Black Friday Best PC Builds - Best Gaming Set Up for $1,200

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DO NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING OR TAX IN YOUR FINAL BUILD PRICE. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ AND FOLLOW ALL OF THE RULES IN EACH THREAD OR YOUR BUILD WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Looking to stuff your stockings with a free game? Well look no further! For this special holiday edition of Tom's Hardware Best Builds we're asking you to come up with the best builds in each using Black Friday and Cyber Week exclusive deals.To sweeten the deal we'll be giving away 1 randomly selected Steam Game to each member who makes at least one submission, while supplies last. Want a free game? Make a qualifying submission and I'll shoot you a PM for your Steam account information. These threads will be open until Tuesday, November 29th, so be sure to submit your Best Builds by then.

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This thread is for the Black Friday Gaming Build for $1,200. What is the best gaming configuration you can come up with at the $1,200 price point? This configuration must include one USB gamepad, one gaming headset, and one enthusiast class monitor (high or variable refresh rate).

If you're struggling to find the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals,take a look at our editorial team has got you covered on our Best Deals page. We've gone through over hundreds of deals to find you the very best.

Here are the ground rules:


  • ■Do not go over budget.
    ■Use only Amazon OR Newegg to source parts.
    ■For this special edition of Best Builds you may include coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers.
    ■Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
    ■Do not include the Operating System, Keyboard, or Mouse
    ■Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalizations & symbols.
    Provide links to the Amazon or Newegg 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.
    ■All builds in the m-ITX form factor must have WiFi.
Please be sure to format your list of components as follows:

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

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.69 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 4GB Dual Video Card ($233.54 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC G2460PF 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($230.36 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Razer DeathStalker Essential Wired Gaming Keyboard ($33.47 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($43.44 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($40.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1194.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-22 18:47 EST-0500

Base Total: $1200.37
Mail-in Rebates: -$55.00
Shipping: $49.06
Total: $1194.43
 
Black Friday Fury
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($110.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 700W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB277Q 27.0" 75Hz Monitor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset ($97.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Logitech F710 (940-000117) Wireless Gamepad ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1184.82
Prices include discounts and rebates but not tax or S+H
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 07:34 EST-0500

Just checking: Is 75hz a high refresh rate by your definition?
 
2K or not 2K

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($50.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ TRION 150 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer XG270HU 27.0" 144Hz Monitor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Other: Microsoft JR9-00011 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows ($37.88)
Other: Microsoft JR9-00011 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows ($37.88)
Total: $1193.58
Prices do not include shipping or taxes
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 10:37 EST-0500

Base Total: $1283.58
Promo Discounts: -$50.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$40.00
Total: $1193.58
 

logainofhades

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Little Raider

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 54.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case ($28.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus MG248Q 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Turtle Beach X12 Headset ($24.95 @ Amazon)
Other: Microsoft - Xbox 360 Wireless Controller - Black ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1187.14
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 11:16 EST-0500


Base Total: $1256.77
Promo Discounts: -$15.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$65.00
Total: $1176.77
 

g-unit1111

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"Why Settle For 1080?"

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($43.53 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB277Q 27.0" 75Hz Monitor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G230 Headset ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller for Windows & Xbox 360 Console ($35.63 @ Amazon)
Total: $1194.07
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 14:17 EST-0500
 

saf227

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($200.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($81.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 700W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer XG270HU 27.0" 144Hz Monitor ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($47.98 @ Amazon)
Other: Logitech F310 (940-000110) Gamepad
Total: $1198.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 14:35 EST-0500
 

beruli

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PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fxcjNN
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/fxcjNN/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170-GAMING 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Raidmax ATX-502WBG ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech H110 Headset ($16.05 @ Amazon)
Other: SteelSeries 69001 3G Game Controller ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1191.94
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 15:40 EST-0500
 

shrapnel_indie

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Captain Black Friday

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool CAPTAIN360EX 229.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P400 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1196.92
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 14:35 EST-0500

EDIT: Okay. Captain Black Friday fails as-is for meeting qualifications: no monitor, game pad, and headset.
 

shrapnel_indie

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.69 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($130.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.90 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus MG248Q 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Skullcandy S5AVFM-289 Headset ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Microsoft 52A-00004 Xbox 360 Controller for Windows (See Price in Cart) ($20.69 @ Newegg)
Total: $1207.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 15:02 EST-0500

Shipping: $10.69
Total less shipping: $1196.50
 

ajpaolello

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($379.67 @ Amazon)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT WH ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Other: NJOY 2 PACK PC USB JOYPAD GAMEPAD GAME CONTROLLER JOYSTICK BLACK[Windows] ($9.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1198.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 15:20 EST-0500

Base Total: 1198.90
Shipping: 10.67
Total: 1209.57
 

beruli

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PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JsVgQV
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/JsVgQV/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Syba GamesterGear PC200 Headset ($10.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Generic USB Wired Gamepad Controller Joystick Joypad for Xbox 360 PC Windows XP WIN7, Black ($16.20 @ Amazon)
Total: $1196.10
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 16:32 EST-0500
 

beruli

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PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/t7rn8K
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/t7rn8K/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI B150M BAZOOKA PLUS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($65.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 1070 8GB XLR8 Video Card ($384.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Syba CM-5023 Headset ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Donop® USB Pc Computer Vibration Shock Wired Gamepad Game Controller Joystick Game Pad Includes Donop Black Wrist Band ($16.43 @ Amazon)
Total: $1194.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 19:09 EST-0500
 

lunyone

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ TRION 150 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($369.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Sentey GS-4731 7.1 Channel Headset ($42.50)
Other: Microsoft Xbox 360 Wired Controller for Windows & Xbox 360 Console ($26.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1198.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-23 21:48 EST-0500

