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Gaming/Streaming rig - $1500-1700 budget,

Panadols
  • 55 months ago

Hey guys,

Long time viewer, first time poster.

I am looking at building myself a gaming rig, with the occasional option for streaming. It's been a long time since I have even looked at parts let alone put one together, so I am hoping some people with expertise would be able to put together a part list for me, that has some beefy kick to it.

Don't need peripherals or anything like that, just looking at the rig itself.

Not too fussed on the OS.

My Location is Australia.

And in case you missed it, the budget is $1500-$1700.

Thank you guys very much in advance!

Edit: I have had a look around the completed builds and build guides - but couldn't find anything that tickled my fancy. It does not necessarily have to be aesthetically pleasing or color coordinated haha.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not interested in overclocking, this rig can get a nice bit cheaper

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $509.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $55.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $142.00 @ CPL Online
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.00 @ Umart
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $125.00 @ Umart
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $475.00 @ CPL Online
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight MicroATX Mini Tower Case $99.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1659.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 13:15 AEDT+1100
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's the non-overclocking rig, for reference:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $369.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler $54.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.00 @ CPL Online
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $66.00 @ Umart
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $125.00 @ Umart
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $475.00 @ CPL Online
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight MicroATX Mini Tower Case $99.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.00 @ Umart
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1485.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 13:18 AEDT+1100
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah thank you so much!

Having a look at these parts now and they're fantastic.

Actually one question, was there a particular reason for going with the i7 and not the i5?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

My reason for choosing the i7 (or the Xeon, essentially a locked i7) is that it is a chip that is much better suited for streaming and gaming simultaneously. The hyperthreading of the i7 allows it to have great performance while gaming and still capable of performing the tasks necessary to stream.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi mate..

The Latest DDR4 i7-6700K, IS DEFINITELY much better than the DDR3 i7-4790K by a long margin in all benchmarks including Gaming:

BENCHMARK1: http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/220715-315137-315132

BENCHMARK2:

See the DDR4 i7-6600K ranked ahead of the i7-4790K by a whopping 12% in effective speed by CPU.USERBENCHMARK.COM, A real-time uploaded ACTUAL-USER data benchmarks portal:

The i7-6700K is ranked 0th ( Desktop 112%, Gaming 112%, Workstation 74% )

The i7-4790K is ranked 3rd ( Desktop 100%, Gaming 101%, Workstation 68% )

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-6700K/2384vs3502

STILL NOT CONVINCED ?? Straight from the Horse's Mouth -- The official intel comparison:

http://ark.intel.com/compare/80807,88195

(In the Official intel comparison above, do check out 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..)

The Ultimate AU$1700 Gamer...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $517.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $55.00 @ PCCaseGear
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $259.00 @ Centre Com
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $89.00 @ IJK
Storage Crucial BX100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $92.00 @ Mwave Australia
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $68.00 @ IJK
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $499.00 @ CPL Online
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $55.00 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $98.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1732.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 19:32 AEDT+1100

Remove the SSD if u can get 1 later-on..

SSDs are only useful in loading the OS faster, they don't have any advantage in GAMING -- not a single FPS- See exact same FPS for both HDD & SSD.. They however help in loading the game a li'l faster.. $100 for a 1-2 sec hitch... ??

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/12/10/hdd_vs_ssd_real_world_gaming_performance/3

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/12/10/hdd_vs_ssd_real_world_gaming_performance/4

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That was an interesting read.

Goes to show what reading the right information can do, haha. I really like both builds and it gives me a starting point to look at, so thank you very much.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

No thx bet'n bros right ?? Glad to be able put in my 2-cents.. :D

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