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Wanting to build a new Gaming PC budget ~1000$

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July 19, 2013 3:42:33 PM

Hey guys, so like the title says I would like to build myself a new Gaming PC that will be able to run everything on max settings and last me some years. I have not built a computer in a long time, so any suggestions on what to buy is much appreciated. I would like to stick around 1000$ but spending a little bit over that wont brake my bank. All ready have Keyboard, Mouse and Monitor. Need OS and I know I want to run a SSD/HD hybrid. And I always loved the idea of Water Cooling, but is it all that? Thanks for your time guys and gals.
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July 19, 2013 3:46:15 PM

Are you overclocking?
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July 19, 2013 4:01:13 PM

Going to be honest realchaos do not know what overclocking is. If it makes gameplay better why not though.

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July 19, 2013 4:08:41 PM

Overclocking is when you push your cpu to run at a higher speed (For example, if your cpu is 3.0ghz out of the box, with a good motherboard and cpu cooler then you can push it to 4ghz or more). However, it does cost more.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.28 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.50 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($45.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1021.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 19:08 EDT-0400)

-Unable to overclock, but I included an extremely strong gpu that can max out any game at 1080p.
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July 19, 2013 4:13:11 PM

you cant even run that card with that power supply it requires a minimum of 600 watts
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July 19, 2013 4:17:46 PM

Where does it say that?
None of NVIDIA's cards are power-hungry, so it does not require 600w like the 7970. A high-quality 550w is fine for the 770.
July 19, 2013 7:17:33 PM

Thanks for the help guys, did a little independent research as well. Ended up getting:

[PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant]( / [Benchmarks](

**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor]( | $189.99 @ Microcenter
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler]( | $19.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard]( | $134.98 @ Outlet PC
**Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory]( | $139.99 @ Microcenter
**Storage** | [Mushkin Chronos 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk]( | $164.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( | $89.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card]( | $233.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $93.49 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply]( | $109.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer]( | $16.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1184.38
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-19 22:16 EDT-0400 |
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July 19, 2013 7:21:07 PM

That's not a very balanced gaming rig. Did you already buy this?
-16gb of ram is not needed for gaming.
-That psu is expensive for what it is. You could get a 750w for cheaper.
-You should be able to fit a much stronger gpu into that budget.