Rate, post speccy of complete builds, guts etc.
Here's mine, anything I should change?
If anything, if you had the room and you plan on overclocking, I'd spring for a bigger cooler if I were you. I know it's Noctua and all, but it could always be better, especially considering Noctua has a larger one (NH-D15) that can beat out an Corsair H110 water cooler.
Another point I would change would be expanding to 16 GB of RAM, but that's just a personal preference.
Throw some fans in there too.
Not that guy but if you're just going to do gaming and browsing and nothing processor heavy like video editing you may want to consider getting a cheaper i5. At the same time if price isn't an issue and you plan to do some overclocking while I love Noctua that particular fan may not be suitable for that task. It's definitely better than stock for sure. I like Corsair cases but I'm not a big fan of the double wide form factor. The Obsidian series is lovely. Is there a particular reason you're going with a 5400rpm 2.5 inch hard drive for what I'm going to guess is game installation / media storage? I suppose that'll work fine but I'd prefer 7200rpm instead. Are you putting in other storage? It just seems like you could have gone with a smaller case for the parts you bought. If you're not putting much in you might want to explore mini-itx options.
No, but it won't be birthed from this crap you're buying either.
Here's actual alternatives:
Get a Z97-P (or whatever is their cheapest Z97 motherboard), you don't need anything more than that.
Overclocking is already a retarded idea to begin with, but if you must do it, spending more than on a 212 Evo is just retarded.
And even a Corsair CS450M is already more than enough to run that build. If you don't like Corsair and/or want higher wattage (even though it's completely unnecessary) you can still get a 750W EVGA Supernova for less than half of that overpriced shit you picked.
Then use the money you saved to bet a better GPU or a better hard drive, for instance.
>I have no alternative I just dropped by to be a little bitch
Right you are.
I just plan to play around with overclocking a bit, the only reason I'm getting that fan is low noise.
But now I've read it's high rpm (in turn higher noise) so maybe I'll get the NH-C12P SE14.
I'll have to check if it fits though.
5400rpm because It'll be mainly for long term storage.
The SSD is more than enough for my needs since I'm not a big file hoarder.
2.5" is because I want to remove the hard drive cage completely and install both drives in the SSD bay.
Unless you use highly multi-threaded professional software, get an i5 instead.
Get 2x4 GB RAM. It costs the same and it's twice the bandwidth.
Don't buy "Pro" placebo SSDs. Get an 840 Evo, or better yet, a Crucial MX100.
840 pro has a longer warranty is quicker due to sata 6gb\s and also I could use those extra 8gbs.
Moving on I have annother 8gb of ram of the same make so no I'm not going to fuck around with that.
And twice the bandwidth doesn't matter anywhoo because what I will be doing won't matter with the bandwidth.
I'm getting an i7 for exactly that as well.
I do 3d modeling and video editing.
Seems like you're pretty militant about your point of view (like a little bitch would be), and in all that excitement of jumping at the first chance to bitch never considered that the parts I'm buying are restricted to the store I'm buying them at in the country that I live in.
The store btw doesn't have 212 Evo, nor the evga psu's (which I'd gladly buy btw).
Then buy stuff that isn't ridiculously overpriced. If you pay $50 for cooling and $130 on a PSU, then you are a retard. It's that simple.
The motherboard is a lesser issue, but you're still buying crap you don't need.
>quicker due to sata 6gb\s and also I could use those extra 8gbs
All the SSDs I mentioned uses SATA 6 Gbps. And the Crucial MX100 has 256 GB.
I want to upgrade after I graduate with my sign on bonus.
Hopefully 4k will be viable by then
If you're going with a Samsung Pro it might not be a bad idea to consider the 850 Pro with its even longer warranty and some of the benefits of v-nand. But the 840 pro is also good. I use one. If I'd have waited another month or so I definitely would have gotten an 850 pro though.
