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$2000 gaming rig. Thoughts?

unitedx

62 months ago

Note: the build includes peripherals, because I have none (I'm literally starting at 0 items ----- I only have a laptop, which I use for school). 2nd Note: I already have a GPU. I bought an EVGA Superclocked (not 2.0) when the 980 came out.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $374.94 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus X99-A ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $246.99 @ Amazon
Memory A-Data XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $279.98 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $164.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $134.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $157.04 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.75 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor $135.99 @ Best Buy
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $95.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard $73.99 @ SuperBiiz
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Creative Labs A60 4W 2ch Speakers $15.99 @ Micro Center
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1958.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-18 23:27 EST-0500

If you can find me better/cheaper parts, feel free to give your input. My ideal budget is $2k, but I can probably settle for a max of $2.1 or $2.2k

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  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I wonder why you want the "Baby Xeon" aka the 6 core processor you have. Plus the PSU is WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too overkilled. Just get a 420 watt power supply, and you will save A LOT of money.

That wireless adapter is a bit pricey. I recommend the Gigabyte Bluetooth 4.0/WiFi Expansion Card Components Other GC-WB867D-I.

You might also want a hard drive, because 256 GB might not be enough.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Mwave
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $114.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $68.00 @ Newegg
Storage PNY Optima 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $158.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked Video Card $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer $17.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $88.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer K272HULbmiidp 60Hz 27.0" Monitor $299.99 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Linksys AE3000 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $47.49 @ Amazon
Keyboard SteelSeries Apex [RAW] Wired Gaming Keyboard $49.99 @ Micro Center
Mouse SteelSeries Sensei RAW Wired Laser Mouse $44.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers $29.95 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2195.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-19 01:19 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a max of $2.2k I would spend on a build (as of right now). I had already spent $570 a few months ago on my GPU. So, you're saying I should go 2-way SLI for my GPU?

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the above list doesn't include the one you already have, so I'm suggesting SLI.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Part choice reasoning:

Processor (CPU): Let's be honest, Winstone was partially right when he said that the 5820K was a "baby Xeon". I know it may be 5th gen and it looks fancy and all, but actually you won't get much more performance than a good old 4790K, because most games use 4 cores or less, and all 6 cores of the 5820K have lower clock speed than the 4790K. In addition, it uses more power and therefore produces more heat. Also you would have to pay much more for an X99 motherboard and DDR4 RAM (not to mention being more expensive to begin with).

CPU cooler: I chose the Noctua D15 because it is extremely quiet, easy to install, and has equal, if not better performance to even many liquid coolers, such as the h100i.

Motherboard: ASRock is a very reliable brand, and their Fatal1ty series is a great option when it comes to nearly anything. For overclocking (if you're into that) it has many options and is easy to set up, along with lots of other neat features built right into the motherboard.

RAM (Memory): Just some basic RAM, 1866 MHz / CAS 9. 8 GB is all you will need, and if you ever do find that you're in need of more than that (highly unlikely) you can always add more.

SSD: The PNY Optima series is one of the best value SSD series on the market currently. They offer great performance that won't obliterate your wallet.

HDD: For gaming HDDs, there is no better option than Western Digital's Caviar Black line. They have an array of features for gaming, not to mention being fast and quiet.

Video Card: I squeezed in another 980! :D

Case: Phanteks' Enthoo case offers more customizability options than you can even imagine using. Ease-of-access is optimal, and frustration while building or performing maintainance should be absolutely minimal.

Power Supply (PSU): The EVGA SuperNova NEX series is great for the value. It is fully modular and Gold certified, and has more than sufficient wattage.

Optical Drive: Just a basic optical drive.

Operating System (OS): I personally like Win7, but you can choose whatever OS you want my friend.

Wireless Network Adapter: The ASUS is pretty expensive. It looks cool and all, but in reality you will almost never need an omnidirectional antennae setup unless your router is on wheels flying around your house constantly. So, I simply added a nice USB one. Also didn't want the PCI zone to get cramped, those 980s deserve lots of air.

Keyboard/Mouse: Steelseries makes great peripherals. They are comfortable, smooth, and they look sexy as hell.

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