63 months ago
[EDIT] See new build sheet below. Based on great feed back I upgraded CPU, MB, GPU, and PSU for very little change in cost.
I know... I went over $800 so keep that in mind with your suggestions... not a dollar more =) The SSD I had ended up being pretty low performance and spending another $13 got a lot more bang for my buck. Originally had the Corsair Force LS then switched to the OCZ Vector 150. Here's where I based most of that analysis: http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/
http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_vector_150_ssd_review (scroll way down)
I'm dead set on this CPU as I've done a stupid amount of research and have a pretty specific use case. I play Planetside 2 almost exclusively which has never performed as well on AMD and is a notorious CPU pig. You can often get 500 players in the same area all shooting projectiles at each other that all have their own rate of fire, velocity, trajectory, damage drop off based on distance, cone of fire... and all hit detection is client side. Other games I play are MechWarrior Online, Starcraft 2:WoL, and Minecraft but that's usually only when Planetside 2 is down =P
Is this a good motherboard? Again done a lot of research but is there anything better for less? I never plan on getting a 5th gen CPU so if I do I'll just get a new MB. Traditionally I don't overclock... I did a decade ago but haven't felt that gutsy in a while =) However it's not totally out of the question.
How about a case? I don't want to spend over $100 on a case. Have my eye on this one: Raidmax ATX-298WY ATX Mid Tower http://pcpartpicker.com/part/raidmax-case-atx298wy
I know I've compromised on the GPU and could get a cheaper CPU+MB and better GPU. However given my use case I believe I'll get the most out of my money with a better CPU+MB than skimping on that to get more GPU. Plus GPUs come down in price so quickly I can pick up one that's awesome in a couple quarters for the same or less than what I paid for this one. So if I'm really bottlenecked I'll deal with that later.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$229.97 @ SuperBiiz|
|CPU Cooler||Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler||$69.98 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$118.99 @ Newegg|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory||$82.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||OCZ Vector 150 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$87.95 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card||$169.99 @ Amazon|
|Case||NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case||$39.99 @ Amazon|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$49.99 @ Newegg|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$849.85|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-31 11:34 EDT-0400|