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Best pc parts for gaming pc for $1,200 and under? And 6700k or 5820k???

Can someone suggest the best pc gaming build for $1,200??? And which is better for gaming overall the 6700k or 5820k??? Also, I currently already have a pc with a GTX 980 Ti FTW with ACX 2.0 but want to upgrade everything and keep the GPU and put it in the new build...I'd like a 3 TB hard drive with an SSD drive and 16 GB DDR4 ram with windows 10 OS and a power supply of around 750 watts or more..Any suggestions??

I also already have the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and speakers...And which of those two CPU's gets better fps in Grand Theft Auto 5??? That game is so demanding! I've been really eyeballing the 5820k because of more cores but what is truly better for gaming? So could someone provide the best build with a 5820k included? And another with 6700k included??? And can you suggest the best build for $1,200 or a bit less? Thanks.
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  1. Personally, I would go with the 6700K myself. Unless you need the additional memory slots and cores on the socket 2011v3 platform, the Socket 1151 platform is newer and less expensive. Very few people currently benefit from going with the socket 2011v3 systems, and the cost is higher.

    Current games normally max out between four and six threads. As long as the CPU is fast enough, additional cores (or hyper-threading) don't help. People who do video editing are one of the few cases where more cores really makes a difference.

    For GTA5, going above 4 cores has basically no benefit. You can add a command line option to allow it to use additional cores, but the thread manager it has is not optimized to take advantage of it. So any i7 CPU is overkill as far as that game goes, and the 5820k is just farther up the list with its six cores plus hyper-threading.

    If you plan on having more than 2 video cards running in the system, then the additional PCIE lanes that are possible on Socket 2011v3 can help. The 5820K processor has 28 PCIE lanes and the 6700K only has 16. For practical purposes, this means that the 5820K can handle 3 video cards well - while the 6700K can only handle 2 video cards well. If you use AMD video cards, you can have one more card - but the last card will have less bandwidth and not help out as much.

    Here is what I would suggest for you for a 6700K system:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.50 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.45 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1148.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-12 04:52 EDT-0400

    It is less expensive and has a DVD burner included (versus my 5820k suggested system). I also gave the system a 500GB SSD, so you can keep more on it.

    If you want me to repost the configuration that I suggested on your 5820k thread, I can do that.

    Good luck!
  2. Wow now that is a good build, almost perfect..Just one concern, are there other color cases for the same price or is that the best deal? I'd like a white one or maybe another color if possible...If not, then it's fine either way...But it would be a bonus :)
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    Clay54412 said:
    Wow now that is a good build, almost perfect..Just one concern, are there other color cases for the same price or is that the best deal? I'd like a white one or maybe another color if possible...If not, then it's fine either way...But it would be a bonus :)


    White is the easiest (and least expensive) and is still under the $1200 budget:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($348.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.50 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.45 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($94.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card (Purchased For $0.00)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($117.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1189.87
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-12 18:23 EDT-0400

    You can get cases with a bunch of different colors from other vendors, but the ones with good designs are very expensive if you get them in colors other than black and white.

    Good luck!
  4. Save money on the os just get a win 7/8 key and upgrade cost about $20
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