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Good Build for $1000? I would like to hear your opinions!

ShrekAndSanic

62 months ago

Hello guys, I'm trying to save up for a new PC since my laptop can hardly run anything anymore. I plan on doing gaming/video editing/streaming on it and will upgrade this overtime. Well here's the list:

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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $88.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB DirectCU II Video Card $249.70 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake VP300A5W2N ATX Mid Tower Case $55.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.95 @ Amazon
Speakers Genius SP-S110 1W 2ch Speakers $10.49 @ Mwave
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1048.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-24 15:32 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

everything looks solid

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

oh wait! you can get a much better gpu for the same price!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

the r9 290

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. I might switch that out. Thanks.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Just some food for thought but unless you need 1TB available space from the beginning, I'd ditch the Caviar Blue and change SSD to the one below

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct256mx100ssd1

Then, once you start needing more space, get a better 1TB like the Caviar Black or Seagate Barracuda.

Also, I've had 2 of those ASUS DVD-RW drives die on me now, just letting you know. Never had a problem with Lite-On or LG drives.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I had been putting random drives in here from Samsung to Asus to LG. But I will change that too. And since I will be making videos, some more space would be handy.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

That Crucial is only $40 more for a much better and 2x bigger SSD. The only reason I mentioned ditching Caviar Blue for now is depending on how tight the budget was.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. Well I think this is good enough. I will think about that.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck with the build...Definitely one of the most solid and complete builds I've seen in that price range to include GPU and monitor, especially with an i7!

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I did try my best to get an i7 in this build while it still being in my budget.

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