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I have about $1000 to spend, looking for help in building a PURE GAMING pc.

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  • 55 months ago

needs to be around $900 with windows 10 included. already have a monitor, keyboard, mouse. I do not care about fast boot times so you can skip on SSD. the games I play are League, WoW, and ofcourse steam (Steam sales too good). would like to play AAA titles on high settings. and if possible, make it to where I could upgrade a lot in the future.

Case : NZXT s340 black (unless you can find me a nice case for the same price that has a simplistic look) CPU: maybe start with the 4460? and upgrade down the road

cheapest you can make it while not sacrificing too much performance would be a plus!

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $195.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M(BW) Rev.A 46.2 CFM CPU Cooler $32.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $98.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 380 4GB PCS+ Video Card $193.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $52.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $932.68
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $892.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-07 15:41 EST-0500

This is non-oveclockable version, if you want overclockable one, get z170 and some k version processor. But you'll need to save up a bit more if you want that. :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

my original goal was to get the 6600k, but as I have other stuff I need to pay for my budget dropped from 1100 to 900s :(. this build is perfect I think. I found on reddits build a pc sales the 6500 is on sale. do I need the 16gb of ram? would I be able to get away with 2x4 gb? and how would you rate a 290 vs the 380?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

For now actually you could get away with 2x4gb, but in not so distant future, some games will require 8gb or more, like star wars battlefront which recommends 16gb, but you can play it with 8gb, so if you want to save that money there, do it, for now. And for the cards, r9 290 is little better than r9 380, but i'd go with r9 380 because it's newest generation of amd's cards, and i'm not sure that r9 290 will completely support dx 12. :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

aaaah I see, you cleared up a lot of questions now. I'm most likely going to buy another 2x4 gb ram next pay check (just got paid Friday) I also think I'm going to drop the cpu fan as the stock fan should be good enough for now. and with the $50 savings from the RAM and $30 from the cpu cooler. should I just bump the 380 to a 390 or a 970? just trying to max out 1080p if at all possible

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes i'd recommend r9 390 instead of gtx 970, and i don't actualy know why have i put cooler here. And that rig will surely be able to run everything 1080p max settings. :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

do you personally have experience with the board you recommended me? I have heard of the fatality series and the black and red is what kinda drew me in http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1tyh170performance

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

It's hard to go wrong with a build like this. Red/black theme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $224.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $105.99 @ B&H
Memory PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $319.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $61.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $996.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-07 15:52 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah I had a VERY similar set up I wanted to build. managed to save $85 by going with a 6500 non k version with the stock cooler as I will no be overclocking for now. most likely will get an upgrade when Christmas comes around

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Scaling back to the 6500 and waiting on the cpu cooler is certainly a good way to save the cash

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $254.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $143.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $47.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 380 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $192.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $977.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-07 16:02 EST-0500

Yay for upgradeability. Expect to be able to play 1080p high settings with 45+ FPS on just about every game. The CPU, especially when overclocked, will be good enough for every game for years.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, that's hopefully my endgame. the 6600k goes for around 280 + shipping cause I live in Hawaii. but for now, the 6500 will do

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

hello :D, i just recently build a pc for a friend of mine for around 800 dollars this is the part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xW87xr

And this is my pc it is around $1094.80 without peripherals(is really upgradable): http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vChVNG Hope it helps you choose the right components for your pc

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this build, managed to squeeze the 970 in there while still having a 6500 skylake. leaves me room to upgrade to the 6600k down the road. and possible put in a better cpu cooler then the ugly stock one in comes with xD

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