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My $1000 gaming pc build

by Techgamer1440

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This is my red and black themed gaming pc build. This pc is pretty much the best value for money rig I could come up with minus the water cooler. The reason I chose to liquid cool a locked cpu was because the intel stock cooler was to loud for me and Temps were pretty meh. At this point I figured I would just pick up a hyper 212 for 30 bucks. However I was able to find a deal for the corsair h50 for just $35. Considering that it was just $5 more than the hyper 212 and also that I eventually plan to get a 6600k I decided to go for it.

Additional upgrades that I plan to do also include upgrading to 16gb of ram and as I mentioned get a 6700k with a z170 motherboard.

I mainly use my rig for moderate gaming including games such as csgo, gta5, and fallout 4, at 1440p. I also use the pc for video and photo ending for which I use adobe photoshop, premier and after effects.

Overall the pc performs above my expectations and also looks good esthetically thanks to my cable extensions from Silverstone and my red corsair led fans. Plus the s340 is awesome for cable management,

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Phillip.Phillip 4 points 37 months ago

what DESK is that!? +1 for the epic setup. Color matching is top notch.

Techgamer1440 submitter 1 Build 5 points 37 months ago

It's an ikea Micke desk with a custom made moniter stand

Amiracle 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

ya man nice desk does it come with the stand u put ur computer on it?

TewGudAlex 2 points 37 months ago

ikr

rightinthepope 2 Builds 3 points 37 months ago

I love seeing all of these R9 390 builds. Awesome build man

SHIBBY927 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Nice work! Love the red/black theme!

badgerbroc12 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

whoa

Zeusmus 1 point 37 months ago

What a beauty!

mikedopanda 2 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Great desk setup. The symmetry is awesome! Can't go wrong with an S340. Nice pickup on the R9 390

Techgamer1440 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Yeah the 390 has been great.

Ghrolt 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Nice build. Nice setup. 5/7

powellbm86 9 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Solid build and nice color coordination. One thing I noticed though: are all your fans exhausts?

Kevin1807 1 point 37 months ago

Your room is gorgeous!

Techgamer1440 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks

havenlau 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

do you have any intake fans? you should turn your front fan around for some positive pressure, but clean build all around!!!

threemilerunner 1 point 37 months ago

What desk is that it is amazing

Techgamer1440 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Its the ikea micke

peace1818 1 point 37 months ago

What cable sleeves did you use?

Techgamer1440 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Silverstone

Kaden2301 1 point 37 months ago

This looks outstanding for being sub-$1000

gorkti200 3 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

+1 Great job keeping it under $1K, and beautiful cable management and color theming to boot. How much were the sleeves? I don't see them in the part list.

Good deal on the water cooler I'd have done the same.

...why so many controllers? Hahaha there are like 6 of them on your desk! XD

mlach 4 Builds 1 point 37 months ago

Front fans should be set as intakes, not exhaust.

Techgamer1440 submitter 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

Thanks i will fix that

Tooth 1 Build 2 points 36 months ago

Nice build, careful thought out process.

To add to the comment "Front fans should be set as intakes, not exhaust." I agree :)

You have the CPU cooler fan blowing out, and the lower front fan blowing in. Your case is fighting for the same outside cooler air. What I would suggest..

Hot air rises? yes. 1-Have the CPU cooler fan mounted as your top fan in the case blowing up and out. 2-You 2 front fans pulling cooler outside air into the case.

This should help in cooling your case much better.

Overall, pleasing build :)

jj071195 1 point 35 months ago

can you explain it futher for a newbie like me, I try to copy this build I dont understand it sorry im new to this.

Tooth 1 Build 2 points 35 months ago

Sure. This link has a image and shows the direction of air flow

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/128313-extremetechs-guide-to-air-cooling-your-pc

What the image is missing is the air direction for a bottom mounted power supply. Which usually has vents at the bottom of the case. Since the power supply unit is generating heat, you really don't want to blow this hot air into your case. The power supply fans should flow out from the bottom. Did that help?

Rule #1: Cold Air In, Hot Air Out
Rule #2: Have More Exhaust Fans Than Intake Fans (Negative Pressure)
Rule #3: Exhaust Out the Top and Rear, Intake Through the Bottom and Front (see my idea above on power supply)
Rule #4: Dust Kills

jj071195 1 point 35 months ago

Thanks a lot bro! Now I know it, this would be a big help for me in my future build. Hand down! :)

f16poom 1 Build 1 point 37 months ago

That looks sick! AND THAT PRICCEEE! <3

We need more builds like yours on this site. Affordable, packs a punch, complete with a stunning look.

