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$1500 build for gaming. Non OC.

ravagedosiris
  • 53 months ago

A guy I know wants to build a computer. His budget is around $1500.

i7 is preferred with air cooling. And the ability to play games at max at 1080p for the next year if possible.

He doesn't plan to Overclock.

Monitor. Case fans. And mouse/keyboard recommendations included.

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  • 53 months ago
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I went for a black/red theme. I stayed with a z170 chipset in order to support the higher clock speed on the ram. It also fit the color theme for a nice price. The case fans in the list will finish filling the front, top, and rear slots of the r5 in addition to the included fans. Using the case-integrated fan controller and the motherboard fan headers, you should be able to power every fan in the system without having to use molex (all-or-nothing fan speeds).

The keyboard and mouse are my personal suggestions, but of course there's a ton of personal preference for these things. I like logitech peripherals.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $352.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $25.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG 24M37D-B 60Hz 23.6" Monitor $105.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Logitech G710 Plus Wired Gaming Keyboard $92.00 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse $53.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1457.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-13 14:27 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $352.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $117.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390X 8GB Tri-X OC Video Card $389.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor ViewSonic VX2457-MHD 60Hz 23.6" Monitor $169.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $44.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1551.55
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1501.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-13 14:30 EST-0500

A. MOTHERBOARD:

One of the highly-rated ITX Boards with Premium ALC1150 Audio, Dual wired NICs (both Intel), Intel wifi, M.2 slot (PCI-E / SATA) as well as USB 3.1 Type-C .. Do chk out the Actual-user reviews of this board on Amazon ..

B. CASE:

An Astounding 9.8 MUST-HAVE RATED case on Tweaktown and all-over.. Just Google "phanteks evolv itx review"

  • 53 months ago
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I love that case! I'm planning to use it for my future tiny workstation build. I'm really excited to work with it. Phanteks makes great stuff.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Has there ever been a bad Phanteks product?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think so. There's bad uses for some of their products, such as their low-profile coolers in a heavy OC build, but I don't think they've ever done anything bad in a long time. The biggest downside is that their stuff is usually a bit expensive.

But with luxury comes price, I suppose.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

:-D

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to put together a skylake Xeon build.... (Basically an I7) But there are not alot of Mobo's available for it yet. So yeah.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $377.47 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170M Mortar Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $123.03 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $45.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1211 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.53 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.09 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card $411.98 @ Micro Center
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.85 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Rosewill 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.58 @ Newegg
Monitor Nixeus NX-VUE24A 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $320.98 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.08 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1579.58
Mail-in rebates -$45.00
Total $1534.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-13 16:01 EST-0500

All prices are subjected to my states sales tax of 7% please adjust accordingly.

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