$1000 Budget Upgrade

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $231.99 @ NCIX US
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler $44.59 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $130.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Purchased For $0.00
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card $295.00 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $105.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1000.43
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $980.43
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-04-23 16:46 EDT-0400

Well, I guess I need the full buget.


Core i5 is a CPU that you can overclock 30-37%

CPU Cooler

A silent cooler for a cool CPU even when overclocking


A high end motherboard tu ensure future upgradeability. CPU, motherboard and ram should last much longer than GPUs, 4-5 years. while you should change GPU in 2-3 years. Of course you could also buy a second 970, but make sure you can buy an used one for like 150$ in 2-3 years.


A good SSD and 2tb storage

Video Card

The Gigabyte GTX 970 is great to get the max out of you GPU with allowing +87mV Voltage.

Power Supply

The PSU your using now isn't of high quality, you should not overclock with it nor will it last forever. The EVGA G2 is rated among the best PSUs on the market. It is also very silent and allows for further upgrades.

Here is the review from jonnyGURU, he is THE guy for PSU reviews.

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