62 months ago
Wow, things have certainly changed since i last did any pc configuration 20 years ago and more...
i'm trying to spend around $900 on a gaming build for my son. He's an engineering student, so it's possible he might also use the machine for SolidWorks or AutoCad at some point in future.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yRq4GX Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yRq4GX/by_merchant/
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14CS_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($63.99 @ Directron) Motherboard: ASRock Z97 KILLER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Toshiba Q Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($74.00 @ B&H) Storage: Western Digital Se 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280 3GB DUAL-X Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg) Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.90 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Cooler Master VSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $904.81 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-27 07:08 EST-0500