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Help me make an amazing gaming PC for under $1500 USD

MrOwl24
  • 56 months ago

Hey guys, im finally going to get into PC gaming! This will be my first pc and I want it to be great one but I need help from the community. I want something that can run all of the latest games on the highest settings, 60 fps if possible for my price range. I'm also thinking of using Unreal Engine 4 or MAYA for making animation videos in the future. The tower should be black with blue leds, I'm using my tv as a screen so I don't need a monitor for the moment. Thanks in advance

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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi :)

  • 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 $263.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Trion 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $50.98 @ Newegg
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 NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ NZXT
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1485.30
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1465.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-12 18:57 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

EDIT: Original build I was commenting on was edited, ergo any possible confusion.

I'd ditch the AIO cooler and switch out for a Cryorig H7; except for aesthetics, it makes absolutely no sense to me why you'd spend $70 trying to get a tiny sliver of extra performance out of a chip, when you could spend $100 and just get a better CPU (the i7-6700K) in the first place. Water coolers have terrible return-on-investment.

A 550W PSU leaves less headroom for overclocking than I'd prefer on such a build.

I'm not so sure about getting a 980 Ti; I'm not sure he'll go for the sort of monitor that justifies that GPU in the first place.

Below: the i7-6700K is mostly for video editing (if it's just gaming, save yourself the $100 and get an i5), put a bit more PSU headroom in (and with the current P2-650W pricing, there's a good chance he'll save money in the long run by getting P2 instead of G2), and saved some money by knocking down the parts I thought were overkill (CPU cooler, GPU).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $369.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Trion 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $50.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $479.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ NZXT
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $106.50 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1397.82
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1377.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-12 18:54 EDT-0400
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  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

???

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he was approving. The original build you posted wasn't bad, I just felt it had a few misplaced priorities.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. And its peferctly fine, the world isnt perfect.

  • 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 $259.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Thermalright TRUE Spirit 140 POWER 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX 2.0+ Video Card $639.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $4.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $4.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1496.23
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1466.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-12 19:36 EDT-0400

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