Shaun’s Holiday Gaming Computer Build

December 4, 2014

Gamers unite! It’s the holiday season, and there are lots of good deals to be had. That said, why play by someone else’s rules when buying a gaming device?

If you’re up for a challenge, it’s time to put together a list of hardware for a gaming-computer build. I’m sticking to the Z97 chipset for now since the newer X99 uses expensive DDR4 memory. There are many brands and combinations of hardware, but this is what I would most likely build right now considering the price of the hardware. This build should be able to play all the latest 3D games maxed out with the AMD R9 290 graphics card and the 4790K cpu. The cost of this build is around $1,900. So let’s do this.

Processor: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz





Motherboard: MSI Z97-Gaming 5




Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB





Hard drive1 : Crucial M500 480GB ssd





Hard drive 2: Western Digital Black 2TB





Graphics card: GIGABYTE GV-R929WF3-4GD Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card





Power supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 220-G2-0750-XR 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply





Sleeved cables for power supply: G2/P2 Red Power Supply Cable Set (Individually Sleeved)





Case: NZXT CA-S340W-W1 White Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case





Monitor: LG 29UB65-P Black 29″ 5ms (GTG) HDMI UltraWide IPS panel LED Backlight LCD Monitor





Keyboard: Corsair Gaming K70 Cherry MX RGB Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard





Mouse: Corsair M65 RGB Black Gaming Mouse





Speakers/Headset: HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset