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All Around Solid Computer

danielshaugh
  • 57 months ago

Basically, I am trying to put together a computer that is a powerhouse. I do all the intensive stuff (video editing, sound editing, gaming, and animation), and want a computer that can handle a good amount of work, but I don't think I understand enough to pick the correct parts for it.

My requirements:

  • Able to support 3 monitors

  • It is being used for video/sound/animation/gaming

  • Gaming: nothing crazy, I just want to be able to run most games on medium-high level without framerate issues of any kind

  • No preferences in casing besides that it is in a single case; it will not be moving so size isn't an issue either

  • SSD storage (not much, I end up backing most stuff up onto an external drive)

  • Wireless and Ethernet compatibility

  • Will not overheat

  • Only include peripherals if necessary for the screen requirements.

  • Price Range: assume ~ $1300 USD.

Thank you so much for the help! Since I new to building computers, if the components picked have anything that I should know about them including the information would be much appreciated.

Comments

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi dude..

The Latest DDR4 skylake platform, IS DEFINITELY much better than the DDR3 Haswell Z97 by a long margin in all benchmarks including Gaming:

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/220716-315137

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1261?vs=1544

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i5-6600K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4690K/3503vs2432

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $248.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 612 Ver.2 44.2 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler $40.99 @ SuperBiiz
Thermal Compound Coollaboratory Liquid Pro 0.15g Thermal Paste $9.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $162.99 @ Directron
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $41.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card $474.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $110.99 @ 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) $1360.64
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1300.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-09-30 20:11 EDT-0400

PS. The Hyper 612 ver.2 cpu cooler is the beefed-up latest version of the ever popular CM Hyper 212 EVO cooler comparable with the best water-coolers..

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/255137-129860

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the list!

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Abs dude, thx for allowing us 2 share!!

Cheers, :))

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

1TB would be awesome!

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

How come you went with a 970 over a 390 ?

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  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

If you watch jayztwocents video on the 390 nitro even with both overclocked it beats the 970 by 5 degrees and also outperforms the 970.

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a bunch!

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