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3440x1440 starting fresh

TrueZarken
  • 55 months ago

Good evening all,

I had to sell my computer a fair few months ago due to bills (Yay for being a University Student!) and I am now looking to build a PC so that I can play Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Star Wars Battlefront and GTA V (Yay for getting a job after graduation!).

However, I am just really lost about what to go for. I've spent the last three weeks trying to build a parts list and I just feel like dissatisfied with the parts list each and every time. Different chips sets, colour schemes etc. I just can't decide and now I am leaving it in someone else's more capable hands.

The main aim for this is gaming at 3440x1440 at a minimum of 60fps, with near silent capabilities and the budget is $5000 AUD.

Thank you in advance,

TZ

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the monitor to be included?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be fantastic if it could be.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This should do you perfectly.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $325.00 @ CPL Online
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X31 69.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $115.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $285.00 @ CPL Online
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $155.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $475.00 @ IJK
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $130.00 @ IJK
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Tri-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $899.00 @ CPL Online
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Tri-X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $899.00 @ CPL Online
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $109.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply XFX PRO Black Edition 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $179.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $145.00 @ CPL Online
Monitor AOC U3477PQU 60Hz 34.0" Monitor $939.00 @ CPL Online
Keyboard Corsair K65 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $169.00 @ CPL Online
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $79.00 @ CPL Online
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4903.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 13:06 AEDT+1100
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

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 Cooler Master Nepton 280L 122.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $128.00 @ IJK
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $249.00 @ Centre Com
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $143.00 @ IJK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $243.00 @ IJK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $99.00 @ IJK
Video Card Palit GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Super JetStream Video Card $975.00 @ PLE Computers
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $165.00 @ Mwave Australia
Power Supply SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $259.00 @ IJK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $145.00 @ CPL Online
Monitor Acer Predator XR341CK 75Hz 34.0" Monitor $1480.00 @ IJK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4403.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 11:30 AEDT+1100

I came in under your budget, I included everything you would need minus a mouse, keyboard and headset. I could have stuck a second 980ti in there and got a lower quality monitor but I dint feel that it was important to have that extra horsepower vs having a quality display. I gave you an i7 with water cooling and a quiet case.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Gets my vote. I would have done a build if I didn't see that monitor included in one but this is about bang on. I probably wouldn't watercool if noise is a cornern but the one here is a decent option for slow spinning fans all the same.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You understand you're suggesting a Freesync-based monitor with a GPU that does not support Freesync, right? I mean, that's one of the monitor's biggest selling points.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol good call..need the gsync version to live up to that approval .. Or swap to amd card(s)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

AMD for sure. They're cheaper an perform as well.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much for the build and I am going to take your suggestion on board :)

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