Best PC Build: Under $1,500

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jpishgar

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It's that time again! Time to update the BestConfigs! Once again, we are opening the field to user recommendations to get the best consensus for the absolute best of the best in each category. This time, we're going to limit builds to price points, rather than function, as most rigs are geared towards gaming. We're also going to drop the term "BestConfigs" and simply go with "Best PC Builds", since that's way easier to understand.

Your challenge is to create builds in any of the following eight brackets:


  1. Best Gaming Build Under $500
    Best Gaming Build Under $750
    Best Gaming Build Under $1000
    Best Gaming Build Under $1250
    Best Gaming Build Under $1500
    Best Gaming Build Under $1750
    Best Gaming Build Under $2000
    Bonus: Best Steam Machine Build Under $600
With these ground rules to follow:


  • ■Do not go over budget.
    ■Use only Amazon to source parts - we already use Newegg for the SBM, sorry.
    ■Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
    ■Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
    ■Do not include the Operating System, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse or Gamepad (Steam Machine).
    ■Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
    Provide links to the Amazon product pages of each component — we encourage users to use PCPartPicker's System Build for speedy construction. Do not post a link to your build, but rather please be sure to export as BBCode for a quick copy/paste to the forums.
    ■The Steam Machine must be around the size of current-gen consoles and have Wi-Fi.
Once all of the builds have enough submissions, we’ll close the threads and our Community team will filter the submissions for adherence to the ground rules. Next, our Editorial team will filter the builds for compatibility issues (e.g. PSU won’t fit together with graphics card in case). The remaining rigs will be put up for public vote in the forums, and the top builds in each thread will go on to become our Best PC Builds!

Please be sure to format your list of components as follows:

Build Name
Good luck, and may the best builds win!
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Xeon Gamer

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($252.43 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($18.75 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-E/USB3.1 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.01 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.24 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Versa H34 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($91.46 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($51.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1498.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-14 15:41 EST-0500
 

Mattz982

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($152.60 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($104.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($96.65 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.21 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($315.19 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($51.66 @ Amazon)
Total: $1479.25
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-28 15:08 EDT-0400
 

g-unit1111

Titan
Moderator
"Crush Your Console" Build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($252.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 33.8 CFM CPU Cooler ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel Z170 Mini-ITX DDR4 Motherboards GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 ($165.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($96.65 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 4GB STRIX Video Card ($514.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone RVZ02B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($72.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1447.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-28 17:25 EDT-0400

This is built in Silverstone's new sleek-looking Raven Z02, with a GTX 980 and Intel's new i5-6600K. Will eat XBOX One and PS4 for lunch. No optical drive but you can add one in later.
 

naturesninja

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($331.49 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($38.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($107.46 @ Amazon)
Memory: PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($71.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($96.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Zalman Z3 Plus White ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1499.47
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-30 23:19 EDT-0400

Edited to new rules.

CPU-http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80646I74790K-i7-4790K-Processor-Cache/dp/B00KPRWAX8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1446261764&sr=1-1&keywords=4790k
Motherboard-http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GA-Z97-HD3-2-Way-CrossFire-Motherboard/dp/B00K2RQDOI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1446261170&sr=8-2&keywords=ga-z97
Memory-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D1IUEHW/?tag=pcpapi-20
Storage-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U/?tag=pcpapi-20
Storage-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20
Video Card-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0100ZRDL8/?tag=pcpapi-20
Case-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JQPGUEK/?tag=pcpapi-20
Power Supply-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I5HF0KU/?tag=pcpapi-20
Optical Drive-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CE58ZYC/?tag=pcpapi-20
CPU Cooler-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001X017G2/?tag=pcpapi-20
 
I Keep it Quiet and cool, Xeon CPU style.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($252.43 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.07 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.24 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($20.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $1464.63
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 02:46 EDT-0400
 
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Hey guys, please take note that the rules have changed since they were originally posted and you may need to edit or otherwise amend your builds to fit the new guidelines. The correct guidelines are now in the first post above.

