Welcome to the Ultimate Gaming PC Build Intel Edition. This PC isn’t about saving an extra $100 and compromise performance. This PC can run most games on high in 1080 p and also in 4K even with dual monitors. All components are linked with the pcpartpicker link below. Also we would like to say that at the time of this article scripted the total price was $1196 USD. The prices might have gone up or down since then. Next this build DOES NOT include any peripherals or a OS. Please also forgive me for being super late today.
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700k
As you guys may or may not know this was also featured in the Intel i7 6700k | Is it worth it? QuickTech #1 article about a week or so back. This a overclockable CPU with a stock speed of 4.0 GHz and can overclock to about 4.7 GHz. It is the newest and best CPU in the market right now. This does support DDR4 but we did decide to use DDR3 instead.
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i V2
I honestly think that the H100i is the best water cooled CPU cooler out there. This is pricy at around $140 mostly but it’s worth it. This cooler is much quieter than most air coolers, makes temperatures lower so you can overclock more, more efficient and much more. Overall for overclockers or people that care for sound this is a great cooler. It still works great with all other CPUs.
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z170-HD3 DDR3 ATX Motherboard
This is just a $89 motherboard which happened to be compatible with the other parts and was fairy cheap with all other parts needed. This has really nothing special to it.
RAM: Kingston Hyper X 8GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
These is also nothing special. At the time of planning this build it happens to be only $69 so I just went with it. The HyperX series RAM is reliable, performs great, and doesn’t cost that much. If you want you could change to 32 or even 64GB but right now it not really needed. We did use the Intel Skylake processor so DDR4 is compatible but since DDR3 was the only RAM supported and was cheaper we went for it.
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5″ 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Again nothing special just great price at $45. I know I can use that Toshiba Hard Drive again spending $10 less but I felt a reliable brand is better than a cheaper one ( Some people might know why I said Seagate was “reliable brand” but Toshiba wasn’t).
Storage: Kingston V300 240GB SSD
This time I decided to add a SSD into my build. Kingston is a well known and reliable brand with great prices like always. SSD are great for PC and make the PC snappier and used as a boot drive. SSD is a must have if you had the budget.
GPU: MSI Radeon R7 370 2GB Video Card (2 Way SLI)
This is where the extra savings in the other parts were used. This costs $135 right now and depending on the time you are seeing this and the country this may change. I know this isn’t a 3 or 4GB card like the ones you get if you spend $200 or more but for 1080 p or 4k gaming this is enough especially in 2 way SLI. The R7 370 does also perform better than the GTX 750 Ti from other week’s builds.
Case: Fractal Design Define R4
Originally I was going to use the Corsair Spec 01 Case that was only $39 at this time and this case was $69. This case looks way better and is from a well known brand. Plus the water cooling radiator didn’t even fit inside.
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
You might think 2 Radeon R7 370s and only 500 watts. Well after my calculations this uses about 450 watts and not too close to 500 watts. If you are going to upgrade any parts you might have to upgrade power supply as well. This was only $34.99 as of the day scripted which is is a great deal.
This one of the best Gaming PC and can run most games at 1080 p or 4k and do video editing this. This is just a awesome PC and you can always upgrade to a GeForce GTX 980 Ti when you have more money. Anyway thank you guys for reading and be sure to come back next week for another Gaming PC Build | Intel Xeon Edition and a Valentines Day special build. Also if you guys noticed I did mess up on pcpartpicker and added a extra 8GB if RAM. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway too.