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I literally CANNOT think of a good name. Ugh.

AYYYYMD

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. STATUS: ?

Must contain 3 or less 7s. STATUS: ?

Part must be cool AF. STATUS : (in theory) ?

Missing parts

No OS

No ODD

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)

Monitor (Gl2460HM)

Great value and good specs. Its 60hz, not 144, but that wont kill anyone.

KBM (K70 and OM6750W)

K70

Nice RGB backlit mech keyboard. Should satisfy the non-mech haters. Durable and good looking.

OM6750W

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)

MD

A nice MLG drink to enjoy while you 360-noscope some n00bs.

pizza pops

Come on, who doesnt love pizza pops?

ending

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!

Compatibility: No issues or incompatibilities found.

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CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor
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CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49 CFM CPU Cooler
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Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
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Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory
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Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
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Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
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Video Card Gigabyte Radeon R9 390 8 GB Video Card
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Case Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5 ATX Mid Tower Case
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Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
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Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140 mm Fan
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Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140 mm Fan
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Case Fan Aerocool DS 140mm Blue 93.4 CFM 140 mm Fan
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Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 24.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor
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Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard
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Mouse Gear Head OM6750W Wireless Optical Mouse
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Food PepsiCo Mountain Dew Cans (36 Count) Food
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Food Nestle Hot Pockets Pepperoni Pizza, 2-Count, 9-Ounce Boxes Food
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Base Total: €730.42
Shipping: €6.99
Total: €737.41

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    Comments

    • 49 months ago
    • 3 points

    A build guide from Xorex?!!?! What is this sorcery?!?!?!

    jk

    +1 :D

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    ****

    The "✓"s didnt render properly, they came out as question marks!

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    Rip.

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    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    Awesome build guide. You have my +1.

    • 49 months ago
    • 0 points

    Thanks!

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    Do you have plans to make more? If we all keep making more guides we might overshadow the crappy ones.

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    That would take a lot of guides...

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    I was thinking that as long as there's a few good ones going out constantly then they would be upvoted, drawing attention to them instead.

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    Yes, theres a 1.5K CAD gaming guide coming up soon.....

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    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    Very solid. Love the dew and hot pockets! +1.

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    Good build guide, however that may not be enough hot pockets to make it to the end. You may want to revise that.

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Xorex64/saved/Xf9V3C

    Pretend that that list is inside the build guide

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    Nice guide, I'd give t a +1. Very efficient but cheap jk

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    thanks bro!

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    +1 for the food

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    Great Guide! Although as you have an AMD GPU you could take advantage of monitors with freesync as low as 140$ everything else is great!

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks!

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    This guy knows how to make a build guide interesting, good. And funny. This is a man you need to watch out for, he knows how to do it (Pizza pops, this guy is a god)

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    thanks!

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    0/10 not enough memes. I love those fans for some reason!

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    How did you add food to the parts list lol

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    Magic

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    I wish I was a magician like you. :(

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    Hate Hate Hate Hate Hate Hate.

    I like the guide though, how you explained it all out too, really liked that.

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks

    • 49 months ago
    • 2 points

    I have a very important question about the food aspect-do they have to be pepperoni hot pockets, or will cheese work just as well? Awesome build man, I'm planning on the same CPU/GPU combo!

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    Both work, pick whatever ome you like best.

    Thanks

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    How would this build hold up on a 144hz 1080? Would it be getting the Frame rates in a average game like fallout 4 to be effective on a 144hz or should I stick to a 60

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    Look up some 390 fallout 4 benchmarks. That should help.

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    WHO CARES ABOUT PARTS... WHAT ABOUT THE FPS IN THE GAMES ?!

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    DEPENDS ON WHAT GAMES

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    WHO CARES ABOUT PARTS

    A lot of people actually, if you have NO part choice reasons whatsoever, no one will know why the hell those specific part were chosen.

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    And im only a couple bucks over-budjet

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    i honestly prefer lift to mountain dew and nvidia to amd

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    and nvidia to amd

    In general or in one specific aspect? Which and why?

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    I prefer nvidia for the high end, and I know nvidia's product line better. But I am beginning to understand amd's better now.

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    What qualifies as "high end"?

    AMD has cards that directly compete with pretty much all GTX cards above the 750ti and a bit below that.

    I have a pretty much equal understanding of both, but leaning on nvidia

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    970, 980 ti, titan x

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    The R9 390 generally performs better than the GTX 970 in most games.

    The Fury X is supposed to be the closest AMD card to a 980ti, not sure how it stacks up though.

    Titan X is a joke for gaming

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    8Gb of ram = skimpy

    what's up with this "anything under 16GB of ram is ****" meme? save yourself some money guys

    https://youtu.be/JvkhG-p7KkI?t=3m9s

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    I said "a bit"

    Its because some games are using more ram.

    And i didnt say that anything under 16gb is ****, and you also qouted me wrong, go read again please.

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    Why does that mouse have the worst reviews I've ever seen?

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    Huh. Guess i need to find a replacement mouse. Scroll is crap

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    I've been needing to get a new mouse for ages been using a Logitech M500 since 2009. I like the G502, but I hate the oversaturation of buttons and I'd like wireless. If I could find a cheap, simple wireless mouse, that has a nice optical sensor I'd be happy.

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    The microsft arc mouse

    Its foldable and looks great, not gaming focused though

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    Bit too expensive for me, I found this which seems to fit my tastes: http://amzn.to/1M8wSlu.

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    Which color would you like?

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    Brother .. Look. U are wasting money . Get an i7 6700k cuz its more future proof . and get a 980 ti . best gpu yet. or wait for pascal

    • 48 months ago
    • 1 point

    6700K is **** value and overkill.

    980ti is overkill and would probably render it over-budget

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    • 47 months ago
    • 1 point

    U make no sense

    • 49 months ago
    • 0 points

    you mightaswell have gone with the 970 for the price to performance ratio and a decent cpu cooler like a noctua or cooler master. like the case tho.

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    The 390 has an even better PP ratio IIRC. The cryorig H7 is great. No need to change that.

    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    970 is worse than the 390, and that's mostly noticeable at 1440p and above. The Cryorig H7 beats the 212 EVO if that's what you were comparing it to.

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    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thanks

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    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    more of them are coming :)

    look at sonny warbucks for some more good guides

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    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    thanks

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    • 49 months ago
    • 1 point

    Thank you

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