- 55 months ago
So I'm having a lot of trouble deciding exactly what would be the best bang for buck build given some sales I've been currently looking at. I was hoping to spend around $800-$1000 on a gaming build to play Fallout 4 and other games for a couple of years. I live in Virginia, USA. As for peripherals, I would like a monitor and keyboard included, but I can be flexible if needing to spend more. I'd be comfortable on 1080p unless the consensus was that an upgrade was necessary for the future. I don't need a mouse or OS. I also don't think it would be necessary for me to overclock (open to suggestions, however). Having a hard drive and SSD seemed nice as well. I don't need an OS or mouse.
As for the sales, I was suggested to get a b-stock GTX 970 for the performance-per-dollar (https://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-2977-RX) which is about $250. However, I also saw a ZOTAC GTX 970 with a free game for $250 as well (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZOTAC-GeForce-GTX-970-ZT-90101-10P-4GB-256-Bit-GDDR5-FREE-game-email-code/291618154246). I've seen videos saying the R9 390 has better performance, but the price was fairly high compared to the 970.
With the CPU, Jet.com had some a promo code that would give 20% off, so I was going to get an i5-4460 for about $140. However, I didn't know if I could squeeze a better CPU into my budget (for ex. the i5-4690). I also saw another fair bundle that covered my ignorance for a motherboard. Intel Core i5-4690 & ASUS B85M-G R2.0 Combo for $229.
I also saw the hp pre-built deal (http://store.hp.com/us/en/ConfigureView?catalogId=10051&urlLangId=&langId=-1&storeId=10151&catEntryId=978653&quantity=1) that gives I7-4790, 12GB DDR3, 2TB HDD, GeForce GTX 980Ti, Win 7 - ($936.34 with iconian35 and $90 Rebate) and was thinking about that considering it seemed like a good deal and I'm fairly overwhelmed at this point. However, it seemed it had a lot of unnecessary things and that I didn't need a mouse/OS.
The only thing I am convinced about is the Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case. I love the color scheme (black/blue) along with the price.
Sorry for the long post. As you can see, I'm conflicted. I hope to get whatever parts suggested before Christmas or whenever they are at a good price. Thanks for your help.