£1000/$1500 New build

Hey all.

I'm looking to build my first JUST FOR GAMING pc. I won't be doing anything else on it except gaming.

I have no parts yet and to be honest have no idea where to start. The only thing I MAY start with is the case: Fractal Define R5, but even now this isn't set in stone.

I'll be buying the monitor, keyboard and mouse with a seperate budget, so this is pure a price for components.

I'm looking for this to be at least a couple of years future-proof.

I realise this is probably a lot to ask, but any suggestions would be really helpful.

Thanks in advance!


future proof really isn't a thing but this is a good system for a few years 


You should get the sapphire vaper x not the trix ,i just put it on the list as the vapor x wasnt on pcpartpicker(cost only about 30$ more)

Any modern game in 1080p or even 1440p will run on this perfectly on max setting on this machine if you wanted to spend your hole buget you could get another r290x(and a bigger powersupply),but i would rather invest in a better monitor.

Thanks for both suggestions so far.

I forgot to add I'll be buying the case seperately too. So will have an extra $120/£80'ish to spend on components.

I'll probably have another $5/600 for case, keyboard, mouse and monitor.

What monitor resolution are you planning to get?

This is what i have trown together.

Option 1: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/hbmjgs

I think this will be a very nice setup, especialy if you aim for 1440p gaming.

Option 2: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/vqGMrH

I was thinking 1920x1080


all she means is that you have enough horsepower to drive 1440p easily.

her set up is great, and way under budget. if your willing to wait on a GPU the r9 380 will be released soon, and that card will be more future proof. then use whatever you have to spare on a good mech keyboard, mouse, monitor, and a set of headphones and a mod mic.

for 1080p you could also concider a GTX970 over a 290X. But i do have to mention that Nvidia played a dirty game with those cards, Because if your vram ussage goes over 3.5GB then you performance will drop significantly. Because they have 2 stacks of ram on their cards, a 3.5GB stack and a 512MB stack, but that 512mb stack is allot slower.

They also lied about more specs of those cards.

But on 1080p you will most likely not reach that amount of vram yet.

Farcry 4 uses 3.4gb vram on 1080p... I personally wouldn't even consider the 970 not just because of the shenanigans but how much you're going to need all 4gb.

^this. I'd suggest a build myself but i'm only familiar with US pricing.

Thanks. I like the look of the second option a lot!

I was thinking of saving a bit of money on the case and going for a BitFenix Prodigy. Would those parts work with that case?

I would suggest this as it's the best bang for your buck in my opinion. I wasn't sure if you needed an OS or not so I added one just in case and I also added a case that I highly recommend. Anyways good luck with the build it should work fantastically for what you want to do.

Link to OS: http://mskeystore.tictail.com/product/windows-81

Link to build: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/m93XWZ


There are 2 versions of the prodigy, a mini itx and micro atx, the motherboard is ATX, so if you want a m-atx or mini itx, you need to change the motherboard.