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Gaming Computer for around 1200 (Barebones)

Hi, I'm looking to build a computer that can handle all of the current games that are out for PC. I would also like it to be a good enough computer so that I do not have to upgrade any parts for the next 2-3 years. I have already decided on either a radeon hd 7970 3gb or a nvidia 770 gtx 2gb and I was leaning in the direction of an amd fx-8350 processor, but I noticed that very few gaming builds used it. I am open to an intel processor, but i just do not know how they compare. I do not need an OS, monitor, mouse, or keyboard factored into the 1200, but I do need a wireless adapter. If you can help me come up with a powerful, reliable build for my computer that would be great, thanks.
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    I guess you dont Overclock.

    Gtx 780 ftw lol

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150HG 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($15.27 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1203.19
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-14 11:57 EDT-0400)
  2. Marcopolo123 said:
    I guess you dont Overclock.

    Gtx 780 ftw lol

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($659.99 @ Amazon)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150HG 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($15.27 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1203.19
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-14 11:57 EDT-0400)


    Would I need any extra cooling hardware?
  3. Not realy
  4. If I wanted with the amd fx-8350 processor, what would be the performance difference between the two builds (I know I would have to pick up a different motherboard)
  5. Intel would better
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