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Build with a $1000 budget.

Zamegastudd
  • 55 months ago

Hey all! I'm looking for a $1000 gaming build. I have storage and a DVD drive, but that's all ( PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8yg699 ). I would like 16gb of ram( pref. 4x4). I would also like to be able to run games at 2560x1440 at least. I was thinking I would like a red and black, or red and silver case. In the end I just want it to look good and run fast/ smooth, while looking beautiful! Thanks for the help!! Ps. I may need to buy Windows 10, not sure yet. I don't currently have it though! Thank you all!

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Here you go, i went with 2x8gb of ram because so you could upgrade in the future if needed, and 850w PSU so you could crossfire and upgrade other components.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $154.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $96.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $309.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-02 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1054.82
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $994.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-21 10:08 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's as far as I've gotten, and there's a problem. The parts you're stipulating (1440p monitor, graphics card capable of effectively running games at 1440p, 4x4 GB of RAM, OS) come to ~$760, even using the cheapest 1440p monitor out there. That does not leave much for CPU, motherboard, case, and PSU.

On this budget, I kinda have to recommend going with a 1080p monitor. I can try to make the least ugly set of compromises which leaves you with a 1440p monitor, I can try to get you something more reasonable for a 1080p level, or I can show you what I'd go with for a 1440p build, and leave it to you to figure out how you're going to afford it.

1440p monitors are nice, but they just don't have much market penetration yet, thus their prices are high, so they aren't penetrating the market much, so their prices remain high, and what is this "Catch 22" book you keep asking about?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $193.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $52.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Vertex 450 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Lite-On iHDS118-04 DVD/CD Drive $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) $101.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $722.93
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $662.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-21 09:58 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I should have specified. I have a 1080p monitor right now and will be upgrading my monitor at a later date. The $1000 is just for the pc! That should give you some room to work!

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Well.. then the answer is "stick in your favorite R9 390/GTX 970", with the option of trying to scrounge up some money from case, RAM, and possibly OS to go for an overclocked i5-6600K, or a GTX 980/R9 Fury card.

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