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The Absolute Best Computer You can Build For 1,000-1,200 dollars.

by CaptainKendo

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13 Comments

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  • #1: The Absolute Best Computer You can Build For 1,000-1,200 dollars. (46 months ago)

Description

My friend recently built a 1000 dollar computer with a gtx 770 and a 8350. It wasn't a bad build, but I thought I could do better. BEHOLD! This is the perfect computer in the sweetspot range of 1000-1,200 dollars. The center of this build is a i7-5820k and a r9-290x. If anyone has a better build in this range, feel free to challenge me. Enjoy!

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Compatibility Check: See notes below.

Estimated Wattage: 496W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $425.00 FREE $425.00 SuperBiiz Buy
CPU Cooler
Motherboard
Memory
Storage $39.89 FREE $39.89 OutletPC Buy
$59.89 FREE $59.89 OutletPC Buy
Video Card
Case $59.99 -$10.00 FREE $49.99 Newegg Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Power Supply $149.87 -$10.00 FREE $139.87 OutletPC Buy
$10.00 mail-in rebate
Base Total: $734.64
Mail-in Rebates: -$20.00
Total: $714.64
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

Compatibility Notes

  • The Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case supports video cards up to 430mm long, but video cards over 300mm may block drive bays. Since the Sapphire - Radeon R9 290X 4 GB Tri-X Video Card is 305mm long, some drive bays may not be usable.
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Vitacomp 2 points 46 months ago

Terrible SSD.

Also you can do so much better for gaming, but if you're streaming, gaming, rendering or whatever else really then this is quite nice.

CaptainKendo submitter 1 point 46 months ago

Thanks for your feedback. I don't really game, so this may be slightly biased towards myself. I am aware that this is not the fastest ssd because of NAND updates that cause it to have r/w speeds from 150-200 mb/s, but it is still better than a hard drive. What could I have done better for gaming?

Vitacomp 3 points 46 months ago

Selecting any other SSD would be better, and it's like 2$ at most for a better one.

Anyways, for gaming it's just overkill. The X99 platform in general costs a lot for gaming uses and most would be better off with LGA 1150. Since you plan on what I'm assuming is rendering or modelling, design work in general, then it's a good choice. (If the programs use 12 threads.)

PhillipWeaver 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

I accept your challenge! (Keep in mind this is for gaming, not modeling or rendering.)

PhillipWeaver 1 Build 2 points 46 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fRrb6h Of course I forgot the link

CaptainKendo submitter 1 point 46 months ago

Nice build, I just perfer the hex core and ddr4

PhillipWeaver 1 Build 1 point 46 months ago

Yeah, but for gaming it will make almost no difference.

CaptainKendo submitter 1 point 46 months ago

true dat, but for rendering....

Godzlegend1 2 points 46 months ago

How is this a guide?? Please......... people have to stop doing this.

CaptainKendo submitter 0 points 46 months ago

I am guiding people on my reccomendation of a computer

greenfinja 1 point 46 months ago

It's quite a bit over 1200 if you want a decent os...

CaptainKendo submitter 1 point 46 months ago

True, but I use Linux, so...

a_w_green 1 point 44 months ago

8/8 m8 celebr8 d0nt h8 congratul8

Reason:
Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i7-5820K 3.3 GHz 6-Core Processor 17W - 140W
Cooler Master - Seidon 120M 86.15 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 10W - 15W
Crucial - Ballistix Sport 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory 11W - 11W
Seagate - Barracuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Kingston - SSDNow V300 Series 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Sapphire - Radeon R9 290X 4 GB Tri-X Video Card 75W - 300W
Total: 119W - 496W