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HEDT Gaming/Development system - $1800 USD max.

WolfMonster
  • 52 months ago

Okay I have a challenge build here that will influence, if not toss out, a build I was looking at for myself.

I already have:

  • Rosewill Blackhawk-BLUE mid-tower case.
  • Corsair HX750 750W 80+ Gold semi-modular PSU (Tier-2)
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • OS
  • Optical drive - Yeah, I know, I still have media I want to use with it, including BR movie playback.
  • Monitor: I'm stuck with my Asus 24" 1080p 60Hz monitor for now. It has DVI, HDMI, and VGA inputs. I'll hopefully be able to upgrade to a 144Hz 1440p/2K/QHD monitor in a few months after I get the rest built.

My intended use is Gaming, Game development/programming, programming, some graphics modeling and imaging work, and the occasional movie playback. I'll use wired LAN for network access 1GB

My requirements:

  • Intel i7-5820k (i7-6800k Broadwell-E isn't available yet, AND it might be priced higher for the same tier of HEDT CPUs anyway.)
  • 480 GB SSD Minimum (can be M.2 if you can make the budget work) Prefer a mid to high performance model.
  • 3 or 4 TB HDD for data storage (media files, source code, graphic images and models, etc.)
  • High end video card. I wish to upgrade sooner than later to a 1440p/2K/QHD main display running MAXED OUT, moving my current monitor to a secondary monitor.
  • 32 GB of high speed, low latency RAM. (unless you can prove I need differently.)
  • Sufficient cooling for maximum overclocking potential. (If you choose AiO, ignore compatibility warning for 240mm coolers. I'll make it work as long as the radiator isn't too deep.)

One last thing: Meet these requirements in a budget of $1800 USD or less... excluding MiR and exclude sourcing from Micro Center (no store close enough) and SuperBiiz (hate the hassle of the Visa Verify process.)

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

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 X41 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $107.29 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $220.98 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $194.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $162.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $88.71 @ Mac Mall
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case Rosewill BLACKHAWK-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1799.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-31 23:58 EST-0500

With 6 cents for wiggle room.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Out of curiosity, why the NZXT Kraken X41 as the cooler?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. I'm definitely looking at the Samsung 500GB SSD instead of what I was looking at before.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

eh you already know how to build you dont need our help lol

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Really?

I admit I do know how, but, just like any other build, it's good to see other options too. Ya know, you just might see a combo that you never thought of.

Besides,

that will influence, if not toss out, a build I was looking at for myself.

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