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$1000 Gaming budget!?!?

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I'm looking to build my 1st PC. I would like 1080p gaming at above average FPS. Main genres I play are Sports, Racing & RPGs. Majority of the budget can go to the Motherboard/CPU/GPU portion of the build. A full array of connectivity options[wired/wireless] wanted. Audiophile level sound would be awesome. I always liked those Thermaltake cases too, Level 10 & Chaser MK, gotta have one of those. I would imagine I'm over the budget with my requests, so perhaps another $200-300 could be added to it.

 

Also, I have this dinosaur laying around:

 

http://www.cnet.com/products/hp-pavilion-a6720y-phenom-x4-9550-2-2-ghz-6-gb-640-gb/specs/

 

I added a 700 watt PSU & a MSI Twin Frozr Nvidia GPU[circa 2009], maybe something can be salvaged from it. Thanks in advance

 

Please feel free to critique & tweak my choices. What would be the limit of this build capabilities?

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Micro Center)

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.49 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.89 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)

Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($103.86 @ Mac Mall)

Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118CB/BEBE DVD/CD Drive ($17.69 @ SuperBiiz)

Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.89 @ OutletPC)

Fan Controller: NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller ($29.88 @ OutletPC)

Monitor: LG 23MP57HQ-P 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($120.60 @ Newegg)

Keyboard: Logitech K810 Bluetooth Wireless Slim Keyboard ($67.99 @ NCIX US)

Mouse: Logitech MX Master Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse ($83.91 @ Amazon)

Speakers: Logitech Z-5500 505W 5.1ch Speakers

Other: Thermaltake Chaser A31 Mid-Tower Chassis VP300A1W2N ($78.73)

Total: $1696.89

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-17 23:37 EST-0500

Edited by David_Cannady

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So -- tell us a little more about what you plan to play and what you have. What games (specifics can help sometimes), what resolution is your monitor, you said you want audio -- so that helps.

 

I'm sure we can put together a nice build for that budget. :)

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So -- tell us a little more about what you plan to play and what you have. What games (specifics can help sometimes), what resolution is your monitor, you said you want audio -- so that helps.

 

I'm sure we can put together a nice build for that budget. :)

Much appreciated. Little back story 1st, bear with me. Used to be a console Gamer, installed a GPU to experiment with PC gaming.....MIND BLOWN!!! Always been a computer geek, couldn't believe what I'd been missing. Only intended to play some NBA 2K, but I was so amazed, I was installing any and every genre just to test out the GPU. From my ongoing research, I'm liking the 5820K 6 core, MSI X Power/Gamer 9, GTX 980ti. Not strictly a gaming machine, some high level processing needed also. Future Proofed. 1080p monitor Edited by David_Cannady

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

 

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Micro Center)

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D9L 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.89 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: MSI X99A XPOWER AC EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($389.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)

Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($219.99 @ Amazon)

Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H)

Case: Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case ($164.99 @ Micro Center)

Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)

Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($47.00 @ Adorama)

Total: $1746.82

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-15 07:45 EST-0500

 

That's what I've done so far, perhaps a little too expensive!!?

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Decent build, but I'm sure you could find a mb that would do the job at a much better price, and knock a few hundred off the final hit. Then again, we don't know what options you want in a mb.

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Ok a couple things on your build

 

As was mentioned you could scale back on the motherboard to fix some other holes in the system. 

 

As good as Noctua's parts are the NH-D9L is not going to stand up to cooling that chip under load. An NH-D15 would be the smallest air cooler I would use. 

 

On your memory you will need to go with a 4x4GB quad channel kit instead of a 2x8GB kit.

 

The optical drive you can get from Microcenter or Newegg for less than half that price.

 

 

Just a couple thoughts. 

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Ok a couple things on your build

 

As was mentioned you could scale back on the motherboard to fix some other holes in the system.

 

As good as Noctua's parts are the NH-D9L is not going to stand up to cooling that chip under load. An NH-D15 would be the smallest air cooler I would use.

 

On your memory you will need to go with a 4x4GB quad channel kit instead of a 2x8GB kit.

 

The optical drive you can get from Microcenter or Newegg for less than half that price.

 

 

Just a couple thoughts.

I chose a MB with WiFi & Bluetooth, but would it be better to use a separate card that? I was looking at the MSI X99a Gaming 7 originally, but no WiFi/BT module, although it does have USB 3.1.

That Noctua cooler had the best fan speed/decibel ratio that I had seen

The memory was chosen because I thought I was saving slots on the MB, but what do I know!!?

The optical drive is not super important, who uses discs anymore anyway, but I know the importance of having one when you do NEED it. The price seemed reasonable for a Blu Ray drive too

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