PC Specs user102 Gaming PC 2015( I build myself)

Installed OS
Windows 8.1
CPU (Processor)
i7-4790k
RAM (Memory)
32GB DDR3
GPU (Graphics)
ASUS Strix GTX 970
Motherboard
ASUS Maximus VII Hero
Storage
Samsung 850 SSD 250GB + WesterDigital 2TB HDD + Seagate 1TB HDD

SloppyMcFloppy

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($5.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($209.14 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($77.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.75 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($318.49 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($114.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($21.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($21.95 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($147.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Wired Gaming Keyboard ($67.49 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z130 5W 2ch Speakers ($15.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1832.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-23 21:01 EST-0500
 

SloppyMcFloppy

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Hangtooth

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Nice clean build, all good components! My only question is why you put a Barracuda HDD in as well as an SSD + WD black HDD? All excellent choices but for me I just put whatever game(s) I am playing on the ssd along with the system and everything else gets stored on the 2 WD blacks.

Or did you just move it along from your old system? The price on it was great for that little so maybe it was just too good to pass up =)
 

SloppyMcFloppy

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Nice clean build, all good components! My only question is why you put a Barracuda HDD in as well as an SSD + WD black HDD? All excellent choices but for me I just put whatever game(s) I am playing on the ssd along with the system and everything else gets stored on the 2 WD blacks.

Or did you just move it along from your old system? The price on it was great for that little so maybe it was just too good to pass up =)

Well, i store OS and other useful programs onto SSD, and games on HDD. Since i'm not that type of rush guy, i'm okay with the load time on HDD. Also, i have like 90 games on my Steam library, so the space will take is more than 250GB, so yeah pretty limited space on SSD.
 

Hangtooth

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Steam actually lets you use multiple folders, so I have one steam install folder on the SSD where currently played games are and another on the HDD where all the rest hang out. You can move them back and forth from folder to folder so when you pick install it will verify the files and save you reinstalling. I move them back and forth from drive to drive regularly when I get something else that needs prime SSD real estate!

 
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Steam actually lets you use multiple folders, so I have one steam install folder on the SSD where currently played games are and another on the HDD where all the rest hang out. You can move them back and forth from folder to folder so when you pick install it will verify the files and save you reinstalling. I move them back and forth from drive to drive regularly when I get something else that needs prime SSD real estate!


I know that, and that is why i have two Steam folders on my 2 hard drives. I just want my SSD to store OS and other useful programs, and perhaps i might planning to do Youtube gaming video later on, and right now i have like 172GB left on my SSD so i can use that space for recording and video editing.
 
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SloppyMcFloppy

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Nice rig. Just out of curiousity, why did you pick a card with 3.5gb of vram?

GTX 970 is a 4GB VRAM card not 3.5GB VRAM card. People just don't know the math, 3.5GB VRAM(fast) + 500MB VRAM(slow) = 4GB VRAM, and GTX 970 known as 1080P killer.
 

DoxThis

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GTX 970 is a 4GB VRAM card not 3.5GB VRAM card. People just don't know the math, 3.5GB VRAM(fast) + 500MB VRAM(slow) = 4GB VRAM, and GTX 970 known as 1080P killer.
I do but why not just go 980 and get your whole 4gb of FAST vram
 

Vasudev

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Nice rig. Just out of curiousity, why did you pick a card with 3.5gb of vram?
Its better if he had opted for gtx 980. Under 4K, the performance hit is rarely noticeable. All your components except the GPU are high end. It is good that you chose a windowed chassis for periodically checking CPU cooler has any leaks or not. After a month or two, you could remove unused connector(s) of PSU and have a better cable management. Overall I give a score of 99/100.
 

DoxThis

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GTX 970 is a 4GB VRAM card not 3.5GB VRAM card. People just don't know the math, 3.5GB VRAM(fast) + 500MB VRAM(slow) = 4GB VRAM, and GTX 970 known as 1080P killer.
Also the 970 doesn't have "3.5+.5gb" to exact if you did your math correct you would know it has 4096mb
 

SloppyMcFloppy

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Also the 970 doesn't have "3.5+.5gb" to exact if you did your math correct you would know it has 4096mb

I know it does have 4GB VRAM, but i just want to point out your " 3.5GB of VRAM" on GTX 970 that a lot people says that GTX 970 is 3.5GB VRAM not 4GB VRAM. The answer to that is NVIDIA split 4GB VRAM were 3.5GB VRAM is standard speed and 500MB VRAM is the slowest speed. What this basically mean is once your VRAM usage exceed 3.5GB VRAM , you will feels FPS performance hit.However, the card does have 4GB VRAM, and the 96MB is consider nothing for PC gamer.
 

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For its price tag, I would have gone for an Origin Desktop :) You would have gotten a bit more on hardware for same price and Origin is well known in the gaming systems marked, along with MSI and ASUS ROG, overtaking the now "shadowed" Alienware which is constantly plagued with overheating issues and so on.