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I am new to building PC's and I'm planning to build a $1000 Gaming PC. My question is should i save a little bit longer and go for a $1500 build so I can get a better CPU/GPU, SSD and or better hardware?
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  1. Are you overclocking?
    Do you need an os/monitor/keyboard/mouse?
  2. realchaos said:
    Are you overclocking?
    Do you need an os/monitor/keyboard/mouse?


    I need a OS, and a 1080p monitor... also OS windows 7 (dont care if OEM copy) and i want to code games and mobile apps /3d modeling projects and play games like BF3/4, Skyrim, Dayz, ARMA 3, etc. at High/Ultra settings @ 1080p...

    Yes I do plan to overclock.
  3. Best answer
    I would recommend saving up a bit more. Here's what you can get:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.97 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.50 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1607.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-21 00:36 EDT-0400)
    -i7 and 16gb of ram for coding, modeling.
    -Overclockable.
    -Includes SSD.
    -Able to SLI in the future.
    -Max out every game on 1080p.
  4. realchaos said:
    I would recommend saving up a bit more. Here's what you can get:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.97 @ Outlet PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($93.50 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1607.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-21 00:36 EDT-0400)
    -i7 and 16gb of ram for coding, modeling.
    -Overclockable.
    -Includes SSD.
    -Able to SLI in the future.
    -Max out every game on 1080p.


    Thanks for your feedback!
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