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Good $200 gaming build

Jonny2016

63 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $203.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $76.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.68 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $345.66 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935 ATX Full Tower Case $152.84 @ TigerDirect
Power Supply Corsair CSM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.98 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive Pioneer BDC-207DBK Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $34.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor $158.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $27.13 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.95 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z906 500W 5.1ch Speakers $359.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1984.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-19 13:38 EST-0500

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

Little bit over the $200 dollar budget, but what can ya do? Hahaha

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha well I know why I clicked on his header.. I should get a job XD

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

I should get a job and take math class again:)

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Glad to see you didn't go overboard with your RAM.. Perhaps you could save on the power supply by lowering your wattage..? Otherwise looks great (I'm no pro though XD)

Good luck

(also your heading should read 2000 gaming build)

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I know it was a typo.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

I plan on upgrading in future so I find the PSU worth it.

I know 8gb is enought for gaming. 16 for video editing and alot for 3d rendering.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Dang. I was excited to see a $200 build.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

Sorry. Missed the 0 while typing on my iPod.

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

little iffy on the stacker based on some of the reviews; would swap the HDD fora WD blue and save a bit for the same amount of space.

would drop the i7 for an i5 if you just plan to game

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

For gaming why i5 instead of i7?

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

for the most part, the i7 has little to no advantage over the i5 in gaming (maybe a very small improvement). Stuff like rendering is where the i7 tends to shine.

It really comes down to whether or not the application takes advantage of the HyperThreading on the i7

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

how about the AMD FX 9590? i would have to chang GPU and MOBO, but how does it compare to the i7 and i5?

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

I'm not too sure, as I'm not all that familiar with AMD CPUs. I'd venture to say that you'd have to OC it pretty well to match the stock Haswell i5/i7 performance

  • 63 months ago
  • 0 points

what i5 would you reccomend? i think alot of build use the i5 4690k

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