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1200$ Budget Gaming/Video editing build?

Adamanteus
  • 52 months ago

I've been saving up money for the past few months, and I plan on building my first ever pc. I want to use it mainly for higher end gaming(Fallout 4, Witcher 3, etc.) So i'd like something that can run these consistently at 60 fps at 1080p with high-ultra settings. I also plan to use it to edit videos, nothing too crazy, but i'll need something that can handle it. No need to factor in any peripherals like keyboards and mouses, but feel free to if you wish. Thanks a ton!

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  • 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 $395.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler LEPA AquaChanger 240 103.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $75.99 @ Directron
Motherboard MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.10 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $44.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $319.99 @ Amazon
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 $89.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1204.82
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 10:49 EST-0500
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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core OEM/Tray Processor $379.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Frio Silent 14 71.2 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $102.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS2111 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card $304.99 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $64.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1208.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-09 11:25 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I like this one. How about getting a better-looking motherboard, and a 250GB SSD instead?

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

How about getting a 480GB SSD because the motherboard looks just fine and will be hidden inside a windowless case anyway ;)

With big apps and game installs now commonly in the 5-50GB range each, I would strive to avoid SSDs smaller than ~500GB for any sort of "nice" build like this. So easy to fill up a 250GB and then be stuck in that rut of micromanaging SSD contents and spilling software installs over onto a mechanical that was supposed to be for file/project storage.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yeah. Didn't see that ;)

I totally agree with the second part. I got a 120GB SSG due to budget restraints, and I totally regret it. I had to move many games to my HDD, and suffer slow load times again. I was thinking of getting a 480GB SSD to add to my PC.

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