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I'm building a new PC, but it seems a bit pricey.

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Title kinda says it all. Building a PC, I plan to buy it on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it's a lot more expensive than I expected. Most people I ask tell me that $700-$1,500 is a good price to shoot for, but so far, my build clocks in at $2787.70...

 

I'm not really sure what I could safely downgrade. I want it to be able to run new games on high or ultra-high for at least a year or two, and all of the parts I picked seemed like the best out of everything recomended to me. Any downgrades to recomend? Should I even be worried about this price? (it's within my budget but I'll always jump at the chance to grub a bit more money)

 

Also, if it's not too much trouble, I'm not sure what case/monitor/keyboard/mouse ect ect I should go with. Periferals and all. Any recomendations in that field would be welcome.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/68HtYJ

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You could downgrade :

Mobo,

Storage

monitor ( 1440p 60hz ? if you want )

keyboard ( by a lot, get the non led version, I got mine for 80$ )

cpu

etc


Recommend what is best, not what you preffer.

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Title kinda says it all. Building a PC, I plan to buy it on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it's a lot more expensive than I expected. Most people I ask tell me that $700-$1,500 is a good price to shoot for, but so far, my build clocks in at $2787.70...

 

I'm not really sure what I could safely downgrade. I want it to be able to run new games on high or ultra-high for at least a year or two, and all of the parts I picked seemed like the best out of everything recomended to me. Any downgrades to recomend? Should I even be worried about this price? (it's within my budget but I'll always jump at the chance to grub a bit more money)

 

Also, if it's not too much trouble, I'm not sure what case/monitor/keyboard/mouse ect ect I should go with. Periferals and all. Any recomendations in that field would be welcome.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/68HtYJ

Is it just for gaming?Or will you be doing rendering and game streaming also? 

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Title kinda says it all. Building a PC, I plan to buy it on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but it's a lot more expensive than I expected. Most people I ask tell me that $700-$1,500 is a good price to shoot for, but so far, my build clocks in at $2787.70...

 

I'm not really sure what I could safely downgrade. I want it to be able to run new games on high or ultra-high for at least a year or two, and all of the parts I picked seemed like the best out of everything recomended to me. Any downgrades to recomend? Should I even be worried about this price? (it's within my budget but I'll always jump at the chance to grub a bit more money)

 

Also, if it's not too much trouble, I'm not sure what case/monitor/keyboard/mouse ect ect I should go with. Periferals and all. Any recomendations in that field would be welcome.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/68HtYJ

 

What do you plan on using it for and why do you need 4 TB's of storage, that is a hell of a lot of storage?  If you are only using that drive for storage it is a waste getting a WD Black, as you don't need extra performance just to store files or whatever.

 

Peripherals are mostly preference, so I don't think anyone can help you there.

 

Also the 980 ti can run 1440p resolutions at like 120 fps, but you got a 60 fps monitor, so either get a better monitor, or get a cheaper video card imo.  What games do you plan on playing?

 

Also, you gotta give us a budget of some kind.

 

This is what I came up with the little amount of info given.  Saved some money on the CPU, storage, motherboard, PSU, GPU.  I would personally either go with the 1080p, 144 hz monitor that I picked, or a 1440p, 60hz monitor, but like I said the 980 TI is overkill for either of those options.  It is meant for 1440p, 120+ hz, or 4k, both of which the monitors are extremely expensive. So if you want that you gotta dish out the cash to get it.  Early adopter's fee and what not.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler  ($54.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($91.04 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($97.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($482.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($18.89 @ OutletPC) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($86.98 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($249.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1612.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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You're using extremely high end parts. Do you need it? What resolution are you playing at? What are you doing with it?


 My Buyer’s Guide!   

Build:                                               

CPU: Intel Core i5 4690K Cooler: Cryorig R1 Ultimate RAM: Kingston Fury White Series 8GB SSD: OCZ 100 ARC 240GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition Graphics Card: Powercolor PCS+ R9 390 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro (White) Power Supply: EVGA G2 750W Monitor: LG 29UM67-P 29" 21:9 Freesync Sexiness Mouse: Razer Deathadder ChromKeyboard: Razer Blackwidow 2014 Headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400

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1-Why the expensive motherboard, you really don't need it

2-Pick a i5, it has the same performance in games, only difference is in editing

3-Your SSD and HDD are stupidly large

4-Do you really need that expensive power supply

5-That display is really expensive, and do you really need 27''? It's too big.

