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Can someone recommend a really good cost to performance build?

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2 years ago#1
I won't overclock, I don't need multiple GPUs or hard drives and I don't care about getting a thousand frames per second because I don't care at all for bragging rights, BUT I DO want the best possible performance I can squeeze out of every dollar I spend. I want a very minimalist rig small in size. Keep in mind I don't plan on upgrading for at least 5 years so I want to keep it relatively future proof for at least that.. Right now I have in mind...

Bitfenix Prodigy
Asus ROG Maximus VI Impact
2 x 8GB ram
1 x 2TB HDD
GTX 780
I7 4k CPU
600w PSU

Any suggestions or changes you guys would make?
2 years ago#2

2 x 8GB ram
GTX 780
I7 4k CPU


Good performance? Yes.
Good cost to performance? No

It depends, of course, on how much you're willing to spend. Most people find i5 and 8gb ram (2 x 4) to be adequate, and the generally accepted "sweet range" for gpu are anywhere from $150 to 300.

But if you are going to go with that build, I'd get a more powerful PSU.
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2 years ago#3
That's about the worst cost to performance you could get shy of a Titan. The best would be grabbing an i3 prebuilt for $350 or so and tossing a 650/7750 in it.
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2 years ago#4
You would get more cost effectiveness from 2 GTX 760s in SLI and they would be more powerful than a single 780
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2 years ago#5
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mRdD

Powerful rig, has added performance with hyper-threading in other non-gaming tasks, has Nvidia's only non-rip off current card, a little over $800 after you put in those discounts (without OS, you may or may not need one if you already have a license). You'd be hard pressed to beat the price for performance of that rig and still be able to get an excellent gaming experience (this being GameFAQs and all).

Power supply is overkill, but it's there in case you ever decide you do want to add a second card and the price difference from the lower wattage ones was mostly insignificant. You could go as low as a 430w on that rig though and save $12 if you really wanted to.
2 years ago#6
Excellent help all especially mage for the time taken to pick something out. Looks excellent and did not expect it to be that cheap. Another minor question, what's the difference between the 60, 70, and 80 lines of graphics cards?
2 years ago#7
why a Xeon...would the motherboard work for it? and xeon processors are made for workstations and servers and multi CPU setups....wouldnt it be better to get an I5 for gaming or maybe I7?
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2 years ago#8
GreenMage7 posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1mRdD

Powerful rig, has added performance with hyper-threading in other non-gaming tasks, has Nvidia's only non-rip off current card, a little over $800 after you put in those discounts (without OS, you may or may not need one if you already have a license). You'd be hard pressed to beat the price for performance of that rig and still be able to get an excellent gaming experience (this being GameFAQs and all).

Power supply is overkill, but it's there in case you ever decide you do want to add a second card and the price difference from the lower wattage ones was mostly insignificant. You could go as low as a 430w on that rig though and save $12 if you really wanted to.


Lol you are silly dude. I would laugh if TC bought that.
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2 years ago#9
The 1230v2 is a good processor if you aren't planning on OCing and your motherboard actually supports it. Problem is, a lot of motherboards don't support it and I don't really know how you would check outside of googling and seeing if anyone has tried it. I know some brands actually intentionally block their boards from using Xeon CPUs to push their workstation boards.
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