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Chevanator
  • 53 months ago

I want to build a gaming PC for around $2000, This is what I came up with. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CkjNrH If you can improve on this or have any suggestions please share them with me. Thank you :D

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Overall this is a nice build, but if this is a gaming PC then an i5 would be more than fine. I would go with the newer skylake and DDR4. Also get the kraken which is a better cooler and its also quieter. I would get a cheaper case, the enthoo pro is an excellent choice and better built IMO. Last i would get an 850 watts PSu which is enough for 2 980ti.

video of case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBhmn21ylkc

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $279.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $125.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $164.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $84.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $639.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit) $89.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1826.78
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1786.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-28 15:20 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your reply and suggestions. I decided I liked what you did, however I went with 4 sticks of 4GB DDR4-3000 memory. I also changed the case to a Phanteks Enthoo Luxe. and Windows 10 as well. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $125.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $164.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $142.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1884.77
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1854.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-28 20:11 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I also changed the case to a Phanteks Enthoo Luxe

great idea

however I went with 4 sticks of 4GB DDR4-3000 memory

first the motherboard only has 4 slots, so if you use the 4 then it will be more difficult to upgrade in the future. It would make more sense getting 2X8gb, if you ever needed for something else (not gaming) then you will have that option open. Other than that great!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So here is what I ended up with :D http://pcpartpicker.com/b/k9gLrH

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You have a very nice build!!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I'm pretty proud of it lol. Thanks for your help and suggestions!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Naah the i7-6700K is top-dog in gaming right now..

Even tho' I agree that the X99 is a better option with quad-channel RAM and the option to upgrade to a 40-lane CPU for 2-3 SLI/Crossfire GPUs but gaming FPS numbers have proved that the skylake i7-6700k to be the better gamer:

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/220715-241524-315137-315132

The edge that the 5820K enjoys in workstation tasks can be clearly seen:

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1320?vs=1543

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $419.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $125.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $164.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Crucial Ballistix Elite 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $129.99 @ Adorama
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $142.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $12.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2074.77
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2044.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-28 23:07 EST-0500

Also not any advantage in thruput after DDR4-2666..

DDR4 Memory Scaling on Intel Z170 – Finding The Best DDR4 Memory Kit Speed

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I have also talked to a few people I know who have built a few custom Gaming PC's and got their suggestions about it and this is what I came up with and what I will be building.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $379.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $125.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $202.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $147.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card $649.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $142.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2010.76
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2000.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 04:39 EST-0500
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