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First build; budget: 1.1k and under

yungHAPPINESS
  • 54 months ago

Going to build my first computer and I would like the best performance possible with my budget. If possible, I would like to have a GTX 970 or an R9 390 in the build. Please also include a nice monitor and an OS. SSD's are not necessary as I will just purchase one in the future. Thanks in advance.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

A great list with upgrade potential. I included a z170 board so that it will support an upgrade to an unlocked chip later on. When you get an SSD, I'd suggest a Crucial or Samsung drive.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $104.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
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 Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $92.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit) $105.99 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor Acer G257HL BMIDX 60Hz 25.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1097.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 02:55 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a mini Itx build guide I made if your interested in building a small but powerful machine.

https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/gxRscf/1000-mini-itx-gaming-pc

And here is a nice 1080p monitor.

https://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-etws0hpa01

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $232.99 + $5 S/H @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK AIDOS 48.6 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $25.85 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI B85-G43 GAMING ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Stealth 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $65.98 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $47.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $329.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case $56.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX TS 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $47.80 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $94.99 @ Adorama
Monitor Acer KN242HYL 60Hz 23.8" Monitor $110.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1101.52 SHIPPED
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-01 12:55 EST-0500
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