Yes, I have one in another PC as the primary drive running 24/7 since 2010 without drive failure, and those two in this PC as secondary drives since mid 2011. They were also $70 each. I'd definitely recommend.
get the NH-L12, the L9i can't handle more than 65W
get the z97-plus
the main selling point of maxwell is its power efficiency, you can get a 450w psu and be just fine
Okay I have run into a problem.
I cannot find if the Silverstone gd10b can fit a gtx 970 ( the Asus strix version)
It says on one website maximum thickness is 5.25 inches and the card is 5.5 inches.
So I need to know if that will be a problem because I have seen other gtx 970's in that cause but not sure how big the strix is compared to mother 970's
Either need to know it will fit of find a case that will fit.
And I want a horizontal mobo that is not that horror by cooler master. I want something not very flash or noticeable.
should I change a part for one cheaper? if so which one?
also, I already have a PSU, an extra heat sink for both GPU and GPU and an extra case.
That said two 970s in SLI beats the pants off a single 980 and the price isn't too terrible either. The difference between the 970 and 980 isn't as separated as it once was.
If you're concerned about the wattage you may want to add a second 970 to your configuration and see if there's enough power in the estimated wattage to support it.
This is my hobby build from early 2013.
Im thinking of getting a 21:9 3440X1440 34' monitor. those things looks sexy as fuck
Nothing needing any work right now, GPU is an R9 280x so mostly sorted for anything that isn't completely unoptimized (and I don't play Ubisoft games)
Only think I would like is a better screen but 16:10's are a rare breed nowadays
What the shit? Never noticed that before
Does make me wonder now why do we predominantly use 60Hz and now branching into 120/144?
What is the reason for these specific numbers?
HTPC? Not likely.
For just a Mini-ITX board you could try one of these cases:
>Silverstone Sugo SG07/8 (tight but doable)
>Bitfenix Phenom Mini-ITX (easily fits but bulky as pictured)
>Coolermaster Elite 130
>Silverstone RVZ01 (interesting design for a thinner case by turning the card on its side;
see review for details: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2014/05/13/silverstone-raven-rvz01-review/1
Hey guys so I fried my mobo and I'm looking for a replacement that will be a good base for a future upgrade. I need support for my intel i7 920 and my 550 ti. I don't need dual card support.
However, after searching for such a motherboard, I realized that nobody gives a fuck about mobos with socket LGA1366 anymore. So I should be getting a new CPU to get a more modern mobo. What is a good cheap alternative for my i7 920 @2.66Ghz? And what mobo? I'm going to keep my 550 ti for now.
I can get a cheap upgrade from a 955be to a 2500k yes/no?
Haswell boards and processors are now cheaper than Ivy/Sandybridge equivalents so skip the 2500k unless you already have the board or cpu lying spare
In the same vein even Ivybridge Dual-core i3's outperform the 920 now.
Get yourself a low range i5 Haswell to retain that quad-core goodness but don't break the bank unless desperate for more performance (in which case you're still better upgrading from the 550ti)
The haswell and broadwell cpu's still cost me 50 euro more , also the heatsinks on those aren't properly soldered so the 2500k is much better for overclocking I only use it for gaymin btw
Ah apologies, my advice came from the persepctive of someone that never overclocks and uses stock coolers only.
I tend to get 2nd board in a generation (1155 in this case), get a low-end decent cpu that's good enough then whack on a high-end when the socket is about to be killed off.
Started with an i3-2120, now sitting on a i5-3570K.
Won't be jumping on the DDR4 bandwagon until one socket has come and gone to work out the kinks
1. Dont get micro atx
2. Install windows 7 ultimate on your SSD
3. Dont get Evga GPU get ASUS or MSI
4. For that CPU cooler price get water cooling and overclock your intel core, that K means the CPU unlocked
No problem, thanks for the advice anyway.
It's kind of a waste of your 3570k if you don't overclock it though, that's what K versions are for, they have an unlocked multiplier. Even with a stock cooler you should be able to squeeze a bit of extra performance out of it
Cool I'm looking here on Newegg at an i5 3570K and it seems very affordable at 230 bucks. I indeed won't be doing any OC'ing but maybe I will. What's a good cheap motherboard to pair up with my 550 ti?
