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    @J.Dre would you change any other parts? In your opinion what would you have?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Byrd View Post
    @J.Dre would you change any other parts? In your opinion what would you have?
    I added an optional PSU. It's a very efficient version, but it's about $30 more. I'd personally add an SSD because that HDD will hold you back.

    That build is pretty good. I do not suggest AMD cards because they are hot and consume a lot of power compared to NVIDIA GPU's. And they also have a history of horrible driver support. However, there is no good replacement GPU (currently) that offers the same performance for that price. The closest card is probably the GTX 770, but it's almost $100 more. At that point, you would be better off just going with a GTX 970 for $200 more because it will add nearly 50% to the performance of the R9 270x.

    My personal suggestion: Save up another $350~: add an SSD (Samsung 840 EVO or 850 PRO), purchase the "optional" PSU I mentioned, and grab a GTX 970. You will literally have a gaming PC that will last you for years at that point. The GTX 970 performs better than the GTX 780, and costs less.
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    Case 1 x Raidmax Cobra Gaming Case - Titanium
    Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i5-4690K Processor (4x 3.50GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core™ i5-4690K
    Processor Cooling 1 x Asetek 510LC Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1150] - Standard 120mm Fan
    Memory 1 x 8 GB [4 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module [B85] - Corsair Vengeance
    Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti - 2GB -- FREE Upgrade to NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB
    Motherboard 1 x Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 -- 2x PCIe x16, 4x SATA 6Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0
    Power Supply 1 x 500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2 - 80 PLUS Bronze - *Free Upgrade to 600W Corsair CX600 V2 - 80 PLUS Bronze* (Save $20)
    Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE + [FREE] 120GB Kingston V300 SSD
    Total $806

    What do you think of this one? @J.Dre



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    Quote Originally Posted by Byrd View Post
    Case 1 x Raidmax Cobra Gaming Case - Titanium
    Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i5-4690K Processor (4x 3.50GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core™ i5-4690K
    Processor Cooling 1 x Asetek 510LC Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1150] - Standard 120mm Fan
    Memory 1 x 8 GB [4 GB x2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module [B85] - Corsair Vengeance
    Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti - 2GB -- FREE Upgrade to NVIDIA GTX 760 2GB
    Motherboard 1 x Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 -- 2x PCIe x16, 4x SATA 6Gb/s, 2x USB 3.0
    Power Supply 1 x 500 Watt - Corsair CX500 V2 - 80 PLUS Bronze - *Free Upgrade to 600W Corsair CX600 V2 - 80 PLUS Bronze* (Save $20)
    Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE + [FREE] 120GB Kingston V300 SSD
    Total $806

    What do you think of this one? @J.Dre
    The original build plus my changes on the previous page will perform better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Dre View Post
    • CPU: Intel Core i7-5820k [+$375] (Amazon)
    • GPU: EVGA EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 [+$390] (Amazon)
    • Motherboard: Gigabyte Intel LGA 2011-3 Gaming Wi-Fi Intel/Killer LAN ATX Motherboard [+$345] (Amazon)
    • PSU: Corsair RM Series 750W ATX/EPS 80 PLUS Gold (Fully Modular) [+$120] (Amazon)
    • RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 2400MHz [+$183] (Amazon)
    • Optional: Storage (Primary): 256GB Samsung 850 PRO [+$185] (Amazon)

    Sub-total: $1413 (without SSD).
    Taxes: Unknown
    Total: $1413~ (This is the best system you can get within your budget.)


    Build Notes: This will be able to play ANY game on the highest settings @ 1080p for at least 2 years. If you need to go down in price a bit, I would not sacrifice any of the components except RAM. 8GB of 1600MHz would suffice and will cost much less. The optional SSD is a great option for speed. It will make your PC lightning quick when loading anything. The 5820k will allow you to multitask like a king. You will be able to do EVERYTHING you want with that 8-core CPU.
    Thanks for taking your time buddy.
    Does amazon work for orders to Sweden aswell? Never used Amazon for this kind of purchase before. When choosing the same parts from a swedish site the total was around $1850 (with the SSD), seems like I can make a bargain buying them off Amazon instead.

    Now it's just the matter of convincing my girlfriend to actually get a desktop to the appartment, lol.

    EDIT: Link to the shoppinglist from the swedish site: http://www.inet.se/kundvagn/visa/7355276/2014-11-14
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    @Fleet:

    You can choose a different motherboard or CPU if you want to cut costs. I chose the Gigabyte G1 because it has a very good reputation and built in WIFI, Bluetooth, etc. And I chose the 5820k because you want to do a lot of multitasking. However, the i7-4790k will do well with that also. The 4790k is LGA 1150.

    If you get a different CPU, you need to make sure the motherboard supports the same socket type (i.e. 1150, 2011-3, etc.).
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    @Fleet,

    So, what did you end up choosing?
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    I'm looking to get a new desktop, I live in Denmark. But my budget is around 400-450 euros? I guess, it would be great if you could find me a setup
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Dre View Post
    @Fleet,

    So, what did you end up choosing?
    Haven't ordered anything yet. Might wait it out and order it during the christmas sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HonkaPonka View Post
    I'm looking to get a new desktop, I live in Denmark. But my budget is around 400-450 euros? I guess, it would be great if you could find me a setup
    That's a very tight budget you have. The specs I list below are a bit more money. I could not build a good gaming computer within your budget.

    • Computer Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 350D Performance Micro ATX Computer Case [+$100] (Amazon)
    • CPU: Intel Core i5-4690k at 3.5GHz [+$210] (Amazon)
    • GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 750Ti GDDR5 2GB [+$140] (Amazon)
    • Motherboard: ASUS Micro ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1150 Z97M-PLUS [+$127] (Amazon)
    • PSU: EVGA 500W 80PLUS Certified ATX12V/EPS12V Power Supply [+$35] (Amazon)
    • RAM: Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB (2X4 GB) PC3-12800 1600mHz [+$76] (Amazon)
    • Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM ODD [+$22] (Amazon)
    • Hard Drive (Primary): WD Caviar Blue 500GB SATA III [+$50] (Amazon)
    • Optional SSD (Primary): Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SATA III [+$85] (Amazon)

    Sub-total: $760 (without SSD).
    Taxes: Unknown
    Total: $760~

    Notes: I would recommend you start with these specifications and go from there. You need to save up some more money to afford these specifications. It will be worth while doing so. Whatever you do, do not sacrifice the motherboard. You may be able to find a cheaper CPU.
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