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  • 54 months ago

Budget: $1000, give or take

Location: USA/Louisiana

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Oculus Rift, 3D modeling, CAD, photo/video/audio editing, gaming

Here's the Rift specs: - NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater - Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater - 8GB+ RAM - 2x USB 3.0 ports - HDMI 1.3 video output supporting a 297MHz clock via a direct output architecture

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): No periphs. I'm look at the tower only. Have a number of keyboards/mice/trackballs, and a new 32" HP Envy monitor.

Operating System required: Already own a copy of Win10.

More stuff:

3 drives: SSD boot, ~1TB HD, and an optical drive

Would prefer 16GB RAM over 8, but will listen to the recommendations. (My Macs typically had 32.)

I'm coming from the world of Mac, and so am a newb to PC hardware.

I'd like to pull the trigger by the end of business today.

Thanks all!

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

1k is a tough budget for the things you're looking to do on it. An ideal setup would be a 5820k with a 970/390 or stronger, but a 4790k with a 970/390 is the best that can be done. I wouldn't feel comfortable limiting the setup to only 8gb of ram.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $309.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.37 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $89.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Silicon Power S60 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $298.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Enermax OSTROG ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $55.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1002.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 15:31 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm really liking this build. Might up the SSD and get a little nicer case.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $52.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $469.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $62.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.39 @ Mac Mall
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1070.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 15:24 EST-0500
  • 6500 skylake cpu, its pretty good, if you can add an extra 100$, the 6600K is a great choice for a cpu, but the 6500 will get the job done.

  • 8gb, sufficient enough for gaming, 16gb is useless for most games

  • GTX 980 great gpu, should handle most gaming on ultra settings at 60fps

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The 16GB is more for Revit, 3DS Max, Photoshop and video editing.

I really like that case for the money.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

fair enough, and yeah, its a really nice case :P, anyway, i think you should go for fellway's build, its probably the best for what you're looking to do...

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

oops yeah, didnt see the 3D modeling thing, anyway,yes the 6500 should handle it fine, but i do think fellway's build is better at this price, wanted to get a skylake cpu in there so bad :P

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input guys. What I'm finding is that there isn't a lot of difference between the $800 and $1000 builds, but if I bump it up a few hundred I can get a much better deal. Here's my higher end build:

pcpartpicker

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input. Here's what I went with:

pcpartpicker

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Good price on the case. A great list overall. I wish you the best of luck!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, glad you caught that.

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