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$1500 Gaming Rig w/Peripherals

JayPhilly
  • 54 months ago

As the title reads my budget is $1500. I would like to game at 1080p max settings and/or med-high settings at 1440p. This build will be for 90% gaming and probably 10% streaming videos. I prefer Skylake and DDR4 but not necessary. Also, mouse does not need to be included.

Location: U.S.

Operating system: Win10

Side note: the build does NOT have to reach $1500.

Comments

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $198.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card $417.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.88 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Monitor Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor $259.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $25.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1518.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-18 02:15 EST-0500

Since you're using it for just gaming and watching videos, I stuck with a locked i5. Overclocking is kind of overrated IMO and the money is better spent on other components. The 500gb SSD will fit your OS and most of your games. The 390X is great for gaming at 1440p. Wasn't sure if you needed a monitor, but I included a nice IPS one. You don't need any more than 8GB of ram. The mouse and keyboard I wasn't sure on, so I just picked a basic combo.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like this build. Thanks for posting!

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I know! I'll find a new one tonight. Go PG!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

considering the old i7 beats the new i7 (quad cores) i just put in the old one (cuts down cost quite a bit on the mobo too)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/7YThhM

maybe grab a notcua d15 when they restock those

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

considering the old i7 beats the new i7

Only in price.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I hate cpubenchmark. I almost feel like looking further into their results and make a forum post.

https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Haswell-vs-Skylake-S-i7-4790K-vs-i7-6700K-641/

I can cite benchmark sites too.

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700K-vs-Intel-Core-i7-4790K/3502vs2384

A succeeding architecture will almost always be faster with the same clockspeeds.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

oh my bad. slightly better for ~$60 more. dont think its worth it motherboards are still outrageously overpriced (getting better)

**** id just go 2011-v3 at that rate

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. I7-6700k, anyway, is probably not worth it right now. Maybe we'll see things improve in a few months.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a beast, a little over budget but with a 980 Ti (second best graphics card you can buy I believe), it will be a absolute beast with gaming. The 980 Ti is discounted with the 16GBs 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 MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $132.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $736.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake VL80001W2Z ATX Mid Tower Case $37.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1548.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-18 02:50 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, would love to get this build! The price is a little over $1500, though, as I need a monitor and keyboard, but that's okay I love it!

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