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$3200 for my new build and I haven't even picked a video card yet...

#1Rama_IIIPosted 9/5/2013 10:45:54 PM(edited)
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1Aw3d

The extra $1100 came from separate orders for peripherals (DeathAdder 2013 mouse, SideWinder X4 keyboard, an ASUS 27" monitor, a sound card, a Corsair sound system...and a chair.) I'm waiting for the new AMD 8000 series cards to finish my build.

I shouldn't be surprised. I've done very few ground-up builds in the past few decades. Usually I just get one or two ridiculously priced upgrade every year or so. Ordering it all nearly at the same time...this is gonna hurt. In a good way.

I based my picks almost entirely on ratings. Are there any glaringly idiotic choices I made? I don't plan on overclocking anything. I got two SSDs because I wanted my OS on one, and certain games (like Rome 2) on the other.
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#2PanopictonguyPosted 9/5/2013 10:41:15 PM
Moar power & Windows 7?
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#3DerPancakePosted 9/5/2013 10:42:04 PM
Why dont you get 1 SSD 256 GB it will be cheaper.
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#4Rama_III(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 10:43:36 PM
I'd definitely prefer 7, but I'm worried that at some point those Microsoft f***ers are gonna vomit out some new version of directx that will only work on 8. Or something like that.
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#5Rama_III(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 10:45:18 PM
DerPancake posted...
Why dont you get 1 SSD 256 GB it will be cheaper.


Done. For some reason I had it in my head that the system wouldn't run as smoothly if the OS shared an SSD with games I'm playing. I have no idea where that idea came from.
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#6Snuckie7Posted 9/5/2013 10:46:12 PM
With that budget, why not get a 4930K? Or a mechanical keyboard? smh
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#7Rama_III(Topic Creator)Posted 9/5/2013 10:50:52 PM
The 4930K doesn't appear on my list, even if I have compatibility mode off. I'm not up-to-date enough on hardware to know when to go outside of this site to find newer parts.

A mechanical keyboard would be fun. I grew up with them in the 90s. I don't think they offer much other than a satisfying clunk sound.
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#8Lemur_HPosted 9/5/2013 10:56:29 PM
Too bad it won't perform like you would expect from $3200.
#9KeeperofthedarkPosted 9/5/2013 10:58:59 PM(edited)
Lemur_H posted...
Too bad it won't perform like you would expect from $3200.


Well considering he said he spent a good portion of his budget on peripherals and a chair...
#102Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/5/2013 10:58:15 PM
If you go with a 1150 socket motherboard and a 4770K CPU you can spend the extra money on 2 8000 series cards when they come out and have much better performance.
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