 

 

Here is the build with the improvements.

 

The build will still be expensive because your not buying the PC alone, you are buying the peripherals and a monitor along.

 

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card  ($659.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($18.89 @ OutletPC) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($86.98 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor  ($254.10 @ B&H) 
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($50.18 @ Amazon) 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2171.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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1-Why the expensive motherboard, you really don't need it

2-Pick a i5, it has the same performance in games, only difference is in editing

3-Your SSD and HDD are stupidly large

4-Do you really need that expensive power supply

5-That display is really expensive, and do you really need 27''? It's too big.

 

 

Here is the build with the improvements.

 

The build will still be expensive because your not buying the PC alone, you are buying the peripherals and a monitor along.

 

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card  ($659.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($18.89 @ OutletPC) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($86.98 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor  ($254.10 @ B&H) 
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($50.18 @ Amazon) 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2171.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-22 03:48 EDT-0400

 

Go one better.

 

Drop everything Razer, HyperX Cloud mix is terribad, Drop to a GTX 970.


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I think that the 980ti is actually a bit overkill for the 1440p 60hz monitor.   I mean witcher 3 is one of the more intensive games and it's getting 66 at max settings on that, you could be hitting 90-100+ on some games and would actually get a lot out of a G-sync monitor.

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If you absolutely insist on a 980Ti. Personally recommend the XFX R9 290 for 270 (240 with rebate).

 

 
Motherboard: Asus Z97 PRO GAMER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($141.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: OCZ ARC 100 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($152.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Toshiba  4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($129.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($649.99 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)  ($85.75 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor  ($254.10 @ B&H) 
Keyboard: Thermaltake POSEIDON Z Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($62.99 @ Directron) 
Mouse: Mad Catz R.A.T. 3 Wired Optical Mouse  ($34.99 @ NCIX US) 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $2160.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-22 03:56 EDT-0400

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HSS Revenir: CPU=i7 5960x @4.5GHz Heatsink=Corsair H100i MOBO=ROG Rampage 5 RAM=Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB @3000MHz SSD=Corsair Neutron GTX 480GB GPU=R9 295x2 PSU=Corsair AX1500i OS=Windows 7 Ultimate

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Never include peripherals in the cost

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Qc4Q23

 

I lowered your resolution to 1080p by the way. But it's ok because ultrawide is better :)


 My Buyer’s Guide!   

Build:                                               

CPU: Intel Core i5 4690K Cooler: Cryorig R1 Ultimate RAM: Kingston Fury White Series 8GB SSD: OCZ 100 ARC 240GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition Graphics Card: Powercolor PCS+ R9 390 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro (White) Power Supply: EVGA G2 750W Monitor: LG 29UM67-P 29" 21:9 Freesync Sexiness Mouse: Razer Deathadder ChromKeyboard: Razer Blackwidow 2014 Headset: Turtle Beach Ear Force XP400

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Here's what I would personally do if I were you.

 

 

 
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($121.98 @ Newegg) 
Storage: OCZ ARC 100 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($152.99 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 OEM (64-bit)  ($85.75 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor  ($254.10 @ B&H) 
Keyboard: Thermaltake POSEIDON Z Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($62.99 @ Directron) 
Mouse: Mad Catz R.A.T. 3 Wired Optical Mouse  ($34.99 @ NCIX US) 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1656.20
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-22 04:00 EDT-0400

Do not  as I  do, and  not  as I say. Instead do as you may..

 

HSS Revenir: CPU=i7 5960x @4.5GHz Heatsink=Corsair H100i MOBO=ROG Rampage 5 RAM=Kingston HyperX Predator 16GB @3000MHz SSD=Corsair Neutron GTX 480GB GPU=R9 295x2 PSU=Corsair AX1500i OS=Windows 7 Ultimate

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You can kind of see a pattern here OP. You went completely overkill and by the looks of it had very little thought put in your build. But we are all here to help out :)

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($64.99 @ Mwave) 
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($55.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($97.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($497.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.99 @ Micro Center) 
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer  ($14.98 @ OutletPC) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($86.98 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 60Hz 25.0" Monitor  ($254.10 @ B&H) 
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse  ($50.18 @ Amazon) 
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1839.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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