Best PC Build: Under $1,750

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jpishgar

Splendid
Overlord Emeritus
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
4K Gaming HTPC

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 Nepton 120XL 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($126.50 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB FTW ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($679.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($51.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1729.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-04 14:13 EST-0500
 

g-unit1111

Titan
Moderator
G-Unit's "Big Things Come In Small Packages" Build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($254.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($149.99 @ 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: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.31 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone TJ08B-E MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($126.58 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1672.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 00:27 EDT-0400
 

naturesninja

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Golden Cuda Goblin:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($376.65 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Titan TTC-NK85TZ/CS2 66.6 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X99-SLI ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($96.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ ARC 100 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB AMP! Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1749.52
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 19:38 EDT-0400

Edit: Repost with links

CPU-http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00MMLXIKY/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
Cooler-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003ZWVO7S/?tag=pcpapi-20
Motherboard-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ZL3GWR6/?tag=pcpapi-20
Memory-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S51XHUQ/?tag=pcpapi-20
Storage-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LULV4V2/?tag=pcpapi-20
Storage-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FJRS628/?tag=pcpapi-20
Video Card-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0100ZRDL8/?tag=pcpapi-20
Case-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FUC6S5O/?tag=pcpapi-20
Power Supply-http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-SuperNOVA-Continuous-Crossfire-220-GS-0650-V1/dp/B00UVN20AO/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1446180033&sr=1-1&keywords=gs650w
Optical Drive-http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CE58ZYC/?tag=pcpapi-20
 


Challenge accepted!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($42.49 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($197.99 @ B&H)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.66 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Video Card ($584.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($71.10 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($117.99 @ Directron)
Total: $1652.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 01:31 EDT-0400
 
Something Something Fast Storage Something Something
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 T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.07 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial BX100 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($659.99 @ 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: $1708.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 02:20 EDT-0400
 

RedJaron

Splendid
Attention, entrants: the rules have been slightly changed and clarified. Read the original post to get a full list. For your convenience, below are the major changes:

-Tax and shipping should NOT be included in the final price.
-Do NOT include your username in the build title.
-Please add links for each part to the actual product page on Amazon. By default PCPartPicker makes links to its own pages.

We understand this requires you to re-edit your build lists, especially adding the links, and we appreciate your patience in doing so. Also a reminder, we're enforcing a firm budget maximum. Going over the limit in any way will disqualify the build. We know it's a shame to drop a part when it's only a couple dollars over, but a clear-cut rule makes it fair for everyone.

And as always, thank you for participating.
 
Wow... Using Amazon completely breaks any budget possible. Please change to some other online shops, as one single i7-6700, which isn't even the K version, costs $350?!!!!!!!!!!!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($346.24 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($165.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Video Card ($630.66 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1632.73
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-29 22:14 EDT-0400
 

RedJaron

Splendid
We like to throw the love around. The SBM is for Newegg, why not give Amazon some love too?

Also, be aware that you can submit multiple builds, so far as they are sufficiently distinct from one another. However you can only have one entry when it comes to final voting.
 
Storm Trooper Gaming and Editing Machine

This is a solid white themed build with a Star Wars storm trooper look to it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($378.86 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK S ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($339.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury White 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.48 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($198.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($308.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Snow Silent 750W ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1731.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-31 23:28 EDT-0400
 
The Little PC That Could

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($443.98 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($164.60 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 120GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($67.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($81.64 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Silverstone RVZ01B Mini ITX Desktop Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Silverstone 600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular SFX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1741.16
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-03 18:12 EST-0500
 

Rolfejc0

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($378.92 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($126.68 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($96.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.62 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Green) Mini ITX Tower Case ($111.28 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($104.25 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($18.09 @ Amazon)
Total: $1708.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-30 17:57 EDT-0400

CPU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NMRTI42/?tag=pcpapi-20
CPU Cooler: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XUVGLEU/?tag=pcpapi-20
Motherboard: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K8HNGYW/?tag=pcpapi-20
RAM: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008E3M4QS/?tag=pcpapi-20
SSD: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U/?tag=pcpapi-20
HDD: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRLY/?tag=pcpapi-20
GPU: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B010E45KQK/?tag=pcpapi-20
Case: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-bfcpro300ggwkgrp
PSU: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220gs0650v1
Optical drive: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ERJXTE4/?tag=pcpapi-20
 

g-unit1111

Titan
Moderator
"Crystal Blue Persuasion":

