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Some help would be very nice :)

Fear19
  • 52 months ago

Hi I'm new to the world of custom build PCs. Can someone make a build or guide me towards a build $1700 or lower that would run all games at max graphics. Thanks :)

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  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

Without peripherals, but OS included.

  • i5-6600K is eminently capable of handling games and you can overclock it for more power. Liquid cooling for better overclocking abilities.
  • Z170 board for the best possible overclock.
  • 8 GB of RAM is enough for games, but you could go 16 GB easily at any point.
  • You definitely want an SSD at this price point. The OS and applications go on this and everything else goes on the hard drive.
  • The GeForce GTX 980 Ti will handle essentially every game that ever existed up to this point.
  • I opted for a good, easy to work with case.
  • The SuperNOVA G2 is a rock solid PSU that will last you for years.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X31 69.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $71.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $157.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $45.99 @ Adorama
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $88.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1548.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-08 16:08 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man, this looks amazing. Thank you for the help

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome. Of course, other people may come up with even better ideas. Stay tuned. :)

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I think your list looks great. If I made it though, at this price point id have use 16 GB of ram just because I can. :P

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I'm not that person. If I can go cheaper without sacrificing overall quality and niceness, I will. :P

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Im just terrible at creating lists for ppl that over $1000 as I just see a free for all on parts. Although I really tried on the Build Guide and its alright, could be better xD

  • 52 months ago
  • 3 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $389.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $219.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $38.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $676.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1735.70
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1695.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-08 17:59 EST-0500

Went for the no-compromises approach for you. The i7-6700K will provide a tremendous boost in speed. That Gigabyte card has a 1.22GHz clock speed and 6GB of VRAM, so no worries there. Can't really mess up storage, and the case is a nice, solidly built NZXT, with a window so you can brag to all your friends. Hope I could be of help!

Cheers, W1ckedwolff

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, Cheers!

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Happy to help.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

This is definitely a more powerful machine than the one I suggested. I considered an i7-6700K, but decided to go with the approach of axing things that I didn't consider absolutely necessary.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I'm more of a, "If your budget is $1500 the price of the build will be $1500" kind of guy :3

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