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First gaming build. Budget 2000$ Opinions wanted.

TheUltimateJimbob
  • 71 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $124.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $169.44 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $104.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $149.35 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $439.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $137.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.97 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-RLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $19.42 @ Amazon
Case Fan Corsair CO-9050016-RLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan $19.42 @ Amazon
Case Accessory NZXT Hue LED Controller $32.38 @ Amazon
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse $64.99 @ Best Buy
Other Chromecast $29.99
Other Blue Microphones Snowball USB Microphone $54.95
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1784.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-02 00:20 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems good!!! Btw I like the 750D lol.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

Just make sure you get a aftermarket cpu cooler before overclocking.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd consider dropping down to a 450D as you don't need a full tower case. Fulltowers are only useful when you're looking at doing a full custom water loop or 3+ GPUs. Otherwise a midtower makes more sense so you can spend the difference elsewhere in the build.

I wouldn't spend the premium for a WD black drive personally. It's louder, hotter, more power hungry, and more expensive for a relatively small increase in performance.

For a gaming build I also would stick with 8gb of ram unless you know you have SPECIFIC tasks you do daily that require more than that.

The extra money saved you could put towards either getting a bigger ssd or a cpu cooler.

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