Sorry about that :)
 
TUF As Nails Gaming Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($259.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($128.06 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.90 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1495.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-05 20:29 EST-0500
 

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BadActor

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Elite 1500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012M8LXQW/?tag=pcpapi-20]Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($444.88 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005O65JXI/?tag=pcpapi-20]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($28.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012N6LOZS/?tag=pcpapi-20]Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] ($106.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MTSWEQE/?tag=pcpapi-20]Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory[/url] ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YDAYLTY/?tag=pcpapi-20]EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked ACX 2.0+ Video Card[/url] ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NGMIBUU/?tag=pcpapi-20]NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00918N4A0/?tag=pcpapi-20]SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1498.77
 

cloudonsky

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CPU: Intel Core i3-4370 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($146.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus H81M-K Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Core Edition Video Card ($997.75 @ Amazon)
Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($121.11 @ Amazon)
Total: $1485.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-14 19:55 EST-0500

Mothership

CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($156.97 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($161.64 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.84 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Lian-Li PC-TU100A Mini ITX Tower Case ($164.04 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply $129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1448.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-14 21:27 EST-0500
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Little Red Express

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($252.43 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($18.75 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($141.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($131.26 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($12.55 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($12.55 @ Amazon)
Total: $1490.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 11:02 EST-0500
 

g-unit1111

Titan
Moderator


Builds are Amazon only.
 

lp231

Splendid
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: Intel Core i7 5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($360.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX Liquid CPU Cooler (104.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-SLI ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($210.94 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.46 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.02 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 700W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1489.36
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 22:33 EST-0500

Amazon Links
cpu:http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-5820K-Haswell-E-Processor-BX80648I75820K/dp/B00MMLXIKY/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=AQJGMN2V76O30
aio:http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Performance-Liquid-Cooler-CW-9060021-WW/dp/B00SV7IEJI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446520510&sr=8-1&keywords=corsair+h100i
m/b:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZL3GWR6/?tag=pcpapi-20
ram:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SNLIWBW/?tag=pcpapi-20
ssd:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HJOJJ70/?tag=pcpapi-20
hdd:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRN2/?tag=pcpapi-20
gpu:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011D7AAEE/?tag=pcpapi-20
case:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009GXZ8MM/?tag=pcpapi-20
psu:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PGV723G/?tag=pcpapi-20
 

filippi

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Wanna-4k Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($55.63 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($56.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1507.55
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-03 13:10 EST-0500

Base Total (no shipping): $1492.91

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ajpaolello

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($75.69 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($163.88 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card ($489.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1461.50
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-03 13:22 EST-0500
 

Dark Lord of Tech

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The"Reaper"
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.59 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($52.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba P300 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cougar Solution 2 ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($121.51 @ Amazon)
Total: $1498.02
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-06 19:28 EST-0500
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CPU

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Cooler

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Motherboard

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Memory

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HDD

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SSD

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Graphics Cards - 2

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Case

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PSU

 

filippi

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AMD 5GHz Big Numbers Build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Swiftech H220-X 55.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($185.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 R5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($314.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($314.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($128.27 @ Amazon)
Total: $1514.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-04 17:03 EST-0500

Base Total: $1498.18

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Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
From: Titillating (Community Manager)

To: Everyone participating in the Gaming build event in any category


RE: price fluctuations

Word from on high is that as long as the initial build is within the price limits, they're fine. No need to make people update it constantly. Don't worry about what the actual final costs come out to be, so long as it is acceptable at the time of posting. Bound to cause some confusion, but less of a hassle.
Keep in mind though:

•Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
Also, this does not address magically disappearing inventory that is no longer available through Amazon. Still waiting for clarification on that one.
 
Literally, All AMD Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8320E 3.2GHz 8-Core Processor ($145.95 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: AMD R9 Gamer Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: AMD 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 390X 8GB Video Card ($429.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($164.97 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($121.11 @ Amazon)
Total: $1481.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-05 22:57 EST-0500
 
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