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What we're all using to game on right now
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(17-08-2014, 02:22 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote:
(15-08-2014, 11:10 PM)Anchor Wrote: CPU: AMD FX-8320 @ 4.5ghz (Oced)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (Dual fan for push pull)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB SCE x2 (SLI)
PSU: RaidMax Black Stone 700W Modular
Mobo: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
RAM: 8GB Corsair Vengence @ 1600MHz (2x4GB)
SSD: PNY XLR8 Pro 120GB
HDD: Western Digital Black Series 1TB 7200RPM
HDD: Western Digital Black Series 2TB 7200RPM

Nice rig man. SSD plus all that space.

Quick question:
Did you ever get that shower rug and shit that kills bugs? Both are pretty important.
I am all but responsible sir. Of course I got them :D There's a huge ant bed right outside my back door. Going to got to town with Boric Acid tonight :D
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(18-08-2014, 09:11 AM)Anchor Wrote:
(17-08-2014, 02:22 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote: Nice rig man. SSD plus all that space.

Quick question:
Did you ever get that shower rug and shit that kills bugs? Both are pretty important.
I am all but responsible sir. Of course I got them :D There's a huge ant bed right outside my back door. Going to got to town with Boric Acid tonight :D

Awwww they gonna get destroyed. RIP ants.

I also notice Unix, C programming, and Ruby books. Programming life aye? I have similar books floating around...
Liams Wrote:make a car out of scrap metal from genie lamps

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(18-08-2014, 09:36 AM)Grey Ghost Wrote:
(18-08-2014, 09:11 AM)Anchor Wrote:
(17-08-2014, 02:22 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote: Nice rig man. SSD plus all that space.

Quick question:
Did you ever get that shower rug and shit that kills bugs? Both are pretty important.
I am all but responsible sir. Of course I got them :D There's a huge ant bed right outside my back door. Going to got to town with Boric Acid tonight :D

Awwww they gonna get destroyed. RIP ants.

I also notice Unix, C programming, and Ruby books. Programming life aye? I have similar books floating around...
Those are just a few reference books (ie the Cookbook, and "Wicked Cool Scripts") in case I forget, which happens often. I've got several others in various places in my apartment.
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Decided to post in here to test how well this PC Part Picker export works. This is the PC I am looking at building at the start of next year. Hoping to be able to run games using the Oculus Rift later on in the year with this.

Any comments/suggestions?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.00 @ PC Force)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($62.69 @ Ascent Technology)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($236.55 @ PC Force)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.00 @ PC Force)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($194.35 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($479.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($219.00 @ PC Force)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($150.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($149.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($59.99 @ Mighty Ape)
Total: $2110.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-07 09:44 NZDT+1300

 
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(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: Decided to post in here to test how well this PC Part Picker export works. This is the PC I am looking at building at the start of next year. Hoping to be able to run games using the Oculus Rift later on in the year with this.

Any comments/suggestions?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.00 @ PC Force)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($62.69 @ Ascent Technology)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($236.55 @ PC Force)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.00 @ PC Force)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($194.35 @ PB Technologies)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($479.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($219.00 @ PC Force)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($150.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($149.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($59.99 @ Mighty Ape)
Total: $2110.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-07 09:44 NZDT+1300

Pretty good.

Why are you doing buying an OS? Let alone 8.1?

* AdminGG backhands Pythagean


You could save more by dropping the size of the SSD. You only really want one big enough for the OS (about 120GB), as the more you fill it, the worse it performs and the more it reduces its life time.

Power supply could be a bit smaller too, but that depends on whether you ever want to get another graphics card so you join them in SLI. The card you choose will only use 150-160watts while everything else will not make it hit anywhere near 750watts so you got lots of room for overhead. Plus the card you have is already 4k ready and is enough to do you for some time unless you want to go total graphics whore on everything.


To save $100 ish and the time to put it all together, you could purchase this:

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Razorback/21888426

MightyApe is making some nice prebuilt rigs for pretty good prices. I have built a few rigs myself (not for me) and a mate from work has purchased a MightyApe rig before, and they are good builds.

When it comes to my time for a better PC I think I might buy a prebuilt because I'm lazy :P We'll see.
Liams Wrote:make a car out of scrap metal from genie lamps

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(07-10-2014, 01:35 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote: Pretty good.

