Originally Posted by ghostrider85
Originally Posted by DonDizzurp
You really have a messed of definition of 'gaming rig'.. 99% of games can run at Max settings on a single 290x what gamer needs 4 of them? If you want to waste your money unnecessarily that's your prerogative but I'm just letting the community know that they shouldn't fall for all the useless gimmicks.
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Triple monitors, 144hz or higher than 1080p. Your single 290x can't drive those. Just because you can't afford those luxuries doesn't mean that they are useless.
Were talking specifically gaming rigs. 1200watts is useless. 16gb or more ram is useless. Ultra high speed ram is useless. Quad GPU is useless. Core i7 is useless. Its not about affording, it's about being smart with your money. If you want to blow your money unnecessarily go right ahead but anyone new to building a GAMING rig shouldn't think that those things are a requirement just because these companies advertise it. Obviously they want to make money. Do you have buyers remorse or something?
BTW a single r9 290x can run triple monitor setup at high res. What more do you need? Sure it's nice to have 50000watt PSU, 30 core CPU, 4x 4GB GPUs at 5GHz, 10 monitors, 4000mhz 64GB RAM... nice to have but definitely overkill. CorsairGeorge himself said anything above 7-850w is overkill for gaming..or for the typical consumer rig for that matter regardless of use. It's nothing but marketing to make you think you need so many watts and all the other craziness. If you don't overclock your CPU then that high speed RAM is a waste anyway.
Someone driving a BMW and Mercedes would make use of those luxuries. Someone building a gaming rig with overkill components most likely wont. If you use your rig for other things like mining or video editing or whatever else, it makes more sense but for gaming you don't need the BMW/Mercedes of components
I'm not trying to put you guys down for getting those parts.. like I said that's your prerogative whether you make use of them or not. I'd love to build an ultra high-end rig as well but I don't like blowing money unnecessarily. It just bothers me when people who are new to building gaming rigs think they NEED all those ULTRA high-end parts just to game. It throws them off from building their own rigs and make them think a self-made rig costs way too much. You can claim this is opinion but your opinion of thinking a typical gamer needs any of that is ridiculous to me.TLDR:
I have an unlocked K processor. I just bought an H100i, I have a motherboard made for overclocking gamers. Do I ever plan to overclock? No.
I could have saved $300 more or less by using stock cooler, cheaper CPU, and a regular motherboard. It's overkill for me but I WANT this rig... do I NEED it? Hell no.. and that's my point. You guys are defending your wants but I'm talking about needs here. We all want to live in a mansion driving a Bugatti Veyron getting paid millions surrounded by gorgeous women eating primo steak.Edited by DonDizzurp - 2/19/14 at 9:51am