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Quiet Gaming PC ~$1600 budget (no storage required)

Jaminv
  • 57 months ago

Update: don't need OS but do need WiFi.

Looking for a quiet gaming PC with plenty of grunt! (should state the budget is AUD so roughly 1125 $US)

I game/use my PC via my Sony 60inch TV (1080p) so no need to go beyond 1080p in the foreseeable future. Currently playing Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm but I enjoy a good game of COD (haven't played in a while as internet is terrible ADSL but NBN (cable) is only a few months away) and really excited for the new star wars game.

As the PC sits next to my TV in the living room, I need something quiet and relatively unobtrusive (i.e. don't want lights etc. everywhere). It will also stay on the majority of the time and be used as a simple PLEX server.

I currently have a Samsung 840 Pro and a couple of WD HDD so no need for storage.

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  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

This is what I'd look to get:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $350.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $228.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $334.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $219.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $98.20 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $27.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 158.5 CFM 140mm Fan $27.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.9 CFM 120mm Fan $23.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.9 CFM 120mm Fan $23.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.9 CFM 120mm Fan $23.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-3000 PWM 109.9 CFM 120mm Fan $23.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1618.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-30 09:07 EDT-0400
  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome. Thanks!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

O wow. Sorry, I just noticed that you mean 1600 AUD. I'll make another build.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

While your making that.. The CPU can easily be a 6600k, since it's for gaming. The fans (are awesome but,) overkill. PSU is way overkill aswell. Get a 750-850w G2 Unit from EVGA. Get Windows 7 Home Prem. instead to save some money and just upgrade to 10 4 free. Motherboard is overkill but not unreasonable (question if you really need it). All the money saved should be spend on a better GPU (wich you might not have since you're converting it to AUD anyway..)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome thank you. Sorry I should have stated that first.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to ask, why so many fans? Why such a large power supply?

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Good questions:

For the fans, Noctua fans are very silent. I would think 2 120mm fans will be used for the CPU cooler, and the rest for the case.

For the large power supply, just in case the OP wants to add another 390. Why? Don't know, but you never know.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $282.00 @ Centre Com
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.00 @ CPL Online
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.00 @ IJK
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $518.00 @ PLE Computers
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $159.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1293.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-30 23:31 AEST+1000
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Ok some questions for you.

Why not go for a skylake cpu?

I would be happy to spend a bit more so maybe upgrade the r9 390 to a 390x or is that overkill for 1080p? Or if staying at the same price r9 390 or a gtx 970?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Why not go for a skylake cpu?

You could, but right now Skylake is not showing any big benefits for most games. You are looking at 1-3 fps increase. The few games that are more CPU bound you will see more of an increase, but there are a lot less of those games. You really have to look at benchmarks for the games you are going to be playing and decide if the increase in cost is worth it. Also remember that with the 1150 CPU sock on the motherboard you can still upgrade to a Xeon or i7 chip down the road.

I would be happy to spend a bit more so maybe upgrade the r9 390 to a 390x or is that overkill for 1080p? Or if staying at the same price r9 390 or a gtx 970?

The R9 390 is going to run most games well over 60 FPS at 1080 at ultra settings. Since you said you are planning to stay at 1080 for the foreseeable future I don't think the extra cost of the X will net you any visible gains. Again, check benchmarks and make the call on which you think is best for you.

  • 57 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $317.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z97-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $131.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Avexir Core Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $514.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case $131.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $73.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $87.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1472.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-30 12:36 EDT-0400

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