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I'm building a computer for $1000, but I'd like feedback on the current system I'm thinking of making. What can I improve, what can I get that's cheaper, but has the same performance, ect. I'll mainly be playing CS:GO, Guild Wars 2, Battlefield 4, Minecraft and Diablo 3:RoS. I don't have any plans on overclocking, but a K series processor would be nice just in-case.

 

Here is the current build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TX9F7P
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TX9F7P/by_merchant/
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($259.95 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($13.99 @ Newegg) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($117.99 @ NCIX US) 
Memory: Panram Ninja-V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($89.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Mushkin Chronos 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($129.99 @ Newegg) 
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card  ($319.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Micro Center) 
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1081.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Buy a Z170 MOBO.

 

Buy a 250GB SSD + 1TB HDD.

 

Avoid GIGABYTE and ASUS AMD GPU' s.

 

Buy an ITX or mATX case or your MOBO will look very out of place.

 

Avoid NEX PSU' s; buy a SeaSonic or XFX unit instead.

Intel Core i7-6700K | Corsair H105 | Asus Z170I PRO GAMING | G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB | 950 PRO 512GB M.2

 

Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB STRIX OC | BitFenix Prodigy (Black/Red) | XFX PRO Black Edition 850W

 

 

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You can't overclock with the H170. Changed that. Don't need 16GB for gaming, unless you're editing. Changed the storage to an 850 EVO 250GB, but you can make this 500GB if desired although not necessary. Changed the 390 to Sapphire, Gigabyte is so-so in AMD aftermarket coolers. Changed the PSU to a much better GS series model:

 


 

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($259.95 @ SuperBiiz) 


Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($104.78 @ OutletPC) 


Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($84.88 @ OutletPC) 

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card  ($328.98 @ Newegg) 

Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Micro Center) 


Total: $989.54

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-04 20:39 EST-0500

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You can't overclock with the H170. Changed that. Don't need 16GB for gaming, unless you're editing. Changed the storage to an 850 EVO 250GB, but you can make this 500GB if desired although not necessary. Changed the 390 to Sapphire, Gigabyte is so-so in AMD aftermarket coolers. Changed the PSU to a much better GS series model:
 
 
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($259.95 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($104.78 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($84.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 390 8GB Nitro Video Card  ($328.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case  ($49.99 @ Micro Center) 
Total: $989.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-04 20:39 EST-0500

 

 

Nah I'd rather stick with the 480GB SSD because Battlefield with all DLC is 60GB alone. GW2 is about 20GB, CSGO is about 12GB, and Diablo 3 is about 21+GB. OS is about another 5GB or more. So that leaves me with just 110GB left over, not to mention all the adobe products I have and software. I don't do HDD anymore, too slow.

 

But this is a good build, and I'm gunna get it. Thanks!

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Nah I'd rather stick with the 480GB SSD because Battlefield with all DLC is 60GB alone. GW2 is about 20GB, CSGO is about 12GB, and Diablo 3 is about 21+GB. OS is about another 5GB or more. So that leaves me with just 110GB left over, not to mention all the adobe products I have and software. I don't do HDD anymore, too slow.

 

But this is a good build, and I'm gunna get it. Thanks!

The point of getting a SSD is for boot times not to store games.  That's what the HDD is for, you can use the SSD for documents and the such while you have your games again on the HDD.  Plus a 480GB SSD is more expensive than getting a 1tb HDD or even a pair of 1TB HDD.

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Nah I'd rather stick with the 480GB SSD because Battlefield with all DLC is 60GB alone. GW2 is about 20GB, CSGO is about 12GB, and Diablo 3 is about 21+GB. OS is about another 5GB or more. So that leaves me with just 110GB left over, not to mention all the adobe products I have and software. I don't do HDD anymore, too slow.

 

But this is a good build, and I'm gunna get it. Thanks!

 

Unless you have a huge budget which you don't, SSDs should be for OS and 1-2 games only. You'll run out of space in a month. Get a 1TB hard drive and then get another SSD in the future and copy the games onto the new SSD. Plus HDD load times are not that bad

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The fact of the matter is... SSDs are only going to help with Load times. So you can Load those games a bit faster. After they load, that's it, it is no longer making the game faster.

 

My suggestion is to get a better/smaller SSD and just put base programs on it, while storing everything else on your HDDs.

 

Out of the games you listed, put Guild Wars 2 and Diablo 3:RoS on the SSD.

 

Guild Wars will help with transitioning in and out of dugeons and zones.

 

Diablo 3 will help with the same thing, because they have a lot of loading.

 

The others won't benefit from loading faster.

 

IF in the end you decide to go the other way... it's your choice, and yes it will work... but this gives more storage.

 

Use this build, it cannot overclock, but it's hyperthreaded, so it's very powerful.

 

The CPU cooler I chose is the community choice, so it's a good one.

 

390x is more powerful than your 390 choice.

 

BitFenix Neos is a great budget case, it comes with needed filters and fans, as well as good build quality.

 

I also themed the build to be Blue/Black. Enjoy.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($84.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X 8GB SOC Video Card  ($389.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: BitFenix Neos ATX Mid Tower Case  ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Cooler Master 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($76.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1062.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-04 22:13 EST-0500

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The fact of the matter is... SSDs are only going to help with Load times. So you can Load those games a bit faster. After they load, that's it, it is no longer making the game faster.

 

My suggestion is to get a better/smaller SSD and just put base programs on it, while storing everything else on your HDDs.

 

Out of the games you listed, put Guild Wars 2 and Diablo 3:RoS on the SSD.

 

Guild Wars will help with transitioning in and out of dugeons and zones.

 

Diablo 3 will help with the same thing, because they have a lot of loading.

 

The others won't benefit from loading faster.

 

IF in the end you decide to go the other way... it's your choice, and yes it will work... but this gives more storage.

 

Use this build, it cannot overclock, but it's hyperthreaded, so it's very powerful.

 

The CPU cooler I chose is the community choice, so it's a good one.

 

390x is more powerful than your 390 choice.

 

BitFenix Neos is a great budget case, it comes with needed filters and fans, as well as good build quality.

 

I also themed the build to be Blue/Black. Enjoy.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($242.99 @ SuperBiiz)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($29.99 @ Amazon)

Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($62.98 @ Newegg)

Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($71.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($84.88 @ OutletPC)

Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($49.98 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390X 8GB SOC Video Card  ($389.99 @ Micro Center)

Case: BitFenix Neos ATX Mid Tower Case  ($52.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: Cooler Master 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($76.99 @ NCIX US)

Total: $1062.78

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-01-04 22:13 EST-0500

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