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1200$ Gaming Pc Help

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Hi, Id like to build a gaming pc with a 1200$ budget.

- No Monitor (still please tell me a good option for a monitor)

- No OS

- Cool looking :P

- If you can a pcpartpicker link

- If you want explain why you choose those parts or just the important ones

- Please add wifi, cd/dvd

- LED (but it wont count in the 1200$ budget)

- Let me know good mouse and keyboard (dont add it to the budget)

Thanks for your time.

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Hi, Id like to build a gaming pc with a 1200$ budget.

- No Monitor (still please tell me a good option for a monitor)

- No OS

- Cool looking :P

- If you can a pcpartpicker link

- If you want explain why you choose those parts or just the important ones

- Please add wifi, cd/dvd

- LED (but it wont count in the 1200$ budget)

- Let me know good mouse and keyboard (dont add it to the budget)

Thanks for your time.

Have you started making anything yourself? or do you want a brand new one? if so just check all the builds on pcpartpicker


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the evga gpu below is one of the most powerful 980's in their line up. it requires 263w so i added a bigger psu.

 

info here:

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-3988-KR

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($191.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-DS3H-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Team Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($63.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Classified ACX 2.0 Video Card  ($573.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Antec 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($17.89 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($29.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1196.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-15 15:27 EDT-0400


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solid evga gpu in the 980 gs:

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=04G-P4-2984-KR

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($263.98 @ Newegg)

CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler  ($59.99 @ Newegg)

Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($99.89 @ OutletPC)

Memory: Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($49.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($63.89 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB FTW ACX 2.0 - GS Video Card  ($503.98 @ Newegg)

Case: Cooler Master N400 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($55.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: Antec 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Total: $1213.59

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-15 15:21 EDT-0400

Why a regular 980?


CPU: i7-6700k | Cooling: NZXT Kraken x61 (Pull) | Mobo: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB DDR4-3000 | GPU: Zotac 1080 Amp! Extreme
SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | HDD: WD 2TB Black | Case: NZXT H440 White | PSU: EVGA 850 G2

 

 

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Why a regular 980?

 

i edited the post. included one of the most powerful evga 980's in their line up


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Motherboard: MSI H170 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($121.98 @ Newegg) 


Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($63.89 @ OutletPC) 


Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card  ($497.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($68.99 @ SuperBiiz) 


Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($39.97 @ Amazon) 

Total: $1194.52

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-15 15:41 EDT-0400


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Hi, Id like to build a gaming pc with a 1200$ budget.

- No Monitor (still please tell me a good option for a monitor)

- No OS

- Cool looking :P

- If you can a pcpartpicker link

- If you want explain why you choose those parts or just the important ones

- Please add wifi, cd/dvd

- LED (but it wont count in the 1200$ budget)

- Let me know good mouse and keyboard (dont add it to the budget)

Thanks for your time.

If you can spend an extra 40$ or so, try getting 16GB Ram like this instead of 8GB. 8GB is starting to not cut it anymore

 

 
Motherboard: MSI Z170A PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($99.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card  ($497.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Aerocool Aero-1000 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($81.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSC0 DVD/CD Writer  ($13.99 @ NCIX US) 
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($17.89 @ OutletPC) 
Total: $1247.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-15 23:23 EDT-0400
 
I think most of the part is pretty self explained. The i5 6600k = newest architecture + good performance + unlock so you can overclock later on. Motherboard is decent, good looking enough, support almost everything you will ever needed including front usb 3.1 and pci slot for your wifi card too. It dont support SLI though so bear that in mind. 980 is a blast. 

As for keyboard, I dont have any recommendation other than a backlight-mechanical-cherry switch keyboard. Choose whichever you like. For mouse I prefer the Logitech G502 over every other mouse (I own a Razer Naga as well as trying every mouse I can put my hand on in the shop) mainly due to it free scroll wheel mode and it shape/adjustable weight. You can also switch it DPI on the fly as well as customize it buttons.


My rig: Intel Core i7 4790k | MSI Z97 PC Mate | GSKILL Ripjaws X 16GB 1866MHz | ADATA Premier SP550 480GB SSD | Seagate Barracuda 3TB | Seagate Barracuda 2TB  | MSI Gaming X GTX 1070 | Thermaltake Versa N21 | Corsair CX550M Semi Modular PSU | AOC G2460PF 144Hz | Logitech G502 | GSKILL Ripjaws KM780  | GAMDIAS HEPHAESTUS V2  PCPartPicker | Old Build Log | New Build Log

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