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$2000 Gaming PC build. Opinions Wanted.

TheUltimateJimbob
  • 70 months ago

This is my first pc build. The second SSD is for a friend who helped me with this.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $35.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $109.99 @ TigerDirect
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $139.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 290 4GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $414.99 @ NCIX US
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $112.78 @ Amazon
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 $19.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $9.64 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $9.64 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $9.64 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $9.64 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan $9.64 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cougar Vortex 64.5 CFM 140mm Fan $13.39 @ Newegg
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller $29.93 @ Amazon
Case Accessory NZXT Hue LED Controller $35.38 @ Newegg
Speakers Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers $60.99 @ Best Buy
Other RGB Flexible LED Strip Light Lamp Kit Plus 44 Key IR Remote Controller $15.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1870.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-10 23:23 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, wish i got $100 for every build i helped :P. My only comments are 16gb of ram is not necessary for a gaming pc, and i might go for an i7 4970k even though its overkill for a gaming pc. Your budget looks like it could fit it. However, the 4690k will be plenty sufficient for a good gaming rig.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU Cooler: Recommend a Noctua DH-15 over the small coolermaster, especially when you going to overclock your pc.

Motherboard: The Motherboard supports 5 4-Pin Fanheader, you should remove a FAN probably, sounds kinda overkill with the Amount of Case Fans.

Memory: As mattias said, 16gb might be overkill for gaming alone, but it doesnt hurt to go with it, also 1600 is sufficient.

VideoCard: I personally would recommend a Windforce or VaporX, since the Card tend to be very hot and you want a really good cooling system on that, the twin frozr is viable too though.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

no need for 16gb of ram. 8 gb is fine like mattias said.

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