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iffotun
  • 56 months ago

Budget: flexible. I'd like to spend between $800 and $1000 all told.

Location: USA

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Gaming, with some video editing and a decent amount of streaming

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): none.

Operating System required: Windows 8 or 10

Hey y'all. I've been a laptop user my whole life, but now that I have a new apartment and a steady job, I'd like to switch to a desktop. I'm looking for a machine with the graphics and sound capability to handle decently-demanding games at reasonable (that is, not the super-high level, but nice and pretty) settings, as well as the RAM and graphics memory to cope with long sessions of either gaming of video editing. I'm not super concerned about noise, but heat is a worry simply because it killed my last laptop. I'm new to PC building, but will be enlisting a family member who is fairly experienced in it to help with the actual construction. Any advice or parts suggestions would be great!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Xeon processor for hyperthreading to help with the streaming and video editing. GTX 960 which allows you to use NVidia shadowplay.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $83.89 @ OutletPC
Memory PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $186.99 @ NCIX US
Case Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $57.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $856.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-24 15:10 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1241 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $263.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $319.42 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $65.99 @ Best Buy
Power Supply SeaSonic 450W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $64.49 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1008.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-24 15:41 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.99 @ Newegg
Memory Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $35.99 @ Newegg
Storage Team Ultra L5 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $75.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 2GB Video Card $178.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Core 1000 USB 3.0 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $24.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $86.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $974.58
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $914.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-24 16:07 EDT-0400

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