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newarrior
  • 55 months ago

Hey all, looking to put together a decent gaming PC. I was looking around at some pre-built systems, but reviews for most places like ibuypower and cyberpower are pretty bad. I've built PCs before, but not for a while. Want an Intel i7, GTX 980 if possible...looking for something to last me 3-4 years. I already have Windows 10, monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Thanks in advance!

I'm in the US, California specifically if it matters.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

need a monitor?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops, sorry, forgot to say that I don't :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

any plans on an SLI setup? an i5/980ti would net better gaming results.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

No plans, no, but if there's some great Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, I might!

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

option #1:

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 H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Adorama
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.95 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Video Card $629.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $8.50 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $8.50 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1488.75
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1433.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-08 12:58 EST-0500

option #2:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $409.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $54.99 @ Adorama
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $489.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $8.50 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM 140mm Fan $8.50 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1496.79
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1441.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-08 12:59 EST-0500

went with an 850 watt so there's room for SLI if you ever find a second card on sale.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

I forgot to edit out one of the GPUs, just showing that you can SLI. Also, the Xeon is basically an i7.

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 Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $116.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $32.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master Silencio 352 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $64.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Antec HCG M 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $96.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1906.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-08 13:23 EST-0500

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