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Im going to be building a new PC in a few months. My wife gave me a budget (LOL) of 1500$ to 2000$. I built a gaming computer roughly 6 months ago but i had to sell it due to losing my job and needing to pay a few bills. That build was closer to 3000$. My problem used to be that had to have the best or latest, even though i wouldn't use it to it's full potential, but after piecing together a make shift computer out of parts i had left from previous builds, and ordering a cheap R7 265, I was surprised that i was able to play all the games i own very well. Not as good as my old 780ti but still very well. With me no longer needing the best of the best i want some opinions on builds please. Something that will play the newer demanding games on max settings on 1080p. I don't do alot of video editing or anything of that nature so thats not a big concern. I would also like something that will last a couple of years, that is if my kids dont get ahold of it lol. I have been eye balling the i7 5820k, but when you factor in the price of a good Motherboard and good DDR4 memory, it chews up the budget fairly quickly. I say i will go with a GTX 980 for the GPU cause the price to performance ratio seems great. I have no preference to AMD or Intel, i just want something that is going to blow away the games, be fairly quick on daily computer use, and last a couple of years. It does not have to be the latest and greatest. Thanks for any suggestions
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming GT ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($183.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($78.30 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1602.20
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-01 15:32 EDT-0400

    Maybe something like this. I dont think gaming is ready for the i7 5820k. And as for the 980, the 970s blow it away in terms of performance per dollar. And probably put in a better cooler if you are going to do some serious overclocking, which you should.
  2. Thanks for the suggestion. I forgot to mention that i still have a 1000 watt cooler master gold PSU that's a couple years old that i am currently using in the pieced together rig, and i still have a cooler master HAF 932 that with a little tender loving care i could get looking brand new again. Is the 4970k worth it over the 4770k. I know there is a slight bump in the frequency and better cooling, 6 degrees or so, but i have seen so many mixed reviews its hard to make a concrete choice
  3. I guess i could go this route. Cost would be roughly 2200$-2300$ with shipping. I can use my old PSU which will save me 100$-200$, and i can probably due without the extra storage drive. I currently have a 3TB drive, but it is feeling up fast with games and stuff so that one is going to be a maybe. My one main concern is if the ASUS ROG MATRIX-R9290X and the Swiftech H220-X CPU Liquid Cooling Kit will fit in the case. This is just a rough draft and will probably change once or twice, but i love the red and black aesthetic's and think it would be good enough to last me a year or two

    Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146149
    Storage http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236624
    Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233536
    Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132247
    CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369
    SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147360
    GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121883
    CPU Cooler http://www.swiftech.com/H220-X.aspx
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    joshcbury said:
    I guess i could go this route. Cost would be roughly 2200$-2300$ with shipping. I can use my old PSU which will save me 100$-200$, and i can probably due without the extra storage drive. I currently have a 3TB drive, but it is feeling up fast with games and stuff so that one is going to be a maybe. My one main concern is if the ASUS ROG MATRIX-R9290X and the Swiftech H220-X CPU Liquid Cooling Kit will fit in the case. This is just a rough draft and will probably change once or twice, but i love the red and black aesthetic's and think it would be good enough to last me a year or two

    Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146149
    Storage http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236624
    Memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233536
    Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132247
    CPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117369
    SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147360
    GPU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121883
    CPU Cooler http://www.swiftech.com/H220-X.aspx



    Those parts look good. But I really think that the price of the r9 290x is way too expensive. I really think you got to go with a 980, or (what I think is better) two 970s.
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