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Your Input Greatly Appreciated...$1,000 Setup

PCNewbie101
  • 55 months ago

Hey all,

I'm currently gaming/being held hostage by a 2009 MBP and its obviously not cutting the cake for me. Needless to say I'm ready to make an upgrade. I am a little nervous about building my own system but feel with the help from this community I can accomplish the build. Lets get down to the nitty gritty shall we?

Desktop uses are gaming (Diablo3/War Thunder/Star Wars BF/etc.), musical recording, possible streaming. Will not be overclocking.

Parts I'm currently looking at: - 120/256Gb SSD & 1Tb HDD - i5 4460 - 16GB Ram (I know this may be overkill, but depending on the $$ may be worth it rather than 8Gb) - Gtx (960/970/980) 4Gb? - Monitor - any other parts I know very little about

I may be asking for parts that are unreasonable for my price point, but just don't want to have to upgrade in 2 years. Please give me your thoughts and keep the builds as close to $1,000 as you can +-$100.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you mentioned streaming I'm going to guess editing video is also in your future. So built around that and gaming...

Xeon processor, hyperthreaded so it runs 8 threads to the i5's four threads. Will help with streaming and editing. Also 16GB of RAM for similar reasons.

GTX 960, good GPU for 1080 gaming. The 4GB version only sees performance boosts over the 2GB version in a couple of games.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $83.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB SuperSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $195.99 @ NCIX US
Case Rosewill Galaxy-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $71.63 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $97.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Dell E2215HV 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $117.58 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1055.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-21 15:20 EDT-0400
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, I've done some video editing before. But, mainly this setup will be used for gaming.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $183.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H DDR3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $75.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury White 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $46.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card $329.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $97.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G227HQLbi 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $109.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1125.50
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1085.50
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-21 15:45 EDT-0400

This would be the perfect Gaming machine, sorry about it being slightly over budget, and I hope that you like the idea in which I have inputted for the monitor!

Yours faithfully,

TheAverageMMOGamer

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

If you do decide to go with this build, please bear in mind that the monitor doesn't acquire any speakers so subsequently you will either have to just use a headset, or buy a set of speakers seperatly, check out these... http://pcpartpicker.com/part/creative-labs-speakers-51mf1650aa002

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I usually only use a headset anyways. Will end up getting some speakers at a later date for recording.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I am greatly sorry for any inconvenience in which I may of caused.

TheAverageMMOGamer

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

No inconvenience, I appreciate the input!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This will work perfectly for gaming as well. If the streaming and editing are not a big priority you can swap out the XEON for a less expensive i5 (I recommend the i5-4590) and reduce the amount of RAM.

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