No 980Ti coming mate. The 980 is already factory overclocked. But if you're really in the market for a high end card wait for the 8gig editions of the 980 only to see if all they do is slap another 4gig ram on them or if they change the specs too.
Upgrading my rig. Trying to choose a GPU, help me out.
My apartment complex has unlimited power usage baked into rent, so my room is 70F and I give literally 0 shits about power efficiency. Is the 970/290x price premium worth it over the 290 at 1080p?
>1. Dont get micro atx
>2. Install windows 7 ultimate on your SSD
That's the plan.
>3. Dont get Evga GPU get ASUS or MSI
Which one is the most quiet?
>4. For that CPU cooler price get water cooling and overclock your intel core, that K means the CPU unlocked
I'm getting the Noctua NH-L12.
Built this today as a cheap as fuck build. £50 for processor, mobo and RAM, £20 for the 6670 which was new. Already had a case, PSU and HDD. Couldn't live with just a MBA anymore.
>Fractal Design Define Mini mATX
>XFX Core Series 550W
>AMD Athlon X4 860k
>Corsair 2x4GB RAM
>Seagate Barracuda 1TB
>Philips monitor 223V5LSB2/10 - cheapest 1080p monitor with a DVI
>used R9 290, prolly this one: http://www.njuskalo.hr/graficke-kartice/sapphire-r9-290-4gb-gddr5-oglas-13028291
I got a mouse and i'll worry about a keyboard later.
I may need a CPU cooler, though. I don't plan to overclock beyond the standard boost that AMD provides.
At the time the K series was the same price as the non-K edition, there was no reason not to get it really.
Wouldn't know where to being with overclocks though and as I tend to keep my system longer I prefer not to shorten the lifespan for a gain I probably would not even notice.
Motherboards range from £30-£100 so little difference between them.
I've been using ASRock for a while now and find little fault with them and they're usually on the lower end.
MSI I've not heard anything good from, not sure on the rest.
All that's left really is picking your form factor and chipset:
>Q67/Q77 if doing any virtualisation at all
>Avoid H61 like the plague
>Z75/77 if planning any sli
>B75 cheapest good option but lacks RAID support if that bothers you
nice cooler, noctua is nice. I love my noctua. I also mounted my SSD/HDD onto the bottom of my case. looks good anon
Anything I need to alter in the new guide?
AM1 doesn't even bottleneck that hard man
Not really for gaming, more for overall system responsiveness.
Also nice to have a system you can switch on and start using within seconds of hitting the power button.
SSDs are also so low in price now that there's less reason not to have one these days aside from penny pinching or lack of storage from supporting HDD or NAS
You sound like the kind of person who never had a good ssd and actually got the time to enjoy it to it's fullest extent.
Everyone I know who has a ssd couldn't disagree more with your statement.
Kinda depends, you'll be fine with BF4 because of mantle, but you might get into trouble with very cpu intensive games.
As if logicalincrements is always right. Their advice is solid and you won't buy shit, but some departments are somewhat... lacking...
This is the build I'm still tweaking before Cyber Monday hits, and I'm on a budget in the neighborhood of $1000. It's my very first gaming PC so... be gentle. ;(
Define good SSD then, I've played with just about all of them at one point or another
>I'm on a budget in the neighborhood of $1000
What is your mouse/keyboard/audio/display set up?
I have no idea how this pertains to the 860k
Benchmarks i've seen pit it quite close to a i5 4440 which is double the price
I don't really want "everything on ultra 100 fps" gameplay. I just want to be able to play on decent graphics with decent fps, with a relatively future-proof machine.
Hell I'd rather downgrade the GPU to a 265/270 and buy an SSD than upgrade the CPU much further.
Ehh, pretty much any recent ssd will do fine honestly, I'd recommend starting at 256GB.
