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Best $1500 Gaming Build

plaidpotato
  • 56 months ago

Hi, I am planning on building a $1500 PC as soon as I come up with the money to do so. Here are some guidelines:

  • For peripherals, it is optional to include a 1440p gaming monitor of choice, but this does still count in the budget, otherwise no peripherals. I currently have a 21" 1080p monitor

  • No RAM intensive applications are intended to be used such as video editing software

  • ATX or MicroATX are preferred

  • I will be overclocking

If there are any more questions, I'll be happy to answer. This computer is intended to game and do medium multitasking, go!

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  • 56 months ago
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  • 56 months ago
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Component
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99

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 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $42.49

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 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA66Z2KU0729

Power Supply Silverstone 500W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $94.99

Monitor Asus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $399.99

-Total: $1459.41 http://pcpartpicker.com/user/THExPATRIOTx21/saved/hJhXsY

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  • 56 months ago
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This is pretty much it. I went with a more robust form of the CPU cooler and the ATX Mid version of the case:

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-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $96.48 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $45.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Extreme Video Card $679.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1442.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-11 03:03 EDT-0400

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