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First PC build, looking to do it right. ($1000~ Budget)

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July 8, 2013 9:47:24 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: This month (hopefully)

Budget Range: $1000~ after rebates

System Usage: Gaming, very little 3D modeling

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: None

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 7)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Location: Rochester, NY

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe (not sure)

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: This is my first build and I am not that educated when it comes to computers so I might ask some dumb questions, sorry. I look forward to seeing your suggested builds, thank you! If you have any advice for a first time builder please tell me, I will take all the help I can get so I do this right the first time.

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July 8, 2013 10:29:05 AM

jinayhvora said:
here you go http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1euNF


I wish I could spend that much, but I also need a monitor within that $1000, which is why I stated that I needed a monitor above, but thank you very much for your proposal.
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a b C Monitor
July 8, 2013 10:45:04 AM

here's the same build with non overclockable components and a microATX board, so as to fit monitor in the budget http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1evdG
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a b C Monitor
July 8, 2013 10:45:43 AM

hope it will help :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($178.09 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: AOC e2351F 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($117.47 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $970.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-08 13:44 EDT-0400)
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July 8, 2013 11:01:54 AM

Thank you guys a lot for the help! I just wanted to say that I forgot to mention that I might also do some streaming from time to time on this PC. I hope that doesn't change anything, but if it does please let me know, Thanks
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a b C Monitor
July 8, 2013 11:07:54 AM

no, streaming is about how fast your internet connection is
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July 8, 2013 11:13:37 AM

AMD Radeon said:
no, streaming is about how fast your internet connection is

Ok thank you.
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