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catwalker36

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Hi guys,

 

I would like to ask the following questions on this build: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/6WgQhM

 

  • Is it worth to have an I7 processor? Or should i move down to an I5? I will most likely be playing games like Shadow of Mordor, GTA 5, Far cry 4, World of Tanks, Total War strategy games, etc.

 

  • Is it really worth it to pay €70 ($87) for a CPU cooler? Do you guys have any other suggestions?

 

  • I think the motherboard is fine, are there any suggestions regarding the competition?

 

  • The last question, is the case is big enough for all this stuff and possible further expansion/SLI?

 

Thanks in advance guys!!!


Edited by catwalker36, 09 November 2014 - 03:34 AM.

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terry1966

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1:- is it worth getting an i7 instead of an i5?

personally i'd say definitely, but then again you wouldn't notice the difference between an i7 and i5 in most things people use a pc for and that includes playing most games in my opinion (not a gamer myself.)

 

2:- is it worth paying more money for an after market cooler?

again personally i'd say definitely, especially if your going to put any type of overclock on the pc.

my cooling system for my own old type i7 cost about £250

 

personally i'd get a more powerful psu especially if your thinking of going sli any time soon, you'd need at least a good high quality gold standard 750/850 watt psu.

 

case and everything else looks fine, maybe not my choices, but nothing really wrong with them, in my opinion.

 

about the only thing i really really don't like in your parts list is the hard drive.

it's definitely going to slow down the system and make the rest of your performance parts seem like a waste of money.

 

the green 5400 rpm drive makes for a good data storage drive, for things like your media collection or a data backup drive, but it makes for a very poor performance/os drive in my opinion.

minimum speed drive i'd get is a 7200 rpm drive, and to make the best use of the rest of your parts, i'd highly suggest getting a ssd for the os drive, probably around the 120GB size mark minimum, then you can use the green drive as a 2nd data storage drive if you liked, but again i'd prefer a 7200rpm 2nd drive and i'd only use the greens for backup drives or storing my video collection.

 

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Edited by terry1966, 08 November 2014 - 02:11 PM.

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iammykyl

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Gday. 

I aggree mostly with terry1966, but will add my take on your build.

 

Is it worth to have an I7 processor? Or should i move down to an I5? I will most likely be playing games like Shadow of Mordor, GTA 5, Far cry 4, World of Tanks, Total War strategy games, etc.

 

A.   No.   A i5-4690K is all that is required to lrun a gaming rig, could be overclocked using the Turbo Boost, should you need some extra performance.    An i7 would be used for heavy multi threaded application like photo/video/cad workstations.

  • Is it really worth it to pay €70 ($87) for a CPU cooler? Do you guys have any other suggestions?

    A.   No.   The stock cooler will keep the CPU within the desighn limits, though it can get a bit noisy when the CPU is at 100%, also, if you use a different coaling solution other than the one supplied with the CPU, you will void the 3 year warranty. 
  • AMD;

    This Limited Warranty shall be null and void if the AMD microprocessor which is the subject of this Limited Warranty is used with any heatsink/fan other than the one provided herewith.

    Full AMD article @ http://support.amd.c...earLimited.aspx

     

    Intel;

    damage to the Product due to external causes, including  accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions,  misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper  testing;

    Full Intel article availablehttp://www.intel.com...b/cs-009862.htm 
    • I think the motherboard is fine, are there any suggestions regarding the competition?

     

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A.   Your selected + some alternatives.   My choice would be the ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer > http://www.newegg.co...157-503:$$$$$$$

 

The last question, is the case is big enough for all this stuff and possible further expansion/SLI?

A.   The case is OK but only has 2 fans pre installed and just a bit narrow, if you ever do fit a different CPU cooler, hight is limited,I would go for the HAF 922.   I think a better case is the Antec 900 with 3 years warranty, personal choice. > http://www.newegg.co...K-00002:$$$$$$$

possible further expansion/SLI?

A.   Your PSU choice is good but not suitable for SLI as it only has 2 PCI-E connectors, you would need 4.   for a little more the EVGA Supernova G2 750W has the right cables, 80+ Gold, 10 years warranty.   Review, > http://www.jonnyguru...=print&reid=380

 

A build for your consideration.   Added a SSD, changed the HDD, changed the Optical Drive, (Bluray burning is very expensive and you will also need software)

 

http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/8WTzCJ


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catwalker36

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Thanks for the response guys! I will take all this info into consideration when purchasing the final equipment.


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iammykyl

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:thumbsup:

Instead of buying W 8. then upgrading to 8.1, you can download Windows 8.1 DVD for € 119.00  incl. VAT, free shipping, from Microsoft, > http://www.microsoft...uctID.288559600 (you can get a German ver if desired)

 

I always include a system speaker in builds.   Gives Beep codes during POST if errors are detected.   Local PC shops sometimes stock them. 

http://www.amazon.de...inboard Speaker

 

If you need any guides or tutorials for the build, let us know.


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