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New PC Build for Summer 2015

habibale

63 months ago

I've been planning to build a pc once I finish university this coming summer. Though I know there will probably be big changes in both prices and parts (specifically AMDs 300 series GPUs), I figured that I'd put something together to build around. I put these parts together based on :

  • Main purpose is for gaming and a little video editing/graphic designing on the side.
  • $1800 budget
  • 1440p monitor. Prefer color/picture quality over response time
  • Black and White theme (not essential, but it will look nice)

As a side note, I've never built a pc before and have little knowledge in this area. Let me know how I did, and if there's anywhere to shave a few $ off while keeping with the above criteria, feel free to let me know!

  • Note that the price on the MOBO is the combo from Microcenter

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $199.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $109.00
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $348.99 @ NCIX US
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $109.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Monitor QNIX QX2710 Matte 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $329.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1622.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-14 19:43 EST-0500

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