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$1500 gaming and 3D Modeling PC

Fireislife
  • 51 months ago

I currently have a budget of around $1500 for a Solidworks modeling and gaming pc. If possible I would like to be able to run games at 1440p, at 60 fps or decently close to it with high or ultra settings. Some games I am looking to play are the new Tomb Raider, Tom Clancy's: The Division, and The Witcher 3 to name a few. I am located in the USA for parts. As for peripherals, I already have a 1440p monitor that I can use. I would need speakers, a mouse, keyboard, and a windows 10 operating system for this build. Many thanks!

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  • 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 Gelid Solutions ANTARCTICA 80.6 CFM CPU Cooler $42.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $128.81 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $72.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.75 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Video Card $524.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master N300 ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $87.95 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard $26.99 @ SuperBiiz
Speakers Logitech Z313 25W 2.1ch Speakers $34.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1583.30
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1533.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-01 17:55 EST-0500

The Hyperthreading on the 6700K would really come in handy for Solid Modelling.. Also the Fury is better than the 980 @ 1440p, see if you can't raid your piggy-bank for a GTX 980 Ti.. you wouldn't have to upgrade in a long-long time..

http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/251505-314921

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your input! Just to clarify, you said if I could stretch my budget I should use a GTX 980 Ti, but right before you said the Fury would be better at 1440p?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi dude.. the Fury is better than the GTX 980 not the 980 Ti.. the 980 Ti is better than both..

See this comparison of all the three.. http://us.hardware.info/comparisontable/products/251505-314921-306178

  • 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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.99 @ Directron
Motherboard Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $135.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $63.20 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $86.75 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Triple Dissipation Video Card $529.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case $124.99 @ Mac Mall
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.69 @ SuperBiiz
Speakers Logitech Z313 25W 2.1ch Speakers $34.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1633.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-01 17:52 EST-0500
  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

The 5820k is a much better choice for Solidworks modeling, since it's entirely cpu intensive. With 50% more threads than the 6700k and the strength necessary for 4k gaming, I think it's a much better fit here.

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 Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $49.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X99-SLI ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $164.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $60.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB Video Card $518.98 @ Newegg
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $37.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.69 @ Amazon
Speakers Cyber Acoustics CA3001WB 14W 2.1ch Speakers $24.20 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1532.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-01 19:00 EST-0500
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