Could this rig run @ ultra settings 1080p?

fox01

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How much can I expect to spend if I want to run new games on ultra?

Would this system be capable?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($123.75 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($271.98 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1041.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Thanks
 

LucoTF

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BTW this is the minimum I'd recommend for 1080p medium

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($127.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.02 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $641.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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LucoTF

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It's good for maybe minesweeper or some old card games...


just kidding, it's a beast :) Why no HDD though?

You should try and stretch to the GTX 970 if you can, you'll save the extra cost in electricity bills over the life of the card
 
Aside from the fact that you've got a low end monitor there that's not much good for either gaming or video editing, you've built yourself a nice little rig.

I would strongly suggest going with a GTX 970 instead of a 290. Even with the memory snafoo (which really does seem like it was a mistake - nvidia isn't stupid enough to try something like that), for $30 more, the 970 gives better driver support and enough difference in framerates that I would prefer it.

Also, that power supply is silly overkill. A good quality 650 unit is fine for that card, and a 550 is still overkill for use with a 970.
 

anort3

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Few things. The Hyper 212 Evo is not sufficient for overclocking Haswell. You will need a high end cooler like the Noctua or Phanteks.

Haswell likes fast RAM. Look for DDR3 2133 cas 9 or 10.

I would go with a Samsung 850 over that old Corsair SSD.

The EVGA NEX power supplies are not the good ones. You can do better for the money. With a GTX 970 a 500w unit would be fine. 650 watts for the AMD cards. Here is our very good tier list.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

A few more dollars spent now will pay off in the long term.
 

Moonstick2

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I've the 4590 (200 MHz slower), 8 GB, R9 290 DD (non-black, so 37 MHz slower), and I've yet to turn anything down in any game, although admittedly I've not got any of the most recent releases.

I've also got SSD only, though 256 GB and it's 3/4 full at the moment. It'll last until I add a second SSD, but in your case I think a 120 GB SSD will get full too quickly - games these days take tens of GB. Either get a larger SSD or a cheap fast HDD, if you haven't got one already.
 

fox01

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Thanks for the advice. With all these suggestions for more expensive stuff I am feeling that this build is out of my price range.. I was already over my budget of $1000 with what I first posted.

What about just running new games on medium settings and staying below $1000 (tower + monitor)? Could I do that with cheaper components and still not have to upgrade for awhile? Anyone know a good build? Technically I probably will never overlock or use SLI either.
 

fox01

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What about this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($47.75 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $966.42
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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LucoTF

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$1000 build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($186.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($81.99 @ Directron)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($96.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 24MP55HQ-P 60Hz 23.8" Monitor ($152.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $999.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Includes a 24" IPS monitor and 1tb HDD + better SSD
 

Moonstick2

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Well, what is your price range?

If you'll never CrossFire or overclock, you could drop to the cheapest non-K i5 and run it with stock cooling - that'd save you $55. You could save a further $40 on the motherboard and still get a decent one without the whistles you won't be using.

Lose the SSD (128 GB just won't be enough) and get a 1TB HDD only - save $10, and you can always add an SSD later.

That puts your build around the $940 mark and you'll still be ultra at 1080p.


Edit: Just noticed your budget is $1000. I'd go with the build right above this post, with perhaps a prettier case...
 

anort3

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You could do worse that this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($186.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($131.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $904.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-30 04:56 EST-0500

Still need a monitor though and an OS. I'm not up to date on the best monitor for the money right now.
 

LucoTF

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FYI the evga in my build was a B2 not a B1...
 

anort3

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My mistake. I didn't click it and thought it was one of the NEX models.
 

LucoTF

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Trying to squeeeeeeeze down to that $1k budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($96.49 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)
Case: Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.02 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1014.41
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-30 05:50 EST-0500

While keeping the 970, 1tb hdd, SSD, i5, and IPS monitor

It's actually under $1k if you include MIR
 

LucoTF

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BTW this is the minimum I'd recommend for 1080p medium

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($58.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card ($127.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case ($43.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($57.02 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $641.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-30 06:01 EST-0500
 

Moonstick2

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XFX R9 290 DD is currently $232.99 on one site after mail-in rebate. Not sure that I see the sense in paying nearly $90 more to shoehorn a GTX 970 into a budget-limited build, especially not the Zotac which has garnered a bit of a reputation for loud coil whine.

The 970 isn't going to provide 37% more performance at 1080p.
 

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7n6MrH
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7n6MrH/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($176.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($60.30 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ Adorama)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($329.98 @ OutletPC)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($66.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1013.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-02 16:29 EST-0500
 

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