Definitely a +1

rolanpapa 1 point 37 months ago

so good like KFC!! :D

OGShakeZ 1 point 36 months ago

Nice setup dude, one of the best I've seen. Btw, I have a computer very similar to yours, the same CPU and GPU. I am looking to upgrade one of these components (sadly can't do both b/c I'm on a budget). If I had to upgrade one, which one would have a greater overall effect on the computer's gaming performance? I usually play games such as CSGO and LoL. Thanks for your help man.

rowanhazard 2 points 36 months ago

If you only play those games you don't need to upgrade anything. The recommended specifications for LoL includes a HD 5670, 2 gigs of ram, and a three gigahertz CPU. With this build you should be able to play those games in 4k, but, if you want to, I would upgrade the GPU if you plan on playing games like BF4 or 5 when it comes out. If you are going to upgrade the graphics card go for something like a 980 Ti (Has the same performance as a Titan X), R9 fury, R9 furyX, or a similar card. Do not get a 970, 980, R9 390x. Those cards are all very minor upgrades.

OGShakeZ 1 point 36 months ago

Thanks Man. Also, do you think inserting a Fan Cooler instead of a liquid cooler would make much of an impact?

rowanhazard 1 point 36 months ago

Something like a 212 EVO (air cooler (25$)) will perform about the same was a 50 or 60 dollar liquid cooler. So if you were going to get an H100i (110$) liquid cooler, but wanted to save 30 bucks, I would get a bequiet! dark rock 3, or any noctua cooler. So no, having a fan cooler wouldn't make any difference.

rowanhazard 1 point 36 months ago

*the last two coolers I listed are fan coolers

Especially go for fan coolers if you are not going to be overclocking.

OGShakeZ 1 point 36 months ago

Thanks for the help man

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jhickson 1 point 36 months ago

Great job on the color scheme! I also love the I5-6500 paired with the R9 390. Very impressive!

Mr.Quack 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Great job with the red and black color scheme! +1

GodNaseem 1 point 35 months ago

You have the same exact build im gonna make . It sounds to me like its worth it .

avengedJC 1 point 35 months ago

+1 This build really helped me pick out parts for keeping a r9 390 build cheap. Also aesthetics for price!

What keyboard is that by the way? Looks great!

Firecheetah13 1 point 35 months ago

CPUs can run at 85 degrees C and still work fine, and as for noise, dampening foam is much cheaper than a liquid cooler. Not to mention you are taking the burden of having a liquid cooler such as chance of leakage, radiator failure, or evaporation over time. I guess if you were going for a plug-and-play setup it works.

Techgamer1440 submitter 1 Build 1 point 34 months ago

it was just a personal preference to go with that cooler

WreckageHD 1 point 35 months ago

HOW TF DID YOU ONLY SPEND $800 ON THAT THING WHEN IT CLEARLY SAYS $1000 DOLLAR BUILD

potatomanflavor 3 Builds 1 point 34 months ago

am i the only one who sees the mother board is $10?

M0KA 1 point 33 months ago

Great build. Only thing I'd change is the MOBO for a Z170 instead of the B150, better for gaming IMO. It's also $40 off right now on Newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130892&ignorebbr=1

xDECIMATEALLx 1 point 33 months ago

Does this run AAA at 1080p? Sorry for the dumb question. Kinda new to pc stuff.

Brendini 1 point 33 months ago

I have the same MOBO in my build. I have one question. How is the BIOS is it really easy or is it like the old day BIOS? I am new to Computers so thats why i am asking. I asked someone else this. But i wanted 2 ppls perspective

Techgamer1440 submitter 1 Build 1 point 33 months ago

its very easy. in my experience msi has had the easiest bios menus

Brendini 1 point 33 months ago

Thank You for telling me. When i clicked on the MOBO to see the reviews no one said nothing about the BIOS. Thank You!!

sgoyette430 1 point 27 months ago

Love the color coordination!

The_Greek_power 0 points 37 months ago

Seems like a very nice, not to over the top, jam packed with probably unused features, Starting build. :D +1

*by unused features i mean like when people go z97 and dont oc, or get mobos with raid support and never use it. (but at least you know you will upgrade unlike others)

beastj73 1 Build -5 points 37 months ago

Lol no point in getting a cooler with an un overclockable cup ur just wasting 50 bucks

gorkti200 3 Builds 2 points 37 months ago

Read the description dude.

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Techgamer1440 submitter 1 Build 1 point 36 months ago

Very good for the price