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$1000 i7 Build for Friend

post #1 of 5
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Good afternoon.

I'm trying to help put together the various pieces for my friend's PC. He's looking to spend ~$1,000.

He's into mostly games like RPG's (Oblivion, Skyrim, Dragon Age, Witcher)

A list of components I've thrown together so far.
Main Rig
(13 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gigabyte 780 OC Gigabyte 780 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Ripjaw  Samsung F3  Samsung 830  Asus CD-Rom 
CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper 212+  Asus  27in 1440p Auria EQ276W 760 Watt Silencer 
Case
Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Asus 24x Windows 7 Asus 24in  
MonitorPowerCase
27in 1440p Auria CM 750 600T 
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Main Rig
(13 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k MSI Z77A-GD65 Gigabyte 780 OC Gigabyte 780 OC 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Ripjaw  Samsung F3  Samsung 830  Asus CD-Rom 
CoolingMonitorMonitorPower
Cooler master hyper 212+  Asus  27in 1440p Auria EQ276W 760 Watt Silencer 
Case
Haf 912 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 3770k ASRock Z77 Pro4-M 290 XFX DD R9 280X Gigabyte 
GraphicsGraphicsRAMHard Drive
R9 280X MSI Gaming R9 280X Power Cooler Crucial Ballistix  Samsung 830 series 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Black Asus 24x Windows 7 Asus 24in  
MonitorPowerCase
27in 1440p Auria CM 750 600T 
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post #2 of 5
You don't really need an i7 for gaming. An i5 with a better video card is a better choice.

i5, 8gb RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB, GTX970?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/f44jCJ
Edited by Penicilyn - 3/29/15 at 12:09pm
post #3 of 5
You can change thee case ,heatsink,and psu

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Scythe Mugen 4 79.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($44.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($105.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.75 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB PCS+ Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill ARMOR-EVO ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $837.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-29 18:38 EDT-0400
post #4 of 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post

You don't really need an i7 for gaming. An i5 with a better video card is a better choice.

i5, 8gb RAM, 256GB SSD + 1TB, GTX970?

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/f44jCJ
There is a good reason why that PSU is so cheap its not very good
Why you should not buy an EVGA 430 / 500 / 500B / 600B PSU
post #5 of 5
Here's what I put together... pretty solid system....

There right, for gaming i5 and better gpu is the way to go,

You could drop cpu cooler to 212 evo if you wanted to grab a gtx 970 probably...

Black/White color scheme I thought looked good.....

\PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LrZHK8
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/LrZHK8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Crucial BX100 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.75 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($309.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $992.65
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-03-29 19:43 EDT-0400
Megatron
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
8350 Vishera  Asus CHV Formula-Z Diamond 7970 X 2 GSkill Trident 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 256gb ssd Samsung Evo 500gb ssd Windows 8.1 24 in LG Led 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Trigger Lepa G1000 NZXT H630 CM Storm Inferno 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
CM Storm Logitech 2.1 System Custom Lighting Cooler Master SGH-6000-KK5R1 Circumaural Storm ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k Asus Z97Plusi Asus Strix Gtx 980 Adata XPG  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Samsung Evo  Corsair H100i Windows 8.1 Corsair AX 760 
Case
Corsair 380t (Modded) 
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Megatron
(16 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
8350 Vishera  Asus CHV Formula-Z Diamond 7970 X 2 GSkill Trident 2400mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSMonitor
Samsung 840 256gb ssd Samsung Evo 500gb ssd Windows 8.1 24 in LG Led 1080p 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
CM Storm Trigger Lepa G1000 NZXT H630 CM Storm Inferno 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
CM Storm Logitech 2.1 System Custom Lighting Cooler Master SGH-6000-KK5R1 Circumaural Storm ... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4790k Asus Z97Plusi Asus Strix Gtx 980 Adata XPG  
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
Samsung Evo  Corsair H100i Windows 8.1 Corsair AX 760 
Case
Corsair 380t (Modded) 
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