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Comment reply on No_Nrg's Completed Build: Silent But Deadly NZXT H440 Gaming Build

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Which one? The fan on the roof is meant to be set as an intake. I added a dust filter to keep the nasties out.

I noticed a couple days after taking these pics that I had the fan mounted on the kraken facing the wrong way, in a pull/pull, lol. I corrected that.

thanks for the heads up though!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "X99 Build VS Z97 Build"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

What resolution do you want to run, I'm assuming 2560x1440 at least if choosing a Titan X?

I would choose the z97 build myself. The price savings allows you to get a 2nd Titan X with adds much more performance than a x99 platform would give you.

Comment reply on No_Nrg's Completed Build: Silent But Deadly NZXT H440 Gaming Build

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

None at all, it's been pretty solid since I've had it. Keeps a steady connection without dropping out.

Comment reply on No_Nrg's Completed Build: Silent But Deadly NZXT H440 Gaming Build

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm using windows 8.1 currently

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Acer Predator XB270HU G-sync Monitor"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

That is the XB270H 1920x1080p monitor.

The monitor I'm speaking of is XB270HU 2560x1440p G-sync 144Hz IPS

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a pc build"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1700 gaming pc with OS"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This is basically the same build as the one in my profile aside from the 970, could swap out cheaper cooler and get 980 if you wanted. 970 is really all you need for 1080p though. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $226.69 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X41 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $101.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $125.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $69.65 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $319.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $117.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX XTR 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $264.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.87 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1591.01
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1556.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-02 14:03 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Uncertain about Mobo and M.2 feature"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not bad for the price point, though I would spend another $20-30 and get something like the Asus Z97-E or MSI Z97 Gaming 3.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Uncertain about Mobo and M.2 feature"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

M.2 is a different slot that you would have to use a different drive in like Samsung 850 EVO 120GB M.2-2280. I wouldn't buy a different motherboard for just that feature, the performance difference is negligible.

You could OC with the Hyper 212 Evo, but you need to change your chip to a model with a 'K" in it like the i5-4690k. The chip you have selected is locked and won't overclock. And don't be afraid of overclocking, it's really not a dark art. There are plenty of resources out there and can typically be done in a few simple steps and tests. I had my i5-4690k overclocked to 4.4Ghz in one afternoon after some general research and tests.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions: buy this or build it?"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Would not touch that system for the price. An H81 motherboard and stock cooler with a 4690k chip is a waste. That power supply will flop as well. You'd be better served with the build TheBloodRedX posted or something like this for $100 more than the system you were looking at PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler $44.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Z97E-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $116.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $69.65 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.75 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $332.99 @ Amazon
Case Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case $79.99 @ Directron
Power Supply Silverstone 450W 80+ Bronze Certified SFX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1130.76
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1110.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-30 18:17 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Working on a budget gaming pc"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

You could hold off and use the stock cooler with the CPU if you aren't OCing, but it's a ***** to get back off when you want to install the aftermarket cooler. You could pick up a decent air cooler like the Cooler Master 212 Evo for under $30. May as well install the first time if you're planning on OC in the future.

What is your ultimate goal with this system? Do you plan on adding a video card and OC for gaming? You need to plan your power supply around what you want in the end to avoid having to swap it out in the future when upgrading other components. I'd suggest the XFX XTR series power supply. It's solid, fully modular and gold rated.

Maybe consider throwing a SSD for boot drive if you got the funds too. This will make a huge difference in system performance. If you haven't bought both sticks of RAM I would drop (or return) them and get a 4x2GB pair and a 128GB SSD.

Other than that solid build, good luck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming HTPC"

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

I would bump up to at least an i3-4150. Other than that looks like a solid 1080p build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Most cost efficent $1500 GTX 980 on 1080p build"

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

A little over budget, but you could switch to a cheaper air cooler if you want to get the price down. I just included the Kraken as it's a quality cooler and will allow you to OC with ease. I have the x41 on my rig and love it PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $224.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $69.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $539.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.60 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $264.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1669.49
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1659.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-20 11:21 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Overkill 1080p gaming computer"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Very similar to my current build, crushes 1080p. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $224.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $69.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $75.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $549.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX XTR 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $264.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1647.86
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1617.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-19 15:39 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MIni ITX Build / 1000 $"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

simply because of the stated Broadwell support and the fact that it's the most current chipset. Locked CPU to save money and keep to the $1k budget and still afford a nice case and video card

Comment reply on Forum Topic "MIni ITX Build / 1000 $"

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Here you go PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $178.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Z97I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $148.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $67.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $323.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 380T Mini ITX Tower Case $114.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 400W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $62.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1037.86
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1017.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-18 18:16 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Swatop113's Completed Build: Ripley

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

How's the LG 34UM95 run on a GTX 980? Are you finding that you are able to keep V-sync without having to lower too many settings?

I have a i5-4690k (overclocked to 4.4Ghz, you could do this easily) paired with a 980 as well, been considering this monitor but don't want to lose too many quality settings just to run in native resolution.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade time because...just because."

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently there aren't many games that take advantage of the multi-threaded capabilities of the i7. If you encode a lot of video/music or things like that though it could be worth it. You could add a decent air cooler to an i5-4690k and overclock to get similar single thread performance to the i7.

I love my H440 case, check out my build if you want to see what it looks like in the wild. If you don't feel the need for a DVD drive it's the way to go. I don't miss it as I download everything.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upgrade time because...just because."

  • 60 months ago
  • 3 points

Here you go man, still room in the budget if you wanted to bump up to a i7-4690k or a all in one liquid cooler for CPU. H440 is a solid case, saw that you didn't have disk drive in your part list so no need for ext 5 1/2 bay

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $222.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $115.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $493.73
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $468.73
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-16 12:28 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Here you go, allowed for a bump up in processor and video card PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor £143.94 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £66.17 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory £56.16 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.74 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card £169.14 @ Aria PC
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £19.97 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply Antec EarthWatts Green 380W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £39.28 @ More Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £529.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-13 21:04 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

oops, misread your post. let me fine tune it

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming PC"

  • 60 months ago
  • 0 points

Tough when having to include monitor/keyboard/muse in price. wouldn't expect miracles from this setup, but will be adequate PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor £84.12 @ Aria PC
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard £66.17 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory £56.16 @ Scan.co.uk
Storage Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £34.74 @ Aria PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card £123.32 @ More Computers
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 MicroATX Mini Tower Case £19.97 @ Scan.co.uk
Power Supply Corsair Builder 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply £40.25 @ Aria PC
Monitor BenQ GL2450HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor £113.15 @ Amazon UK
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse £26.84 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £564.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-13 20:26 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I spend the extra $$ for gsync?"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

At a $200+ premium it is a hard sell, but well worth it if you have the cash.

The stutters tend to happen once you start to get close to 30fps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I spend the extra $$ for gsync?"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Whatever you say buddy. I have an MSI GTX 980 and have no issues whatsoever playing at 1440p. The fact that I can't max out crysis 3 isn't a negative IMO. I know very few sub-$600 cards that could. It's still an enjoyable experience.

If it isn't a 1440p card then why would every site on the internet test it as such and be completely satisfied? It smashes everything I throw at it in 1080p and is a waste of power at that resolution. Even a 970 plays most games with acceptable framerates and settings at 1440p.

Have you actually used G-sync? It really is a game changer (pun intended). Perceived motion between 40-60fps is pretty much the same to the naked eye while enabled in my experience.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I spend the extra $$ for gsync?"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure what benchmarks you've been reading, but all the ones I read have the 980 around the 60fps mark in 1440p. The beauty of G-sync is that you don't need to hit 60fps to have a good experience. It really shines at 40fps, which is almost just as smooth as 60.

Here's some examples: Dying Light - Avg. 53fps max settings

Battlefield 4 - Avg 64fps max settings

Crysis 3 - Avg 47fps very high spec

I could go on and on....

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Tell me what you think."

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty good. If you have the budget you could throw an SSD on there as a boot drive. Greatly improves responsiveness of OS. Could get a 128GB Samsung 850 Evo for $75

Comment reply on Mylos's Completed Build: Lady Roxanne

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Good looking build. I got an H440 myself, love that case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Should I spend the extra $$ for gsync?"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason why you don't want to go 1440p since you are buying a 980 (with plans for a 2nd)? That rig can more than handle 1440p, adding a 2nd 980 would just strengthen it for max settings or high frame rates in the future.

Acer has the XB270HU coming out in less than a month. TFT central just reviewed it and it is looking like an awesome choice for IPS 144Hz 1440p G-sync.

I would wait unil Free-sync is out and tested against G-sync for effectiveness. Even if Free-sync becomes standard it won't make G-sync monitors any less useful.

Comment reply on Blog Post "Site Update"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm on Internet explorer 9, a little outdated (work computer)

Comment reply on Blog Post "Site Update"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean look, like it the layout. Just need to fix the error in the HTML causing quotes in between every word, makes the site hard to read.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Keyboards with Red-Color Accent for a Themed Build"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you can buy just the keyboard separately. No issues at all so far. Only VERY minor complaint I have is the back light turns off every time you reboot and you can't read the keys without back light on. Only takes the push of a button to turn it on though. Check out my build if you want to see pics of it lit up. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/3CkTwP

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Keyboards with Red-Color Accent for a Themed Build"

  • 60 months ago
  • 2 points

Was just going to suggest this. I have the same red backlit bundle and am more than happy with it. Feel of the keyboard is nice and mouse is adequate for the price you pay.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Upcoming G-Sync monitors?"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Acer xg270hu, tn film free sync 1440p next month Asus pg27aq 4k rog swift 60hz no word on release date

