Decent Gaming build for 1600 with monitor Tags: Build Gaming Monitors Systems Last response: October 22, 2013 7:06 PM in Systems Share demigodz October 21, 2013 4:06:56 PM I haven't built a PC in over a year and my friend wanted me to build one. i was just wondering if this PC would be decent. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1QILW More about : decent gaming build 1600 monitor Tradesman1 a c 583 4 Gaming a b C Monitor October 21, 2013 4:17:13 PM Looks pretty good, may want a CPU cooler, the HYper 212 EVO is a good one (about $35), OS?, and may want to look at the GPUs, the Asus 280X is a great GPU, just picked one up today m 0 l demigodz October 22, 2013 7:31:23 AM How much should i spend on the cooler? Also should i get a different gpu maybe wait for the gtx 770 price drop? is gigabyte a good gpu brand? what about the sapphire toxic r9 280x m 0 l Related resources Decent Gaming build for 1600 with monitor - Forum $1400-$1600 3 Monitor Nvidia Surround Gaming Build - Forum $1200-1600 Photo editing dual-monitor build (w/gaming potential) - Forum $1600-1700 R9 290 gaming build with a monitor? - Forum New PC Build... Triple Monitor, Decent Gaming Setup... - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Tradesman1 a c 583 4 Gaming a b C Monitor October 22, 2013 8:30:47 AM I'd go Asus with GB as my second choice for a 280X, if going 770 again Asus, with EVGA as #2 m 0 l g-unit1111 a c 276 4 Gaming a b C Monitor October 22, 2013 11:05:42 AM I think you're paying too much money for the case and the 280X is a decent GPU but the 770 is much better. This is what I would suggest: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.79 @ DirectCanada) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ NCIX) Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ NCIX) Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.48 @ Newegg Canada) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Canada Computers) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.79 @ DirectCanada) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($423.98 @ Newegg Canada) Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.99 @ DirectCanada) Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.98 @ Newegg Canada) Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Canada Computers) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.99 @ NCIX) Total: $1465.96 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-22 14:05 EDT-0400) That gives you $200 for monitor. m 0 l demigodz October 22, 2013 2:16:11 PM any other ideas guys? m 0 l Tradesman1 a c 583 4 Gaming a b C Monitor October 22, 2013 2:36:08 PM Anything in particular? m 0 l demigodz October 22, 2013 5:36:02 PM like other gpu's that can run a 24 1080p monitor at 144fps for the 144hz m 0 l Tradesman1 a c 583 4 Gaming a b C Monitor October 22, 2013 5:51:26 PM A 770 was mentioned they run about $100 more than the 280X m 0 l demigodz October 22, 2013 5:58:05 PM Is it 100 more card? m 0 l Tradesman1 a c 583 4 Gaming a b C Monitor October 22, 2013 6:06:27 PM Most 280X s run about $300, the GTX 770s are more like $400 m 0 l demigodz October 22, 2013 7:02:35 PM is a gtx 770 worth 100 dollars more then a r9 280x? m 0 l Tradesman1 a c 583 4 Gaming a b C Monitor October 22, 2013 7:06:33 PM I don't think so m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedDecent Gaming monitor for £100(ish) Forum Gaming build max $1600 w/ monitor 5 Forum SolvedIs this monitor decent for gaming? Forum New gaming build for 30" (2560x1600) monitor? Forum $2,600 USD - 2560x1600 Gaming Build (Monitor included in budget) Forum SolvedIs this a decent gaming build? Forum SolvedDecent gaming monitor for around £150 (or $242.72 ) Forum SolvedSmart tv. Are there any decent one's used for a gaming monitor? Forum SolvedFirst Build $600 Gaming - Need a decent build Forum SolvedLooking to build a decent gaming PC Forum Solved1600$ Budget - Gaming PC and Monitor Forum SolvedTriple Monitor gaming system budget $1600 Forum SolvedGaming pc build, is this build at least decent? Forum SolvedDecent Monitor? (Gaming) Forum SolvedDecent Gaming Build? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !