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Subject: Saberon's $1500 Intel Build Template
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Saberon Aug 10, 2014 01:00 PM Reply | Bookmark
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$1500 "Mainstream" Build (The best price/performance ratio in my opinion)


I've decided to put together a template so that new buyers can have a great PC, but also have the option to adjust based on their individual needs. Prices will vary as sales change, and do not account for Price Matching or Mail in Rebates.


Motherboard: ASUS Z270 Sabertooth Mark 2 ($209.99)
https://goo.gl/xvlXCe

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K ($329.99)
https://goo.gl/jVZ2OS

Case: Fractal Design Define S ($104.99)
http://goo.gl/iQfr6Z

RAM: G.Skill 2x4GB DDR4-2400 ($95.99)
http://goo.gl/RjkUr5

PSU: EVGA G3 650W ($124.99)
https://goo.gl/Bvh6Lt

SSD: Crucial MX300 275GB SSD ($119.99)
https://goo.gl/uItR4a

GPU: EVGA GTX 1070 ACX 3.0 ($519.99)
https://goo.gl/yMVx8A

CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo ($39.99)
http://goo.gl/WmfvOQ



Add an OS if you don't have one.

Windows 10 64 bit (Not included in price below)
http://goo.gl/SwjOcz



This brings us to $1456.92 before tax. (OK, OK, don't yell. I did include a GTX 1070 in this price)


Link to Saberon's $2000 Budget Build:
http://forums.ncix.com/forums/?mode=showthread&forum=191&threadid=2700721&pagenumber=1&msgcount=3&subpage=1

Link to Saberon's $1000 Budget Build:
http://forums.ncix.com/forums/?mode=showthread&forum=191&threadid=2700725&pagenumber=1&msgcount=3&subpage=1

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Saberon Aug 10, 2014 01:01 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I've picked what I feel are the best components for the money. If your budget is different, or you have a brand preference, I will list some alternate components for you.


Motherboard:



Case: Corsair Graphite Series 760T Full Tower
http://goo.gl/atPKcw

Phanteks Enthoo Pro Full Tower
http://goo.gl/gM4Llh

Corsair 570X RBG Tempered Glass
https://goo.gl/tD94z5

NZXT H440
http://goo.gl/bBK3BL

Fractal Design Define R5
http://goo.gl/CmGFPo

Fractal Design Define S
https://goo.gl/wBXt2h

Corsair Obsidian 450D
http://goo.gl/EaEjTR



RAM:G.Skill Ripjaws 2x8GB DDR4-3200Mhz 1.35V
https://goo.gl/N7P4UZ

G.Skill Ripjaws 2x4GB DDR4-2400Mhz 1.2V
http://goo.gl/XzevmQ



GPU: MSI Twin Frozr GTX 1080
https://goo.gl/gLx281

Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1
http://goo.gl/Dh6VL6

Gigabyte GTX 1060 G1
http://goo.gl/UQ8jRG

ASUS Strix RX 480
https://goo.gl/OlwYCz





SSD:Samsung 960 Pro M.2 512GB
https://goo.gl/ZMkDvU

Crucial MX300
https://goo.gl/k2au0E



Hard Drive: Western Digital Black 6/5/4/3/2/1 TB
https://goo.gl/DjPcXt
https://goo.gl/ah3vaA
http://goo.gl/G7ppae
http://goo.gl/piOhXF
http://goo.gl/Bc02L5
http://goo.gl/oHCfT1

Seagate Barracuda 4/3/2/1 TB
http://goo.gl/BPh23M
http://goo.gl/H7dX9L
http://goo.gl/k3w5ze
http://goo.gl/n8RTrX

Western Digital Blue 1TB
http://goo.gl/zhDJOv

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Saberon Aug 10, 2014 01:09 PM Reply | Bookmark
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NCIX offers a feature called PC Builder, where you can choose from a list of parts to assemble your PC. However, the part list is not always up to date and the prices are higher.



Below is the best method to order an assembled PC from NCIX.


1) Add all the individual parts to your cart. Be sure to check http://www.ncix.com/promotion/ for the latest sales.

2) Add the "Assembly SKU". This $50 item will tell NCIX to assemble and test all the parts you have chosen. It also gives it a 1 year warranty.
http://www.ncix.com/detail/pc-assembly-and-testing-with-6c-7842.htm

3) Click on customer checkout and select  your shipping/pickup option. There will be an option for you to have NCIX remove the Video Card before shipping. It is HIGHLY recommended that you choose to have it removed. Video cards are heavy and can cause damage if shipped while inserted into the Motherboard's PCI-E slot.



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Calypso Aug 10, 2014 03:22 PM Reply | Bookmark
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With all your knowledge? I propose you do a "Budget, Mainstream and Severe"
build option.I think there should be a radio box for AMD, in the Budget category.Nice work.

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Babaghan Aug 10, 2014 03:38 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Bruce_R Aug 10, 2014 04:15 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Would be good if the thread could be a sticky.

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Calypso Aug 10, 2014 04:26 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Quote: (Bruce_R @ Aug 10 2014, 04:15 PM)

if the thread could be a sticky

Budget, Mainstream, etc.

