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$1500 gaming/streaming/casual music production and editing.

Gtfomahcookiez
  • 56 months ago

Hey guys could anyone suggest to me a 1500 rig including a screen (Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5"?) and a keyboard (logitech g105 or equivalent). I dont really need a mechanical keyboard.

Looking to replace my crapbook pro, because I was dumb and gave apple a chance. Seeing as it is barely lasting me 3 years i will never make the same mistake again.

This rig will mainly be used for gaming and streaming, but would also like to do some DAW stuff, so maybe 16 gb of ram? Also I would prefer a good but inexpensive air CPU cooler. Not really willing to go for water cooling as its my first build.

I am willing to considering going skylake if it falls under budget, but would prefer an nvidia card after the whole witcher 3 thing.

Thanks!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

but would prefer an nvidia card after the whole witcher 3 thing.

Just to be clear here, you're aware that some games are sponsored by AMD, some by nvidia, some games are even co-developed with help from AMD or Nvidia dev teams? and sometimes those relationships will have an effect on the development of the game?

Anyway...

I'd advise something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $311.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling ACFZ11-LP Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $17.39 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock H170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $99.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.90 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $283.99 @ Newegg
Case Nanoxia Deep Silence 3 ATX Mid Tower Case $100.00 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.99 @ Mac Mall
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor $264.34 @ B&H
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1505.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-03 01:45 EDT-0400

If you think the R9 390 is the devil, get a GTX970 instead.

  • 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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus H170-PLUS D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $92.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $674.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $139.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1531.66
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1481.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-03 05:56 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

This build will be great for anything you throw at it. I didn't include a case as that is all personal preference.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

A.

You don't run all 10 games from the ssd at once do you, to warrant a 500 GB ssd ?? Actually if u can wait a few seconds for the os to load, the ssd is not needed at all as there isn't even a single fps boost from using an ssd.. All it does is load the os faster..

http://www.pcgamer.com/how-do-ssds-affect-gaming-performance/

http://www.thessdreview.com/forums/threads/will-ssd-increase-gaming-performace.1364/

B.

And yes the skylake is the platform to go for..

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/220716-315137-315132

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

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $162.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card $370.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $41.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $244.51 @ Amazon
Keyboard Logitech MK550 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $46.04 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1547.17
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1477.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-03 09:20 EDT-0400

How much RAM do you really need for gaming? http://www.pcgamer.com/how-much-ram-do-you-really-need-for-gaming/

l8r..

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I did say I wanted to use this for some casual audio/video editing so 16gb would be preferable, 8gb would be fine if all i was doing was gaming. Also why would I want a wireless keyboard and/or mouse for gaming? Keyboard aside i should have been more specific and said I already have a mouse (logitech g502).

However you are right about the SSD, maybe 500 is overkill. A 250 and data drive would be a good option. I know SSD is just boot speeds and not FPS boost, but ive never had one and I am ready for better boot speeds.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

After reading all the posts here im thinking this:

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 MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $103.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $88.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card $373.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Asus VX228H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $139.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Logitech G105 Wired Gaming Keyboard $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1550.30
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1500.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-03 18:16 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

A. looking really wonderful, try including the Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2666 RAM for a few dollars more, the result is a whopping increase of 100 MB/s RAM bandwidth..

http://www.legitreviews.com/ddr4-memory-scaling-intel-z170-finding-the-best-ddr4-memory-kit-speed_170340/6

B. I suggest changing the cooler to the CM Hyper 612 ver.2, slightly better cooler even if by 1-2 0 C but MOST IMPORTANTLY 16 dB quieter..

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/281614-255137

This page here says The Krait Gaming as well as the MSI Z170 Gaming M5 boards are lacking behind in RAM-Bandwidth tests but still gives a 9.7 rating here http://techicize.com/msi-z170a-krait-gaming-review/

But If I were in ur place, I'd spend $10 more & choose the Asus Z170-A..

EDIT:

The Asus Z170 Pro Gaming is looking the best http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/317176-316435-316437

take care dude, l8r.. :))

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

SSD is too small to be useful on such a build. SSD should be large enough to load games and sound sample libraries for this build, otherwise it's just an expensive way to make a computer boot fast but load everything else slow.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

The sound libraries should be on an SSD for this build.

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