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Highguy

Need help to build a $1200 USD PC

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1. Budget & Location

1200 MAX $USD

2. Aim

I want to be able to do streaming and play games such as BF1, CS:GO, WWII and be able to do Photoshop and render videos.

I don't want to overclock.

3. Monitors

I own 2 1080p 60hz monitor. Maybe eventually will upgrade to 1440 or 4k IDK yet.

4. Peripherals

I only need the computer nothing more. Already have the monitors, mouse, OS, keyboard, optical drive etc. I only need the PC parts.

5. Why are you upgrading?

This is my first PC build.

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CPU: Intel i7-7700K 4.2 GHz / CPU Cooler: Cryorig H7  / Board: ASRock Z270 Taichi / GPU: Nvidia 1060 6gb EVGA SC / GPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken G12 with Thermaltake Water 3.0 120mm RAM: White Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz SSD: 2x Samsung 850 Evo 250 and 3TB WD blue HDD / PSU: Corasir 550cx / Case: NZXT s340 Elite White 

Peep out my "About Me" section for some ideas for builds for first time builders!

 

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3 hours ago, Highguy said:

1. Budget & Location

1200 MAX $USD

2. Aim

I want to be able to do streaming and play games such as BF1, CS:GO, WWII and be able to do Photoshop and render videos.

I don't want to overclock.

3. Monitors

I own 2 1080p 60hz monitor. Maybe eventually will upgrade to 1440 or 4k IDK yet.

4. Peripherals

I only need the computer nothing more. Already have the monitors, mouse, OS, keyboard, optical drive etc. I only need the PC parts.

5. Why are you upgrading?

This is my first PC build.

Since you won't be overclocking, a locked Intel Coffee Lake cpu makes the most sense. Tough to fit the budget, but this should provide decent performance.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.89 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($127.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($154.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($92.88 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($41.77 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($468.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($54.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($69.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1211.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-17 19:16 EST-0500


80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.89 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($133.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: Team - Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($139.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($78.89 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($41.77 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB DUKE OC Video Card  ($514.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($34.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply  ($58.89 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1203.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-11-17 20:52 EST-0500


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Zotac GTX 1070ti Mini RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: MSI X370 Gaming Plus case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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