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Hi all ...

Looking to put together a new gaming PC, as my current one just past the 5yr mark (I must have done a great job building it I guess lol) and Im ready to get going on a new build. I am looking to get at least 3+ years out of it, and am thinking of perhaps dipping into a budgety 4k build. Primarily will be used for gaming. Here's my thoughts so far, and I apologize in advance if Im out of touch on some of the parts, its definitely been awhile since Ive built. Im not immedietly looking to overclock, altho if its easy enough and stable, then sure, why not.

MB/CPU AsRock Z97 Extreme6 + 4790K (can get a great deal on this combo via MicroCenter.
GPU MSI GTX 980 - is 4k capable, seems good, unless there are newer gpus in the pricepoint coming very soon, then I'll wait.
Monitor - Samsung UD590 - seems like a nice 4k display.
Case - something along the lines of a HAF 932 for the size. Not sure which medium cases can fit the larger video cards and have a ton of fans.
PSU - huge fan of Corsair. Was thinking a modular 750w or 850w HX model
Main HD - wanted a large SSD, had my eye on the Corsair M550 512gb, but they seem to be out of stock everywhere. Discontinued?
2nd HD - something basic, just for temp storage, WD Black 1tb is fine.
Ram - fan of G.Skill Ripjaws, just not sure if I should go 8 or 16gb, and also not sure what speed is a good value. 2133 ok ?
Cooler - Zalman 9500A seems a solid choice.
Windows 7

Thats about it. I just want to make sure all my parts are compatible and everything will fit and run as intended. Thanx in advance for any tips and suggestions, they are appreciated.
    
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i7 920 [D0/39A/Lapped/3.43ghz/1.25v] Foxconn Bloodrage GTI P09 Sapphire HD 5870 [Stock] 6GB G.Skill 1600mhz [7/7/7/19/1T] 
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2x Caviar Black 640gb [RAID-0] + 1TB Black storage Lite-On HAS424 Windows Vista Premium SP2 x64 LG 23" 1080p 2ms 
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2x Caviar Black 640gb [RAID-0] + 1TB Black storage Lite-On HAS424 Windows Vista Premium SP2 x64 LG 23" 1080p 2ms 
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post #2 of 36
Dont bother with any of the Corsair PSU´s you can get much better from many other brands and many of those that are better are also cheaper, and Corsair dont make any of the units they sell so you are not getting anything made by Corsair to begin with.
And you dont need 750 or 850 watts unless you are going to have two video cards.
post #3 of 36
If you are going gaming and 4K I recommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009658
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[EK] [BenQ] [WASD] Code 87 Key [EVGA] SUperNOVA 1300 G2 
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post #4 of 36
The CPU cooler you picked is ancient and not all that good anymore, get a Noctua or something else instead.
post #5 of 36
I am currently running 2x980, x99 5830k @4.2, same monitor UD590.

I think its a good idea to stick with z97 and one 980, but be prepared to be underwhelmed in 4k performance, maybe even consider a 1440p with G-sync, because even with 2 980's, they are working HARD to push out 4k on new games. For example, ESO is fantastic, Dragon Age not so much with all settings maxed. Had to scale down some settings with DA to get steady frame rates. Shadow of mordor also struggles, this is with settings maxed on the 2x980s, no AA, hi-res pack installed, both cards just screaming (well not literally, they are nice and quiet).

USB for some reason on x99 is a hot mess, at least for me, and I think performance (OC) wise it makes sense to stay away from it for now. I'm probably biased with this because my motherboard seems to be one of the finicky ones... Maybe they are better now. Still, z97, even my old x58 are still awesome.

The UD590 is nice, although mine has 1 dead pixel. It has a short warranty and can't be rma'd unless there are more than x dead pixels (can't remember the number maybe 6 or 10). I've read that it is fairly common.
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post #6 of 36
I'd avoid AsRock my friend. Same boat crapping out on me now. Is a good board, but the quality is questionable
post #7 of 36
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Originally Posted by Silent_Hill View Post

Hi all ...

Looking to put together a new gaming PC, as my current one just past the 5yr mark (I must have done a great job building it I guess lol) and Im ready to get going on a new build. I am looking to get at least 3+ years out of it, and am thinking of perhaps dipping into a budgety 4k build. Primarily will be used for gaming. Here's my thoughts so far, and I apologize in advance if Im out of touch on some of the parts, its definitely been awhile since Ive built. Im not immedietly looking to overclock, altho if its easy enough and stable, then sure, why not.

MB/CPU AsRock Z97 Extreme6 + 4790K (can get a great deal on this combo via MicroCenter.
GPU MSI GTX 980 - is 4k capable, seems good, unless there are newer gpus in the pricepoint coming very soon, then I'll wait.
Monitor - Samsung UD590 - seems like a nice 4k display.
Case - something along the lines of a HAF 932 for the size. Not sure which medium cases can fit the larger video cards and have a ton of fans.
PSU - huge fan of Corsair. Was thinking a modular 750w or 850w HX model
Main HD - wanted a large SSD, had my eye on the Corsair M550 512gb, but they seem to be out of stock everywhere. Discontinued?
2nd HD - something basic, just for temp storage, WD Black 1tb is fine.
Ram - fan of G.Skill Ripjaws, just not sure if I should go 8 or 16gb, and also not sure what speed is a good value. 2133 ok ?
Cooler - Zalman 9500A seems a solid choice.
Windows 7

Thats about it. I just want to make sure all my parts are compatible and everything will fit and run as intended. Thanx in advance for any tips and suggestions, they are appreciated.

with 1 980... be prepared to not play at high settings with no AA on. With 2x 980s still no AA but playable at Medium to High on CERTAIN titles. 4k is still out of reach imo for single cards
post #8 of 36
Drop 4K and get a 1440P monitor instead.
post #9 of 36
I would too. I game 4k now and it's rough. A build now would require two Titan Xs for stable play. I'll admit there is better tech in those 1440p monitors over struggling to hit 60@4k
post #10 of 36
if you will do tri fire or sli,or a dual gpu with HBM get an x99 setup with or z97 with PLX

Now for 4k forget about the 980.the 290x will do similar job for less money,but wait for the r9 390x which will have HBM and will be a big advantage over GDDR5.
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