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1st Gaming Build - Budget Limit $1850

Zero_XV
  • 56 months ago

I already have a build list but was interested to see if there are better builds within my given budget.

- Maximum Budget: $1850

- Location: North Carolina, USA

- Use: I want it built for heavy gaming (ultra high settings on current and future games) and I will also be using it stream movies, TV shows, and anime. I want the build to last me 5+ years before needing to upgrade/replace anything. The build must also be flexible if I decide to add a second video card to it within those 5 years.

- Peripherals required: I need a monitor, headset/headphone, keyboard, and mouse. So... everything.

- OS: I want Windows 10 but it's a better idea to buy a copy Windows 7 and then upgrade it to 10 for free.

- Looks/Color Scheme: I want the color scheme (of everything) to be black, black/blue, black/grey, black/silver, or black/white. I also don't like flashy lights, unless they're not blinding and too distracting. The monitor must be 23" or bigger and have built-in speakers. The headset/headphone must be circumaural with surround sound. The keyboard/mouse must have an adjustable blue/white backlit (multi-color preferred) and I don't need macro keys (a keyboard/mouse combo is a ideal). The case of the build must be the NZXT Phantom (I know it's like 5 years-old but it appeals to my sense of looks). If not the NZXT Phantom, then the case must have a side vent without have a side window (I don't like side windows). Unless it's the NZXT Phantom 410, then maybe I'll let it go. And yes, I'm that picky.

- Other Wants: It must have 16GB of RAM but will settle for 12GB. I need a WiFi receiver as I have no Ethernet access in my room and it must be able to play Blu-ray movies.

I'm not planning to buy everything right now or all at once. I rather wait till the end of the year (or until Black Friday) for sales so it won't cost so much. I think that's everything you need to know. I look forward to hearing from you all. FYI: I'm probably not going to comment on any of the builds you guys suggest, but I will definitely take a look at them. I tend to be a silent lurker on the forums rather than a talkative one.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

High End mini itx gaming pc

CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99

CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14S_BK 68.1 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99

Motherboard MSI Z97I AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $117.99

Memory Kingston HyperX Fury White 16GB ( 2x 8GB) DDR3- Memory

Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $172.49

Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $319.99

Case RAIJINTEK Metis (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case 59.99

Power Supply Silverstone 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply 94 .99

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/THExPATRIOTx21/saved/hJhXsY

you should pick your own Peripherals this a blue print

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hopefully this is to your liking!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $248.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $74.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z170 Krait Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $134.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $666.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $119.99 @ NZXT
Power Supply Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $48.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $93.75 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer S241HL bmid 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Headphones Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset $54.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1844.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-11 07:26 EDT-0400
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