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Gaming and Minor Editing Build

TheUnkownGamer
  • 56 months ago

Hey Guys! So I'm looking to build a gaming and minor editing PC. I'm looking to max out a lot of games but definitely not all of them.My budget is around 1000 dollars USD because I live in the US of A. Peripherals will not be included in the budget but I would like some suggestions for a 1080p monitor. The OS doesn't need to be included, in fact don't include it. So that's really it. Thanks in advance and happy computing!

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $326.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $87.85 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $329.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $979.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-06 01:53 EDT-0400

Something like this?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Dude..

The DDR4 skylake i5-6600K is better than the DDR3 Haswell i5-4790K by a long margin in all benchmarks including Gaming:

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/220715-315137

See the official intel comparison below, be sure to check the 21.3 GB/s vs 34.1 GB/s Memory bandwidth (Skylake vs Haswell), 8 GT/s (Giga Transfers per sec) for the skylake vs 5 GT/s for Haswell, 14nm Manuf vs 22 nm..

http://ark.intel.com/compare/88191,80807

Infact CPU.USERBENCHMARK.COM ranks the DDR4 i5-6600K 3% faster than even the DDR3 i5-4790K

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600K/2384vs3503

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99
CPU Cooler Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 45.0 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $19.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus H170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $108.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $489.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1094.91
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1054.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-06 11:17 EDT-0400

If u think the cpu cooler is not needed & can be removed, watch the intel stock cooler notoriously inadequate reaching 80-1000 C in benchmarks tests:

Link 1: http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6131/be-quiet-dark-rock-3-cpu-cooler-review/index6.html

Link 2: http://www.nikktech.com/main/images/pics/reviews/cryorig/h7/temps.jpg

Hope this helps..

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow thats really impressive that you were able to fit a 980 in a 1000 dollar budget I'm impressed. Thanks helped a lot

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to be able to help dude, Best wishes :))

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

But take note that the i5-6600K is available for $229.99 at a store-pickup micro center.. http://www.microcenter.com/product/451885/Core_i5-6600K_35GHz_1151_Boxed_Processor

take care dude, l8r

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

If you do a decent amount of editing then you'll be much better off with an i7. At 1080p both the 390 and 980 will max out virtually any game at 60+ fps unless it's badly optimised or extremely demanding. The cooler has hyper 212 performance but is much smaller. 16gb of ram as it will help with editing plus games are asking more and more ram like the new Star Wars battle front game (16gb recommended) though I think they are just exaggerating so they to cover themselves.

Overall this build should do you well I fitted a bigger psu so you can crossfire in the future.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $359.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK AIDOS BLACK 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $46.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $46.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $274.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1064.81
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1014.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-07 06:57 EDT-0400

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