add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

Might end up getting this as a first rig, what do you think?

Moop1337
  • 64 months ago

Custom prices are from Micro Center

I'm trying to decide this and an FX-6300 build with an r9 280. If you caught one of my other threads, I've always wanted a gaming computer, but PCPP is more of a hobby of mine just because I have important things I need to save up for that makes it difficult to rationalize the expense on. I didn't say this in the other thread, but I'm transgender, and as you might know, that is really expensive. Well, having came to the realization that once I start moving much more forward with that, and end up taking out loans, I won't be able to purchase a gaming computer for years. And I really need a hobby, because browsing the internet on a laptop that can't even play WoT satisfactorily doesn't take my mind outside of my pit of self-wallowing depression.

That's why I'm leaning towards the 4690k/290 build. It seems like it'd age better into the future, though a little overkill at current without a 1440p or even 144hz 1080p monitor. The hope is that I can get a 1440p monitor in the future to use as the primary monitor, and the one listed in the build for the time being. A possible dual boot with hackintosh or SteamOS also seems to favour the one with the Intel. And while I'm not happy about the extra money the better rig will require, I feel like the cost difference isn't significant with how much longer it might last.

I'd like to give streaming and content creation a go too, though if I'm honest, success isn't too likely, especially with how many there are out there nowadays.

Anyways, long story short, how do you feel about this rig? My biggest concern is the PSU as I'd like to try overclocking both CPU and GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $49.99
Memory Apotop 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $63.98 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ ARC 100 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $232.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $47.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.75 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $140.98 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1036.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-30 20:37 EST-0500

Comments

  • 64 months ago
  • 1 point

FX-6300 build for those that are curious

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $89.99
CPU Cooler be quiet! PURE ROCK 87.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock 970 Extreme3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $19.99
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $61.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 280 3GB Double Dissipation Video Card $152.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $47.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.75 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $140.98 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $757.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-30 20:53 EST-0500

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube