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Buying a new high end rig...thoughts?
#1
Hi All!

I am buying a new rig but want your input before pulling the trigger. The main goal is to play any and all PS2 games with no lag. I plan on playing games at 4x IR with no AA! Thoughts?

Case: Cooler Master HAF X - High Air Flow Full Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811119225

Mobo: ASRock Z97 Extreme4 LGA 1150 Intel Z97
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813157503

GPU: EVGA 04G-P4-3975-KR GeForce GTX 970 4GB 256-Bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6814487088

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G2 220-G2-0850-XR 850W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817438018

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GHz LGA 1150 - OC'ed to 4.5GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819117372

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820231536

Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H105
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6835181060

Total budget is around $1400 USD
Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower
ASRock Z97 Extreme4
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB
EVGA SuperNOVA 850W
Intel Core i5-4690K - OC'ed to 4.5GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3 1600
CORSAIR Hydro H105
Indigo Xtreme 115X-XS Metallic TIM
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
PCSX2 1.4.0 unless otherwise specified
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#2
PSU is pretty overkill tbh.

Not to be that guy, but this also belongs in the Hardware section.
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#3
Can't say anything about the video card but what game you can't play currently at 4x
Compared to my i7 4771,your cpu is a little bit slower(acourding to the sites I check)but that's on default speeds and I can go up to 3.9ghz but you are currently on 4.7ghz.

I don't think you'll get much difference between your current cpu the one you think to get
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#4
That PSU would help in sustaining the load on overclocking but, it would be still advisable to get a cheaper PSU and get a unlocked haswell I7.
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#5
The rig in my current sig recently died so I am playing all my games on this laptop....which is maddening when you came from a great rig.
Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower
ASRock Z97 Extreme4
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB
EVGA SuperNOVA 850W
Intel Core i5-4690K - OC'ed to 4.5GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB DDR3 1600
CORSAIR Hydro H105
Indigo Xtreme 115X-XS Metallic TIM
Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
PCSX2 1.4.0 unless otherwise specified
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#6
I'd cough up ~30 more bucks for this.

Saves power, heat, and eventually money.
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Homer: "It's Raining Men"?!
Moe: Yeah, not no more, it ain't. [throws the record out the window which lands into Smithers' car]
Smithers: Ow! [looks at the record] Ohhh.

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#7
(03-20-2015, 08:08 PM)Marge Simpson Wrote: I'd cough up ~30 more bucks for this.

Saves power, heat, and eventually money.

That's a locked CPU. You won't be able to OC that. It's worse than the 4690k in comparison.
Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz | 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1866 G.SKILL Sniper Series
AMD Radeon R9 280 @ 3 GB | 120GB SSD | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
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#8
Why would you need a full tower for all this? Unless you plan to upgrade to a different mobo and 4 GPUs in the future, that case is overkill. It's gonna take up an enormous amount of space and you won't have anything to fill it up with. Get either a mini or a middle tower case.

And as said, that 850W PSU is TOO MUCH. The way things are going, thinking you're future-proofing sounds naive considering we
're reaching a point where performance grows and consumption drops. If you really have to go above and beyond what you have, 600W should be your max for a system with just one GPU.

I think fix those things and you'll see an extra buck in there to improve other components.

EDIT: I just remembered that some GTX 970 models have been susceptible to electronic whine. Do check whether the model you've picked is one of those.
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#9
I personally prefer the test-bench type cases like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...-_-Product
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#10
I have the HAF 932 myself and honestly loving it. Even with new hardware I'll be able to use this case in the future.
Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz | 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1866 G.SKILL Sniper Series
AMD Radeon R9 280 @ 3 GB | 120GB SSD | Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
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