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  • 54 months ago

I'm looking for a rig for under $1000. I would prefer an SDD, a good amount of storage, and at least 8 gb of RAM. I made a parts list, but as I have no experience doing this myself I'm a little dubious of my abilities to do it right. I don't do a ton of gaming, so that isn't the main importance, though I'm interested in doing more. It does need to be able to run Vectorworks and Photoshop. I'm fine booting Linux on it for a while until I get a few more paychecks for Windows.

I am in need of keyboard, mouse, monitor too but those don't need to be included in the main cost. If they can be bought at target for a reasonable price I get an employee discount there.

Please help a sista out.

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  • 54 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $70.98 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $44.78 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.00 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $35.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $997.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-01 20:39 EST-0500

This is what I came up with. I7 like CPU performance with an awesome GPU that will be able to play 99 percent of the games out there at Max settings 1080p. Also I included the the monitor and keyboard.

  • 54 months ago
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Thanks! I'm going to wait and see if I get some more replies to compare.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $69.89 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Trion 100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $34.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card $223.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $18.37 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $89.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $21.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1028.14
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $978.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-01 21:02 EST-0500

It has Xeon 1231 which has hyper threading like a i7, a R9 290 which has a unbeatable bang for your buck but it runs loud and hot, it has 16GB of ram, a decent case, a top of the line psu, and a cpu cooler to keep the cpu nice and cool under heavy load.

  • 54 months ago
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Thanks! I'm going to wait and see if I get some more replies to compare.

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