Looking to build a pc that is going to last for awhile. for heavy gaming but also for college work at the same time. Also going to need a screen and operating system included in the price.
Have been looking for sometime now but i dont have the knowledge level to just purchase without seeing what a seasoned vet might have when it comes to builds so i come to you. budget will be 1500-2000 usd (can stretch to 2200 for screen included and OS). Won't be purchasing the system for at lease 4 months because the wife is looking to get a new car.
Appreciate all the input I receive about this and thanks in advance.
Price will change and Haswell-E will be a real thing from there so you might wait and ask again in 4 month. Do not worry, Tom's community can gives you 10 different rig in 1 hour when posting at evening time.
Asus Maximus VII Hero
CM Hyper 212 EVO
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3-1866MHz CAS 9 2x8GB
Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB (OS and some games)
WD Caviar Black 2TB (Other files and applications)
Corsair TX 750 modular PSU
EVGA GTX 770
Corsair 760T/ NZXT H440 (Case is personal preference, just make sure it supports an ATX motherboard)
any suggestions that can lower the price but keep peak performance to run games at max settings would be greatly appreciated. trying to go as low as possible even though my budget it maxed at about 2k.
Almost exactly the same price, but changed a few things.
I like this graphics card, better heatsink, clocked faster, a little cheaper.
I'm partial to seasonic power supplies, and you don't need to overspend on a corsair one.
For the one time you use the optical drive, you want it as cheap as possible.
Added thermal paste for your cpu and gpu.
And added the i7, just to keep it at the same price as your latest build. The i5 works well too.
Also, think about a mechanical keyboard. They're so nice to type on.
Are you going to do any over clocking then this should be a good build http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tkq3gs i have changed the mother board the graphics card this one is much better and the hdd
if not then this is the one http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zDn7GX you can save almost 100 dollars if you buy the graphics card from newegg this graphics card is much better and you wont require a cpu cooler if not overclocking
Okay so im going to be able to start building soon and have been contemplating how much i really want to spend on my gaming build so i have came to a solid number of 1500-1600 before i get a keyboard. I just remember that i have a 120hz 1080p screen in my basement in a moving box so that is not longer needed. only thing i need to get is they keyboard.
so ive come up with this build please change what you think would be best this is the last time im going to change anything on my own so if this is good im going to buy it unless you have better suggestions for me.
Have come to the conclusion that a r9 290 seems to be the way to go atm for me when comparing to a gtx 770. but if you think a 780 can fit in the budget and not get bottlenecked that would be awesome. will probably overclock my system once i learn how to do it properly without screwing anything up.
Chose and i5-4690k because of the price and seems to be perceived as a good budget buy for a great gaming experience. Even thought the i7 is more powerful i was reading that it doesnt really affect much of the gamin experience mainly the multi-tasking. So this is the last time im going out for suggestions and eagerly await your replies.
CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($86.38 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($439.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($27.99 @ Best Buy)
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
I removed the sound card because that Mobo has a decent one built-in. Unless you are doing professional audio work it isn't necessary. Another thing you can consider is getting a smaller case (like a mid-tower) and using air cooling if you're not planning extreme overclocking. You can easily get the build under 1500$ by doing that and splurge on a nice keyboard.
Also I don't think I've heard of the GTX 780 being bottlenecked by the i5-4690k. You should be fine there.