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ROG Swift or wait for XR341CK"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

You're looking at fall for the acre widescreen,going into production in q2 so won't hit market for a couple months after that. going to be a sick monitor though. If lack of wide screen isn't a deal breaker acer is releasing the xb270hu ips 1440p gsync next month, tft central has one now and review will be out in coming weeks.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Top 3 Gamings Monitors 144hz with G-Sync"

  • 60 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you planning 1080p? You could easily go 1440p with a gtx 980. You won't find any g-sync monitors at 1440p in that price range though. Looking at $700+ for that. Worth it though as otherwise the video card power you spend the extra money on will simply go to waste.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build me a 2000-4000$ price range pc!"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Here you go, this should be able to smash most that you throw at it in 4k. Could add a 4th video card if you wanted, but may run into diminishing returns at that point. Close to your $4,000 max, but with that budget why not go all out. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $556.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI X99S Gaming 7 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $239.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $462.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $74.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card (3-Way SLI) $554.98 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card (3-Way SLI) $554.98 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card (3-Way SLI) $554.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $149.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $181.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $39.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.75 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $72.74 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3863.30
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $3793.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-12 17:00 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build me a 2000-4000$ price range pc!"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You would have to go to x99 motherboard and processor to run more than two Nvidia cards. PCIe runs at 16x with one slot and 8x/8x with two slots. Third slot only runs at 4x. SLI requires 8x or higher for all cards. x99 can handle that

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Canada $1000 build"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's the best I could do at that price point (parts seem more expensive than US$). Went to just over $1,100 but got you the overclockable CPU and watercooling. You could always get a cheaper watercooler and/or drop the SDD to save cost (although dropping SSD would affect overall system snappiness). Could also go AMD for processor and motherboard but I feel Intel CPUs are better performers and worth the premium. The GTX 960 hits a good sweet spot for 1080p gaming. If you could afford it I'd bump to a GTX 970 for a bit more cushion. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $258.32 @ TigerDirect Canada
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X41 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $164.98 @ DirectCanada
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $85.78 @ DirectCanada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.97 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $57.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 2GB Video Card $259.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $90.48 @ DirectCanada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1147.49
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1137.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-12 16:24 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My current dream list."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

haha, "Oooo that be nice" is what got my budget to go from $1,200 to $1,500+. Good looking build, let us know how it goes

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this i5 budget build good? And any improvements? Trying to stay under $650"

  • 61 months ago
  • 2 points

I would bump down to the i5-4460 and switch to a 2x4gb set of RAM. Use the cost saving of the slightly cheaper CPU towards a R9 280x or 290 if you can swing it.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My current dream list."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I just did an Intel build at almost the exact same budget with a GTX 980. Check it out if you need any alternative ideas. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/3CkTwP

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My current dream list."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

for all in one water cooling you can't go wrong with the NZXT kraken series. I have an X41 in push/pull and keep my i5-4690k OC'd to 4.4GHz at 23c idle and 60c load.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My current dream list."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe your system will use sysRAM as an overflow if you max out your video card (correct me if I'm wrong), but performance will degrade if this happens. sysRAM has a much higher communication latency with video card than the onboard VRAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My current dream list."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I would go this route. Cut down to 2x8gb RAM for 16gb with room to add more down the line. Then upgrade to a GTX 980. Comes out to about $70 more but you could always cut SSD drive in half and get cheap HDD storage to make up difference. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-9370 4.4GHz 8-Core OEM/Tray Processor $198.94 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $25.98 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver Ceramique 2 Tri-Linear 25g Thermal Paste $5.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $109.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial BX100 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $379.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $544.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.04 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $54.89 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1595.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-11 15:56 EST-0500

And going intel might not be a bad idea either, but I am biased towards Intel chips.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My current dream list."

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I would cut the ram down to 16gb and put that money towards a GTX 980 or comparable video card. Even with mods I can't see Skyrim needing more than 16gb and your video card has a bigger effect on performance than RAM

Comment reply on Forum Topic "X61 Kraken CAM software issue - Kraken profile not showing up"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to add the Kraken screen in the manage button in lower right corner. Once you do that it gives you access to all the custom controls

Comment reply on MrGrim999's Completed Build: The Marky Magnifico

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Good looking build man, like the part selection.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming/streaming build $2500"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

Go Devil's Canyon 4790k for sure, much better chip and clocked higher than the 4770k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming/streaming build $2500"

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

You do have the budget, the NZXT X61 would be a great addition to that setup with room to spare to add another or bigger storage drive and an optical drive if you wanted it.

Comment reply on mikeb87's Completed Build: Black & White

  • 61 months ago
  • 1 point

I currently have one MSI GTX 980 Twin Frozr in my H440 build. Have you noticed any heat issues having two in SLI? I'm going to pick a 2nd one up down the road when they drop in price.

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