Balubish wrote:So total is around $3300-3500
One day I'll have that kind of money! at least I hope
Balubish wrote:Atleast for 5-7 years and some minor upgrades
That sounds like a good deal for the money getting put in
Well keep in mind also I have both saved up money for a year and and started the build in April last year, so i didnt buy all now. I just made the watercooling loop now and the graphics card became kinda a impulse buy because I really wanted to get finished with it.
Yeah I noticed around year 2000 that If I bought a pc prebuilt for say about $2000 bucks I could build it myself with the same main parts that makes the same performance, mainboard, graphics card, cpu and all that for about $1200 instead and they had the same performance. If you buy a PC prebuilt you pay alot for nothing. Do it yourself and you save alot.
And yeah this is the most expensive build I have ever done. But I hope as I said, I hope I can have the radiator etc for a long time even after this pc.
Telomirin wrote:"However, you mentioned 4k gaming, how expensive is it currently?"
Currently what I've seen you basicly need 2 or 3xGTX titans with 4GB each $1000 bucks each so say $3000 just for graphics cards. Or I've seen dual 295X in QuadFire.
But the FPS arent that impressive at all at 4K. Several games that are out now dont even come up at 60fps with that setup. So 3000 bucks for cards, then you need the rest of a PC too and a quite expensive 60fps 4K monitor added too that. So I guess to make a playable 4K gaming setup with all the games out there today u need to spend atleast $5000 on the PC only and that might just be enough for playing at high settings a few years at most. My build is mainly for 1920x1080p with all settings at max, max AA etc. Can probably run it fine at 2560X1440p too. I have even forced the graphics card to run at max AA all the time and noticed and TF2/Diablo 3 for example looked better even though I had max settings on ingame. And performance wise im not done testing though.
But a small example Bioshock Infinite at highest settings the fps are at 120-240fps all the time. It cant lag at all. TF2 jumping between 150-300fps that is the roof and the graphics card only works at 25-35% load then.
Note: Yes its alot of money. But I work and have it as a hobby and have saved up some money of it. And say that it works fine for 6-7 years that I think it will, its about $500-600 a year. So this is the way to do it for me. And im fine by spending alot of money at once and then have a good performance pc over a long time instead. And I know not everybody can do it but this is my way and how I do it
I have friends that bought small cheap upgrades but had to do it then several times over the same time period say 2-3 graphics cards etc. And sure its a basicly how much you can afford and how much you wanna spend really. As my hobby and money wise this is the money I spend on it and have great performance over long time period.