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First Pc Build $1200-1500 Budget

Vasichek
  • 53 months ago

Hey guys, I have been thinking about building my first pc for a while now, but I'm unsure of where to start.

-Budget: $1200-1500

-Location: US

-Use: Gaming, streaming, possibility for VR (not that important)

-Peripherals: Should be good here. A new monitor for later down the road perhaps.

-Operating system required: Yes

I am looking for something that will last 3-5+ years. Budget can go below or slightly above what I have above. Thanks!

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't get a lesser PC to save a few bucks.. And when u get a lesser CPU suppose an i5-6600K for a 250 bucks, will u have the heart to chuck it away to replace it by the 6700K for $400 ?? This is the Ultimate GAMER in Performance..

A. PLATFORM:

The Latest DDR4 i7-6700K, IS the current gamer Top-Dog..

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

THE LIST:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $413.25 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $63.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme4+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $720.99 @ NCIX US
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1819.70
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1779.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 02:27 EST-0500

B. MOTHERBOARD:

A MUST-HAVE rated Motherboard at TWEAKTOWN and a GREAT VALUE rated motherboard by US>HARDWARE.INFO..

Infact, THE GREAT-VALUE Z170 all around.. Just Google "Asrock Extreme4+ review"

C. CASE:

WHATTA 9.75 GOLD-AWARD & VALUE-FOR-MONEY RATED case on OC3D and [9.75 RATED}(http://www.pcgameware.co.uk/reviews/cases/phanteks-enthoo-pro-case-review/) on PCGAMEWARE.

Just Google "phanteks enthoo pro m review"

D. CPU COOLER:

One of the BEST, "ULTIMATE RATED" coolers out there.. Fantastic cooling ANNNDD Dead-Silent Operation.. chk out this comparison with the best-in-class water coolers..

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/183459-277227-247662

E. GPU:

An EDITOR's CHOICE -- 9.8 HOLY SMOKES rated 980 Ti on Techpowerup..

Techpowerup carried out this 15-game test.. The MSI 980 Ti LIGHTNING EDITION comfortably beat the Fury X.. Here:

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_980_Ti_Lightning/23.html

H. PSU:

A 9.0 rated PSU on Jonnyguru.. THE GURU OF PSU REVIEWERS

See if you are eligible for a Students free copy of Windows & Office, I guess a .edu mail is needed for US & other regions.. Saves you a 90 bucks ..

Windows 10 Education for Students

A BUDGET VERSION OF THE SAME LIST :

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 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $74.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $499.99 @ Micro Center
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1410.94
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1370.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-19 02:42 EST-0500
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't know windows 10 education was a thing. I checked and my email works so I can get a free copy of that! Thank you for your time I'll keep both those in mind as I continue to do some research!

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to be able to put in my 2-cents :-D

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