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Compact system (gaming, light video editing)

rejor11
  • 55 months ago

Hey everyone,

I'm thinking about building a PC, since I'm kind of keen on playing fallout 4 and mirror's edge 2 whenever that comes out.

I may also use it for programming purposes, but been using my mac for that, so I might just use it strictly for gaming and light video editing.

A monitor is not required, I'll use my 1080p hd-tv for the time being.

Thing is though, I travel quite a bit. So I would like to keep it compact. I thought about buying a ps4 for this reason, but I'd rather have something that isn't strictly for gaming and nothing else.

Budget of under $1000 USD, keep it under if you can since I will need to buy windows 10.

Again, compact would be nice to have. Thanks in advance :)

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  • 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 $253.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $134.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $319.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $58.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1008.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-14 03:54 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply mate,

Any idea how much of a performance difference there would be if I picked a GTX 960 card over a 970? Is the performance drop worth the drop in price? I ask simply because I might want to use a small SSD for the operating system.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

honestly the price drop between the 960/970 is pretty big, but the difference in performance is as well, i would like to suggest this instead :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $273.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $51.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $319.99 @ B&H
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $58.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1043.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-15 03:26 EST-0500

keep the 970, downgrade the psu power a bit, no need for 750w since the case is too small to really allow SLI and downgrade the mobo to a slightly cheaper, yet good one, all and all its 20$ more expensive then the previous build, if its 2 much ill try and make it go down a lil more..

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, cool, I can work with that budget. Thanks a lot man, I appreciate it.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem, i'm going to make my friend a similar build just in ATX form factor so i might just use this list directly and tweek it a bit :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 0 points

Go for a R9 380 over a GTX 960 or a R9 390 over a GTX 970. The AMD cards beat the Nvidia cards in every test, while costing the same or even costing less.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, except for the fact that AMD drivers are complete sh**, i mean, there terrible at most games..., so Nvidia all the way, i do agree however, i would chose the 380 over the 960 but not the 390 over the 970, it barely beets the 970 and in some games the 970 will completely decimate it...

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes the drivers are bad, I agree. But AMD beats Nvidia by miles in the tests: http://gpuboss.com/gpus/Radeon-R9-390-vs-GeForce-GTX-970

390: 64GPixel/s 970: 58.8GPixel/s

390: 5,120 GFLOPS 970: 3494 GFLOPS

390: 2,560 Shading units 970: 1,664 Shading units

390: 160 Texture mapping units 970: 104 Texture mapping units

390: 64 Render output processors 970: 56 Render output processors

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

do not use GPU boos, they have a pretty bad rep not to mention there test are not realiable, if anything use gpubenchmarks http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-970-vs-AMD-R9-390/2577vs3481

and as you can see, there pretty similar, except Nvidia has better drivers...

  • 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 $229.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $239.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $46.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card $212.99 @ Newegg
Case Azza Z Mini ITX Tower Case $55.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1040.72
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $980.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-15 10:59 EST-0500

That'll give you a great bang for your gaming Buck

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Or if you want a more colour coordinated one try this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $48.66 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $85.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card $223.98 @ Newegg
Case Azza Z Mini ITX Tower Case $55.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1039.27
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $979.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-15 14:17 EST-0500

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