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$1000 Gaming and Video Editing Build

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  • 53 months ago

Hi guys! I am interested in building a computer and do not know what parts to get. I am looking for the 4790K and GTX 970 (not sure which version) with 16GB (2x8) RAM (maybe up to 32gb one day). I am planning on keeping this for 4-5 years and would love parts that would last that whole time. I am looking to use it for editing and rendering videos, as well as record while gaming. I have a monitor and keyboard + mouse but if you have great suggestions, those items suggested won't count in the $1000 budget. It would be great if the system would not overheat in the summer too as it hits around mid 90s and there may not be air conditioning. Budget could go $100 over but I would rather not have to. Thanks!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I would save a couple hundred bucks more & get the 6700k.. You know how soon hardware is turning redundant these days.. Actually the 6700K is available @ micro center for 399 only..

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

http://ark.intel.com/compare/80807,88195

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $399.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $157.99 @ 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 XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Black Edition Video Card $333.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $64.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1357.68
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1307.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-14 13:37 EST-0500

B. CASE:

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

C. MOTHERBOARD:

An EXCELLENT RATED Small Form-Factor Mini-ITX Motherboard..

EDITORS CHOICE at Eteknix...

D. CPU COOLER:

One of the BEST, "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" water coolers out there.. Fantastic cooling ANNNDD Dead-Silent Operation.. chk out these exceptional test results..

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Swiftech/H240-X/6.html

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2015/01/26/swiftech_h240x_cpu_liquid_cooling_aio_kit/3#

E. GPU:

WCCFtech -- AMD R9 Fury X Leaps Ahead Of Nvidia GTX 980 Ti With The Latest Windows 10 Drivers – All AMD GPUs Get A Sizable Performance Boost

F. PSU:

A 9.8 rated PSU on Jonnyguru.. THE GURU OF PSU REVIEWERS

Maybe it is just me but If I were in ur place, I'd kick myself for purchasing a 2-gen old 4th Gen DDR3 1.5V build in place of the 1.2V DDR4 skylake..

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at the 6700K but didn't know about the rest of the build. I was also waiting for the chip shortage to decrease and for the chip to reach a price closer to MSRP ($350) but that will probably not happen for a while. I would love to get the 6700K as it will "future proof" my computer a bit longer. How many years do you think you can get out of this system before upgrading parts?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohohoho.. Untill they break, I reckon.. ??

But seriously Skylake is one of the best performing chipsets intel has come out with in a long-long time.. The fact that the 6700K has jumped up $100 in 3-months is an ode to this fact.. Previously in Haswell the VRM or Voltage Regulator Module was integrated with the CPU. On-die means the CPU Heat Sink Fan has to get rid of the heat from the VRMs in addition to the head produced by the CPU core.

Skylake has changed this & hence runs much cooler, also the DDR4 lower voltages & higher efficiencies are a big boost..

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

You have convinced me haha. Micro Center may have it for 400 but tax drives it up to $435, which may not be better than online prices and there's no ebates.

What about this Skylake bug that people are talking about?

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah.. This one ??

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/192811-315137-220715-315132

Buggy Skylake beating the pants-off the Ultra-Bug-free Haswell and AMD??

Yaa, I thought so..

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay okay you've convinced me. What's your current setup?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried fitting an SSD in but couldn't due to the tight budget. The Xeon is the same as the i7 you want but without the overclocking and onboard graphics. The 390 would last longer than the 970 due to its 8gb VRAM vs the 3.5ish of the 970. The 212 evo should keep the CPU in the mid 50s during load so no worries there. The PSU is a tier 2 PSU so no compromises there. 16GB RAM for video editing etc. You could go with that case or you could spend a little more the H440. Up to you. With deals, this would come down to around 950+ tax.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z87-Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $94.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Patriot Blast 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT H440 (Matte Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $104.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ 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) $1157.67
Mail-in rebates -$80.00
Total $1077.67
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-14 18:24 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I was looking at E3-1231 V3 but figured a 6700K would make it last longer and it's also faster (probably not the best bang for buck though). I'd be down to go up to $1200 probably.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

If that is what you can go up to, get the 6700k with the NZXT x41 or the Corsair H110i. In terms of performance, there isn't much. This is probably the best bang for buck you can get. Maybe even more if you downgrade to the S340. $1200 for an editing/gaming rig is a much better spot at the moment.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $314.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Z87-Plus ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $94.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $64.99 @ Newegg
Storage Patriot Blast 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $39.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Directron
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $54.99 @ 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) $1278.78
Mail-in rebates -$65.00
Total $1213.78
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-14 20:44 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Is there anything negative about these recertified parts? http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=8

The 4790K is still at $300 at Micro Center and "Save $20 when bundled with a compatible motherboard" so I would probably grab a motherboard there.

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $216.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $43.53 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H170M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $79.99 @ Amazon
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 EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $323.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $40.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1001.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-14 11:16 EST-0500
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  • 53 months ago
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pressing up means up vote right? I've only been pressing those haha

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I may need i7 for hyperthreading since I will probably do a good amount of video editing

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