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$1200 Skylake Gaming PC (1st time builder)

Budget: Approximately $1200 with a bit of wiggle room

Location: US

Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Primarily Gaming, may do minor overclocking in the future

Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): Monitor needed, nothing smaller than 24"

Operating System required: Windows 10 (Wife is inheriting old rig and windows key)

MISC: I'd like to stick with a black/white color scheme and really like the Thermaltake Core V51 Case or similar for aesthetics

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

You can still get the case you want but for what you get for the price, its really not that good.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170M Mortar Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $114.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $33.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $43.26 @ Mac Mall
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer K272HUL 75Hz 27.0" Monitor $240.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1164.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-10 19:45 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Used a little wiggle:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $215.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $99.99 @ Micro Center
Memory Team Elite Plus 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $84.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card $274.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Core V51 ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Monitor LG 29UM67 60Hz 29.0" Monitor $299.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1328.77
Mail-in rebates -$95.00
Total $1233.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-10 19:54 EST-0500

The V71 is a pretty huge case, certainly larger than you'd need for this rig or any future rig. Newegg has a great sale on the V51 right now, which is smaller and cheaper but has a similar aesthetic.

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