Why are you doing buying an OS? Let alone 8.1?

* Grey Ghost backhands Pythagean


You could save more by dropping the size of the SSD. You only really want one big enough for the OS (about 120GB), as the more you fill it, the worse it performs and the more it reduces its life time.

Power supply could be a bit smaller too, but that depends on whether you ever want to get another graphics card so you join them in SLI. The card you choose will only use 150-160watts while everything else will not make it hit anywhere near 750watts so you got lots of room for overhead. Plus the card you have is already 4k ready and is enough to do you for some time unless you want to go total graphics whore on everything.


To save $100 ish and the time to put it all together, you could purchase this:

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/Razorback/21888426

MightyApe is making some nice prebuilt rigs for pretty good prices. I have built a few rigs myself (not for me) and a mate from work has purchased a MightyApe rig before, and they are good builds.

When it comes to my time for a better PC I think I might buy a prebuilt because I'm lazy :P We'll see.

Just chucked the OS in there for the sake of building it on the site. What's wrong with 8.1? Have heard relatively good things about it, and seems to be no problems using it with the Rift.

Still undecided on the PSU, I know I won't get anywhere near 750W with this current build, but like you say I may be changing up other areas in the future (eg. adding another graphics card)
This one looks pretty solid and reliable, and at $150 it's a pretty good price.

I built a few Mighty Ape rigs through PC Part Picker, and doing it yourself usually saves you a decent amount of money. That Razorback you mentioned is $2000 from Mighty Ape, and you could do it yourself for $1650. But yeah, really depends whether you want to go through the hassle of doing it yourself.

Some of the components in a couple of rigs are a bit iffy too (For example some of the Power Supplys in the lower price models are apparently pretty unreliable, and the Orangutan has this weird Hybrid SSD HDD which has gotten a lot of bad reviews), so if you were going to buy one of there you would still have to do your research on exactly what you are getting.

I'm not looking at building until at least March next year, so this is just a rough idea while I keep an eye on the industry and prices. When it comes time to buy parts I should either be able to save some money if I use these parts, or spend around the same amount and get a couple of upgrades

 
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(07-10-2014, 02:01 PM)Pythagean Wrote: I'm not looking at building until at least March next year
A number of new products are likely out by then, so I wouldn't look into components too much yet.

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.00 @ PC Force)
Consider a Broadwell equivalent when releasd.

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($62.69 @ Ascent Technology)
I don't know if it's the exact same cooler I have, but I paid AU$40 for it in June 2012. Never thought it'd do up in price...

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($236.55 @ PC Force)
Is there anything you want in particular from this motherboard? You may be able to drop to something less.

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Get the WD Blue instead.
...You know you want to...

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($479.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Consider GTX 960 when released.

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($149.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Windows 10 will likely be out a few months after your purchase, but if you can't wait...
 
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(08-10-2014, 04:11 PM)Blue Ghost Wrote:
(07-10-2014, 02:01 PM)Pythagean Wrote: I'm not looking at building until at least March next year
A number of new products are likely out by then, so I wouldn't look into components too much yet.

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.00 @ PC Force)
Consider a Broadwell equivalent when releasd.

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($62.69 @ Ascent Technology)
I don't know if it's the exact same cooler I have, but I paid AU$40 for it in June 2012. Never thought it'd do up in price...

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($236.55 @ PC Force)
Is there anything you want in particular from this motherboard? You may be able to drop to something less.

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Get the WD Blue instead.
...You know you want to...

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($479.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Consider GTX 960 when released.

(07-10-2014, 08:47 AM)Pythagean Wrote: Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($149.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Windows 10 will likely be out a few months after your purchase, but if you can't wait...

Wow this is great! Thanks for the tips :smile:

I'll definitely be coming back to this in a few months and looking into your suggestions, was just trying to get an idea of what I can get and for what prices.

Now to start saving...

 
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Here's my setup. Don't mind the messy cables, my room setup is temporary and I'm probably moving it back out into my living room in a month or two.

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Specs:

AMD Fx-8320 3.5GHz
Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX Am3+ mobo
Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB
Kingston SSD 120GB
Western Digital 1TB HDD
Asus GeForce GTX 770
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Nice setup man. Mine hasn't changed much, might post it again later.

Really need to build me a PC.
Liams Wrote:make a car out of scrap metal from genie lamps

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