You should back it up with a decent back-end, SATA-III ( although II would work quite well, you'll miss out on big bursts ) and AHCI mode.
People especially forget about the latter.
Drop the cpu cooler.
The lack of a ssd is... disconcerning... Any build above 600$ should have a ssd.
I'd also recommend getting a smaller gold psu, something like 400-450W.
Borderlands says hi.
I hope this is what you're asking...
Audio I'm going pure headphones, so that's not a problem. USB mouse and headphones, but I'm probably gonna have to buy a splitter so I can plug in a wireless adapter (I can't get a hardwire connection in the place I'm in right now).
I hear the processor that I chose makes a shit ton of noise, and only $30 for a cooler sounded like a decent option.
256GB SSDs are far beyond that budget, I've run all those SSDs in said modes, it's not that big a deal for daily use, all you gotta do is keep programs open and put your computer into sleep mode rather than shutting it down.
I ment, do you have those things, or what are you getting? theres no reason to spend a thousand dollars on a gaming PC.
As much as I like SSDs, I need a shit ton of hard drive space for stuff other than games (my music library is huge). I may stick one in later, even though it'll be a slight hassle to reinstall the OS.
I already have the mouse and keyboard, so I'm good there.
I'd totally get a 1TB SSD, but they're like 8 times as expensive.
Also, what should I be looking for in a power supply? I'm planning on upgrading in the future, which is why I gave myself 600W, but is that too much? And how does bronze/gold affect performance?
Just finished my build. r8? h8?
i7 5930k @ 4.6ghz
G.skill DDR4 @ 3000mhz
Asus Rampage V
2x EVGA GTX 980 @ 1550mhz core
3x LG 27" EA63 IPS panels in NVSurround
And I figure I'll pick up a 60~70" 2160p TV this week... Thinking of the Vizio P series since it has the lowest known delay of the bigger tvs this year.
so a 860k is basically a 7850k without the iGPU?
Still, even the 7850k isn't bad, compared to my previous pick of i5 4440/4460, since it has comparable performance for less than half the price.
I don't need the iGPU since i'm getting an external one anyway.
Depends on where it feels lacking for you.
But if I had to pick one thing, it'd probably be the RAM.
Don't get the 1TB one unless you have a good reason, just stick to 256GB or 500GB if you REALLY need it, 1TB is kind of a waste right now.
The 860K is a stripped 7850K, it's clock is also a tiny bit slower ( you can fix this easily in the bios ).
The mouse is a Razer Naga that I used to use for WoW (which is shit now) but the mouse still performs excellently. I don't have a 4K display, and I included an ASUS 23' monitor into the budget of my build.
Well, if it's fixable, it's basically the same. And is that really that bad?
Or rather, is a 290 just too damn fast for it? should i downgrade the GPU and just save money that way?
Also, is there anything new on the horizon when it comes to GPUs?
Must be good to
>have a job
>have a rich daddy
>be a cocksucker
Well, perhaps fixable is the wrong word to use, you can restore it to 7850K clocks, perhaps that sounds better.
A 290 will overall be fine with a 860K, you might experience some bottlenecking in very cpu intensive games, but overall you're going to be fine, really.
Do you think that downgrading to a 280x which is a shitton cheaper (like 60% of the price of the 290) would be a good move?
I've trying to save up money anyway and this'd allow me to just buy the damn thing sooner.
yeah, hardware is very expensive here.
A NEW 280x is even more expensive than that 290, at 1900kn.
Also, what's with all the AMD hate?
More like $850, since the other $150 is going into the monitor.
Also, I want the thing to last 4-5 years with minimal upgrades, so I'm putting more money into it now so I don't have to later.
It's a /g/ thing, just ignore it.
The 280X is not as clear as a price/performance victor for you as for me
Went back up to 125€ I'm afraid, haven't checked the last month, you can still haggle to get it to something like 130€ incl shipping.
I'd really recommend this one.
