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(URGENT!) FIRST PC BUILD $1100 PC Build for Prime Day

1. Budget & Location
US $1100
2. Aim
Mainly towards gaming, planning on playing intense graphics game like Star Citizen, Black Desert, Arma 3, and modified Skyrim

3. Monitors
A single 1080p monitor

4. Peripherals
I need an OS, should I purchase all the hardware and then wait for W10 to release because I would like to use that

5. Why are you upgrading?
On an office PC, integrated graphics, yuh know the usual.

 

I was planning on going something like a 970 msi, 750w, and an i5 4690k. But I'm not sure if I should stick with that sort of build what with the new releases and the (upcoming) 300x series. Anyway, just shoot some builds out I do prefer Nvidia graphics but am still very open to AMD.

 

Also is Prime Day even worth the rush? Like are the savings 10$ off 400$ or are they legit?

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This is pretty similar to something I'm about to build too. 

 

 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($87.55 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($84.67 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($59.98 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($20.00) 
Total: $1087.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 00:57 EDT-0400
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This is pretty similar to something I'm about to build too. 

 

 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($87.55 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($84.67 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($59.98 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($20.00) 
Total: $1087.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 00:57 EDT-0400

 

$20 for the OS, and if I do get W8.1, but W10 releases right after could I still upgrade? Also is a 550W enough?

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This is pretty similar to something I'm about to build too. 

 

 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($87.55 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($84.67 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($59.98 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($20.00) 
Total: $1087.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 00:57 EDT-0400

 

 

This, except maybe a hyper 212 evo and a gigabyte gtx 970 g1 gaming instead.

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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$20 for the OS, and if I do get W8.1, but W10 releases right after could I still upgrade? Also is a 550W enough?

 

Yep you can go straight to 10 when it releases.

And yep, 550w is enough.

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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$20 for the OS, and if I do get W8.1, but W10 releases right after could I still upgrade? Also is a 550W enough?

You can get Windows from here - https://www.g2a.com/windows-8-professional-32-64-bit-cd-key-global.html (its legit). Read this to learn more about upgrading to Windows 10 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-10-faq and yes, 550w is enough. 

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This is pretty similar to something I'm about to build too. 

 

 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($87.55 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($84.67 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($59.98 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($20.00) 
Total: $1087.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 00:57 EDT-0400

 

 

he needs a monitor

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he needs a monitor

I think he has a 1080p one now 

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I think he has a 1080p one now 

Yeah I have one, the monitor section was what you want to use not what you need right? (I didn't read it)

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This is pretty similar to something I'm about to build too. 

 

 
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($87.55 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($84.67 @ Amazon) 
Storage: Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($59.98 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case  ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($20.00) 
Total: $1087.04
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 00:57 EDT-0400

 

Also what do you guys think of using an H440 for this build?

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CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($94.99 @ Newegg) 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($104.98 @ OutletPC) 


Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($97.95 @ OutletPC) 


Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card  ($334.99 @ B&H) 

Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($99.99 @ Newegg) 


Total: $1130.76

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 01:13 EDT-0400

Intel i5 4690k | NZXT Kraken x61 | MSI z97 Gaming 5 | MSI GTX 970 EVGA Supernova G2 750 G-Skill Ripjaws 16GB 2133mhz [2x8] | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB HDD Samsung 850 EVO Series 250GB SSD NZXT H440 [black and Red]


 


Saving for a Dream rig :)


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do you have a 1ms, 144 hertz monitor? if not, throw it away

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($108.95 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($87.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card  ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($44.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: XFX Core Edition 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1121.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 01:16 EDT-0400

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do you have a 1ms, 144 hertz monitor? if not, throw it away

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-4160 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor  ($108.95 @ SuperBiiz)

Motherboard: MSI H97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($87.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($46.99 @ Amazon)

Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 64GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($39.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.00 @ Amazon)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card  ($329.99 @ Amazon)

Case: Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($44.99 @ Directron)

Power Supply: XFX Core Edition 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($79.99 @ Newegg)

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($89.99 @ NCIX US)

Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor  ($249.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $1121.86

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 01:16 EDT-0400

An i3 with a 390, bottleneck maybe? There is also no reason to get a new monitor when you can't fit it in the budget without making pretty big sacrifices and... he has one already. 

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An i3 with a 390, bottleneck maybe? There is also no reason to get a new monitor when you can't fit it in the budget without making pretty big sacrifices and... he has one already. 

 

there will be no bottleneck

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus H97M-E/CSM Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($43.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card  ($491.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Core 2300 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($44.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($69.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 OEM (64-bit)  ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1103.91
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-07-15 01:23 EDT-0400

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you bottleneck kids are hilarious

 

 

crying over bottlenecks

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