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helpmeplz123
  • 52 months ago

I want to build a $1200 gaming PC. I have a monitor, SSD, mouse, and keyboard already. I keep my pc on a lot and have problems with overheating with my current pc, I'd like that to be a non issue for my new computer, so cool running would be nice.

I currently have benq 144hz monitor and samsung 850 ssd. I need to buy memory, motherboard, psu, processor, case, and graphics card(I think that's all.)

I was thinking about the 4790k for processor, or a xeon. g.skill memory, 970 gtx... I have no idea though I'd like suggestions its my first build

My budget isn't that strict but around $1300 for those parts ideally. I'm Canadian by the way

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  • 52 months ago
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What do you use it for? Some light gaming and other stop or hard core gaming?

  • 52 months ago
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Hard core gaming! I'm Canadian by the way, the parts you linked me are from American sites

  • 52 months ago
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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi dude..

The DDR4 $350 skylake 6600K even better than the older DDR3 $450 4790K

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

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $352.10 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $95.50 @ Vuugo
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $145.98 @ NCIX
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $57.75 @ DirectCanada
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Black Edition Video Card $459.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Deepcool KENDOMEN Black ATX Mid Tower Case $69.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1366.27
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1326.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-10 22:46 EST-0500

MOTHERBOARD:

A Tomshardware EDITOR RECOMMENDED Motherboard..

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

GPU:

Bechmarks have suggested a +4 % performance in effective speed favoring the 390..

http://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GTX-970-vs-AMD-R9-390/2577vs3481

A Tier-1 R9 390 from the GPU TIer-list.. scroll down to the R9 390 section.

PSU:

The EVGA B2 750W RATED a 9.0 on Jonnyguru.. THE GURU of PSU REVIEWERS..

  • 52 months ago
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This looks nice. Do I need a cpu cooler, and is it worth buying the I7 6700 instead of the i5 6600? Seems like I could not buy a cooler and get the I7 instead?

I also don't need a HD at all, I have enough space as it is so that doesn't have to be included in the price.

The R9 I heard runs hotter then the GTX 970? I'd probably rather a 970 the reviews in general seem better and they cost the same, even the link you posted the 970 had better reviews didn't it?

  • 52 months ago
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Benchmarks suggest that the 6700 is better than 6600 by only 3%

http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-6700-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6600/3515vs3514

An after-market cooler is really necessary now-a-days, everywhere u look u will find the stock cooler not adequate..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c66inwtS8_E

Actually, the AMD R9 39- with its 8GB VRAM is a much better Future-proof card..

AMD's advantage in DirectX 12(windows 10)

http://wccftech.com/async-shaders-give-amd-big-advantage-dx12-performance-oxide-games/

  • 52 months ago
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I updated my list, I think I want 970gtx mostly because the 460gtx I'm using now has lasted for years without problems. I had AMD before and it use to overheat a lot

http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/KFgbWZ

I'll probably spend 1300-1500... The i5>i7 is a big price difference but I'm not sure if it's worth it

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