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kilaman24
  • 54 months ago

Budget is around $1000. From the US. I play CSGO, Rust, ARK, BF4, WoW, Fallout. Looking to play on max settings 1080p over 60fps (120, 144Hz). I need a 144Hz Monitor. I dont need any other peripherals or OS. Ideally I'd want a GTX 970 and possibly skylake i5 CPU. Doesn't have to be upgrade-able or future proof.

Bonus points if its under $900

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Overclock the CPU

Enjoy freesync.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $183.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $110.98 @ Newegg
Memory A-Data XPG Z1 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $42.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.75 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 380X 4GB WINDFORCE 2X Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case $36.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $63.80 @ Amazon
Monitor Nixeus NX-VUE24A 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $289.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $992.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-19 17:25 EST-0500
  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Huh. Nobody complained about that 6400 being "only" 2.7 GHz even though they forget turbo boost and the fact that it performs similarly/better than a i5-4460.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking overclock the snot out of it.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, I guess that's another reason to go Skylake.

  • 54 months ago
  • 0 points

You can't over clock that CPU. I'm pretty sure at least.

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Problem with a 144hz performance goal at this budget is that you're rarely ever going to actually hit 144hz in many of those modern games with this sort of budget at max settings at 1080P, so you either wind up playing with screen tearing, or at 48 / 72hz with v-sync most of the time anyway, which is a big waste if you ask me. Spend a little more on a freesync or g-sync monitor, little less on the GPU, and you can actually enjoy 50-100+FPS with no tearing at this budget in most titles. An overclocked i5-6400 would be your best value to help bring those FPS minimums up as high as possible.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

A thing about nice monitors is that they can probably last longer than your graphics card's usefulness would. So if OP plans on upgrading their graphics card, which they should, your plan would make more sense.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It's barely a capable 144 Hz build. It's a significantly difficult price point to get solid 144Hz performance, especially if monitor is included. You'll be able to get it on CSGO, but the other games will be difficult. For Fallout, you're looking at 40-50 fps. Overall, it's a decent 1080p 60fps build, but 144Hz is too much of an expectation for most games but CSGO.

Getting Skylake in this budget range isn't feasible. It's also worth noting that a 390 will get you better performance across the board while costing less than a 970.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $77.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $29.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case Thermaltake Versa H21 Window ATX Mid Tower Case $36.00 @ Newegg
Power Supply Fractal Design Tesla R2 500W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer GN246HL 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $971.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-19 16:23 EST-0500
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