Hi. Thanks for deciding to click on whatever link bought you here. It means a lot to me.
so why the hell did you make a guide!?
People wont shutup about how toxic the guides are nowadays. Im just trying to make a nice one.
background info pasta
Purpose : Gaming, desktop, all around everyday usage
Budget : 1.5K(ish) ?
Benchmark goals : all AAA games 2003-2016. High/max settings. AA is optional, might hurt framerates a bit. 1080p. 30+ fps.
Color scheme : primarily black/Dark grey, with some hints of blue, white, and red.
Should reach that without too much problems, tesselation might be a PITA though.
my personal requirements chocolate
Price must be around 1.5K (1500.00) USD before shipping and taxes with the cheapest listed prices.
Must contain 3 or less 7s.
Part must be cool AF.
STATUS : (in theory) ?
part selection justification Pie
CPU (I5 6600K)
Great I5 from intel, paired with the 390 should (in theory) be a pretty good gaming team. No hyperthreading, but thats not mandatory. Should be more than enough for basiclly any/everything a regular gamer can throw at it.
CPU cooler (H7)
Great value cooler, looks better than the 212 evo too. Should be able to handle a pretty good OC without having the CPU throttle.
Mobo (Z170 PRO GAMING)
Its a nice mobo, has all the things most people need. It doesnt look ugly either. It need s 2133Mhz ram, and clocks higher rams to 2133Mhz, but that wont kill anyone. From what i've read, this thing is a pretty good quality board. Its from ASUS, so RMA might be hell, so if you go through with buying this thing, pray that you didnt receive a dud.
RAM ( HyperX Fury Black)
A nice set of ram. A TAD bit slower than your usual 2400Mhz ram sticks, but it will work. 8gb is a bit skimpy, most people can manage.
i am not daying that 8gb is not enough, its plenty fine. Games will run fine. Programs and web browsers will run perfectly fine. If you thought that i thought that 8gb wasnt enough, please stop thinking that.
SSD (250gb 250 evo)
A nice performamce SSD to store all your primary cat videos. 250gb should be enough for a 1 or 2 hundred cat vids. But seriously, this a widely reccomended drive, and for good reason, its a good drive. it would be a smart idea to set this one as your boot drive, because...you know.....10 second boot times
HDD (Caviar blue 1tb)
For bulk storage, and dog videos (dogs are bigger, therefore needing a bigger storage medium). 1tb should be enough to hold all your stuff (minus the stuff in the SSD). this drive WILL fail, it is simply a matter of when . backup anything important. Nice price too.
warning : drives might fail in the event of a blackout
GPU (R9 390 8GB VRAM)
I was going to go for a 380, but it became apparent that i could still be near 1.5K with a 390, so here it is. I went with a 390 over a 970 for a slight performance gain. OBS can be an alternative to shadowplay. This is an awesome card. It will smash 1080p easily in most/all games.
i dont like the TDP though, its too EFing high IMO
Case (CM MasterCase Pro5)
I like this case. It has all the features a regular gamer needs, and then some. It has a large side window so you can see your stuff inside. It screams "i built this system mahself dammit!". Kinda went overkill, but my guide, My part choices. Should be able to fit all the parts. Cable managament wont be hard in this case, seeing as its so huge. Some customazablility aswell.
i have not measured all the cables, cables possibly wont be long enough to reach other components.....or something, anyways, this is a warning. You have been warned.
PSU (750 G2)
Aaaarrrrgggghhh. It has a 7. Crap. But sacrafices must be made. Its an excellent quality PSU, for a good price (79.99 USD). Its 80+ gold and fully modular. Its a good psu, and can cover OCing both the CPU and GPU. And maybe you can squeeze in a crossfire but i doubt that. Its great value too, so i dont have that much of a reason to not use this one.
case fans (DS 140mm blue)
Looks great, performs great (the case fits 6 and comes with 3. The 3 preinstalled plus the 3 extra = 6, you may get 3 more if you wish)
Great value and good specs. Its 60hz, not 144, but that wont kill anyone.
KBM (K70 and OM6750W)
Nice RGB backlit mech keyboard. Should satisfy the non-mech haters. Durable and good looking.
A nice cheap mouse. The mouse doesnt make a huge difference, skimping on it isnt as bad as cheaping out on a PSU and getting a hercules. This isnt a POS, this is a nice, everyday use mouse.
Food (MD and pepperoni hot-pockets)
A nice MLG drink to enjoy while you 360-noscope some n00bs.
Come on, who doesnt love pizza pops?
Hope you liked the guide. As you can see, i suck real bad at descriptions Give it an upvote if you think it deserves one. Have a nice day, bye. Constructive criticism is welcomed, but please, no straight-up hate comments. Bye!