First time builder - gaming/editing rig

Hey awesome community (=

It is time to upgrade my pc and this time I want to build one myself!

  • Budget: 900-1000€
  • Austria, Euro
  • I don't need any peripherals
  • I am planing on using this pc for both gaming and editing/rendering:
    BF3, BF4, Shadow of Mordor, Dying light
    Premiere Pro, Lightroom, Cinema 4D 
  • I have never overclocked before but I am willing to get into it :D
  • I don't need an OS

At the moment I am using a 1080p monitor, but it would be nice to have the opportunity to play games @1440p with medium settings. However, if this is not possible with this budget, I am okay with that.

Thanks for all your feedback in advance (=

Non-overclocking build.

hey pcnoob just a quick interjection:

in this budget if you don't already have a 1440p monitor then most of the budget would be spent on the monitor, not leaving enough for a PC to drive it.  If you're planning on picking it up later, then you'll be fine within this budget.

If the 1440p is part of the budget ... then it is unrealistic

1440p monitor within that budget is out of reach, so I didn't even try.

I just hate how many parts are missing in PCPartPicker, especially in the german version, so I did it a little different.

Here is my suggestion for a rig that meets the budget and use-scenario:

(Note: I left out a mechanical hard drive since you are upgrading. I guess you have some of those flying around that you can use in the build, so I put in just a decent sized SSD. Also remember that only 70€ Euros more will get you a 4790k instead of the 4690k. )

1 x Samsung SSD 840 EVO  250GB, SATA 6Gb/s (MZ-7TE250BW)

1 x Intel Core i5-4690K, 4x 3.50GHz, boxed (BX80646I54690K)

1 x Crucial Ballistix Sport XT DIMM Kit 16GB, DDR3-1866, CL10-10-10-30 (BLS2C8G3D18ADS3CEU)

1 x Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC, 4GB GDDR5, 2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, full retail (11227-00-40G)

1 x Biostar Hi-Fi Z97Z7

1 x Raijintek EreBoss (0P105250) Since you are from Austria, you might want to ba patriotic an dgo with Noctua instead ;-)

1 x Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 anthrazit, schallgedämmt (NXDS4A)

1 x EVGA SuperNOVA  650 G1  650W ATX 2.3 (120-G1-0650-XR)


Thanks for the responds, guys!

The 1440p monitor is NOT included in the budget! Sorry, I should have been more specific about that.

I am very grateful for the suggestions, Some Tech Noob and ChrisG!
How would the Intel Xeon E3-1231 compare to the 4690k? 

The Xeon E3-1231 v3 is a great CPU.  It's essentially an i7 with no integrated graphics.  However, it's also locked, so overclocking becomes pretty difficult.  If you don't want to overclock, go with the Xeon.  If you want to overclock, go with the i5-4690k.

Since it's separate, go 1440p and don't look back.

It's not as hard as people think to run and for the most part 1440p at medium setting will look better at 1080p with high/ultra detail settings.


I run BF4 on a 670 at 1440p with high settings and it looks and runs great.  

A 290 will rock it!

It's a tough one. I chose the 4690K for my build suggestion because it fits the budget.

Personally though, I wouldn't want to miss out on the Hyperthreading. The premium to go for the Xeon or the 4790K isn't that big, so I'd definitely consider doing so.