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Need help building strict $1500 budget or less pc

I need help creating a gaming computer this will be my first pc to ever make and i don't know much i want to get the best performance for my money i want to be able to run most games on the highest settings at 1080p.
and with good OC capabilities
if possible with this tower: NZXT H440 Designed by Razer™ ATX Mid Tower (but if you can find a better one that has great cooling power! and is the same price or less i wont mind if you change it.
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  1. are you near a micro center where you can get there combo deals??
  2. smorizio said:
    are you near a micro center where you can get there combo deals??


    Yes i am :)
  3. smorizio said:
    are you near a micro center where you can get there combo deals??


    the i7 i wanted is out of stock tho so no luck there :( so try making it with the best I5 u can find
    unless u can make the i7 fit in somehow not a requirement since i heard its overkill for gaming anyways the i5k series should be more than enough.
  4. Max@1080P can be achieved at $1000. And that case is overpriced, Fractal Design make some of the best cases of the net.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($318.75 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($123.87 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($329.00 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1416.53
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-09 20:28 EST-0500
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    Try -

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($218.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($125.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($101.04 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card ($337.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
    Other: NZXT 440 ($119.99)
    Total: $1256.67
  6. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/69Vdt6
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/69Vdt6/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK2 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($347.99 @ Directron)
    Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z 70SB150200000 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($77.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1356.53
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-09 20:34 EST-0500
  7. okcnaline said:
    Max@1080P can be achieved at $1000. And that case is overpriced, Fractal Design make some of the best cases of the net.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($318.75 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($123.87 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($329.00 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case ($107.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($108.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1416.53
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-09 20:28 EST-0500


    i like your build but not saying its bad is this really what people say as "the most bang for your buck" type of build xD
  8. You have all build be great systems! but its so hard to decide xD which of this 3 build so far gives me the best performance for my money xD i for example i dont want to waist a lot of money in a item that will prob increase performance by 5% and it costs way more i want everything to be significant
  9. It's just how much money you are willing to dish out, and how conservative are you.
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