$1k-1.5k Ultra Gaming Rig

Made a few builds depending on a few things:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $219.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $59.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $117.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $124.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card $329.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case $112.75 @ OutletPC
Power Supply Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.99 @ Best Buy
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $13.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $91.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Perixx PX-1000 Wired Gaming Keyboard $24.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Etekcity Scroll X1 M555 Wired Optical Mouse $16.98 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $1315.57
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-23 18:45 EST-0500

CPU: i5, perfect for gaming and when OC you can hit 4.5GHz :)
Cooler: Good quality, not over kill and fine for first time overclocking!
Mobo: Great quality, now you might think why SLI ability? Read below
SSD: Great quality, enough for a game or 2 and OS
HDD: Plenty of room! For any confusion on reasons why I took stuff refer below
GPU: This is where it's kind of an issue... 970 is perfect for this and allows for an SLI relatively cheaply down the road if you wanna run triple 1080p or 1440p/2560p.. But there's a memory problem at the moment for all cards... So this is up to you, you can wait or go ahead with another build in here.

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