- 71 months ago
I'm a bit new here, having just discovered this site this year, and so far I'm really loving virtually putting a pc together before I order it. However, this has also caused me to flip flop components around almost 3 times a day and it's starting to drive me nuts.
I'm interested in building a pc for gaming that fits around a 1k budget. Few hundred more won't kill me but I'd really like to keep it at that, and a bit under would be even better. I understand that prices fluctuate daily, so I'm not really going to start asking questions about that. I'm mostly concerned with choosing the right components for what I want to do, and not breaking the bank for things that aren't truly necessary.
Basically, I enjoy gaming on pretty high settings. I don't mind turning a few down here or there, but for the most part graphics are a large part of the immersion for me, and that is a very large part of why I game. I don't do any rendering, and only a little photoshop work, if that helps. But I do like things to happen fast!
Currently I have this put together - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kzwJgs
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor||$279.99 @ Micro Center|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler||$49.99 @ NCIX US|
|Thermal Compound||Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste||$6.98 @ OutletPC|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard||$115.99 @ Newegg|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory||$80.10 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$79.00 @ Amazon|
|Storage||Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$49.99 @ Amazon|
|Video Card||Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card||$308.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Case||NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case||Purchased For $0.00|
|Power Supply||Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply||$69.99 @ Amazon|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)||$89.98 @ OutletPC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1131.00|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-24 01:08 EDT-0400|
I'm trying to decide on a few things.. Most notably, the processor, and the video card. I want something that plays current games without a problem, but because of children and other budget killers, I'd like something that's going to last a bit. My current PC I put together in 2010, and I am just now turning graphics down in order to be able to play games. I know nobody can tell the future, but I'd like to future proof a little :).
Any advice at all is good advice, so if there are any tweaks you would recommend to my build, please let me know!