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GoldenGamer

52 months ago

Hi I am planning on building a gaming pc for around $1000. I would like some advice about lowering the price without lowering the performance. Monitor and OS are included in this build. I was thinking of getting an SSD but then I realized I would skip out and intead spend more on the GPU My Build PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor $99.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $92.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $298.99 @ Newegg
Case Rosewill BLACKHAWK-BLUE ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.98 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Encore ENEWI-1XN45 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $7.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Samsung S22D300NY 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $119.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Rosewill RK-8100 Wired Gaming Keyboard $22.08 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1021.31
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $991.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-28 23:41 EDT-0400

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  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Replace:

  • Power supply. That is a low quality unit

  • The Z chipset is for overclocking, which you cannot do. For 1000, you should be running an i5, not an i3.

This is slightly over, but this is a much better build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $163.95 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $74.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $52.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $314.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $56.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $58.99 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $91.69 @ NCIX US
Wireless Network Adapter Encore ENEWI-1XN45 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $7.89 @ OutletPC
Monitor Samsung S22D300NY 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $119.99 @ B&H
Keyboard Rosewill RK-8100 Wired Gaming Keyboard $22.08 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1039.51
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-29 00:14 EDT-0400
  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok thanks I was unsure about going for an i5 but now I see it's worth it in the long run.

  • 52 months ago
  • 1 point

I would strongly recommend adding in a 120gb boot ssd from something like Crucial. Adata, Kingston (NOT SSDNOW), Intel or Samsung (NOT 840 EVO).

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