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July 20, 2013 9:30:10 PM

I am saving for a $1000 gaming pc to play BF3/4, Skyrim, AC3, Dayz, ARMA, PlanetSide 2 etc. at high to ultra settings... Should i save a bit longer and get a $1500 build so i can get a better CPU/GPU, and an SSD/ other things? (WILL BE OC'ing)

also i may record gameplay, code apps/games and do 3D modeling...

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July 20, 2013 9:37:29 PM

If your happy with something like below, than you could afford it now (assuming you have OS, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse already):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1025.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-21 00:36 EDT-0400)
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July 20, 2013 9:48:24 PM

lunyone said:
If your happy with something like below, than you could afford it now (assuming you have OS, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse already):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($65.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1025.64
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-21 00:36 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the reply! I am looking at a couple build lists and comparing/mixing components

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