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Streaming/gaming (steam games) budget $1100

Benjackson98
  • 53 months ago

Looking to build my first gaming pc, want it for streaming and gaming. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • 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 $242.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI H97M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $86.65 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $63.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $59.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card $328.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $95.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Thermaltake CL-F039-PL14BU-A 51.1 CFM 140mm Fan $13.89 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1035.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 10:53 EST-0500

This will surpass others in this budget.

  • CPU is essentially a locked i7, just for less money.
  • Added a CPU cooler if you are like me and hate loud, annoying stock coolers with their high RPM's under load. It will also give you better temps with this cooler rather than stock.
  • 240gb SSD + 1TB HDD
  • 16GB of one of the best memory manufacturers
  • XFX R9 390 has 8GB of vram plus a lifetime warranty. Also is on par and even beats the GTX 970 is some games.
  • Tier 2 80+ Gold PSU, fully modular
  • Smaller form factor case which still has great air flow and lots of room and fan mounts, plus can mount the motherboard in two orientations.
  • Added a 140mm fan for rear exhaust.
  • 53 months ago
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I was thinking of this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $216.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1111 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $124.39 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $329.99 @ Amazon
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $45.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $67.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1041.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 07:13 EST-0500

i5-6600 benchmark: http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Intel-Core-i5-6600/Rating/3514

GTX 970 benchmark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5aPkZFnVYU (User benchmark)

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

This Is Fairly similar to SquidZ Build however I opted for the i7 because people who are streaming or otherwise multitasking do see some slight benefits from an i7 as opposed to an i5. I Was gonna say go with a r9 380 but the 970 is a giant jump for around 100 bucks more. This only leaves you 30 bucks for a case but you can always downgrade to an r9 380 if you wanted to spend more on a case. I left the case out because it's your pc you have to find something that looks good to you.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $352.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS2111 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $65.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $308.49 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1130.30
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1070.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 09:23 EST-0500
  • 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 $254.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $36.65 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $162.99 @ Directron
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $79.67 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.88 @ OutletPC
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 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1127.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 10:41 EST-0500
  • 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 $254.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme4+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $43.89 @ OutletPC
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 Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1127.98
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1067.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-16 14:48 EST-0500

A MUST-HAVE GREAT VALUE and a GREAT VALUE rated motherboard...

One of the top-performing r9 390 with Excellent VRM & VRAM Cooling: Double Dissipation + Ghost Thermal 3.0..

see this R9 390 vs GTX 970 comparison.. http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/312900-251880

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