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Post Date: 2016-05-29

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    Posted: 29 May 2016 at 4:24pm
2K, unless there's something really worth it for a little more.

Just a pretty good gaming pc. I am considering waiting for the GTX 1070 to come out sometime next month after reading. I currently am using a Mac, but now with blizzard not even supporting with OverWatch, I'd like a PC to go along with my PS4 (I'll still use my macbook pro for work)
99% gaming. I still love my Mac for work, but miss having a gaming PC like I had years ago.
I will probably use a 1440p monitor. Suggestions for a decent one would be great, or even 1080p alternatives--not including monitor in pc pricing.
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 May 2016 at 4:47pm
Hi Possum87.... Welcome to the forums.     I can't cut/paste right now, but check out this build......

Config # 1421695.     Cost $ 1833

Type the config # into Load Config up top.

It gives you a nice setup with SSD for fast boot times and a few games, an excellent power supply and the cost gives you some wiggle room assuming the 1070 will be more than the 970.

The Apollo case, Corsair 760 t is very good, but if something else catches your eye, just swap it.    The Corridium, Air 540 are also very good.

Hope this helps.

Edit... Meant to put in the z170 Pro mobo for another $17.   Gives sli capability in case you wanted the option.    

Edited by bprat22 - 29 May 2016 at 5:00pm
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  Quote Dovaogedy Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 May 2016 at 12:16am
Going for 1440p on a budget, you can easily do it under 2k


Just wait for the 1070 to come out, the 1070 benchmarks came out today and the card is as powerful as a 980ti and the MSRP is $379 for a non founders edition.

wait until DS offers those get a Vanquish with an I5 6600k OC'd and a GTX 1070 and you will be set for 1440p gaming for around $1400 unless you want fancy cooling and stuff. Even a stock non OC'd 6600k would do fine, or a 6700 non K version.

Unless you need a full tower, want a ton of customization options or liquid cooling, go with the Vanquish, its the best dollar per performance PC.

I was a big apollo fan myself but after getting help from the members here, the Vanquish is the best $ option. The apollo is great but since its a full tower with many more customization options it takes up more resources for DS to work on and cost more.

If you want fancy and got the money by all means, get the apollo its a nice case that i really like.

If you're on a budget, get a Vanquish. A GTX 1070 can handle 1440p well around 60 fps, a GTX 1080 would crush it.

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  Quote db188 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 May 2016 at 2:24pm
980ti prices have fallen, you can get one for as low as $540. 

if you have DS build you an Apollo Level 2; change the cpu to an I5-6500 (if you don't plan to oc) or an I5-6600K (if you plan to oc); drop the secondary storage hard drive and increase the capacity of the primary storage to a 1TB Samsung 850 Pro; and drop the video card you can get the price down to $1,743.  then buy one of the $540 980ti's (or wait for the 1070) and install it yourself (super easy).  now you have a pc capable of pulling off 1440p well (ultra settings any game).  

buy yourself a good monitor (like the Acer Predator XB270HU) to go along with the hardware you spent on the pc.

Edited by db188 - 30 May 2016 at 2:25pm
Aventum 3
Gigabyte G1 Z170X Gaming GT
16GB Corsair Dominator 2800MHz
Corsair Hx1000i 1000W
Intel 750 400GB PCIE-NVMe
Samsung 850 EVO 1TB
2xSLI Asus GTX 980ti Strix
Windows 10Pro
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