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Posted · Original PosterOP

I was planning on building my first gaming computer instead of buying a gaming laptop from best-buy. I do not plan on spending much more than $1,500 (U.S.) and i did not know where i should start. Gaming wise, I was not planning on playing AAA games. I was not planning on putting peripherals in my budget and was thinking of getting some cheap monitors, 2 eventually. I have been looking at tutorials, and i know that the components have to be compatible. I do not know much about the statistics of parts and was hoping you guys would give some suggestions.

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1. Welcome to the forums!

2. Use pcpartpicker.com, it is a great resource. Always check with us though

3. With a budget as large as $1500, your are going to have nothing but a AAA capable machine.

 

Tell us more about what games, resolution, and other tasks


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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, Philcat101 said:

2. Use pcpartpicker.com, it is a great resource. Always check with us though

I will check it out and post a list

24 minutes ago, Philcat101 said:

Tell us more about what games, resolution, and other tasks

If i can handle AAA games i would most likely switch over to a pc gamer (Buying latest games on PC instead of console).

 

Is 1440x900 a good resolution.

 

The only other tasks would be watching streams, videos, and just browsing the web. I do not plan on recording or editing any videos nor do I plan on streaming.

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Just now, DoubleJDog1218 said:

I will check it out and post a list

If i can handle AAA games i would most likely switch over to a pc gamer (Buying latest games on PC instead of console).

 

Is 1440x900 a good resolution.

 

The only other tasks would be watching streams, videos, and just browsing the web. I do not plan on recording or editing any videos nor do I plan on streaming.

OK, this sounds good. I have to go to bed because it is late, but I will help you tomorrow. Can't wait to help you :)


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Is 1440x900 a good resolution.

With a Budget of $1500 you computer will be able to play 4k quite well (thanks to the new GTX 1070), unless you spend it all on custom water cooling and a fancy case. If you aren't looking for the best monitors i would say at least go 1920x1080. The cheapest one on newegg (didn't really search that hard) is 83 US dollars. a 1080p 144 hz is $100 more.

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34 minutes ago, BeezerB said:

With a Budget of $1500 you computer will be able to play 4k quite well (thanks to the new GTX 1070), unless you spend it all on custom water cooling and a fancy case. If you aren't looking for the best monitors i would say at least go 1920x1080. The cheapest one on newegg (didn't really search that hard) is 83 US dollars. a 1080p 144 hz is $100 more.

I do want to use a water cooler for the CPU but I am fine with using a fan. As for the monitor somewhere under 100 would be nice. Ill check out newegg.

 

1 hour ago, Philcat101 said:

2. Use pcpartpicker.com, it is a great resource. Always check with us though

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($229.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($59.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: *MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($147.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: *Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($64.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: *PNY CS1311 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($219.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card  ($449.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($96.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: *EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($75.98 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2055SM 19.5" 60Hz Monitor  ($84.99 @ Amazon) 

 

Total: $1430.90

 

I would appreciate opinions on if i can cut back on anything or improve.

It based it off of one of the build guides I saw on pcpartpicker

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8 hours ago, DoubleJDog1218 said:

I do want to use a water cooler for the CPU but I am fine with using a fan. As for the monitor somewhere under 100 would be nice. Ill check out newegg.

 

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($229.99 @ Amazon) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($59.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: *MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($147.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: *Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($64.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: *PNY CS1311 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($219.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card  ($449.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($96.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: *EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($75.98 @ Newegg) 
Monitor: ViewSonic VA2055SM 19.5" 60Hz Monitor  ($84.99 @ Amazon) 

 

Total: $1430.90

 

I would appreciate opinions on if i can cut back on anything or improve.

It based it off of one of the build guides I saw on pcpartpicker

Hello there! I personally feel that you should spend the extra money to get the i7-6700k, in addition, you should not get the founders edition of the GTX1070 and instead opt for the cheaper and better ones with an aftermarket cooler. I also think a smaller SSD with a bigger hard drive would be better if you plan to store media and some larger games instead of a large ssd. Also, getting a monitor with a lower respond time as the one in your part list was 25ms which can be quite noticable. I made a partlist for reference, feel free to change any part to your liking. If you want to watercool your cpu it would be more significant if you were to get a 240mm or 280mm aio watercooler, but I placed a aircooler in my partlist as i feel its quite comparable to a 120mm aio watercooler and also so it can fit the 1500 budget.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($344.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($46.99 @ Amazon) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($150.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($64.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($92.00 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.00 @ B&H) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card  ($429.99 @ NCIX US) 
Case: Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($96.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ Amazon) 
Monitor: Asus VP228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor  ($109.99 @ B&H) 
Total: $1485.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-20 09:01 EDT-0400


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4 hours ago, EddieHero said:

Hello there! I personally feel that you should spend the extra money to get the i7-6700k

What is the benefit of buying the i7-6700k over the i5-6600k?

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25 minutes ago, DoubleJDog1218 said:

What is the benefit of buying the i7-6700k over the i5-6600k?

It has more cores, so you can do more stuff at the same time.

Now with your use case, I don't think you have to use all $1500 towards your build, because you are getting a little more performance for way more money (for the things you do)

I am coming up with a better list for a lower price right now...


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Try this:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($229.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI H170A PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($101.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($91.81 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card  ($249.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($96.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($80.42 @ Amazon) 
Total: $941.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-20 14:17 EDT-0400


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MY OLD BUILD (AKA PREBUILT MONSTROSITY)
INSANITY: AMD Athlon II X2 @ 3.0 GHz | Geforce GT 720 2 GB | 4 GB DDR3 @ 1333 MHz | 120 GB Silicon Power SSD | 500 GB Hitachi HDD

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 hours ago, Philcat101 said:

Try this:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($229.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: MSI H170A PC Mate ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($101.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($39.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($91.81 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card  ($249.99 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case  ($96.99 @ Amazon) 
Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($80.42 @ Amazon) 
Total: $941.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-20 14:17 EDT-0400

I think i might go for this because i was intending to cut back a little in order to buy monitors and peripherals and if this can run games smooth then I think I will take it.

 

Unless there are any other suggestions, I would still appreciate it. Also, Is there an in depth tutorial on how to build it. I have watched Linus but I got a little confused with some parts.

 

Thanks again.

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8 hours ago, DoubleJDog1218 said:

I think i might go for this because i was intending to cut back a little in order to buy monitors and peripherals and if this can run games smooth then I think I will take it.

 

Unless there are any other suggestions, I would still appreciate it. Also, Is there an in depth tutorial on how to build it. I have watched Linus but I got a little confused with some parts.

 

Thanks again.

Hello there, the build above is quite decent and can definitely satisfy your needs. however, theres somethings you might want to take note such as that the motherboard does not support SLI and if you go with the 970 you cant add another one in the future, also the new RX480 and GTX1060s might be good alternatives if you might want to consider those especially the rx480 since the gtx1060 does not support sli. the current motherboard supports crossfire though so two rx480s would work fine.


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