>tfw waiting on Broadwell-E/Skylake-E and 980Ti
Will that even be substantially better than what I already have?
well, consider that everything is scaled as such here, so if it's a price/performance victor there, it's a victor here.
question is, does he ship to Croatia?
Actually i'll sniff around, seems that since recently, i don't have to pay the ridiculous taxes that i needed to pay before, when importing.
It does say international shipping ( control f internatio ), I'd say just try and see what happens!
Downgrade to 860K + 270, will give you near equal performance ( tad bit less ) for quite a bit less $$.
PSU is very overkill, 400-450W is more than enough for you.
Consider getting an additonal ssd.
So how much RAM do you need now that we are approaching 2015? That is for playing the latest mid games ( Dead Space 3, Dark Souls 2, CoD IVXVII, but not Crysis 3, etc ). I've been out of the loop but in 2012 wasn't it 6 GB?
I'm thinking of choosing 8 (4x2) GB for my new dual channel mobo.
Also quick question: If my mobo supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066, that means I shouldn't, but I pointlessly can, put in higher memory RAM cards right?
Same build I posted earlier, basically minus the cooling fan. My main concern is the power supply, since I plan on doing some minor upgrades over the next few years. Is it too much? Too little? I don't think I need gold because It's not generating too much power, but again, I don't know much about this subject.
Skylake will pair well with Pascal.
The 980Ti isn't happening, 'Big Daddy Maxwell' is actually the Titan X which will be stupidly overpriced and you're not going to want that 12GB VRAM on your 1080p monitor.
Source: There is none because the GPU industry is 100% rumours
Chin beard fucktards obsessed with giga bullshite , my system as follows
Water cooled qx6700 , gigabyte ep45 mobo , gtx480 , 1 ocz ssd os , 1 ocz ssd game and apps , 2 x hdd raid 0 for d/l , 8gb ddr2 ram , maxes out windows experience , worth fuck all , i series and ddr3 stick it up yo ass u dont need it
I feel like I can get a cheaper power supply and not worry about it. And anybody know where to get a good monitor for a cheaper or similar price??
Considering the fact that I only browse /g/ when I'm not busy. And I want to be able to run some intense games on max without it crashing and going up in sparks, I want to not have to upgrade it every year and be able to play games that come out for the next several years or so.
Laptop master race reporting in. Clunky desktops are like 90s brick phones. When are you gonna join the future?
Too bad most games still look shit
>3rd degree burns
I have a very small lightweight desk with legs that I can use in bed very comfortably.
I can max Metro @ 1080. Unless you're gaming on 4k your argument is invalid.
That's FarCry 4? Jesus what the fuck happened to the trailer. Oh right.
Pic related for current build
Main build I'm saving for. Still looking for what I can cut without a performance drop. Any semi or fully modular PSUs cheaper than what I have on the list currently?
Also, LANbox build. Already have the board and processor laying around
Oh man that looks so good. I can't wait.
Gaming laptops are bad for your testicles, Anon.
Place don't do this to yourself.
It's pretty fun though, and looks pretty neat in motion I guess.
Sorry for jaggies, I'm using DSR on a 1080p monitor
Crysis, Arma 3, Witcher 2, maybe Tomb Raider (haven't played it enough) but there are some pretty good looking games. Maybe not GOOD games. But good looking games yeah there are some.
ArmA3 is massively CPU bound and still runs like shit if you actually push it, game is fun though.
Tomb Raider looks like shit.
Witcher 3 should be good though I'm looking forward to it
>Tomb Raider looks like shit.
Ask mommy to buy you a new GPU kiddo.
Is this bait or are you blind/delusional?
I have a really old computer/super toaster that is about to turn 8 years old,and i havn't changed anything on it, so at this point litteraly anything is better for playing vidya.
here's my shoppining cart http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Submit=view
I have no idea if any of this stuff is compatible, what i do know is that i still need a case and power supply and OS, is what i picked out olright, i need to keep it under $730
This looks awful. The snow texture looks neat but the mountains in the back look fuckawful with that fog. Same with the mountains mixing with that foggy mountain.
