add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube

Gaming Pc Budget $3500

enigmaticways
  • 57 months ago

Hey guys if you would please help me select some parts for a nice gaming pc, I will also be using this system to stream on twitch tv. The only requirements I seek in this build is i-7 skylake 6700k, fast ddr4 memory at least 32gigs, maybe a titan x 12gig video card, at least a 500 ssd and at least a 4gb hard drive. I would also like to get at least a 31 or 32 inch gaming monitor. Please also note if I need to get a dedicated sound card or use the on board one. I am kind of new to this so while i know what i would like i always get scared of things not being compatible especially picking something simple like a nice case that fits the right motherboard. Anyways thanks all for your help.

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

This is what I recommend you actually get. Something that performs as good as it looks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $378.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING 7 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $273.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $343.26 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $569.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $569.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $88.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan SHARKOON 000SKBR 33.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.51 @ Amazon
Case Fan SHARKOON 000SKBR 33.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.51 @ Amazon
Case Fan SHARKOON 000SKBR 33.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.51 @ Amazon
Case Fan SHARKOON 000SKBR 33.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.51 @ Amazon
Case Fan SHARKOON 000SKBR 33.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.51 @ Amazon
Case Fan SHARKOON 000SKBR 33.0 CFM 120mm Fan $21.51 @ Amazon
Monitor Asus MG279Q 144Hz 27.0" Monitor $579.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3419.22
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $3379.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 08:36 EDT-0400

What you want to get.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $369.90 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $176.98 @ Directron
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $299.99 @ Amazon
Storage Toshiba 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $664.98 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $664.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $81.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer XB270HU bprz 144Hz 27.0" Monitor $719.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3541.76
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $3511.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 08:22 EDT-0400

They both perform pretty much the same, but the first one gets you more for your money.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Until dx12 comes out the 980ti sli outperforms the fury Xs by quite a bit.

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $373.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $169.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $209.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $343.21 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $164.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Tri-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $564.98 @ Newegg
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Tri-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $564.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window ATX Mid Tower Case $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $53.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $98.20 @ Amazon
Monitor Samsung LU28E590DS/ZA 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $550.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3338.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 20:39 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BBrQHx

gave you a better cpu, the best air cpu cooler on the market, a nice msi motherboard, 34g of ram (room for 34 more) the best "consumer" grade ssd on the market (500g) a 5t harddrive, two factory water cooled 980tis (to keep temps low) a basic deepcool case (two side 120m for the gpus watercooling) a nice 850w power supply, and a 4k monitor

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

best air cpu cooler on the market

No it's not.

Even if it were a couple degrees behind it does not look even a quarter as bad as the D15.

Too, the NH-D15 costs as much as better-performing CLCs. There is actually no reason anybody should ever be getting an NH-D15 over a similarly-priced CLC.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

yeah im not downloading anything

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

ive seen the cryorig r1, tf, d15, and something RAIJINTEK all posted as the best air cooler, but the d15 usually ends up the best (they all differ in results)

but thats just what i know

  • 57 months ago
  • -1 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $378.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Nepton 280L 122.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $249.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $203.49 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $173.45 @ OutletPC
Storage Toshiba 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X 12GB Superclocked Video Card $984.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX ProSeries 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $161.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Fractal Design GP14-WT 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Fractal Design GP14-WT 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Fractal Design GP14-WT 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2627.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-24 22:09 EDT-0400 \

I put together a build for you. My first thing is I went with the 5820k, you will get more cores and it is unlocked so you can overclock it up to the same speed as a 6700k and it has 2 more physical cores, and 4 more logical cores. I put a water cooler with it so you can overclock it and keep it cool. I gave you 32gb of ram, and your storage requirements of a 500gb ssd and 4tb hard drive. I also put a Titan X. At this point I put in an Fractal Design R5 which is my favorite case by far. I gave you a large efficient power supply so you can sli if needed. Finally I put in all matching fans for you. At this point you will notice I left a monitor off, the reasoning is that at the budget that is remaining up to $3500 is approximately $850, that can get you a lot of different monitors. You can get a 144hz benq gaming monitor for $410 at 27in, up at higher then 30 you run into mainly ultra wide monitors and I am not sure that is what you wanted. You can also get a 1440p monitor with a decent response time within your remaining budget. If I get get some more details on what you are playing if its competitive and what other monitors you have so we can try and match them size wise. I also want to address your questions about needing a sound card, in most cases it is not needed, more of a luxury that is personal preference in my mind.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks everyone for the parts I'll have some time tomorrow i I think I will mix and match the parts all of u have recommended. I know for sure I will go with the I7 6700k even though some are you are saying the other cpus can be overclocked to 6700k speeds,wouldn't that mean then the 6700k can be overclocked beyond that of the lower cpus, and probably sli 2 ti 980s even though I'm not really sure if that makes sense or should I just get one titan x 12gig. On the memory I see a lot if u choose different speeds may I ask why not just get ddr4 32gigs 3200 wouldn't that be the fastest? As far as the monitor goes honestly I wouldn't mind something that was 27 or 28 inches however if it could be at least close to 4k and have ips and and freesync or gsync and maybe 144hz . I will upload my list tomorrow to see what u guys think

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering why a 6700k over a 5820k?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I was reading that for gaming the 6700k would be better my fear is that if the time comes when I need to upgrade to the new skylake I would also have to upgrade the motherboard so I just wanted to do it now instead of later plus doesn't the 6700k handle ddr4 memory better or something

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not to sure on the 6700k handling ddr 4 better.In gaming the 6700k does outperform the 5820k by not that much plus you plan to edit/live stream so the 5820k would be better and Windows 10 if I'm not mistaken promise better use of extra core and DX12 this would favor the 5820k. but in the end it is your choice.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

U do make some good points lol now I am even more confused then before. Also why would they make the new cpu with less cores than the 5820k am I missing something here

[comment deleted by staff]
[comment deleted]

Sort

add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up authorcheckmark clipboard combo comment delete discord dots drag-handle dropdown-arrow errorfacebook history inbox instagram issuelink lock markup-bbcode markup-html markup-pcpp markup-cyclingbuilder markup-plain-text markup-reddit menu pin radio-button save search settings share star-empty star-full star-half switch successtag twitch twitter user warningwattage weight youtube