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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.03 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.42 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($85.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1175.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-02 17:17 EST-0500

Asus GTX 970, which performs the same as a 290x, perhaps a little faster. It's also cheaper, runs cooler, and draws less power.

ASrock Extreme 4. SLI capable, has more SATA ports than competitors. It's also a bit cheaper than the Asus Z97-C.

G.Skill Ripjaws X memory. This is quite fast RAM, 1866MHz with a CAS latency of 8. And it's cheaper, again.

Last change was the PSU. Rosewill's Capstone 750W. It's a bit more pricey, but it is better than the RM (these have heat issues). PLus, you should be able to SLI GTX 970's on it later.

All in all, this is cheaper, and should perform a bit better.
 

Mac266

Honorable
Mar 12, 2014
965
0
11,160
70
You could try this, for an option:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.03 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.42 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($85.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1175.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-02 17:17 EST-0500

Asus GTX 970, which performs the same as a 290x, perhaps a little faster. It's also cheaper, runs cooler, and draws less power.

ASrock Extreme 4. SLI capable, has more SATA ports than competitors. It's also a bit cheaper than the Asus Z97-C.

G.Skill Ripjaws X memory. This is quite fast RAM, 1866MHz with a CAS latency of 8. And it's cheaper, again.

Last change was the PSU. Rosewill's Capstone 750W. It's a bit more pricey, but it is better than the RM (these have heat issues). PLus, you should be able to SLI GTX 970's on it later.

All in all, this is cheaper, and should perform a bit better.
 

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