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Gaming streaming rig for $1300

Brandar711
  • 54 months ago

Building a rig for my friend who is looking to join the PC master race. He was going to buy a prebuilt rig from a company for $2000 and I told him I could build it for much cheaper.

The one he was looking to buy came with a 6th Generation i7 CPU and a GTX 970. 8G of RAM. SSD boot drive and 1TB hard drive.

I built my rig just over a year ago using a 4790K and an MSI GTX 970 so I know I can build it for cheaper but what I am not sure of is if the new Gen. CPU's are worth the extra money or should I just use a 4790K again.

I decided instead to ask the brains at PCpartpicker instead so what am looking for you ask....well...

I am looking to build a black and blue gaming/streaming rig with an i7 CPU, GTX 970 or better GPU, SSD and 1 TB hard drive, optical drive, 8G of RAM minimal, WIN 10 OS, liquid cooling (because water and electronic work good together),Wireless Network Adapter, and for the case I would like it to look nice but this is where I am free to ideas(I like the Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case but only if its on sale for like 80 or 90 bucks). My price point is $1300.

Thank you for the help and cant wait to see what you guys come up with!!!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $25.82 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z97-E ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card $309.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $87.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $95.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1188.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-12 13:49 EST-0500

The r9 390 is better than the 970.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Black and red theme inside a sleek black case with a great AIO cooler and a wonderful power supply.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $310.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler LEPA AquaChanger 240 103.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $75.99 @ Directron
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $104.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $313.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1271.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-12 16:33 EST-0500

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