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My Brain Hurts 1k Budget

khrisz
  • 56 months ago

I've been for the last 2 weeks trying my best to make a best bang for my buck build with some help from users of this site but i havent been totaly satisfied with the builds. I keep second guessing my choices. I cant make a final decision so i am asking for your help once again. The criteria for this build will be a budget of 900-1200 excluding peripherals and OS, just the pc components. Its purpose will be for gaming not video editing or streaming of that sorts. I will stick to 1080p gaming for time being, until 2k and 1440 monitors become the norm. I'm investing a nice deal of cash into it so i want it to last me years without needing immediate upgrades. It must look pretty, i want people to envy my build.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

for 1080 the R9 390 or the GTX 970 will be perfectly fine. With this budget you can easily get the 980ti but it would be overkill for 1080.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $248.95 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Adorama
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $329.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $952.28
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $922.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 22:12 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking about this build but dont know if it is suffice. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $263.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler LEPA AquaChanger 240 103.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $82.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $166.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $78.57 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1182.45
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1142.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-25 22:19 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

the V300 is not a good ssd, the 850 evo, crucial BX100, Kingston savage are better options. Also I would get the cooler master nepton 240m cooler (don't know much about the LEPA but I think its the same as the Silverstone tundra). Other than that this is a great build.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Noted. Out of curiosity, how would a 980ti build look like? It sounds tempting.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $248.95 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Adorama
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $644.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1287.28
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1237.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-26 00:01 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol $1200, no SSD and a budget case.. Really?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I think this is the only thing lacking:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph530r1

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

its nice, but too bulky for my liking.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

US?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

yes

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

ok. Favorite Colours? Making List

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

white/blue or black/red either combination is fine

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

ok

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

i like it, but will the 3.2 GHz CPUbottleneck the 8GVRAM GPU?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope. its only The Pentium and Celeron by intel that would do that. m3,m5,m7,i3,i5,i7 wont bottleneck it.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The SSD isn't great, get the Kingston Savage or Crucial BX100 instead, and if you have the money, an 850 EVO is great.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Skylake doesn't make alot of sense to buy over Haswell, the i5 4460 is quite a bit cheaper and the motherboards are aswell. Also, I'm missing an SSD, seriously a $1200 build and no SSD, that makes no sense. Get the Kingston Savage 120GB drive. A slightly higher wattage PSU wouldn't hurt either.

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