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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
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
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.
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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#6
I'd cough up ~30 more bucks for this.

Saves power, heat, and eventually money.
Moe: [to Homer] And I'm pulling your favorite song out of the jukebox.
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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