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Good for gaming? Good value?

12 November 2015 - 03:54 PM


I like the audio and cpu, but the gpu doesn't seem up to par

$1000 Gaming budget!?!?

11 November 2015 - 07:26 PM

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:


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
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