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DIY Build - best of both worlds - Dual Monitor Setup For Gaming & Editing for $1800-$2000(needs help on peripherals too!)

Hello, I was hoping to build a new computer for my younger brother, I was hoping to get some help since the last time I built a computer was 6 years ago and I am unfamiliar with a lot of the technology.

Requirements
-Able to run games like CS:GO and LoL at med-high settings, more geared toward performance and aesthetics.
-Able to do video editing - thus I understand that the video card will have to be somewhat intensive.

-Cost around $1500 + $500 [for peripherals - I would love to get input for peripherals, I would need to have a duel monitor build for working/editing preference]

Total Budget - $2,000 with peripherals.

Thank You in Advance for any and all help the community can provide. I would prefer to go sub $2000 if possible - maybe $1800ish?
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  1. So if I'm reading this right you are saying $1500 for the tower? If so I would recommend this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($363.94 @ B&H)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme6+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($79.89 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.39 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($599.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($63.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1568.06
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-27 23:05 EDT-0400

    That should be everything you need to get started.
  2. Is there anymore recommendations - can I please have more input on peripherals too?

    G-UNIT1111 - thank you for your input, $1500 was what I was planning to spend on the tower itself but $2000 is my limit for everything altogether, I do not have anything setup yet, so if you could also recommend alternatives with peripherals, I would highly appreciate it!

    Thank You in Advance
  3. what kind of editing you doing? simple ripping/encoding/transcoding, or like creating and compiling? what software is being used?
  4. More toward creating and compiling - Ive been using FinalCutPro pretty extensively on my MacBook so when I switch platforms - I'd probably use software along those lines. Thanks
  5. mofo1213 said:
    Is there anymore recommendations - can I please have more input on peripherals too?

    G-UNIT1111 - thank you for your input, $1500 was what I was planning to spend on the tower itself but $2000 is my limit for everything altogether, I do not have anything setup yet, so if you could also recommend alternatives with peripherals, I would highly appreciate it!

    Thank You in Advance


    I generally don't recommend peripherals because a lot of that - keyboards, mouse, and especially monitor - is all personal preference. Peripherals are one of those things that you have to really decide for yourself.
  6. Thank You very much, in terms of peripherals - I am probably a lot more lost than anything, it's been so long since I've actually even been in the market, my brother's only requirement was a dual screen with good graphics and a gaming keyboard/mouse with a somewhat decent sound system.

    Sorry if I am asking for too much - I signed up for PCPicker to scroll through a lot of the builds but there's almost nothing to point me in the right direction. I do very much admire the build you recommended though!
  7. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1240 V5 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X150-PLUS WS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($145.99 @ Mac Mall)
    Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.39 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.89 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390X 8GB DEVIL Video Card ($453.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro OEM (64-bit) ($109.00 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: LG 29UM67 60Hz 29.0" Monitor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: LG 29UM67 60Hz 29.0" Monitor ($279.99 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($28.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Headphones: Logitech G35 7.1 Channel Headset ($70.97 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2006.15
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-28 20:27 EDT-0400

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