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$1500 video editing & basic gaming

sauntrys
  • 51 months ago

I'm looking to build a multi-use home PC that will be future-proof for the next four years. $1,500 budget. I live in Illinois.

I don't do much PC gaming - like 10-40 total hours a year - so I don't want gaming to be the focus of this machine; however I want it to be capable of playing new games for the next four years. I don't care about maxed graphics or anything like that, I just need it to run games at a low-but-decent level without performance problems.

I do a fair amount of hobbyist video editing and that will be the main function this machine. I'll need good Adobe Premiere performance for the next four years. Encoding times with Handbrake/etc are the bane of my existence, so if you can speed that up a bit while still accommodating my other needs, that would be great.

I need two monitors priced into the build - possibly two 27", or perhaps a 27" primary and a 24" secondary. I'm open to suggestions about what resolutions/sizes would be best for my budget and uses. In addition to these two monitors I need to be able to connect an HDMI television as a third display (for occasional home theater use with a big 1080p TV across the room).

Include a blu-ray burner. I'd like USB 3.1 but it isn't a deal breaker. Quiet operation would be a big plus. I don't need any peripherals except the monitors. I don't need a copy of Windows. I'm not entirely comfortable overclocking, but I could probably manage if it's not too complicated.

I have a couple of hard drives that can be re-used for this build, if it would be appropriate:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Storage Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $0.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-29 12:25 EST-0500

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  • 51 months ago
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $376.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $203.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Video Card $519.99 @ Micro Center
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1461.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-29 12:54 EST-0500
  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure this would be very nice, but I need monitors and a blu-ray burner priced into the $1500. Also $500 for a video card seems like a bit much for my needs...

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sorry, i completely forgot when i made. I will make another one.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $369.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG R1 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $98.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card $309.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $39.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer G277HL bid 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $169.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Acer G277HL bid 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $169.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1519.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-29 13:11 EST-0500
  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Both monitors are IPS for accurate image quality. One is 2560 x 1440 for a large desktop to work on and the other a smaller 1080p for any extra multi-tasking or whatever. The R9 390 can play any game on high settings and will last a few years or even more if you don't care about high settings later. The motherboard has USB 3.1 and a Blu-Ray writer is included. I figured you could reuse those storage drives you already have.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $86.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $283.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $69.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ GW2765HT 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $349.00 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC I2379VHE 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1532.68
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1472.68
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-29 13:16 EST-0500

This one has a cheaper case to stay under $1,500. The other build has a nicer case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock H170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $86.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card $283.98 @ Newegg
Case DIYPC Alnitak-BK ATX Mid Tower Case $36.89 @ Newegg
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $69.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor BenQ GW2765HT 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $349.00 @ Amazon
Monitor AOC I2379VHE 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1469.58
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1419.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-29 13:20 EST-0500

This one is more CPU and less GPU. It can still run just about any game on high settings and the 1440p monitor was changed to a 1080p 28" IPS. The case is different again.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $376.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.75 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus X99-A/USB 3.1 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $203.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $89.99 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB ACX 2.0+ Video Card $204.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case $73.46 @ Amazon
Power Supply XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $76.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $69.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VN289QR 60Hz 28.0" Monitor $150.98 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC I2379VHE 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Micro Center
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1462.00
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1392.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-29 13:45 EST-0500

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