THe grass is awful and way too much atmospheric scattering in the shade.
Madden 08 genuinely looks better than Tomb Raider
but you're just a silly troll so whatever~
Yes I know this was my original point
Changed some shit around on my LANbox build. Dunno why I had a 650W PSU for a build that pulls around 150W, though PCPartpicker doesn't have any semi or fully modular PSUs under 400W. Any idea as to what PSU I should get? Currently have the Corsair RM450 (fully modular, 80+ Gold). Lowest price one on PCPartPicker that was around that wattage was the Corsair RX430 or whatever the green Corsairs are (semi-modular, 80+ bronze). Any other ideas /g/?
ok. im not really looking for what i should change, although appreciated. im mostly looking for if everything will build properly without any problems.
This is my first build ever and its for a friend. tried to keep it around 5 hundred.
Just have a good job lol. I grew up dirt poor thus it's wonderful to have money.
Too much? Drop in the bucket. Besides it doubles as my workstation for rendering so it is fairly justified regardless.
That 5930k cut my render times in half heh
Can't wait to get out of this shitty Antec 300. Fans are so loud, HDD vibration is obnoxious, and no cable management.
2500k--gonna finally overclock it
250 gb Evo
Here's my current build. GPU's a 7870, PSU's a Xigmatek NRP-PC702, case is a Corsair Spec-01 (which I fucking hate). Also have an H80i.
I've been really burnt out from trying to OC this damn CPU. I'm stuck at stock for the time being because almost all of my OC attempts have been unsuccessful, but I don't want to get rid of it since I've only had it for like two weeks.
Though it may be more of a problem with the board itself now that I think about it. Damn thing is a nightmare to build around once installed and is overly sensitive to the slightest bios changes. Had a couple of scares earlier today where I thought I fried the damn thing trying to hit 4ghz since it wouldn't boot. Even trying to hit 3.6ghz was an ordeal.
Anyway, I'm either gonna upgrade my CPU + mobo to haslel or get an R9 290 + an NZXT S340 or Enthoo Pro. Or, I might just stick with X58 and swap out the board for something else.
What would you guys do in my situation? I like having the extra cores/threads but I'm not a big fan of leaving the damn thing at 2.6ghz.
The whole point of those APUs is that you don't need to buy a shit tier gpu like that one, you can just use the integrated gpu which is almost as good. It's pretty retarded to buy such an expensive water cooler for that processor, just used the stock cooler that it comes with and spend the extra money on a better processor, or motherboard. If you use the stock cooler, it should come with thermal paste pre applied, so you don't need that. Get cheaper ram, preferably 2 stick for dual channel goodness. Holy shit get a better PSU that one is terrible, like a Corsair CX430. I'd skip getting a SSD for now and use those funds to get better parts elsewhere, SSDs at that range are terrible anyways. You don't need to buy a sound card.
Parts that are $0 are ones I've owned for long enough that I don't remember the cost.
Everything else not marked as "purchased" is on its way.
Rig is bottlenecked right now- I'm waiting until 980 price drops for SLI. Probably get watercooling then too.
So lets say I have a Corsair 330R case and a GeForce 980 GTX card. All the peripherals are taken care of. $800 left for the rest of the build.
Anyone picked up this deal from newegg?
I'm thinking about changing up the motherboard in my current build.
Here's the link tot he board: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gah81d3
Here's my current build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BvXtrH
I have enough wiggle room to add about $20 to the board. Any suggestions? Or should I leave it as it is?
How are we looking now?
Honestly I'd call it both, I love what I do and do it because I love it. The salary I consider a perk because I'd continue doing 3d animation for some kind of a project for free if I didn't get paid for it.
>If you pay $50 for cooling and $130 on a PSU, then you are a retard. It's that simple.
I live with my mommy and I can't afford things so if you can for any reason then you are a retard. It's that simple.
