Best PC Build Poll: VR Ready Build $750

Choose your favorite build!

  • logainofhades' "Blood Orange"

    Votes: 23 51.1%
  • Vic 40's "In A Dream"

    Votes: 22 48.9%

  • Total voters
    45
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logainofhades

Blood Orange


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($66.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($294.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC Zondda-O ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.88 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $746.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-11 16:01 EDT-0400



Vic 40

In a Dream

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($203.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($77.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill NT Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($32.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($308.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 430W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($53.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-C2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($6.50 @ Amazon)
Base Total: $749.43
Shipping: $14.97
Total: $764.40
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-18 09:29 EDT-0400
 
I just completed a build today with one of the DIY ~$40 cases and it looks rather nice. Similar to the one above but slightly different front panel and red LED instead of orange. I was expecting it to be junk but it really wasn't bad at all to build with, descent cable management, and 3 quiet system fans.
 

brisa117

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This is tough. On the one hand, I would prefer the .5GHz boost that the "In a Dream" system has, but it kills me that the system has half of the storage for $7 less. And while 8GB is the recommended amount of ram for VR.... I can't get behind skimping. Although I suppose the argument could be made that the motherboard has 4 DIMM slots for later upgrades.
 

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There were a lot more creative builds submitted than this - these two are nearly identical. I can't figure out why anyone with that budget would spend the money on Skylake instead of AMD or Ivy Bridge, and then using the extra cash on a better GPU or an SSD.
 
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Exactly. They are too similar. I was looking forward to more options. I voted the Blood Orange but there were better submissions.
 
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Those were the only submissions that met minimum specs, be it hardware speed or the proper USB connectivity. I think many people assumed new hardware would have the required connections for VR when in fact much of the stuff on the lower end does not. A $900 or $1000 budget would have allowed for a better selection.
 
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