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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi,

My brother is building a new PC and is looking for parts to pick with a total of $1000. No keyboard/mouse, monitor, or Windows needed. Case appearance isn't that important as long as it's not god awful and still has good airflow. No modular PSU needed. Maybe something like an i5 4460 for the CPU? (I love mine)

Thoughts?
 

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You can easily get an i5 4690k in there, and a gtx 970 or similarly priced GPU, along with an SSD, great PSU, great case, and such.

 

I would highly suggest a modular PSU, or at least a semi-modular PSU, it will make your life a hell of a lot easier when it comes to cable managing.


Specs: CPU - Intel i7 8700K @ 5GHz | GPU - Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming | Motherboard - ASUS Strix Z370-G WIFI AC | RAM - XPG Gammix DDR4-3000MHz 32GB (2x16GB) | Main Drive - Samsung 850 Evo 500GB M.2 | Other Drives - 7TB/3 Drives | CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i Pro | Case - Fractal Design Define C Mini TG | Power Supply - EVGA G3 850W

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($67.99 @ SuperBiiz) 




Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 


Total: $1092.92

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 21:58 EST-0500

 

if you want SSD and 16 gigs of ram but still 1080p max out

 


 

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz) 

Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($67.99 @ SuperBiiz) 



Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.88 @ OutletPC) 


Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card  ($394.99 @ Micro Center) 

Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 


Total: $995.79

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 21:59 EST-0500

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CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($67.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1092.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 21:58 EST-0500

 

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Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($132.98 @ Newegg) 




Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card  ($319.99 @ Amazon) 



Total: $1071.28

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 22:03 EST-0500

 

Little over $1000, but is pretty good.


Specs: CPU - Intel i7 8700K @ 5GHz | GPU - Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming | Motherboard - ASUS Strix Z370-G WIFI AC | RAM - XPG Gammix DDR4-3000MHz 32GB (2x16GB) | Main Drive - Samsung 850 Evo 500GB M.2 | Other Drives - 7TB/3 Drives | CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i Pro | Case - Fractal Design Define C Mini TG | Power Supply - EVGA G3 850W

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($28.37 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($329.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1029.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 22:05 EST-0500


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Posted · Original PosterOP

You can easily get an i5 4690k in there, and a gtx 970 or similarly priced GPU, along with an SSD, great PSU, great case, and such.

 

I would highly suggest a modular PSU, or at least a semi-modular PSU, it will make your life a hell of a lot easier when it comes to cable managing.

I doubt he really needs the OC. I'd rather money go elsewhere.


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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($28.37 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($95.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($39.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.88 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.98 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card  ($329.98 @ SuperBiiz)

Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $1029.16

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 22:05 EST-0500

Over budget. Also, xeon?


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Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($132.98 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card  ($319.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1071.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 22:03 EST-0500
 
Little over $1000, but is pretty good.

 

Over budget and I don't really need the OC.


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CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($67.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1092.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 21:58 EST-0500
 
if you want SSD and 16 gigs of ram but still 1080p max out
 
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($174.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($67.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card  ($394.99 @ Micro Center) 
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $995.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 21:59 EST-0500

 

Oh god the SPEC-03. I have it and despise it.


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CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($213.99 @ SuperBiiz) 


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 


Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.88 @ OutletPC) 


Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390X 8GB PCS+ Video Card  ($381.99 @ NCIX US) 

Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Micro Center) 


Total: $1011.17

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 22:12 EST-0500

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Over budget. Also, xeon?

It has HyperThreading, I dont know if it would be much use for you, but I thought it'd be worth throwing up as a suggestion.

Its better than the i5 when it comes to doing CPU intensive things like rendering and editing and stuff of that nature.


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Over budget. Also, xeon?

 

Xeons are basically i7s that you can't overclock, don't have integrated graphics, and support ECC memory.

They're also quite a bit cheaper depending on the one you get.


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Xeons are basically i7s that you can't overclock, don't have integrated graphics, and support ECC memory.

They're also quite a bit cheaper depending on the one you get.

Is it needed for gaming?


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It has HyperThreading, I dont know if it would be much use for you, but I thought it'd be worth throwing up as a suggestion.

Its better than the i5 when it comes to doing CPU intensive things like rendering and editing and stuff of that nature.

Not doing any editing.


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CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($213.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($77.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390X 8GB PCS+ Video Card  ($381.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Micro Center) 
Total: $1011.17
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-17 22:12 EST-0500

 

Could I get a 4460 and better GPU? Also then I'd save on the mobo


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Is it needed for gaming?

 

It'd be just as effective as an i5 for gaming.


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Not doing any editing.

Ok, the i5 will do fine then :)

The Xeon is usually a good alternative option otherwise.


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Over budget and I don't really need the OC.

Just drop the overclock on aytex's build, slap a 120gb ssd and you are ready to rockass.

Maybe s340? Looks nicer than the spec.

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Ok, the i5 will do fine then :)

The Xeon is usually a good alternative option otherwise.

Xeon is good for 8 thread low cost, don't think he needs that, stronger single cores and 4 threads still ideal for gaming.
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It'd be just as effective as an i5 for gaming.

 

The only better GPU is a GTX 980Ti.

 

Ok, the i5 will do fine then  :)

The Xeon is usually a good alternative option otherwise.

 

Just drop the overclock on aytex's build, slap a 120gb ssd and you are ready to rockass.

Maybe s340? Looks nicer than the spec.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4hfL8d

This is what I'm looking at now. If possible (I hate myself for saying this) I'd like to do AMD GPUs just so I can crossfire in the future. Buying an SLI board is really expensive and the only good NVIDIA cards imo are the 970 and 980ti, with a big price gap. If I could find a good AMD GPU to fill in the rest of the budget and then crossfire later on that would be ideal.


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