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Bitfenix Prodigy M Gaming/Streaming PC: Scale Down My Build

DarKris

62 months ago

Disclaimer: I don't know how much gaming I'll be doing on this PC but I want the ability to play whatever game I choose to play if I want to in the future.

So I put together a PC build based around the Bitfenix Prodigy M and the Intel i7 4790k CPU: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/DarKris/saved/PNXhP6

With that said, I want to make this PC a good gaming/streaming (mainly streaming for Xbox One) PC that will last while trimming the price down as much as possible. As I stated at the beginning I want to keep the Bitfenix case and the i7 cpu so everything else is subject to change*. What I want is to trim the price down as close to $1000 as possible without skipping out on quality (as close to, not exactly). I have never built nor bought PC parts like this so I barely know what I am doing; most of these parts I found from someone who did a similar build. Anyway I want suggestions for this build. Thanks!

  • Other parts that I want to keep:
  • 16gb RAM - Can sub for less expensive RAM w. similar performance
  • ODD - Because I want it
  • Wireless Card - I want the ability to connect wireless-ly w/o using up a USB port
  • OS - I use Windows 8.1 so I want to keep it

Parts not listed that I don't need when I buy: - Keyboard/Mouse - Monitors - Capture Card

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Swapped out some stuff for cheaper but similar spec parts, also dropped the ethernet & sound cards as they're both built into the mobo, added a gold rated psu as that saves you money in the long run via a cheaper electricity bill and swapped the gpu for a custom cooler model as they have better performance than the stock nvidia blower.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.98 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $118.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $123.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $94.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $159.00 @ B&H
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card $349.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Midnight MicroATX Mini Tower Case $99.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.49 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer $64.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) $90.26 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $76.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1597.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-04 12:51 EST-0500

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