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Old 03-03-2015, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm building a new desktop for some medium gaming, coding on multiple monitors, and statistical work. I'm a huge fan of the L4D and CSGO games, so FPS are along the lines of what i'd like to play. I currently have a 27" 1440p S.Korean monitor that runs at 60hz, and willl most likely game @ 1080p while using the higher resolutions for statistical work and coding simply for screen space.


I'm also currently using a Razer Deathaddler 2013 mouse and DAS keyboard with cherry switches.

So here's what I picked up on my own, I'd simply like to gather some community input on what they would change, abandon, alter, etc. I'd like to keep this desktop around $1000-$1100. Although i cannot show you, the rebates attached to most of the items I've picked out bring my total build price (including paste and fans and brackets) to just over $1000.


So here's the setup =

CASE = NXZT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case
NZXT S340 White Steel ATX Mid Tower Case - Newegg.com

MB = ASRock Z97 Extreme4 Z97 ATX
ASRock Z97 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Newegg.com

MEMORY = 16gb G.Skill Ripsaws X Series 2x8gb DDR3 1600
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM - Newegg.com

CPU = Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell 3.2GHz
Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell Quad-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I54460 - Newegg.com

GPU = Raedon R9 280 3gb GDDR5 (Sapphire daul-x)
SAPPHIRE DUAL-X 100373L Radeon R9 280 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com

HHD = 500GB SSD (looking @ Samsung 840/850 series) don't really care here...
SAMSUNG 850 EVO-Series MZ-75E500B/AM 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

PSU = 750w ATX 12v 80 plus gold
Antec TruePower Classic series TP-750C 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply - Newegg.com

CPU Cooler = Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ - Newegg.com


So with these components, what alterations would anyone suggest? Am i bottlenecking anywhere or selling myself short in any department?

Love the input, advice, and support i get when asking questions here, thanks for your input!!


PS - I will not be doing any over-clocking.
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Old 03-03-2015, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The only thing you could upgrade would be the GPU for a better gaming experience. You could save some cash and get a lesser PSU - assuming your not ever going to have 2 GPU cards a good 600 or 650 watt PSU is ample.

Just seems a shame to settle for that GPU when all your other components are high grade. Nothing wrong with a 280GPU- but for FPS, etc. it is not optimal.

if you want to stay in the AMD club for $65 more after rebate you could get this which wipes the floor of the normal 280.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150697

Just make sure it fits in the case you picked out.
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System looks good but have to agree about the GPU, Not positive (I'm on my phone ATM so searching it is tough lol) but I think the GTX960 is closer in performance to the 280X card but uses much less power, As for the PS a good 620-650W will run crossfire and SLI. I have a oldCorsair 650TX and ran two GTX460's for a while with no issues and the GTX460 was a power hog lol
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Yup, can definitely save money going with this PSU. Don't need that much power.
SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com

I too suggest getting a GTX 960 instead.
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Great advice guys,

I'm upgrading the GPU to a Radeon R9 290 4GB

XFX Double Dissipation R9-290A-EDFD Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Newegg.com


and going with the following 620w PSU:

SeaSonic S12II 620 Bronze 620W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com



THANKS for the awesome advice, cheers!!
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Truly- make sure that card fits in the small case you picked out.
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Truly- make sure that card fits in the small case you picked out.
The NXZT S340 isn't a small case, Mid tower case that can take a 14.3 inch GPU. Real nice case, Loving NZXT cases. Here is a NewEgg review on the case.
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If you're going to spend that much then get yourself a 970 instead.
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