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$2500 ish to spend! Wanna make a beautiful wasteland

MJL
  • 57 months ago

Got $2500 AUD to spend for my first gaming PC. Ever! Need a full setup to make my real life a wasteland to get lost in the Most Beautiful Fallout 4 wasteland . Also some casual Heroes of the Storm play :) Help a nerd in need. Show me a build with some colour co-ordination. Preferably in a shade of White. Thanks guys

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $342.00 @ PLE Computers
Motherboard Asus H97M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $149.00 @ CPL Online
Memory GeIL EVO Veloce Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $65.00 @ PLE Computers
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $135.00 @ Umart
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Super JetStream Video Card $979.00 @ PLE Computers
Case Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $122.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $129.00 @ Mwave Australia
Monitor BenQ GW2765HT 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $569.00 @ CPL Online
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $48.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2627.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-18 03:11 AEST+1000

I did my best to keep in your budget and include a high resolution monitor. Assuming you already have a monitor you can change some things. Would be glad to remake if you do have a mouse and keyboard and monitor already. In this case the monitor can greatly change the parts.

  • MJL
  • submitter
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this bro change a few things around to get some colour co-ordination going and it could be a winner. Pricey monitor. Is it necessary to spend that much for a decent screen?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the slow reply. The reason I chose that monitor is that it is 1440p and has a 4ms response time. If you want to save some money you could get a 1080p monitor.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Here's my shot:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $350.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $65.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $169.00 @ CPL Online
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $142.00 @ IJK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $145.00 @ IJK
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $170.00 @ Umart
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $699.00 @ PLE Computers
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $135.00 @ Scorptec
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $17.00 @ IJK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $129.00 @ Mwave Australia
Monitor Asus VX239H 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $229.00 @ CPL Online
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K40 Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.95 @ Mwave Australia
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $61.00 @ IJK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2505.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-18 14:27 AEST+1000

At first, I thought a $2500 budget would be plenty, but then I started looking up items... wow, either that exchange rate or import tariffs (or both) really killed the buying power fast. I tried for a Skylake build at first, but ended up at budget cap without a KB/mouse so converted back to the trusty 4690k. I left out any sound equipment as I didn't know if you prefer speakers (2.1 or 5.1 setup) or a headset. If speakers, have a look at Logitech's line; I don't know enough about the headset market to comfortably put one in a build. Also note that I recommend you upgrade to Windows 10 ASAP as I found Win8.1 to be a step backward in terms of usability.

Hope that helps! :)

Edit: Just converted back to USD. That build is $1542 :O Also, the BenQ monitor in mercstealth's build is VERY nice, I just aimed for an all purpose build with extra storage to get you started (could always add a monitor later on - I will never go back to a single monitor after getting my second). There's also the uncertainty of Fallout 4's system requirements, although I doubt a GTX 980 will have any difficulty, let alone a 980 Ti.

  • MJL
  • submitter
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Above and beyond dude. wow truly :) the builds i have been stuck with have been based on the 4690k just because of the price limitation. I don't know why parts are so expensive but they do have high wages rates over here so i imagine its what these people are wiling to pay.

This wad of cash would get me a decent mid range PC but you've put together a far superior machine.

Thanks again bro for the big effort :)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a 1tb HDD and save up more for a mech. keyboard (THEY ARE SO WORTH IT)

  • MJL
  • submitter
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea i come down to function vs aesthetics with the HDD i think i just gonna have ssds in this bad boy leave all the cages out for better airflow. Im definitely spending up large on a quality mouse and keyboard combo. Think i want a mechanical with cherry blues. Not many keyboards around in white though

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD's are more expensive. An SSD + HDD for bulk storage is the better way to go on a value point of view though. The Western Digital Blue 1TB is much cheaper, leaving room for a mechanical keyboard

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $350.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $99.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard MSI Z97 U3 Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $165.00 @ CPL Online
Memory GeIL EVO Veloce Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $129.00 @ PLE Computers
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $135.00 @ Umart
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $98.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Super JetStream Video Card $979.00 @ PLE Computers
Case Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $122.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $129.00 @ Mwave Australia
Monitor BenQ RL2460HT 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $139.00 @ CPL Online
Keyboard Corsair Raptor K40 Wired Gaming Keyboard $65.00 @ CPL Online
Mouse Corsair Raptor M40 Wired Optical Mouse $45.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2544.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-24 12:49 AEST+1000
I figure I would put another build together with a lower price monitor.
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello fellow nerd :P I want to ask if this is just a gaming build or if you will use it for video editing or any sort of CPU-heavy tasks.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Anyways, here is what I came up with. The total comes to $2391. I left a little headroom incase you wanted a different keyboard or mouse, or anything in particular. If you want me to go through and list step-by-step reasons on why I picked the parts that are on that list then feel free to private message me or hell, even Skype me (I could probably explain my reasoning a little better over Skype).
hope you like it! Part List: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/pgwqZL

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Ill help

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $327.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X31 69.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $73.99 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $102.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $78.89 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $78.89 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.49 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $678.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $136.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $135.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $86.89 @ OutletPC
Sound Card Asus Xonar DG 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $17.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $3.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $3.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $3.99 @ Newegg
Fan Controller BitFenix Recon (White) Fan Controller $36.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2693.72
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $2633.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-17 11:44 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Although a little over budget, this should run fallout 4 at very high FPS averages.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

AUD My bad just convert over lol

  • MJL
  • submitter
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

almost 500 Australian bro haha i like were your heads at though thanks man. For my budget it'll definitely have to be just a single GPU.

Awesome Fifth Element ref in your handle bro haha love it

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • MJL
  • submitter
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no monitor keyboard or mouse guys been living on a laptop for almost 6years now

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Was originally strolling around till I found your post.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790S 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $452.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 412 Slim 58.4 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $49.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $205.00 @ CPL Online
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $155.17 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.00 @ IJK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $98.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $769.00 @ PCCaseGear
Case EVGA Hadron Mini ITX Tower Case w/500W Power Supply $219.00 @ CPL Online
Optical Drive Panasonic UJ-265 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $125.00 @ Scorptec
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2171.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-21 07:33 AEST+1000
  • MJL
  • submitter
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Not quite what i'm looking for but i appreciate the effort :) Think i want a mid tower

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Your choice but I Pefer full towers.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Too be honest, im trying to help the OP pick one of the lists here, but I can't decide if MistuhJ's or Versalius02's list is better, mercstealth's and Terriblebuilder's (and Corbindallas, but he got them from America) kind of fall of the list in terms of performance though.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd save some money on the CPU Cooler and get a Mech. Keyboard.

  • MJL
  • submitter
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

yea i don't think ill OC anytime soon so ill just run the stock fan. Want opinions on the MSI Krait mobo? From my research people either love msi or despise them for poor quality

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good, not great, let me search for some others..

EDIT: The Asrock Z97 EXTREME4 is about as good, but cheaper, different color scheme, though ( http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97extreme4 )

  • MJL
  • submitter
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This is actually pretty close to what i had in mind :0) i don't think ill OC anytime soon so ill just run the stock fan. Want your opinions on the MSI Krait mobo? From my research people either love msi or despise them for poor quality

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