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Looking for a Gaming/Video Editing PC ~1600 Budget

KevinGrand
  • 52 months ago

I'm looking for a PC that I can use to play the latest games on ultra settings and run programs like After Effects and Cinema 4D with no issues. I may want to get into VR down the road but it's not 100% necessary.

  • Budget: $1600 USD
  • Location: NY, USA
  • Use: Gaming, rendering, photoshop
  • Peripherals required: None. I'm using a 29" ultrawide monitor.
  • Operating System required: None. I already have Win 10 ready to install

No interest in overclocking.

Thank you!

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  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $379.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A-G45 GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $83.99 @ 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 Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX Video Card $667.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan $11.99 @ Directron
Case Fan NZXT Air Flow Series 83.6 CFM 140mm Fan $11.99 @ Directron
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1640.42
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1600.42
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-17 17:27 EST-0500

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X99M-GAMING 5 Micro ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $186.13 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $103.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $152.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $119.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card $463.97 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1641.57
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1591.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-17 17:31 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 0 points

Not only does x99 have terrible value, but so does the 980!!

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $379.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.50 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $157.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card $639.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1599.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-17 17:36 EST-0500
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks MindOfMonsters. I'll consider this as well.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Can always upgrade storage for cheaper later then getting an entirely new GPU so figure that route would be better for the long run.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

If I had one concern it would be the motherboard which has a fair amount of complaints for DOAs and 2 month longevity. That said, I'm seeming similar mixed reviews on MBs in the same price range, so I'm wondering if I should pay a little more for one that has a better rating.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I purchased this motherboard and haven't had any issues with it (other then having to update the LAN drivers which was a pain but easy to solve) I've only had it a few days but I'll update my thoughts about it if anything happens.

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

Something to think about. I just recently purchased Cyberlink Powerdirector14 for encoding my game video's. With a 5960X CPU usage is 60-70%, total RAM usage 10.5GB's. Uploaded 400MB youtube that originally was 4.7GB's. Storage, never enough :)

I was really surprised I used this much RAM during the encoding process.

3 things
1-powerful CPU
2-Plenty of RAM
3-plenty of storage. If you do it right, get a fast M.2 drive for all your encoding. Just a thought.

If by MicroCenter, they have lowest pricing daily of CPU's (5920=$299 in store only). Can get bundled pricing with motherboard, RAM, and CPU at MicroCenter.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you Xxplosive! Looks great.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I just edited in a second build option. The choice is more GPU with a 980 Ti or go down to the 980 for more CPU and storage. Either option will max any game and be good for work and also VR.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Any advantages of using a Ti? Is it just for higher resolutions like 4k?

  • 52 months ago
  • 2 points

The Ti is great for higher resolutions and future proofing or needing a lot of frame rate for 144Hz or VR. They recommend the GTX 970 for VR, but that card doesn't get very high FPS in some games on max settings. The 980 obviously does better than the 970 and the Ti is best. You would be fine for 144Hz or VR with a 980 for most games. Even the Ti can't get over 100 FPS in every single game, just most. It also depends if you use a lot of anti-aliasing. That lowers frames a lot. I personally went with the Ti. I couldn't resist getting such an amazing GPU. Storage drives are cheap unless you go nutty.

GPU benchmarks

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1496?vs=1442

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