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$1400 Gaming PC| ALL HELP WELCOME

Silveth
  • 53 months ago

Budget: $1400

Location: USA

Peripherals NOT required

OS required

Use: Gaming

I'd love if this build had some kind of color scheme (Black and or white preferably) I play Elite:Dangerous, DiRT Rally, EVE Online and your average CSGO and Rocket League just to give you an idea.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Another option for you to consider.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $253.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H80i GT 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $87.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $82.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $91.99 @ Newegg
Storage MyDigitalSSD Super Boot Drive 128GB M.2-2242 Solid State Drive $51.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Tri-X Video Card $511.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case $48.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.88 @ Mac Mall
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer $13.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1391.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-02 15:37 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $259.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $134.99 @ Amazon
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $47.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $149.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 980 4GB XLR8 PRO OC Video Card $519.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1401.87
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 13:53 EST-0500

I tried to stick to black and white, but ran out of money when I got to the heat sink. I could drop down to a 970, get a color coordinated heat sink and add an additional 8gb of ram, and more storage.

  • 53 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $259.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $74.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $134.99 @ Amazon
Memory Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $87.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $149.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB AMP! Omega Core Edition Video Card $338.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1371.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 14:01 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow I didn't even know I could fit a 980 into my budget! I really like it, and since I have an extra 1TB drive lying around I could drop down 250GBs and get some extra ram etc.

  • 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 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $32.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $92.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $47.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $81.61 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card $608.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ 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) $1476.90
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1406.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 14:16 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Xeon is basically an i7 without the integrated graphics, and for $100 cheaper
  • Great aftermarket cooler
  • The memory is 2133MHz/CL9
  • 250GB 850 EVO
  • 1 TB HDD
  • R9 Fury X
  • Amazing case
  • Gold rated, fully modular PSU
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Xeon sounds like a good option, I've never thought about that. Thanks :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, feel free to ask anything else as well.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the R9 Fury X compare to its Nvidia equivalent?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the Fury X compare to the 980 Ti? That's a question that has a very complicated answer that I can't fully explain, but I'll try. The Fury X uses a new type of memory called high-bandwidth memory (HBM). This memory is exactly what it sounds like, it has extremely high bandwidth. GDDR5 supports a 32-bit memory bus with up to 7GBps of bandwidth, while a single stack of HBM RAM supports a 1,024-bit-wide bus and more than 125GBps. You can read more here. You don't have much to worry about in terms of memory, with that said. Beyond that, Here is how the hardware compares.

Fury X:

  • 4GB HBM
  • 4096 shader units
  • 256 texture units
  • 64 raster units

980 Ti:

  • 6 GB GDDR5
  • 2816 shader units
  • 176 texture units
  • 96 raster units

When it comes down to components, AMD clearly has the upper hand. But this is not the issue. Software has always been a "bottleneck" for AMD. This includes both APIs and their own drivers on occasion. However, with the upcoming widespread implementation of DX12 will come a tidal wave of performance increase for AMD GPUs. in addition, their drivers are beginning to improve as well. On the other hand, the 980 Ti will see very little improvement from DX12, and even if it was boosted significantly it would still be beaten by the Fury X in that respect. Additionally, there are currently no programs to adjust the core voltage or the HBM clock speed of the Fury X, meaning that once those tools are released, stable core overclocks much higher than the current 10% and HBM speeds 20% higher will be possible. What's more interesting is this: nVidia has always been the favored company of developers. This means that when the developer designs their game, they optimize it for nVidia, usually leaving AMD in the dust. This trend is beginning to reverse for the reasons I mentioned above. So therefore, as the software realm improves for AMD, its cards will perform much better.

This is almost exlusively the reason why you see the 980 Ti a little bit ahead of the Fury X in most benchmarks.

Otherwise, here are some other things to be aware of.

  • The 980 Ti's TDP of 250W is 25 Watts lower than the R9, but this doesn't affect performance.

  • The Fury X includes an integrated closed-loop liquid cooling system with a 120mm radiator, and runs surprisingly cool.

  • The Fury X is 195mm long, about 85mm shorter than the average 980 Ti.

  • nVidia supports G-Sync, however AMD supports FreeSync which is almost identical and less expensive.

  • The Fury X uses only HDMI and DisplayPort interfaces, but the 980 Ti includes a DVI port as well.

  • CrossfireX scaling is quite a bit higher than SLI scaling, meaning that if you ever wanted to get a second (or third or fourth) video card, the Fury Xs would yield a higher increase in performance than the 980 Tis would.

This isn't to say that the 980 Ti isn't a good card, because it certainly is assuming the current software status. Even though I am recommending that you buy the Fury X, you should make sure you thoroughly consider which card you want to get.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow I'm very glad I asked that question. I had no clue about the HBM and how much more efficient it is. I now know that the Fury X is very advanced in terms of components. However it is unfortunate about how games are mostly optmized for Nvidia. I think I would still go with the R9 Fury X after reading this because it sounds like the smarter buy given that it sounds more future-proof. It's few flaws mostly won't affect me, which makes it great! Seriously thank you for helping me out with this whole thing and providing information :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The i7-6700K is gamer top-dog atm..

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

With games like Fallout 4 requiring more than 8 GB RAM on a regular basis, for a few bucks more went with 16 GB TridentZ..

See 8 GB RAM just about meeting the recommended requirements for Fallout 4..

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=5013&game=Fallout+4&p_make=Intel&p_deriv=Core+i5-6400+2.7GHz&gc_make=Nvidia&gc_deriv=GeForce+GTX+970+EVGA+SSC+ACX%2B+2.0+4GB+Edition&ram=8&screenRes_width_FPS=1920&screenRes_height_FPS=1080&checkSubmit=#systemrequirements

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 Scythe Mugen 4 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $81.61 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $69.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $317.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case $56.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $56.99 @ 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) $1434.29
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1404.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 16:04 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah 8GB is starting to just barely not be enough for some games. Anyways looks good! Curious about the 390 vs 970 and if the difference is really that big.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah good to know, didn't realize the difference was quite so big. Plus that extra 4.5GBs of VRAM is nice :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

980ti.

Cooler isn't mandatory since it is a locked CPU but would be way better then the stock cooler.

White/Black color scheme.

1x8 gb of RAM, can always upgrade later.

Plenty of watts on PSU for future upgrades.

Yep.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus H170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $109.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $42.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $629.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $86.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $128.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1389.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-02 22:23 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Slightly over budget but this will get you a 980ti and a locked CPU which would be good if you don't plan on overclocking. If you wanted to switch it out you could drop the GPU to something smaller and have enough to get unlocked CPU and Cryorig H7 or something like that for the cooler. Edit: Oh yea and it's black and white.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $153.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $48.74 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $81.61 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $659.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $86.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1494.06
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-31 14:14 EST-0500
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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, never thought about going down this road :)

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm curious about the r9 fury and how it compares to a 980, could you tell me about it?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Sapphire/R9_Fury_Tri-X_OC/30.html

Could also read through each benchmark for that card if you wish, but the summary works.

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