* CPU ready for OC'ing!
* CPU HSF on of the best budget cooling options out there!
* Mobo Z170!
* 16 GB's of RAM, need I say more?!
* 480 GB's of SSD goodness!
* GTX 1070 8 gb GPU for killa 1080p gaming on any game out!
* Solid and roomy Case, just waitin' for upgrades down the road!
* 620W PSU for OC'ing goodness!
* 24" 144 Hz Refresh Rate Monitor for those twitch games (CS:GO I'm looking at you)!
* Comfortable and reliable Gaming Headset that Pawns the competition in this price range! And is a sweat BF deal on Amazon! Normally $79.99, click on the link to see!
* And the Best & Reliable USB Gamepad for the $ out there, Thanks Microsoft!

All of your gaming needs for the immediate future, all under $1,200!!!!!
 

GraySilencer

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144Hz AND Freesync? Smooth as BUTTER!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 612 Ver.2 44.2 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($38.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($78.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: ADATA XPG Z1 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: DIYPC D480-BK-Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($31.74 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Enthusiast Class Monitor: Asus MG248Q 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Gaming Headset: Logitech G230 Headset ($36.99 @ Amazon)
USB Gamepad: Logitech F310 PC Gamepad ($18.57)
Base Total: $1199.47
Promo Discounts: -$18.24
Mail-in Rebates: -$110.00
[strike]Shipping: $0.99[/strike]
Total: $1072.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-24 01:42 EST-0500
 
Crimson Cloud
GTX 1070 144hz build.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($21.49 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($60.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-01 RED ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus MG248Q 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Sennheiser PC 350 Special Edition High Performance Gaming Headset - Black ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows ($20.69)
Total: $1199.06
 

fourseven

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"Ready,Steady,Go~~~" Build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($78.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY CS1311 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G230 Headset ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Other: NJOY 2 PACK PC USB JOYPAD GAMEPAD GAME CONTROLLER JOYSTICK BLACK[Windows] ($9.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1199.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-24 08:20 EST-0500
 

lp231

Splendid
Sub 1.2k after rebates

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($67.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon RX 480 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case ($33.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Gamepad: Logitech F310 Game Controller ($23.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1186.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-24 17:32 EST-0500

Base Total: $1271.88
Mail-in Rebates: -$85.00
Total: $1186.88


 

Kariak

Commendable
Apr 21, 2016
2
0
1,510
0
This should do the trick

Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($90.98 @ Newegg)
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.60 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($365.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
USB Gamepad: Logitech Gamepad F310 ($12.49 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G230 Headset ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Enthusiast Class Monitor: Asus MG248Q 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1197.01
 

schujj07

Commendable
Nov 26, 2016
2
0
1,510
0
My sub $1200 build after rebates

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170x-UD3 ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Processor: Core i5-6600k ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Cooling: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO Potenza ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Saphire Radeon Rx480 8GB ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk SSD Plus 480GB ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill R5 ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold ($74.99 @ Newegg)
USB Gamepad: Xbox One Controller + Win10 Cable ($52.09 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Logitech G430 Headset ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Enthusiast Class Monitor: Asus MG240Q ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Prolimatech 140mm Fan ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1190.59

Base Total: $1321.98
Discounts: -$21.39
Rebates: -$110.00
Shipping: $0.99

Total w/o shipping: $1190.59
 

beruli

Distinguished
Aug 25, 2008
56
0
18,640
1
But can it play Crysis?

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vBy4Yr
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vBy4Yr/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($90.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($364.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Galaxy-03 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: AOC G2460PQU 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Syba CL-AUD63032 Headset ($9.49 @ Amazon)
Other: Donop® USB Pc Computer Vibration Shock Wired Gamepad Game Controller Joystick Game Pad Includes Donop Black Wrist Band ($16.43 @ Amazon)
Total: $1207.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-29 12:02 EST-0500

$1207.82 - $9.34(Shipping) = $1198.48
 

Darkhate

Distinguished
Oct 15, 2007
6
0
18,510
0
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4S ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($62.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($55.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB QUICK SILVER OC Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus MG248Q 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Headphones: Turtle Beach X12 Headset ($24.88 @ Amazon)
Other: Logitech Gamepad F310 ($12.49)
Base Total: $1329.28

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-26 19:02 EST-0500


Promo Discounts: -$15.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$117.00
Shipping: $2.99
Total: $1200.27
Total minus shipping: $1197.28
 
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($304.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H110M-E/M.2 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($36.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.90 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GN276HL bid 27.0" 144Hz Monitor ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G230 Headset ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Other: Logitech F710 (940-000117) Wireless Gamepad ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1184.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-26 21:26 EST-0500
 

iPaperKillz

Honorable
Feb 4, 2014
182
0
10,760
39
$1200 Gaming Setup:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Motherboard: ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.99 @ Newegg)
CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($64.60 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card ($364.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($90.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
USB Gamepad: Logitech Gamepad F310 ($12.49 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G230 Headset ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB277Q 27.0" 75Hz Monitor ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1190.00
Prices include discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-27 05:17 EST-0500
 

Sic___

Commendable
Nov 20, 2016
4
0
1,510
0
Crossfire Punk! I5 2x480s

PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cwVhm8
Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/cwVhm8/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($60.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 4GB GAMING X Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor ($188.83 @ B&H)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($34.99 @ Best Buy)
Other: Logitech controller ($12.49)
Total: $1181.22
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-27 11:14 EST-0500
 
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