's in the black font right below the details... So nvm, I am an idiot

By the way do you know how noisy that card is?

The SSC one comes with the 0db fan tech. In other words, when you aren't playing games or when you are playing games that don't take much load like starcraft 2, LoL, Dota and etc, the fan won't even spin. It will only turn on when you are playing intensive games that make the gpu go over like 50C which is perfectly fine cause the GPU is more than capable of handling upto 80shC. So on idle, you won't hear anything other than any potencial coil whine

Now under load, it does go up to 37db which is kind of noticible but not too bad

"We're fans of low-noise cards, if you excuse the pun. Both fans switch off when the GPU is idling in Windows, paving the way for an eerily-quiet PC. More impressive is the near-silent running when playing games; logs showed the two fans to spin at just 1,200rpm under full load."

http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/81985-evga-geforce-gtx-970-super-superclocked/?page=10



             

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That's a pretty good setup. I'll just leave my thoughts on each of the components you chose:

DISCLAIMER: This is input from just one person. Make sure you do your research!

HDD: You said you'll only play a few different games on your PC, so you probably don't need a whole lot of space. 1TB should be fine. Many people have a 2-drive setup, with their OS installed on an SSD, with other programs stored on a larger HDD. But if you don't want 2 seperate drives, getting a Hybrid Drive is a good option. (My PC currently uses a Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive)

PSU: Glad you didn't cheap out on that! I also use a Seasonic PSU. It's always very important to get a good PSU from a reputable brand. A bad PSU can destroy your entire computer, or even cause a fire. You'll probably want to go with a modular or semi-modular one as well, since that makes cable management so much easier.

RAM: No complaints there. Almost all RAM these days is pretty much the same, and (unlike the PSU) you can usually just go with whatever is cheapest. Speed isn't too important, unless you're running an APU (Which you aren't)

Motherboard: Pretty good. Motherboard choice usually just depends on what extra features you want, like USB 3.0, UEFI BIOS, more PCI-E expansion slots, built-in RAID support, etc.

CPU: Again, a good choice. As long as its number ends with a "K" (indicating it has an unlocked multiplier, so it can be overclocked) you don't need to worry about too much. As long as it isn't an i3, since you'll want a quad-core at minimum.

GPU: Since this is a gaming PC, the GPU is pretty much the most important component alongside the CPU. Personally, I'd go for a little bit more that what you've chosen, probably an R9 285 or a GTX 960 (The latter being what I'm running).

Case: Just choose whatever looks best and fits your other parts. You may also want to keep in mind how good their cable management and airflow is.



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Sentient_Nebula said:
That's a pretty good setup. I'll just leave my thoughts on each of the components you chose:

DISCLAIMER: This is input from just one person. Make sure you do your research!

HDD: You said you'll only play a few different games on your PC, so you probably don't need a whole lot of space. 1TB should be fine. Many people have a 2-drive setup, with their OS installed on an SSD, with other programs stored on a larger HDD. But if you don't want 2 seperate drives, getting a Hybrid Drive is a good option. (My PC currently uses a Seagate 2TB Hybrid Drive)

PSU: Glad you didn't cheap out on that! I also use a Seasonic PSU. It's always very important to get a good PSU from a reputable brand. A bad PSU can destroy your entire computer, or even cause a fire. You'll probably want to go with a modular or semi-modular one as well, since that makes cable management so much easier.

RAM: No complaints there. Almost all RAM these days is pretty much the same, and (unlike the PSU) you can usually just go with whatever is cheapest. Speed isn't too important, unless you're running an APU (Which you aren't)

Motherboard: Pretty good. Motherboard choice usually just depends on what extra features you want, like USB 3.0, UEFI BIOS, more PCI-E expansion slots, built-in RAID support, etc.

CPU: Again, a good choice. As long as its number ends with a "K" (indicating it has an unlocked multiplier, so it can be overclocked) you don't need to worry about too much. As long as it isn't an i3, since you'll want a quad-core at minimum.

GPU: Since this is a gaming PC, the GPU is pretty much the most important component alongside the CPU. Personally, I'd go for a little bit more that what you've chosen, probably an R9 285 or a GTX 960 (The latter being what I'm running).

Case: Just choose whatever looks best and fits your other parts. You may also want to keep in mind how good their cable management and airflow is.

great post, come on people I need more opinions



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Can I suggest adding a SSD to your build. Even if you just run windows off of it and a few games. I just added one to my system and it goes from cold boot to desktop in 20 seconds. It's much easier to start with one than deiced it's something you want to do later.

 

Are you wanting to run SLI later? IF not you could save a bit on the MB. 

 

One more thing. Screw newegg, order from amazon. Even if you pay a bit more their RMA process is so much better it's not even funny. 

I had to send back a PSU and a MB to newegg. They make you pay return shipping. And their shipping is slow. It took weeks to get my parts back. And if you have prime it's a no brainer. Amazon sends you a new part right away and give you 30 days to return the broken stuff, and that's if they want it back. Some times they just tell you to keep it. 



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chapset said:
Captain_Yuri said:

So I quickly made one and tell me what you think: (I changed a few things but you get a 970 which is kickass for gaming)

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1043?vs=1355

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3pB4TW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3pB4TW/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($275.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($98.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0 Video Card ($407.09 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1083.93 before taxes and shipping and windows


That card is way too much for my needs, I think the 960 you recommanded would be better for me

If that card is way too much for your needs what are you going to do with your CPU? Because if anything is way over your needs, it's that one.



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