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Mostly Schoolwork, Lots of Netflix Watching, Java Programming/Compiling, and Some GTA V | $1500 budget

Anuj
  • 57 months ago
  • Use: See topic title. (Heavy schoolwork computer but graphics card should satisfy at least 70FPS on GTA V)
  • Location: USA
  • Budget: $1500
  • Peripherals: None
  • Theme: BLACK/WHITE
  • Note: Only game I will be playing is GTA V

Parts:

  • CPU: i5 at least (6600k (my preference) or 4690k?)
  • CPU cooler: Liquid - I want this PC to be quite
  • Memory: At least 16GB (2x8) - if possible, with LEDs
  • Storage: Enough SSD for OS, browser, GTA V, Java compilers
  • Video card: No company preference
  • Case: NZXT H440 Black/White
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Wireless network adapter: Yes

Not part of budget:

  • Extra note: Add two 24" 1080p or 1440p monitors costing a total of less than $300. I want some advice on the monitors, but they are not to be added to my $1500 budget, so set their prices at $0.

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Both of the monitors are $119. 1440p monitors start around $250, so getting two of them for less than 300 won't happen.

Black and white theme as requested. A 250gb SSD should be sufficient for your needs, and I put in a 1tb HDD for mass storage purposes. The build includes a liquid cooler that is commonly regarded as the best AIO. The 970 is able to max GTA and the all-black card has one of the most effective cooling systems of any cards available.

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 Cooler Master Nepton 240M 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $103.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z170 Krait Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $114.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $50.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $343.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $108.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $97.89 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer S241HL bmid 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $0.00
Monitor Acer S241HL bmid 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1419.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-20 00:29 EDT-0400
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