I fixed it for you
That particular model is meant for low-powered, SFF builds--either go big, and get the full-size Noctua, or get the go-to CM 212 Evo
Doubt it's made my Asus--RoG feel like they aren't, so I bet TUF is in the same boat, nevermind ASUS is overrated nowadays
Granted, it's 256GB, it's one of the lower-range SSD's so don't expect leaps and bounds
You dun goofed--Seagate or WD. For general storage, get Red over Green, and don't go over 3-4TB. Gaming, get Black or SSD cache a RED. Can't speak for desktop Seagate, but their SSHD might be worth looking at.
>EVGA GTX 970
Ya dun goofed again--MSI or Gigabyte. And in spite of what people say, don't get Asus because anything that a 970 Asus card can do, an MSI can do better.
Cases are personal preference, but I wouldn't go with Corsair--they cut corners and people have been reporting rattling/vibration with their hard drive cages
>Spend the extra money on the G1
>Still wouldn't Corsair
>And then spend on the extra money on an external drive you can stash away
>What motherboard would you recommend for somebody on a budget?
>I need the 1TB of space. I like SSDs, so I may put one in later and run the OS off of it
>I just wanted a non-plain-looking case
>Any suggestions on a better power supply for 600W (again on a budget)?
>I have two external drives where I stash seasons of stuff I don't regularly watch or already have watched
The only upgrades I can see in the next 2 years are SSD.
You're joking right? Macs have been out of the professional scene unless you're some dumb american for a decade now.
No one in the graphic design industry outside NA still uses a mac. No isheep here in SE asia outside of the consumer market.
I can't stop fretting over the motherboard and power supply. For the board, I need a S/PDIF for surround sound. And I know dick about power supplies, so I don't want my computer to fry, but I also want enough room so I can upgrade some parts later (and of course, at a decent value)
Help me. :(
Personally I would do
or, if you don't really need a disc drive
How does this look??
CAS:Cooler Master N600 w/ USB 3.0, Side Panel Window [+32]
CD:LG 14X Internal Blu-ray Burner, BD-RE, DVD+RW Combo Drive (Black Color)
CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-4790K 4.0 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN:Default case fans
FAN:Asetek 570LXL 240mm Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ Copper Cold Plate [+10] (4 x Enermax Twister Pressure 120MM Fans (Push-Pull) [+48])
HDD:128GB Apotop SSD + 1TB SATA III Hard Drive Combo (Combo Drive)
IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD:AZZA Delta Gaming Keyboard w/ Anti-Ghosting & red backlight
MEMORY:16GB (8GBx2) DDR3/2133MHz Dual Channel Memory [+100] (Corsair Vengeance)
MONITOR:24" Widescreen 1920x1080 ASUS VS247H-P 1080P (23.6" Viewable) 2ms LED Backlight, DVI, HDMI Input [+179] (Single Monitor)
MOTHERBOARD:ASUS MAXIMUS VII RANGER ATX w/ Intel GbLAN, 3 PCIe x16, 3 PCIe x1, 1x M.2, 6x SATA 6Gb/s (All Venom OC Certified) [+107]
MOUSE:AZZA Alpha 1600 DPI Gaming Mouse
NETWORK:Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS:Microsoft® Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition) + Office 365 FREE 30 Days Trial
POWERSUPPLY:1,000 Watts - Corsair RM1000 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Fully Modular Ultra Quiet Power Supply [+101]
RUSH:Standard processing time: ship within 5 to 10 Business Days
SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR [3 Year Labor, 1 Year Parts] LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
VIDEO:AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Dual GPUs 8GB GDDR5 PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card [+394] (Single Card (Dual GPU))
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So out of curiosity why does everyone seem to dislike EVGA for the 970 cards? I mean, I've heard about the coil wine but it looks like lots of other brands are getting negative feedback for that too, so is there something else going on here or are the EVGA cards just that much worse off when it comes to the coil whine? Which brand do you guys like for the 970 series and why?
Screw it... we're going to $1000 on this build, gents. Fix whatever you please. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XmktrH