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$1000 gaming build for a 390x

seanmb92
  • 57 months ago

So the past week has been terrible, I was going to build this great $1500 pc and finally had enough money saved up in combination with selling my old mac book and then in the span of 2 days, I got fired, and my macbook (whose screen I was getting repaired) was damaged even more by a technician who lied about being apple certified, never believe signs on a door. Either way my $1500 dream build got destroyed and now with a little bit more saving I can build around $1000.00 computer. I don't care about looks anymore but i would like to have a case with a window and usb 3.0, and I already have the peripherals including a ultra wide 1080p monitor. I want to overclock. For a video card I will only take a 390x, can you guys help me build some budget device that includes these items? I really appreciate you guys taking the time to read this and help me out, thanks fam

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  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

For a video card I will only take a 390x

R9 390 offers 90-95% of the render throughput, all the same functionality, features, VRAM, etc, at 75% of the price.

Considering the unfortunate budgeting circumstances, I can come up with no good reason to advise venturing into the poor-value segment of GPU's, which, FYI, begins above ~$350 and below ~$100.

~$400+ GPU's a disproportionately more expensive for their relative render throughput compared to mainstream $100-350 GPU's.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $117.99 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Adorama
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case $50.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $81.64 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1050.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 14:01 EDT-0400

That price is to the door, no MIR's.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $175.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $125.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $41.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card $429.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case $36.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $943.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 11:19 EDT-0400

Wow that's really ******. Hope things look up for you.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus H170-PLUS D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $92.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $42.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390X 8GB Tri-X Video Card $399.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1040.33
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 12:43 EDT-0400

If your willing to spend a little more perhaps this?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Bit over budget. Very similar to ksongs build but you can overclock and have better ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $74.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $45.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card $379.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Thermaltake 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1091.72
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1051.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-15 12:56 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 3 points

The FSP made toughpower PSU is filled with chinese capacitors on the secondaries, which is where capacitor quality really counts for something.

I've never understood why these companies will buy 1 expensive japanese main filtering cap for marketing purposes, the one cap in the unit that could actually be lower grade with far less likelihood of failure (big high voltage caps are very durable), then use a bunch of junk caps where cap failures are common (in the low voltage high frequency high current secondaries).

The EVGA B2 750W is only $2 more (landed price), and is built on the famous superflower golden green platform with all japanese capacitors.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The closest gold rated evga power supply at 750w is $20 more not 2

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

80+ certifications have nothing to do with build quality.

http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=393

The 750B achieves a clean pass for 80+ silver efficiency, even though EVGA under-rates it as a Bronze unit. If someone were to hand pick a gem and submit it for testing the 750B would actually likely meet 80+ gold requirements. (within 1%, which is allowed).

The "toughpower" you are suggesting, is a rebranded FSP raider series PSU, which, ironically is an 80+ silver rated PSU.

http://hardocp.com/article/2013/01/03/fsp_raider_750w_power_supply_review/4#.Vfhv3nUVhBc

And we can see, that since it does achieve within 1% of the requirement for a gold rated unit, it could be up-rated to gold by an ambitious marketing department.

So in actuality, you can spend $2 more for a conservatively rated EVGA 750B with all Japanese capacitors and continuous output rated to 50C, or you can save that $2 and get a toughpower made with chinese capacitors and continuous output rated to 40C. The toughpower is technically a unit that barely pass's for gold, while the 750B is a bronze rated unit that in actual testing is within 1-2% of the efficiency of the toughpower, a totally negligible difference.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

link the Psu you're talking about because I can't find it and you keep complaining about the Psu I chose but 99% of the reviews I've seen for it are very positive so I don't know what you're complaining about.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

link the Psu you're talking about because I can't find it

You can find the link in the build that I posted in this thread.


you keep complaining about the Psu I chose but 99% of the reviews I've seen for it are very positive

There are no professional reviews for the PSU you chose. In the 2 professional reviews for the PSU it is based on, the FSP raider, it did very poorly.

http://hardocp.com/article/2013/01/03/fsp_raider_750w_power_supply_review/9#.Vfh3_nUVhBc

Overall, this unit really had voltage regulation that was about as stable as quick sand

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this is perfect thank you

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I could help :)

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