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Gaming Rig First Time Build Help

nchubz18
  • 54 months ago

Hi

i'm looking to build my first gaming rig. i'm looking to be able to get 1080p graphics, but 4k would be nice if possible with my budget. i've got NZ$1000 which could possibly be stretched to NZ$1500 if needed.

Lots of storage would be ideal as well.

I might already have access to a tower, but thats not 100% confirmed yet.

Please help as I have no idea where to start.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

It's a tough budget. NZ prices hurt. It won't do 4k, but it will be fine with 1080p.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $284.95 @ Computer Lounge
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.95 @ Computer Lounge
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $86.78 @ Aquila Technology
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $125.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $539.00 @ PC Force
Case Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case $80.76 @ Wiseguys
Power Supply FSP Group 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1421.44
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 08:48 NZDT+1300
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I came to the same conclusion with the PSU ;-p

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not very familiar at all with NZ money but I've tried my best to work with it. I went with the i5 because it is a quad core and is a powerful chip. I didn't go skylake because that seemed a bit expensive for your budget. I know how budgets work, and you want to stay as low as possible with still being really good. I chose an H-Series motherboard since you won't be able to overclock (h isn't bad at all it just isn't good for oc'ing).Ram is 8gb like normal and I chose 2tb of storage because you said lots would be ideal. For your price I chose the 950 as it is still a very good card for its price and although I don't quite know about 4k in your price range it will handle 1080p very well. I shaved some money for the case by choosing one without a side window. Not really that big of a deal for me but you can decide there. For the PSU I put in a nice 650w fully modular one too. Any questions just ask. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $297.84 @ PB Technologies
Motherboard Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $188.00 @ Paradigm PCs
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $125.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 Video Card $269.95 @ Computer Lounge
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $103.00 @ Paradigm PCs
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $163.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1235.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 08:44 NZDT+1300
  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

None of the PSU's I normally put in part lists were available in NZ, so I kind of just chose something that seemed reputable. You can choose one that you think is good. Everyone has something bad to say about every power supply anyways.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed. There is consistent opinion that the NEX B1/G1 is bad though.

I've gone away from my usual picks on this one too :-)

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

G1 isn't bad, it just has poor voltage regulation. So it's fine for non-overclocking builds. And for the record, the FSP 650w that we both chose is the original OEM supply for the G1. They are the exact same at board-level.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Noted for future reference, thanks.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I would've gone Skylake but I know what it's like being on a budget and I figured that if OP wanted to spend $1500 he would've said so, so I tried to stay in the mid range of what he said. If what I just said even makes sense hehe :D

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

4K isn't achievable with your budget.

This will easily run 1080p at a decent lick:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $284.95 @ Computer Lounge
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $207.00 @ PC Force
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $97.41 @ Aquila Technology
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP920 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $96.06 @ Aquila Technology
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.00 @ PC Force
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 380 4GB SOC Video Card $379.95 @ Computer Lounge
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $126.00 @ Paradigm PCs
Power Supply FSP Group 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $145.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1425.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 08:54 NZDT+1300
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for all your help guys

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