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New to PC Building, Looking for a 1200-2000 USD build

Seetopher
  • 55 months ago

So I have been playing games on my laptop for sometime and I always have issues when leaving things open in that background and slowing my game down.

I have a budget of 1200 to 2000 USD.

I'm looking to spend at least $1200 and up to $2000 to include peripherals, keyboard mouse. I Have a 55 inch LED Smart TV 120Hz 1080p that I will be using.

I would like to ship this computer to myself when I go on my deployment, so I am kind of thinking about getting a small case. Not too sure what would be best or if it matters.

I will solely be using this computer to play games like GTA V, LoL, Project Cars, Darksouls, Fallout etc. Other than gaming, I do the typical stuff, YouTube and homework.

I have never built a computer but I am excited about this first build.

Please feel free to give me any insight on this. I am very open to suggestions to see what you all have to say if you were in my shoes.

12/3/2015 Edit 1:

I looked over all of your wonderful suggestions and looked into building a whole lot more. I realized I really needed an optical drive and wifi capabilities. I went ahead and put some parts together and hopefully I can get some feed back about the parts. I know it is a little over kill but I would like to own something that can kick some butt. Anyways, please share your thoughts.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ Micro Center
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $4.63 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $126.99 @ B&H
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury White 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $80.93 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $88.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case BitFenix Prodigy (White) Mini ITX Tower Case $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $46.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) $129.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1741.23
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1716.23
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-03 16:02 EST-0500

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

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 H80i GT 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $87.74 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $147.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $47.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.44 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $489.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $73.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Corsair K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $129.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $68.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1503.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 11:28 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ys7z4D

Try this one my man..this is cutting close to 2k..but great for any games...and any AAA title....so I have asked and that is what I been told...you can take out the monitor of course that will knock dang near 250 off....this is my first build..what do you think...

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE MAN.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your guidance and your support.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Why windows 7 though?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

There was no specific reason for him to include it. Probably just preference. That build will run Windows 10 fine.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I know that was I build...I was looking into I forgot I had a big case on their I meant to change myself..cause your right it's big....

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

How about an ammo can computer?

Easy to ship, just toss it in a gear pile on the C5.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Silverstone AR06 40.2 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $113.99 @ B&H
Memory Mushkin Stealth 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung Spinpoint M9T 2TB 2.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $94.05 @ Amazon
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Video Card $569.99 @ Newegg
Case Lian-Li PC-TU100B Mini ITX Tower Case $109.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Gold 450W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1418.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-25 15:22 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This isn't mini ATX, but I think it's a pretty good build that should last you a while:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Micro Center
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $4.63 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $127.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $79.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $429.99 @ Micro Center
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $114.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $133.00 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 OEM (64-bit) $141.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans $27.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $18.98 @ OutletPC
Fan Controller NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller $29.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1682.16
Mail-in rebates -$95.00
Total $1587.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-03 00:57 EST-0500
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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

i am very interested in these parts. there was a compatability issue flagged on the bottom of the page regarding the radiator. is this a problem?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Hold on a second; The PSU is a little iffy, but not bad. And the SSD isn't too great.

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