1500$ Gaming PC Build

Mr Lol

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I'm looking for a gaming PC build, and I have a budget of around 1500 bucks.(No monitor or OS.) I'm going to be using this for 1440p gaming on triple A games(games with the highest development budget).
 

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H73C99
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H73C99/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($141.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($77.97 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Twin Frozr Video Card ($549.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($113.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.75 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1399.03
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-03 11:02 EST-0500
 

Diox55

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($316.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($106.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($75.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1398.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-03 11:01 EST-0500

How's this?
 

PizzaTheHutt

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How does this look? (it's a bit of an overkill but you can always upgrade to a triple monitor setup while keeping the same pc if you want to later on)

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tZjXWZ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tZjXWZ/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
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**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $219.75 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz97xgaming5) | $120.98 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-memory-md16384kd31600x9) | $114.90 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct256mx100ssd1) | $101.99 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st2000dm001) | $77.85 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixgtx970dc2oc4gd5) (2-Way SLI) | $331.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixgtx970dc2oc4gd5) (2-Way SLI) | $331.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-case-phes614pbk) | $99.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [Rosewill Hive 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-hive750) | $79.99 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1479.43
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-03 11:01 EST-0500 |
 

Diox55

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Hey, use the bbc code format when posting these, it happens bud. Also, an i7 would be best for this build.

 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($145.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($117.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($96.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($552.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($13.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1485.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-02-03 11:10 EST-0500

You can downgrade some of these parts if you want an i7.
 

PizzaTheHutt

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An i7 would probably be better but I personally would go for two GPUs in SLI over an i7 that offers only a little more performance over an i5 :)
 

Diox55

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I'm really leery on the whole v ram issue with the 970's right now. For the price you could two for, you could buy the 295x2, or the 8 gb 290x, which is 400ish dollars, I just prefer to go with the 980 because you can sli them later, and get better performance. On top of it, a lot of games are finicky with sli'd gpu's such as skyrim.
 

PizzaTheHutt

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I see what you mean but an overclocked 970 should be just as good as a stock 980 if it's tweaked enough :D
 

Diox55

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I understand, I've looked at benchmarks and such. But hey, we all have our opinions and it's not right to argue about them, there's enough boys out there, and we need to be the gentleman of the forums!
 

PizzaTheHutt

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Haha yep! I'll see you around the forum :)
 

Diox55

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You too man :)! Oh and nice x99 build, always nice to see some of those around here. Did you do a custom loop in your build, or what?
 

PizzaTheHutt

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Thanks! I was planning to just ventilate the case but I was upgrading from an i7 quad core and I already had the custom loop with the GPUs and CPU so i just swapped out the mobo, ram and cpu.
 

PizzaTheHutt

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Think of it as if we are giving your scrolling finger a workout :D

But yeah, I'll do that next time :)
 

Diox55

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Yeah I'm kind of not on the ball today, lel.
 

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