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Hello all! Newbie (dreadful, I know) heads up on first PC desktop build

ModMyPC
  • 53 months ago

I am completely new to the whole PC world and I have a budget for a $3,000 - $3,500 PC desktop, by itself, by end of this year. I know, I know, what am I thinking?! I am just requesting from the seasoned PC community to help me get an idea for what parts I need to best compliment the PG(27/34)9q monitor! I would not have any idea, but I plan on buying this desktop around October or December of 2016 (during sales) and I have my eyes set on the PG(27/34)9q. All I want is a basic foundation for me to learn from the parts so I can have a good, solid idea.

TL;DR I want a desktop $3,000-$3,500 that best works with Asus PG(27/34)9Q moniter, no peripherals, just desktop.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $413.90 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.85 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $643.99 @ NCIX US
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $157.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1755.07
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 16:19 EST-0500

Build 2 and give one to a family member and/or loved one. This will work very easily with that monitor and very well. Can do everything you throw at it gaming and workstation wise.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! That was fast! and I'm impressed!! I have a PFD here in Alaska which would definitely pay for the monitor, but dang!! Thank you for the response time and I'll definitely have a fun time planning and imagining more upgrades :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $374.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $74.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus X99-DELUXE/U3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $388.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $269.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card (3-Way SLI) $668.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card (3-Way SLI) $668.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card (3-Way SLI) $668.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case $229.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $182.23 @ Mac Mall
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3665.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 16:33 EST-0500

Forgot PSU on first one LOL

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh! what's a good motherboard that has USB type-C port in it? I'm looking to have support for my upcoming Nexus 6P that uses that port

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

XD I frogot all about that! thank so much bro!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been looking for full tower PC cases and I found this awesome Thermaltake tower with absolute best cable management and look, but doesn't look like it'll fit the GTX card unfortunately, is there another iteration of the GTX card where it's smaller (14in.) size? While still great performance?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

A full tower case that doesn't support this GPU ? Can I see link ? lol

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't that ridiculous? But I think it's an older model though, here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005F7794S/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2TYLMEQCEHPYI&coliid=I3S22NGVVJ8RCU&psc=1

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Eek, shipping in Alaska. Scary stuff... I remember when I went there to Nome, bags of chips were like 8 and 10 dollars.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

It can definitely be ridiculous sometimes, but nice to know someone else shares the pain, some websites consider Alaska and Hawaii as international shipping areas! But luckily, I live in Anchorage, a port city, meaning no taxes, and fastest shipping for Alaska :D

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, Anchorage is a very very pretty place.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for the recommendation! Makes me drool!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello there sir! You're still alive!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey hey :P

A bit fed up. A bit of money corruption seems to be occurring around here. Also, this is my mosteoporosis active thread. And I really don't feel like I'm contributing if people aren't building. I still enjoy it though.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel the same way and I understand where you are coming from.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Hahahhahahaha that autocorrect from my phone...

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

lmao

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

For that kind of change....

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $374.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $128.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X99-GAMING G1WIFI EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $369.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $234.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $327.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Black 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $224.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $668.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card (2-Way SLI) $668.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Luxe ATX Full Tower Case $149.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $188.79 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3338.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-18 17:40 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Now, what's the difference between that motherboard and this: ASUS ATX DDR4 3000 LGA 2011-3 Motherboards X99-DELUXE

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Here is a simple comparison here on PCPP : https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/compare/asus-motherboard-x99deluxe%2Cgigabyte-motherboard-gax99gamingg1wifi/

Looks like The following:

  • ASUS 3-way SLI
  • GigaByte 4-way SLI

  • ASUS - ATX form factor

  • Gigabyte - EATX Form factor

  • ASUS supported RAM speeds: DDR4 3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2133

  • Gigabyte Supported Ram Speeds: DDR4 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2133

  • ASUS sound uses Realtek ALC1150 for sound

  • Gigabyte sound uses Creative® Sound Core3D™ Quad-Core Audio Processor and a replaceable/upgradable op-amp

  • ASUS LAN uses: 2 Intel gigabit chips ( I218V, I211-AT )

  • Gigabyte LAN uses: 1 Killer E2201 and 1 Intel GbE LAN phy

There are some other differences too... and looking at the mfr web pages can help you spot them.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh thank you! I'm all still too new for this, but from the basic looks of the differences I see now, is that the ASUS motherboard looks good, but I'm not sure, I still have pretty much a year to decide and see if anything new has come out :) thank you very much for your time and help bro!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

There are new products in the pipeline. Broadwell-E is supposed to be out later this year for the XX99 chipset. Polaris and Pascal GPUs are also supposed to be coming this year too. Looking now doesn't hurt as some products will be the same as now, but others will change, so be prepared for that.

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