How much should I expect to pay for a PC?

Jvass

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Hi all,

I'm planning on building a new gaming rig in about 3 weeks. I'm trying to put together a plan/budget, but I could use some advice regarding 1080p and 1440p.

My requirements are: running all games on max settings, and having dual monitors (the monitors must be identical) at least 23". One monitor will have a game on it while the other will have youtube/netflix/facebook. I'll be buying everything except a mouse and keyboard.

I figure the main cost difference between 1080p and 1440p will be in the GPU and two monitors. What could I expect to pay for a build that fulfills my requirements in 1080p? Also, what could I expect to pay for if it was 1440p?

Just an estimate will be helpful! Id like to decide on the resolution I plan on running before I pester yall for exact build advice. Even a guestimate that is give or take $200 would be helpful!

Thank you,

Jake
 

oscar douglas

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oscar douglas

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I could help do that but would you be willing to buy used parts? the cost of gaming pc goes down significantly for that, cost of parts and monitors would probably come to about £900 new but used you could probably get away with £700 or less

(new)
*i5 6400- £200
*gtx 1060- £225
*corsair RAM- £90
*evga 600w psu- £50
*gigabyte mobo- £60
*1tb sata 7200rpm hdd- £45
*CIT f3 pc case- £25
*1080p monitors- £200 (you can resolution upscale in games if to play at 1440p)
*cooler master hyper 212 evo- £35

these are all the first new listings I found on ebay but looking at the same parts used the price came down significantly.
 

xapoc

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This is just ballpark numbers,

CPU ~ 340
CPU cooler ~ 30
GPU ~400
MB ~ 160
RAM ~ 120
HDD storage 120
HDD for windows 80
Optical drive DVD/CD/BD ~60
PSU ~ 100
CASE ~ 90
2x 1080p 23" monitors ~ 420
2x 1440p 24" monitors ~ 500

~1380 USD with out monitors.
 

logainofhades

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Much depends on whether you want to overclock. Due to the multitasking nature of your build, I wold recommend an i7.

A good 1080p start, with multitask ability. This is assuming you want to overclock. You could go with a GTX 1070, for some longevity.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.69 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($103.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($85.98 @ Directron)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.63 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card ($239.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor ($155.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor ($155.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1638.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-18 18:52 EST-0500


1440p, single gpu.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($344.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H5 Ultimate 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($56.69 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z270 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($103.22 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($85.98 @ Directron)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.63 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($594.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor ($254.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor ($254.99 @ B&H)
Total: $2191.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-18 19:04 EST-0500


Now say you decide not to overclock.
1080p, with the same mention of a GTX 1070.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.69 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H270 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($85.98 @ Directron)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.63 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon RX 480 8GB ARMOR 8G OC Video Card ($239.99 @ B&H)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor ($155.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248Q 24.0" 1920x1080 Monitor ($155.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1445.78
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-18 19:10 EST-0500


1440p
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.69 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H270 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($103.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($85.98 @ Directron)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.63 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($594.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox 5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($62.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($88.58 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor ($254.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: Acer G257HU smidpx 25.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor ($254.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1998.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-18 19:09 EST-0500


 

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