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Imaginary gary

First custom build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Ok so i have been thinking about building my first custom pc  my spending limit is around 3000- 3500 $us it is primarily going to be used for gaming and the types of games will vary from something as simple as minecraft to more demanding games  like Crysis and space engineers now i also am looking for a monitor, mouse, keyboard, headset and speakers but the cost of that will not be a part of my 3k budget. im also a little shallow when it comes to looks i was looking to go for a white and purple or white and blue

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Will this build be solely used for gaming? Or are you going to be doing some work on the side (video editing, rendering etc.)?


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25 minutes ago, Imaginary gary said:

its solely gaming i have no interest with anything at this time

 

This will be great for your purposes:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($111.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($82.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($149.45 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card  ($638.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ NCIX US) 
Power Supply: Rosewill 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($71.99 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit)  ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $1724.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-08 02:11 EDT-0400

 

 

This will be super overkill:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($114.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($150.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($68.99 @ Adorama) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($68.99 @ Adorama) 
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($209.93 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($638.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($638.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($61.59 @ NZXT) 
Power Supply: LEPA 1200W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($154.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $2523.33
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-08 02:02 EDT-0400

Edited by HPWebcamAble
Fixed mobo choice

i7 4790k | MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition | G.Skill Ripjaws X 16 GB | Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB | 2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB | MSI GTX 970 Twin Frozr V | Fractal Design R4 | EVGA 650W

A gaming PC for your budget: $800 - $1000 - $1500 - $1800 - $2600 - $9001

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20 minutes ago, Imaginary gary said:

its solely gaming i have no interest with anything at this time

 

You won't need anything more than $2500 then. Anything over would be unnecessary.

 

However, if you can wait a little longer for Polaris/Pascal, you'll see an increased performance from the current Maxwell cards:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($114.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($150.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($149.45 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB XTREME GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($649.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB XTREME GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($649.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ NCIX US) 
Total: $2469.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-08 02:05 EDT-0400


'Fanboyism is stupid' - someone on this forum.

Be nice to each other boys and girls. And don't cheap out on a power supply.

Spoiler

CPU: Intel Core i7 4790K - 4.5 GHz | Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO | RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 | SSD: Samsung 850 EVO - 500GB | GPU: MSI GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB | PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 650 G2 | Case: NZXT Phantom 530 | Cooling: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate | Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q | Peripherals: Corsair Vengeance K70 and Razer DeathAdder

 

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5 minutes ago, HPWebcamAble said:

This will be great for your purposes:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($111.99 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI B150 PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($89.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory  ($74.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($149.45 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card  ($638.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($89.99 @ NCIX US) 
Power Supply: Rosewill 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($71.99 @ Amazon) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB (32/64-bit)  ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Total: $1731.26
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-08 02:01 EDT-0400

 

Just curious, why did you put a B150 mobo with a 6700k? There's no point in getting a 6700k if you're not going to have a board that you can overclock it on...


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3 minutes ago, Ophidio said:

Just curious, why did you put a B150 mobo with a 6700k? There's no point in getting a 6700k if you're not going to have a board that you can overclock it on...

Oops, was clearly zoned out. Fixing that... Fixed

Edited by HPWebcamAble

i7 4790k | MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition | G.Skill Ripjaws X 16 GB | Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB | 2x Seagate Barracuda 2TB | MSI GTX 970 Twin Frozr V | Fractal Design R4 | EVGA 650W

A gaming PC for your budget: $800 - $1000 - $1500 - $1800 - $2600 - $9001

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hee ya go, a blue/white themed build with some black (cant avoid lol)

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dWQMP6
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dWQMP6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($238.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40F-W 105.9 CFM CPU Cooler  ($44.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-DELUXE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($299.99 @ B&H) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($85.49 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($85.49 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($74.74 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($619.99 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($619.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: NZXT Noctis 450 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($119.99 @ Directron) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $2379.64
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-08 02:10 EDT-0400

if you think you wanna go i7 6700k, go ahead

 

edit: i filled all ram slots with 4 gb stick so it looks better, but you can get 2x8gb for future expansion if you dont mind the slot being empty :P


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Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

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Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

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be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

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Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

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Acer monitors, Gigabyte, Seagate HDD, Kingston SSD, Razer (except their mouse), XiaoMi Phones

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

now my question is if  i was to get a 980 ti is it worth going the extra mile to get 2 and a 2 way sli and how does that work

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Imaginary gary said:

now my question is if  i was to get a 980 ti is it worth going the extra mile to get 2 and a 2 way sli and how does that work

 

 

if u want AAA titles at 4k yes

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1 minute ago, Imaginary gary said:

now my question is if  i was to get a 980 ti is it worth going the extra mile to get 2 and a 2 way sli and how does that work

if you game above 1440p, like 4k, then you'll need two 980ti to push decent fps in decent settings in modern games

at 1440p. one 980ti is arguably enough


Things I need help with: *new* Need help from "G-sync Compatible" monitor owner(s)

Spoiler

 

 

I hate Intel's pricing, Ryzen's weird quirks, Nvidia's pricing, and Radeon GPUs in general

 

Spoiler

 

Products I like:

Spoiler

Sony Xperia Z1 / Z2 / 10 ii, Asus Strix 970 / 1070, Samsung SSD, WD HDD, Corsair PSUs (AX, RM, CX(grey)), GeForce GPU, NZXT N450/S340, be quiet! Coolers, G.Skill Trident RAM, Logitech M525, Logitech G440, Razer Deathadder Elite

 

Products I hate:

Spoiler

Xperia Z3, XiaoMi 5c, Radeon GPUs, Razer Audio Products, any bloatwares

 

Companies I absolutely adore: (and hope it stays that way)

Spoiler

be quiet! - sent me AM4 mounting for my DRP3 even though it's way past the timeframe stated, no questions asked

Corsair - very good RMA experience, absolutely recommend

 

Companies I hate:

Spoiler

Nvidia, Intel, Apple, TMT (Thundermatch, a retailer)

 

Personal Blacklisted Companies:

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Acer monitors, Gigabyte, Seagate HDD, Kingston SSD, Razer (except their mouse), XiaoMi Phones

 

Remember, just because I had good/bad experiences with these companies/product, doesn't mean you will have similar experiences too. I would still recommend these products if they made sense for your needs, but I'll add a disclaimer of my experience if it's relevant. Feel free to DM me asking why they are where they are.

 

 

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