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Beast PC for $1500-$2000

getchguy
  • 55 months ago

I am looking for a PC to be around $1500 I would be willing to step up to $2000 if it would really help me.

I am going to be using this PC for gaming/streaming and a little 3D graphics design.

after doing some research I would like a i7 and a 980 ti

I know nothing about good motherboards or Ram but I want the best I can.

I also want a case with a clear side panel and a full modular Power supply to keep the build looking super clean.

Please let me know what I should do.

Thank you

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, I wish I could have a build like this.

A gorgeous black/white theme:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Nepton 240M 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI Z170 Krait Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $133.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Extreme Video Card $678.85 @ B&H
Case NZXT H440 (Matte Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.98 @ Mac Mall
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1697.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-11 18:10 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

So I read a bunch of reviews about liquid CPU cooler's. a lot of people say they don't like them and a lot of people say they like them. So I have mixed feelings about them. are they better or anything, more maintenance? or are they just quieter?

I probably should of also said that I don't plan on overclocking maybe down the road but I have no idea how nor does it interest me right now.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're not certain that you want to overclock, don't bother with liquid cooling. A less expensive air cooler like the Cryorig H7 is perfectly suited for a build like this. Still fits the color scheme and can even support medium to heavy overclocking (for down the road) but it costs a significant amount less.

The Cryorig that I suggested is quieter than many liquid coolers (though the Nepton 240m is one of the quietest coolers available), but offers almost similar performance. It's certainly enough cooling capability to handle anything except the most extreme overclocks.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $103.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial BX100 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $159.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $66.97 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card $625.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (Blue/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ 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) $1696.88
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1646.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-12 00:11 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Fury x handles 4k better and native support for dx12 (and also dx12 is coming in about 3-4 months , so expect better performance from a fury x , than you would on a 980ti, also all those sketchy patch's Nvidia is releasing for its attempts at its cards being compatible with dx12 could come at a price)
  • Crucial BX series are a couple dollars cheaper with almost same write and read speeds as you would an EVO
  • Silent and also black/blue theme Case (also comes with fan hub, for case fan expansion)
  • locked mobo and cpu since you aren't overclocking.
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

EVEN YOUR HDD HAS DECENT READ AND WRITE SPEEDS (200 mbs/ 200 mbs)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Patriot Blast 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $659.99 @ Amazon
Case Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1392.70
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1352.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-12 00:50 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You should really not get a NEX power supply and should also include a better performing CPU cooler.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Motherboard and CPU support overclocking if you want to do it in the future. The watercooler is optional, and is only required if you overclock. The PSU allows for upgradability and is great quality. All this is wrapped up in one of the nicest cases right now. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $151.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $158.97 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $83.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card $648.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $157.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1880.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-12 12:41 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like this build! I had one question for you tho. what would be a air cooler equivalent to the h100i gtx? I dont care about price.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Something like the Zalman CNPS9500 AT or the Cryorig H7. Anything that has 1700+ RPM and a DB less than 35.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I was also wondering on a smaller Hard drive. I will never use even close to 3tb. 1 or 2tb would be good for me

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