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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Just picked this off the build guide as a base because I'm new to this and have ZERO clue to what's good or not.

 

I'm open to improvements if needed! My Budget is 1200 USD$

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/ZHy68Y

 

Edit 1: Sorry for not being very specific. I would like it for gaming and every day use. Budget is only for the builds and I will take care of peripherals on the side!

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What games are you looking to play?  What monitor do you have, or WANT TO have?  Monitor resolution determines GPU required, in simple terms. Only gaming?  Do you want to do video editing, streaming, etc?

 

What else do you need?  Monitor?  Keyboard?  Mouse?  Speakers/headset?  Does this all come out of the $1200?

 

One of my mistakes when building my first PC 20+ years ago was not including the peripherals in my budget.  So I was using a free cheap keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc. for years :)

 

Edit:  Lol, just beat me to it.  I'd swap in the 6GB 1060 for a bit higher framerates, but otherwise I like the above build.


i7 8700K @5.0Ghz - Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate - G. Skill Ripjaws V 16GB 3200Mhz - Gigabyte AORUS Z370 Gaming 5 - Gigabyte AORUS 1080Ti - 750 EVO 512GB + P300 3TB - EVGA Supernova 650 P2 - Fractal Design Define R6 - AOC AGON 35" Ultrawide - Logitech G910, G502, G933, Z5300

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mATX only, or ATX will do?

 

base build, can add more stuff.

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LXTfvn
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/LXTfvn/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor  ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: ASRock - B360M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Memory: GeIL - EVO FORZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($158.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($64.99 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Toshiba - 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Video Card: Asus - Radeon RX 580 4GB Dual Video Card  ($254.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Cooler Master - MasterWatt 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($31.65 @ Newegg) 
Total: $929.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-16 12:28 EDT-0400


Meant to be silent, though not quite.

CPU: i7-2600K 4.5GHz 1.34V Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 RAM: Adata XPG 2x8GB DDR3 2133MHz GPU: Asus GTX 1070 Dual

SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (main boot drive), Transcend SSD370 128GB PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Case: Antec P110 Silent, 5 intakes 1 exhaust Monitor: AOC G2460PF 1080p 144Hz TN + LG 22MP55 1080p 60Hz IPS Keyboard: SteelSeries Apex M260 with Kailh Blue switches Mouse: BenQ Zowie FK1

Intakes: Thermaltake Riing 12CM RGB 256 x3, Antec original case fans x2

Exhaust: Cooler Master Jetflo 120 x1

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7.2k RPM 500GB, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM 

 

Dumped parts:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz, i5-4460 3.2GHz <--- For i7 master race

Motherboard: MSI G41M-P33 Combo, Asus H81M-PLUS

RAM: Xander 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, Kingston 8GB 1600MHz, Kingston 4GB 1600MHz x2 <-- unstable

Graphics card: Gigabyte GTX 275 896MB, Gigabyte RX 470 4GB G1 Gaming

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W rs-500-pcar-a3  <--- how did these old parts survive with this crap

Storage: WD AV 7200RPM 320GB

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, jstudrawa said:

What games are you looking to play?  What monitor do you have, or WANT TO have?  Monitor resolution determines GPU required, in simple terms. Only gaming?  Do you want to do video editing, streaming, etc?

 

What else do you need?  Monitor?  Keyboard?  Mouse?  Speakers/headset?  Does this all come out of the $1200?

 

One of my mistakes when building my first PC 20+ years ago was not including the peripherals in my budget.  So I was using a free cheap keyboard, mouse, speakers, etc. for years :)

 

Edit:  Lol, just beat me to it.  I'd swap in the 6GB 1060 for a bit higher framerates, but otherwise I like the above build.

I'd like for gaming and everyday use.. Been doing FPS all my life with the occasional Single player games like Uncharted series and Fallout! I will handle the peripherals on the side.

 

Edit: Uncharted is Playstation exclusive my bad lol

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