How much should I spend for a 1080p 60fps gaming pc build?


Dec 21, 2015
I am looking at building a new gaming pc. I want it to be able to run all/most games at 1080p at 60fps or higher on high or almost maxxed out settings. I put together a build but I feel like this is a little overkill for the performance I want. Should I go with this now as future compatibility or just get a cheaper build and upgrade later? How much would you recommend spending on this pc?

This is the build in question:


It is a good build, purely for the aspect of price/performance ratio here a build that also runs 1080p@60fps at high/ultra settings without problems (Without all the extra's such as OS and case fans added).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($183.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($23.25 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170M Pro4S Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2800 Memory ($46.97 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($81.49 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 390 8GB PCS+ Video Card ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 88R MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $894.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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