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First PC Build | Gaming/Video Editing | Around $1000

Inferno313
  • 71 months ago

Hey all, I'm putting together my first PC build. I'm looking to do 1080p gaming with graphically intensive titles like Witcher 2/3, Batman: Arkham Knight, Battlefield 4, etc. As well as video editing in Premiere Pro, and After Effects. This is what I have so far.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $322.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $139.00 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB ACX Video Card $214.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $85.87 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $44.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $54.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Encore ENEWI-2XN45 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $16.98 @ OutletPC
Other Windows 8.1 Pro (Student Pricing $70.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1209.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-25 17:31 EDT-0400

I was kinda hoping to bring it down closer to 1k, so does anyone have ideas on easy things to change to make things cheaper without sacrificing much?

Lastly, PCPartPicker thinks my Video Card will have trouble fitting in that case. Can anyone with that case share their thoughts? Thanks!

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

for the 1k this should be a little better. It has a better video card for a lower price, the phantom 530 instead of the 410, cheaper but good psu, cheaper but good ssd, less ram for lower price, and an i5-4690k

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $75.99 @ Amazon
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB Dual-X Video Card $199.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $89.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $54.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Encore ENEWI-2XN45 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $16.98 @ OutletPC
Other Windows 8.1 Pro (Student Pricing $70.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1027.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-25 19:20 EDT-0400

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