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Mikel1544
  • 53 months ago

I am looking for a good gaming PC to final turn off my console for good. I currently own a "gaming PC" that is not to great for most games (payed $500). I know a little about computers as I helped my friends build theirs, but I am a little unsure on the budget but I will not pay more then $1000. I am interested in playing: ARK, DayZ, Battlefield, and pretty much whatever I can find on Steam (on sale of course). I would like to play at 1080p 60 fps but I am a console gamer so less would be okay.

This is my "gaming pc". I could not find all the parts in my computer on this website, but I am sad nonetheless. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/y98jhM

Budget: $1000

Location: California, US

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Gaming

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): None

Operating System required: None

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Please react to this so I can find this topic back, would love to help; but school's now xD

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

;)

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

The good news is we can reuse some parts! The Bad news is we cant reuse too much. However, you can sell what you can't reuse. Ebay is a BEAUTIFUL thing.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool so what would you recommend interms of what is actually reusable?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Im going to post up a build. So you can pull up both side by side and see what i changed Do you have any preference of Nvidia or AMD Or Intel?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Keep in mind I know a little bit and what I do know is questionable. With that in mind... I would prefer Intel for upgradability and it seems to not bottleneck certain GPU's. Nvidia over AMD because of WATT usage/heating.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh crap.... Just as i post the build i see Nvidia Preferred... Okay i think i we can accommodate that.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It's okay. Sorry it's a bit late over here.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Here's a budget option! basically just switched out the power supply, motherboard, CPU, and GPU. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $174.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $635.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-14 03:23 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE and you fit a 390 in there Take my +1. Though i would still upgrade the Ram.

  • 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 $269.98 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $32.08 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $110.89 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $56.59 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.77 @ OutletPC
Storage Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390X 8GB Tri-X OC Video Card $400.92 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Rosewill 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $87.68 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-118BB DVD/CD Drive Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1087.91
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $1032.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-14 02:30 EST-0500

This is subjected to my states sales tax of 7% adjust accordingly so i have no clue what California is.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $269.98 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler CRYORIG C7 40.5 CFM CPU Cooler $32.08 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $124.70 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $56.59 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.77 @ OutletPC
Storage Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 970 4GB AMP! Extreme Core Edition Video Card $389.46 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I ID ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply Rosewill 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $65.58 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Samsung SH-118BB DVD/CD Drive Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1043.16
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1013.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-14 02:35 EST-0500

This second build is if you prefer Nvidia Cards. There is plenty of Power from the PSU to get a second GTX 970 (keep in mind the AMD R9 390 and especially the 390X are more powerful cards and though they get hot my 390 hasnt crested 70C unless im in Arma 3 with everything all the settings Cranked.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank You for the help! It's really appreciated!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. I enjoy doing this stuff, it helps me broaden my knowledge of computers and components as well learn about how and why different things work.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

One quick question, so as far as cooling goes for the builds the pc should be fine?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

As i built them yes. I dont know how many fans your PC case has now, but Skylake cpu's tend to run cooler than there Haswell cousins. And while the 390x will run hotter than the 970 Sapphire is one of the Best Amd video card manufacturers and the Tri-X cooling design works. I use an R9 390 in my PC. If you notice that your PC is getting warm get a few Case fans. They are Cheap, and can make a huge difference.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

My honest suggestion? Get a new graphics card and power supply... then wait another year or two to replace the CPU and motherboard.

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