1400$ Gaming Build

PWIBlizzard

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Hello forums, I've been recently wanting to build a gaming pc for 1400$. I need a monitor, keyboard, mouse and mouse pad. Important notes to consider with the build though.
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1. I dont overclock CPU's, so no unlocked CPU's or aftermarket cooler.

2. For now I prefer HDD instead of SSD.

3. I prefer Micro ATX saves room on the desk.

Now some of the parts in the build aren't all on PCPartPicker, so will just type them and give links to them. :D

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Intel i5-6500 Quad-Core 3.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117563
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G.Skill NT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4 2133
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231958
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GIGABYTE GA-B150M-D3H (Rev. 1.0)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128874
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PowerColor DEVIL Radeon R9 390X 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131676
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EVGA 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438025
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Fractal Design Mini Black Micro ATX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352011
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WD Blue 1TB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339
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AOC G2360PF 24" 144hz 1ms Free-Sync 1080p Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824160273
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CM Storm Devastator Red LED
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823129032
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XTRAC PADS Ripper Mouse Pad
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817114174

Subtotal: $1,314.90
 

Barty1884

Retired Moderator
Everything bar your mouse/keyboard and mousepad is on PCPP.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390X 8GB DEVIL Video Card ($388.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($261.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1148.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-23 14:31 EDT-0400

Add in your mouse/keyboard & mousepad, that's another $51.98 and a $5 rebate.

So you'd save a little bit shopping around. It doesn't always make sense to buy from a single place.

Some comments:

1. The PSU, go for the SuperNOVA B2 over the B1 you had selected. The B1 is old stock, and for the same price, get the newer model.

2. Do you need to factor in an OS within your $1,400 budget?

3. The 390x can most certainly game at 1080p (the monitor you selected) but really shines at higher resolutions. You could save yourself some money and get the 390 - you wouldn't notice any difference at 1080p / 114Hz.

4. You're looking at a "business" chipset with the B150. You could look at consumer boards at H170 or H110 and save a bit of cash.

Otherwise you've got a pretty good build there. With the revisions I mentioned, here would be the build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($261.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1034.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-23 14:38 EDT-0400

No noticeable performance difference, and a few hundred dollars cheaper.
 

Barty1884

Retired Moderator
Everything bar your mouse/keyboard and mousepad is on PCPP.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390X 8GB DEVIL Video Card ($388.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($261.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1148.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-23 14:31 EDT-0400

Add in your mouse/keyboard & mousepad, that's another $51.98 and a $5 rebate.

So you'd save a little bit shopping around. It doesn't always make sense to buy from a single place.

Some comments:

1. The PSU, go for the SuperNOVA B2 over the B1 you had selected. The B1 is old stock, and for the same price, get the newer model.

2. Do you need to factor in an OS within your $1,400 budget?

3. The 390x can most certainly game at 1080p (the monitor you selected) but really shines at higher resolutions. You could save yourself some money and get the 390 - you wouldn't notice any difference at 1080p / 114Hz.

4. You're looking at a "business" chipset with the B150. You could look at consumer boards at H170 or H110 and save a bit of cash.

Otherwise you've got a pretty good build there. With the revisions I mentioned, here would be the build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H110M-A Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8GB SOC Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($48.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($261.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1034.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-23 14:38 EDT-0400

No noticeable performance difference, and a few hundred dollars cheaper.
 

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