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Need input on this build, my budget is 1500 (new to building pc)

Hello everyone, this is my first time ever posting anything on this site but i always found it useful when i am looking for someting :) and i wanted to know if there is anything i can do in my build to save money and increase performance if possible :) this is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Zacred%C3%90eath/saved
i like the case and would like to keep it if possible if not its okay.
Yes i will sli in the future.
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CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core $218.98

Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII FORMULA ATX LGA1150 $297.99

Memory Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile Red 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $71.99

Storage Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" SSD $55.98

Toshiba Product Series:DT01ACA 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM $72.99

Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 $549.99

Case NZXT H440 Designed by Razer™ ATX Mid Tower $149.99

Power Supply EVGA 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $79.99
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that is my build so u don't have to click the link also

I will OC but not at the start btw im just buying the core things and will OC in the future i will just runs stock for like a month or 2 after i can make sure the thing wprks properly then i will buy a liquid cooling system to add in.
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  1. Hello

    I think that you can do better :
    - A so expansive OC mobo, without any cooler for CPU ?
    - Only an i5 4690K with this budget ?
    - For SLI, it's now or never, on future (2 years), the GTX 980 will be already outdated, and non available (Like a GTX 770 now, which have been released on May 2013)
  2. overspending on motherboard, the msi gaming 5 will do just as well if you want 2 way sli in the future.
    furthermore if you're going for sli in the future get an 850W - the xfx XTR 850W is a good place to start.
    with the savings of switching motherboard you can get a 250GB SSD samsung evo.
    other than that seems good.
  3. AHBman said:
    Hello

    I think that you can do better :
    - A so expansive OC mobo, without any cooler for CPU ?
    - Only an i5 4690K with this budget ?
    - For SLI, it's now or never, on future (2 years), the GTX 980 will be already outdated, and non available (Like a GTX 770 now, which have been released on May 2013)


    the tower will have 4 fans and will run on stock settings the first few months like i noted. and thats all you would change or what would u recommend? please replace or even make a whole new build and link me thanks :) (im a noob at building thanks for your input)
  4. Best answer
    Thre is my proposition :

    I hope that it will fit on your budget :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 113.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.90 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra II 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT H440 Designed by Razer™ ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1644.69
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-09 13:21 EST-0500
  5. AHBman said:
    Thre is my proposition :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock 3 113.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($59.90 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($144.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Sandisk Ultra II 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT H440 Designed by Razer™ ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1644.69
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-09 13:21 EST-0500


    to be honest i really like your build but i cannot afford to go over 1550 :/ if i take one video card out is it still worth ? and can i just upgrade them later and keep everything in the setup ?
  6. - Yes, you can take only one card (The GTX 970 have 90/95 percents of perfs of the GTX 980)
    - As you can drop 8 GB of RAM, and the HDD, to add them later (Keep the SSD, to avoid to reinstall W8.1)
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