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Need Help Uncles first build ($2000 everything included)

thePCnoob17

63 months ago

Hey my uncle is looking to build his first computer with my help and is mainly looking to be playing flight simulators. how does this build look? could we go cheaper? if so how? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/thePCnoob17/saved/xvNgXL

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  • 63 months ago
  • 2 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $132.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $79.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card $349.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) $94.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor $129.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard SteelSeries 6GV/2 Wired Standard Keyboard $89.99 @ Micro Center
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $49.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1824.78
  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

he really wanted to go with an Nvidia gpu

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You get better price to performance from amd and more vram to boot.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

could it run 3 monitors

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Easily.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Won't let me edit. But I wanted to say you might want to get a bigger psu and crossfire 2 of them.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

thats really expensive

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Might want to switch to IPS monitors though if you're going to be gaming on all of them.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

too expensive

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

So amazingly overkill for flight sim lol. But I suppose if you've got $2K to blow on flight sim, why not, right?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

what would you recommend?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

there's a new flight simulator coming out and he is gaming on 3 screens.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

i dont understand what you just said?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

You have 3 monitors, so I assumed triple screen gaming. And as for just playing flight simulator, there's a new version that's been announced that will probably be more demanding than what is out now.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, what's it called? I haven't heard of the new one.

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