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1000-1200$ Gaming PC (Need Help Building)

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June 18, 2013 5:46:47 PM

It's my first time building a computer myself and was wondering what parts would be good for a gaming PC that costs around 1000-1200 dollars. Thanks :) 
a b 4 Gaming
June 18, 2013 7:01:45 PM

USD, CAD, or AUD? Any preference on parts? What parts do you need?
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June 18, 2013 7:08:01 PM



PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Kg5
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Kg5/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/17Kg5/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.58 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($395.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1229.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-18 21:15 EDT-0400)

This is what i would do mate. It should sustain you for 5-6 years of high graphics gaming. Since the MOBO, PSU, and everything else is ready for that second 770 SLI upgrade :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2013 9:30:56 AM

How far do you plan to overclock?
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June 19, 2013 10:30:20 AM

Not very far, maybe a little. With that case how many of the 120/140 case fans should I get? It comes with 2 but it supports 10.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2013 6:54:10 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1181.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you don't need the operating system, it would be useful to invest in buying a SSD with the money. :) 
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June 19, 2013 7:16:47 PM

ksham said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: Rosewill CHALLENGER ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($66.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1181.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

If you don't need the operating system, it would be useful to invest in buying a SSD with the money. :) 


What about a Radeon HD 7970 graphic card, it's stated as the best for its price card for around 400 on a thread here (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...). Also, what about this motherboard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) and this case (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37031). It's got a 10 fan option :) 

Would either of these be a better choice than what you've already chosen? Just trying to be 100% sure before I buy :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2013 7:23:05 PM

1. That review is outdated. The GTX 770 was released after that review. For the price, it is better. The HD 7970 has better overclocking capabilities though.

2. The motherboards you chose are good, but it comes down to if you need those features. Asus makes very good quality motherboards. And I didn't choose a very high-end one because you were not planning on doing any high overclocking.
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June 20, 2013 7:37:24 PM

ksham said:
1. That review is outdated. The GTX 770 was released after that review. For the price, it is better. The HD 7970 has better overclocking capabilities though.

2. The motherboards you chose are good, but it comes down to if you need those features. Asus makes very good quality motherboards. And I didn't choose a very high-end one because you were not planning on doing any high overclocking.


Thankyou, you have been a great help :) 
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