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First Pc build - gaming only

KitFisto15

31 months ago

USA Pennsylvania - My budget is around $1700 and the games I want to play are Arma 3, Cities: Skyline, and Total War. I don't have anything, so I need a mouse, keyboard, monitor, and operating system. Full size is good. If possible I would like it to be black.

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  • 31 months ago
  • 3 points

Unlocked i5 (all you need for purely gaming, an i7 is only worth the money if you're editing or streaming.) and put it under a Dark Rock 3 on an all-black Gigabyte board. 16GB RAM, a basic SSD that'll give you all the boot/OS speed you'd ever want and an HDD for mass. GTX 1080 to destroy any game you throw at it, black and silver. Beautiful case with a tempered glass panel and a top-of-the-line PSU.

144Hz monitor (note: you're not getting the full capability of the 1080 with this, I just stayed in budget. An upgrade to a 1440p 144Hz panel like a Dell S2417DG would be a great upgrade if your budget increases.), great mechanical keyboard and a solid mouse, threw the OS in there.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $59.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z270 SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $113.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Zotac Premium Edition 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.61 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $559.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $82.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K65 Compact Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard $69.99 @ Corsair
Mouse Logitech G300S Wired Optical Mouse $24.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1773.20
Mail-in rebates -$70.00
Total $1703.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-27 01:36 EST-0500
  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

More than overkill than what you need.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor $238.75 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z270 SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $113.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card $374.00 @ Amazon
Case NZXT S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $82.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC Q2778VQE 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $246.56 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $129.99 @ Corsair
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $58.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1733.03
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1703.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-27 01:46 EST-0500

Also a much cheaper build than can get the job done as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $196.33 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus PRIME B250M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.74 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB ARMOR OC Video Card $169.98 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa H15 MicroATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $84.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS228H-P 21.5" 1920x1080 Monitor $97.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $129.99 @ Corsair
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $58.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1177.79
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1147.79
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-27 01:50 EST-0500
  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $338.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z270M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $113.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.33 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $559.99 @ Newegg
Case Thermaltake Versa N21 ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $47.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Monitor AOC Q2778VQE 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor $246.56 @ Amazon
Keyboard Thermaltake Commander Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Laser Mouse $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1789.08
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1729.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-27 01:48 EST-0500

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