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So I have $3k to spend on a computer....

#11acangialPosted 7/2/2014 12:21:22 PM
Congrats on budget. I would get twin 780s or even titans for GPUs. Def get the best CPU, though I don't know what that would be, for future proofing MMO play (if you are into that genre).
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#122Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 7/2/2014 12:26:47 PM
Pepys Monster posted...
Get a bigger SSD, trust me. Here you go: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/FCQtK8


This is a good build
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#13RevolverBlack(Topic Creator)Posted 7/2/2014 12:27:32 PM
blax34dm posted...
RevolverBlack posted...
Jrambharose posted...
First, check this out; http://www.logicalincrements.com/

Did you by chance read the whole thing? I mentioned that site.


Don't be rude to people trying to give you advice, you're the one who apparently can't use Google.

On topic: go for twin 780tis and a 4770k, or even just a 4670k then spend the money on bigger ssd or a custom loop maybe. 3k budget should have twin 780tis though.


I was afraid that that would come across as rude. I was not my intention. I was simply pointing out that I said in my OP that the site wasn't all that helpful and also I've done lot's of google research. Hope that clears thing up. Cheers
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#14matt_b_19Posted 7/2/2014 12:38:01 PM
I wouldn't say you were being rude. He mentioned for you to try a site that you pointed out already, I think you were fine.

Anyway, I can't help to much but I'd recommend checking out the two sites below for GPU and CPU Benchmarks. Take the numbers that it provides for more of a guideline than anything though. It also doesn't give numbers if you're dealing with an SLI or Crossfire but you can figure it out pretty easily. I also wouldn't recommend getting a big TV as a monitor as was mentioned. What you have picked is a 1440p which is very nice, but keep in mind that 4K monitors are starting to gain momentum. you just have to make sure that the graphic cards and CPU that you pick (Which yours probably will) will support 4k well enough for gaming. good luck...

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/
http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/
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#15RevolverBlack(Topic Creator)Posted 7/2/2014 12:53:51 PM
So two questions.....

I'm seeing some people saying I should get 780 ti's, but a weaker CPU. How would the performance change if I went with that over the currently proposed set up?

Second, does that monitor support 4k? I'm not real familiar with anything above 1080p. Also would twin 780's run things at 4k smoothly?
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#16r0ge00Posted 7/2/2014 1:04:47 PM
I think you should get a stronger CPU and weaker GPUs depending on your actual workstation load.
#17Fade2black001Posted 7/2/2014 1:05:34 PM
blax34dm posted...
RevolverBlack posted...
Jrambharose posted...
First, check this out; http://www.logicalincrements.com/

Did you by chance read the whole thing? I mentioned that site.


Don't be rude to people trying to give you advice, you're the one who apparently can't use Google.

On topic: go for twin 780tis and a 4770k, or even just a 4670k then spend the money on bigger ssd or a custom loop maybe. 3k budget should have twin 780tis though.


That chart is bad though
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#18iiFroZenHeAveNzPosted 7/2/2014 1:09:28 PM
http://youtu.be/Cq-zqQiY-OA

I've always wanted someone to try this and tell me how it is. You sir would be amazing if you could try this build for me because I'm too poor...
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#19RevolverBlack(Topic Creator)Posted 7/2/2014 1:23:13 PM
iiFroZenHeAveNz posted...
http://youtu.be/Cq-zqQiY-OA

I've always wanted someone to try this and tell me how it is. You sir would be amazing if you could try this build for me because I'm too poor...


Do you know the price point of that system? From my limited knowledge, that looks way over, even my budget.
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#20RevolverBlack(Topic Creator)Posted 7/2/2014 1:27:02 PM
Boge posted...
I think you did pretty good putting it together as you have it. A couple things I would change, and maybe consider...

Z97 board instead of Z87. Samsung EVO instead of Pro. I don't think the price performance difference is worth $50.

I don't know a lot about those high end video cards, 780 vs 780ti, or how much power they consume, but, depending on what others might say here, or what you might want to look into is how much power you need. You might be able to go lower and save some money. Maybe bump up to SLI 780 TIs.

I found the EVO on pcpartpicker but not the Z97 (all the Z97's I found costed less than the Z87's.....) Could you by chance link me to the Z97 you were talking about?
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