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Building a new (high end) rig and want your input
#1
My old rig has died (the one in my sig) and I am sad..... but I am looking to build a new rig and want to know if you believe it can run most (if not all) games at full speed. I welcome any comments good or bad:

Mobo: ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel
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GPU: XFX Black Edition Double D R9-280X-TDBD Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GHz (the goal is to OC it to between 4.3 and 4.5 GHz if possible)
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RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
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Any thoughts or comments? I am willing to spend around $1500 USD on the entire rig because I do emulation of many systems (GC, Wii, PS2, DS, etc) so money is not a huge factor but I do want to stay within budget Smile

Thanks in advance!
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 4.5 GHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SC2 Stock
ASRock Z370 Taichi LGA 1151 mobo
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB 2400 DDR4 RAM
SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 500GB PCIe SSD
Indigo Xtreme Thermal Interface Material
Phanteks Enthoo Pro ES614P Black Steel Case
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 220-G2-0750-XR PSU
Windows 10 64-bit
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#2
That graphics card is a bad deal. You can get good quality 280X's(with better coolers too) for less than $250, or a 290 for the same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=8000&IsNodeId=1&Description=r9%20280x&page=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=30

Personally I'd go with one of the gigabyte or msi cards. I've heard good things about sapphire's coolers though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125505&ignorebbr=1&cm_re=r9_290-_-14-125-505-_-Product
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#3
That Motherboard is awesome i used it in my build. The only issue I have with it is Not enough SATA ports
Windows 10
Intel 5930k 4.2ghz/core
32 GBs of 2400MHz DDR4
AMD PoweColor 390X (GPUs are expensive or this would be in crossfire)
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#4
Just to let you know,this cost me ~1000$(less than 1000)
ASUS B85-PLUS /B85/LGA1150
I7-4771 /3.5G/8MB/BOX/LGA1150
PALIT GTX750TI STORMX DUAL 2G
2X8G DDR3 1600 GEIL EVO LEGGERA
LG GH24NSB0 DVD RW BLACK
Samsung 120GB SSD 840 EVO SATA 6Gb/s
2TB Seagate SATA 3
PSU SEASONIC SS-520GB BRONZE
COOLERMASTER Force 500

And till now I haven't found a single game that don't run at above full speed at 2x resolution and no speed hacks.The speed goes down only on ZOE2 but only on certain place(for a short time)that looks more because of a bug than the game really need much more powerful hardware(anywhere else,the speed is above 2x)
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#5
You could try adding a extra ssd and getting a better deal on the gpu.
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#6
Thanks All! It looks like I need to reconsider my GPU choice. Tongue
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 4.5 GHz
GeForce GTX 1080 SC2 Stock
ASRock Z370 Taichi LGA 1151 mobo
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB 2400 DDR4 RAM
SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 500GB PCIe SSD
Indigo Xtreme Thermal Interface Material
Phanteks Enthoo Pro ES614P Black Steel Case
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 220-G2-0750-XR PSU
Windows 10 64-bit
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#7
Yeah, the GTX 970 is only about $50 more than that card. I would try to find a gigabyte card personally
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