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TheBigTroll1226 Aug 10, 2014 05:57 PM Reply | Bookmark
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if you arent overclocking or SLI / cfx, you can easily save 100_ dollars in which you can spend that money towards a better GPU which will noticeably increase gaming performance. overclocking doesnt increase as much performance in games as would a better GPU

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Straight Jacket Fashion Aug 10, 2014 09:10 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks Saberon!
What's the advantage to buying Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H mobo over the H97-D3H?

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Saberon Aug 10, 2014 09:14 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Overclocking and SLI is the biggest advantage over the H97. For the fine details, gigabytes website has a fantastic comparison tool

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/comparison/main.aspx?ck=2

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/comparison/list.aspx?ck=2&pids=5101,4962

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Straight Jacket Fashion Aug 11, 2014 09:46 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Do you feel like a person should invest in the Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Heatsink even if they don't plan on Overclocking their CPU?

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Saberon Aug 11, 2014 09:49 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Yes, absolutely. For $30 you get significantly better temperatures as well as less noise.

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Straight Jacket Fashion Aug 11, 2014 10:56 AM Reply | Bookmark
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You should get commission haha. You just made ncix an extra $35 (I just modified my order).

I went with the Gigabyte R9 280 OC 3gb card and the Corsair CX 750 psu though.

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Saberon Aug 11, 2014 10:58 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Haha commission would be amazing.  

What price are you paying for the CX750? The G2 is hugely superior and without a sale it looks like they're priced the same at $119.99

Or did you mean the CX750M at $74.99 after rebate?

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Straight Jacket Fashion Aug 11, 2014 11:05 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I paid $90 from last weeks sale for it.
Do you think I should call and upgrade to the EVGA or will I be fine?

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Saberon Aug 11, 2014 11:10 AM Reply | Bookmark
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This is where the slippery slope starts...it's only $X more for Y...lol

$30 difference gives you

A)Fully modular
B)Gold rated
C)An increase of 7 years in warranty
D)Superflower Leadex platform
E)Semi passive fan

Personally I would do it (and there's a $20 MIR too), but I am very picky about my power supplies. I do use the Corsair CX430's to replace fried PSU's in my customers computers and can't say I've had any reason to complain about them.

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Straight Jacket Fashion Aug 11, 2014 11:15 AM Reply | Bookmark
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You da man Sab. Thanks for the responses.

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David_L Aug 12, 2014 06:35 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Have you forgot to include HDD in your builds?

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NOOOB Sep 06, 2014 02:16 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Thinking about pulling the trigger on the $1500 build at the top of the page. Mainly for gaming. Eq wow that sorta thing. This build still a good rig or is there any newly released part that anyone would swap in.

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Saberon Sep 06, 2014 02:20 PM Reply | Bookmark
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It's still top notch. New nvidia cards are coming next month however.

I can't always keep up to date with the prices despite my best efforts, but the parts chosen will always be the latest available.

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NOOOB Sep 06, 2014 03:01 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks for the reply. Might be worth the wait, even if I don't get the newest card the release may bring down the price of the card you currently have selected.

My last computer I purchased through nicx in 2008 (Intel core 2 dou) gets extremely choppy with games set on the lowest settings.

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JohnyBoy Sep 19, 2014 07:40 PM Reply | Bookmark
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This is a great thread Saberon! Thx for updating. How about a budget office build template in that $500 - $600 range. I was thinking something with a G3258 cpu, 4gb ram, 400W PS, 120gb ssd, Corsair 200R case, DVD drive, OS, NCIX assembly. MB I'm not sure about as it would be nice to squeeze a mild OC out of that cpu on the stock heatsink? Your thoughts?


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Dan_H Sep 21, 2014 11:17 AM Reply | Bookmark
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nice update, looks solid and much higher quality than the pre-builts

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Aldira Oct 11, 2014 05:33 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Are they any updates to this, or is this still the best set ups bang for buck?

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Saberon Oct 11, 2014 05:37 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Everything is up to date except the prices. They change so often that it's hard to keep everything 100% correct.

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Panz3r Oct 19, 2014 12:56 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks for this Sab!!! So useful. Would the mainstream build be able to run the next gen games coming out? Would there be any value in stepping up the gpu in the mainstream build or is that basically the extreme build? The GPU listed under mainstream is based off the new stuff coming out this month eh? Is 256gig enough for an SSD in your experience? Sorry if these questions are basic, I'm pretty rudimentary with all this.

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Saberon Oct 19, 2014 01:03 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Hey! Thanks for the kind comments



The GTX 970/980 are out already, but in ridiculously high demand so stock is scarce. The 980 is a touch better than the 970, but definitely not $250 better. And yes the 970 will run next gen games without a doubt.

256GB is the maximum size SSD I'd get. Throw Windows/a few programs/a few games on there and everything else goes on a mechanical HDD (Pictures, movies, music etc)

No need to apologize for asking questions, that's how you learn!

If you have any other questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them.

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Panz3r Oct 19, 2014 04:23 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Awesome thanks! Mainstream build it is! I see the gpu is back ordered, like you said. How long till they usually restock (I realize your not a ncix staff member).

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Panz3r Oct 31, 2014 09:19 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Can anyone recommend a comparable or slightly better GPU that's in stock.
The MSI GeForce GTX 970 Twinfrozr V 1140/1279MHZ 4GB 7GHZ GDDR5 HDMI 2x DVI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card seems always out of stock.

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Saberon Oct 31, 2014 02:20 PM Reply | Bookmark
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http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1355?vs=1056

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