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After using my laptop for gaming for nearly two years, i was getting quite impatient with the quality of it's GTX 750m and 2.2GHZ processor. It had been a long time since I last had a desktop, maybe 10 years ago or so. I really had my mindset on a new desktop because i wanted it's upgrade-ability, value, and quality over a laptop. I was originally going to buy a pre-built, however i realized how ignorant pre-builts truly are, so that lead me to this build. I chose the i7 6700k because i liked its stock clock speed of 4.0GHZ as well as the fact that it is a quad core processor. This might have been a bit of overkill for a gaming rig, but it was in my budget, and i figured why the heck not! I'm not one to overclock, hence why I found the stock specs of the 6700k so appealing. I originally planned this build with a GTX 970 GPU. This was mostly due to my original budget. I ended up going with the GTX 980 because 1) the 970 has only 3.5 gb of GOOD vram, whereas the 980 has a full 4gb. 2) I figured that it was better to spend a little extra cash and buy the better card now, rather than upgrade to the 980 in a few months, leaving the 970 useless. Also, i do plan on doing an SLI with another 980 in a few months, and I picked a motherboard accordingly. Future upgrading is why I bought the 750W power supply as well. I only purchased a 250gb ssd because i already have an external 2tb hard drive, and i figured that 250gb would hold me over until i can add another SSD. This is my first computer with a SSD, btw, and the difference is like night/day. I had originally bought a 47 inch 4k tv to use as a monitor, but i figured that was just too big. So, i found the XB270HU online, and liked the 1440p, IPS panel, and 144Hz refresh rate. It is a beautiful monitor! Overall, this computer runs extremely well and has taken whatever I've thrown at it. I am extremely happy with this build, and would recommend All of these parts to a friend! Questions are welcome, and if i made any mistakes in writing this, let me know! It's my first time, so i cannot know everything perfectly and I'm always open to learning!

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  • 51 months ago
  • 4 points

For crying out loud, when he says "budget" it doesn't mean he was trying to use as little as possible. The way he uses "budget" in this build means that the cost for this was within the range of money he was willing to put into this build. You've got an awesome red build, +1!

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

I'm not sure why people are talking **** about this not being a "budget PC" he's not talking about it being cheap he's saying it's in his budget not yours he obviously can afford an almost 3 grand PC and it be in his price range he makes enough money he can do this kind of thing, this build is epic and id be proud to call this PC my own

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

wow, that is a killer machine you have there. Loving the choice of peripherals as well. +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 2 points

nice ar

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Is you ram in the right spot?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You may be right, it could be in the wrong spot. It registers as all 8gb though. Ill double check the motherboard manual, and fix it if its wrong! Thanks!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the RAM should be in DIMMS 2 and 4.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, pretty sure it's in the right place. But, it is too blurry to predict.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, he has both in slots 3 and 4.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does everyone think a budget means under 1,000 dollars it's the price point the builder sets for themselves.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Your laptop still beats my dual core 1.7GHz. Nice build +1

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

How do the temps get if you don't mind me asking? I have the same fan and I7 coming soon and I wanted to make sure it will be good to go, since I know it's ideal power spec is 65TDP.

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Not quite a budget build in the least. Could have optimized parts for a little less but overall it's a killer build and you will be more than happy with it for years to come. And I am digging that AR-15. +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a budget build on a much bigger budget!

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Originally I had a $1500 budget for this PC. All of the components without the keyboard, mouse, and monitor did have a total cost of about $1500. Still, this certainly isn't a low-budget PC, it was just built with a budget in mind. Apologies for any confusion.

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

More pics ? : D +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Where did you get the MSI badge? I'm looking for one in a future build.

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

They came with my Motherboard in the box when i bought mine

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Thanks, I plan on getting a M5 as well. So maybe mine will come with one too

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Dual channel you fool

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

I was wondering where all the money went with 3000 and only a 980... Then I saw the monitor

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

gr8 build, hows the mouse by the way, im planning on buying it but i dont trust amazon's reviews as much as pcpp

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

Really nice build, I'm surprised you went with a low profile noctua cooler, however it works nevertheless! Interesting choice of psu, are you sure that'll hold up to the 980 and i7?

Really great first build, +1!

more photos pls? :D

  • 51 months ago
  • 0 points

You probably could have got 16GB of RAM

  • 51 months ago
  • -1 points

BUDGET?

huh

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Budget= set amount of money allotted for a project or other expenditure of money.

  • 51 months ago
  • -1 points

I know, but on this site, a budget build is usually a build under or around $1000

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no explicit amount of money stated, but I would assume the budget to be around 2750 dollars.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say those would be called Price to performance builds

  • 51 months ago
  • -1 points

I love the ar15 propped up against the computer :) Good build but its far from a budget build lol

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Budget= set amount of money allotted for a project or other expenditure of money. Why do people think that budget= cheap/inexpensive?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

budget (noun): an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time budget (adjective): inexpensive

It depends on how you look at it.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

True.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, that was an ignorant comment I made.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

It's alright.

  • 51 months ago
  • -1 points

Whats with the AR-15 this is a PC website and nice build.

  • 51 months ago
  • -2 points

Quite an expensive build for the lack of components in my opinion... You could have fit much more into this "budget" than what you have in your parts list.

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