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$1,750 Build. No peripherals included in the cost. Just the BOX.

49ers
  • 52 months ago

So as the title suggests. Give me a $1,750 build. I have a keyboard, nice Logitech mouse I use for gaming now, a Dell monitor at 24 inches and a 5 piece sound system from Boston acoustics. For now at least I would probably just use these. That doesn't mean that in the future I would not or could not upgrade any or some or all of these. Just for NOW I will start with these peripherals and the cost of possible future upgrades is not included in this.

NOW

~ 1 Monitor. 1080 P. It's 60 Hz. LOL. Yeah I wish it was better. But that's what it is. I believe it is 6 ms. ~ All peripherals I already have.

WHAT I PREFER

~ I'm an Intel guy. I don't prefer AMD. But I don't really hold it against anybody who goes that way. It's cheaper. I get it. But I need Intel. ~ My preference is strongly toward the latest SKYLAKE versions. I'm not a past generation processor guy. I want the latest versions. Now it doesn't have to be the most expensive one obviously. But I think i would lean strongly toward SKYLAKE for a new build. I5 and I7 are probably both in play here. ~ I prefer a K version. I may overclock. But I probably won't overclock right away. I just want the option down the road if my system gets old. ~ I need a motherboard and chipset that will allow me to overclock obviously. ~ I prefer an aftermarket AIR COOLING solution. Because I don't at the present time have tons of experience with water cooling. So more points of failure and potential damaged components. It's just not what I need right now. The reliability and potentially cheaper cost of air cooling will be great for me on this build. I like Cryorig and Noctua and Coolmaster a lot from what I have seen on reviews on them.

**** Video card. The all important part. Yes I agree spend a lot of budget here. BUT..... for me sometimes I go through 3 video cards on one build over time as I keep upgrading. So yes if a person never opens their box I agree that they should spend a very large part of the budget on the video card. For me I may have a "bridge" card to carry me for a while and then put a much better one in there in 6 months or a year. But I guess we can make the assumption to go with a good video card for now. Because I don't know when or if I will upgrade at this point. So for the build just build it now and don't assume too much about the future.

** Monitor. I have just one that I told you about NOW. But eventually I may like to upgrade to something bigger, faster and better down the line. So maybe 2 monitors eventually. But right now there is just one. Maybe 2 K or 4 K eventually. But not to start.

So I'd say we are looking at building with what I have NOW. A new monitor or an upgraded video card would be separate costs not assumed at the time of this build. Absorbed in the future. The only reason I throw it out there is I need a CPU, Motherboard and Chipset that can handle these possible future upgrades. That is all.

** Case. I'm a mid tower or full tower guy. I do like a Blue Ray DVD write drive and a window where I will put some LED lights. Maybe NZXT Hue+.

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $259.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $43.53 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $157.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.34 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card $639.99 @ Amazon
Case Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $127.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $117.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $52.88 @ OutletPC
Other NZXT Hue $31.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1625.56
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1605.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-24 08:37 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks like a really good list. Thanks for the replies.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Welcome :-D

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

How nice of them to thank you ahead for this reply.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

LOL :-D

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

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

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

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $399.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme4+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $104.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.34 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card $668.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower Case $123.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $58.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1826.93
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1806.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-24 08:55 EST-0500

Over but the works..

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"

CPU COOLER:

The NH-U14S -- 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/reviews/5981/8/17-cpu-water-coolers-test-better-than-air-cooling-better-coolingperformance-than-air

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

See if you are eligible for a Students free copy of Windows & Office, I guess a .edu mail is needed for US & other regions.. Knocks-off a 90-100 bucks in 1 blow:

Windows 10 Education for Students

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Made some small changes to your build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $399.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $45.71 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Extreme4+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $159.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $77.55 @ Amazon
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 Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $95.61 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $127.48 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $46.39 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1736.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-24 09:15 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I wouldn't entrust the highly OC'able 6700K to an H7, especially when the 6700K can reach 4.8 GHz & up..

Also 2133 is very low-perf RAM..

The Gigabyte 980 Ti is a tier-2 980 Ti with average VRM & cooling..

http://biomtech.weebly.com/gpu-manufacturermodel-tier-list.html

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

So you would say that Noctua fan is way better than for potential overclocking down the road?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

The NH-U14S is almost equivalent to a high-end Water cooler H100i GTX and see how much quieter too..

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

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That's very interesting to know.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

It is also heavy and care needs to be exercised with heavy coolers as the Skylake chips are a little more prone to break under dynamic stresses... Most cooler manufactures have reviewed their mounting systems to help with this, but it is still something to watch out for.

All that isn't to say not to use it, but to be a little more gentle after installing it... especially if moving it around.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Some really nice options there. That's a real strong list. Thanks for the input.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Really a strong list. I appreciate the comments and insights too. Thanks.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $399.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $153.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $150.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card $668.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $62.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $15.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1894.51
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1864.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-24 13:43 EST-0500

If you are going to buy an operating system go ahead and change the SSD to 250GB or else this build is fine (500GB SSD+WIN 10 home)

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a strong list. Thanks for the help.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad to help you :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Just to analyze my part list to a little bit farther more details. I am a little bit a ASUS fan here.

Intel i7 6700k- the best processor in this generation of course, well personally I actually prefer 5820k.

CPU Cooler- Did not really study and research much in most of them, but this Noctua NH-D15 seems to be a top air cooler.

Motherboard- Nothing to say about Z170 A. A decent Z170 motherboard allows you to overclock your CPU.

Memory- Being a Corsair fan here but I actually use G Skill for my current PC. DDR4 3000 with 16GB can handle gaming+streaming and other multiple works at same time.

Storage- Samsung is really good with their SSD 850-EVO is really a top SSD in my opinion. I also recommend Crucial MX200 Series they are also pretty good.

HDD Storage- Western Digital 1 TB is just a storage for extra pictures, videos and documents. IF you need a faster HDD for some work like Illustrator and Photoshop, you can spend some extra dollars on Black Series for fast speed (Never try one, but others recommend)

Video Card- Again an ASUS fan here, GTX980TI strix version can handle most of the gaming up to 4K with Ultra graphics and performance. If you are looking for a high-end GTX980TI then go ahead a choose MSI GTX980TI Lightning.

Case- Fractal Design is known for their high performance and good airflow. If you are not using optical drive then choose Fractal Design Define S w/Windows

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is a build that will give you some performance for a while. Great cooling for future overclocking (some i7-6700k CPUs are said to be able to reach 4.8Ghz overclocked,) fast RAM, fast SSD primary storage with plenty of secondary HDD storage. The GTX 970 will do you quite well for now and make it not so painful to upgrade to Polaris or Pascal which are scheduled for later this year, or even a few years down the road. The PSU will let you power almost any GPU on the market in single or dual card configuration if you so choose to SLI or Crossfire.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $399.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $165.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $162.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $97.98 @ Directron
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card $326.49 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $149.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $52.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1746.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-24 16:40 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

That looks like a really nice build with some good parts. Thanks for your input.

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