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($414.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14CS_BL 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($96.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.90 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Aerocool DS-Cube Blue MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($118.23 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($95.05 @ Amazon)
Total: $1738.53
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-30 18:24 EDT-0400

Yes the name is a Breaking Bad reference, and this build is based around Aerocool's unique blue cube chassis, has a i7-6700K and a GTX 980TI. No optical drive.
 

BadActor

Illustrious
Ambassador
Dream 1750

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/B00AXUTKEY/?tag=pcpapi-20]Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012NH05UW/?tag=pcpapi-20]Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard[/url] ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0123ZC44Y/?tag=pcpapi-20]Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory[/url] ($105.10 @ Amazon)
Storage: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TGIVZTW/?tag=pcpapi-20]Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive[/url] ($89.99 @ 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/B00Y29H436/?tag=pcpapi-20]Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($83.59 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B88Z314/?tag=pcpapi-20]XFX XTR 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($109.03 @ Amazon)
Total: $1735.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-01 11:32 EST-0500
 


Uh... That's pretty much the same as my build, except for the CPU and storage?!
 

cloudonsky

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz (PC4-19200) C14 Memory Kit - Black (CMK16GX4M2A2400C14) ($85.00)
Other: WD Blue 1TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch ($42.52)
Other: LG Electronics Internal Super Multi Drive Optical Drives ($14.69)
Other: CRYORIG R1 Ultimate ($89.00)
Other: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-GAMING 7 LGA 1150 Z97 Gaming Audio Networking ATX Motherboard ($165.32)
Other: Seasonic SS-1050XM2 ATX 1050 Power Supply ($135.00)
Other: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ($85.99)
Other: Fractal Design Silent Series 140mm R3 Case Fan FD-FAN-SSR3-140-WT ($8.72)
Other: Fractal Design Silent Series 140mm R3 Case Fan FD-FAN-SSR3-140-WT ($8.72)
Other: Fractal Design Silent Series 140mm R3 Case Fan FD-FAN-SSR3-140-WT ($8.72)
Total: $1743.65
 

logainofhades

Titan
Moderator
Blood Moon Rising
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($378.80 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($141.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ 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)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Red 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan ($12.55 @ Amazon)
Total: $1749.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 10:45 EST-0500
 

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: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($70.36 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1739.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-02 23:35 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/B00JN1TY9U/?tag=pcpapi-20
hdd:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRN2/?tag=pcpapi-20
gpu:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YNEIAWY/?tag=pcpapi-20
case:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FUC6S5O/?tag=pcpapi-20
psu:http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IKDETOW/?tag=pcpapi-20
 

Moonlooper

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Smooth 'n' Fast

While not the fastest gaming rig available for the money, it's sure makes life smoother by going with a large SSD and skipping HDD completely. It's a real dream of a true gamer and creative worker alike.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($349.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Arctic Cooling Freezer i30 74.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($38.50 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($104.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX200 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($329.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($519.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($51.65 @ Amazon)
Total: $1736.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-03 12:19 EST-0500
 

Dark Lord of Tech

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"Groom Lake" Gamer
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($253.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: LEPA AquaChanger 240 103.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 4 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($108.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($87.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.17 @ 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: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA GS 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1748.08
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-12 12:20 EST-0500
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012M8M7TY/?tag=pcpapi-20
CPU

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RDLKYIC/?tag=pcpapi-20
Cooler

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014W200G0/?tag=pcpapi-20
Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0157UQ5A6/?tag=pcpapi-20
Memory

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OAJ412U/?tag=pcpapi-20
SSD

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005T3GRNW/?tag=pcpapi-20
HDD

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011D7AAEE/?tag=pcpapi-20
GPU 1

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011D7AAEE/?tag=pcpapi-20
GPU 2

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K6S1B3Q/?tag=pcpapi-20
CASE

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SOXNKAM/?tag=pcpapi-20
PSU
 

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.
 
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