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What hardware to get for a first time gaming pc build?

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July 22, 2013 1:52:07 PM

I would like to build a gaming pc. My budget is $1000 but flexible. My main goal would be to run skyrim on high or ultra with graphics mods. Any tips or suggestions on hardware would be great!
a b 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 1:54:23 PM

this is one build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.06 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($259.93 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SN-208DB/BEBET DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: LG IPS224V-PN 21.5" Monitor ($157.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK200 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($18.62 @ Amazon)
Total: $1005.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 16:59 EDT-0400)

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a b 4 Gaming
July 22, 2013 2:02:45 PM
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DONT go for Intel, you'll get more for your money if you go with AMD.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: HP B1T09AT#ABA Wired Standard Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1006.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 17:06 EDT-0400)
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July 22, 2013 9:31:30 PM

Jonathan Sifleet said:
DONT go for Intel, you'll get more for your money if you go with AMD.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: HP B1T09AT#ABA Wired Standard Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1006.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 17:06 EDT-0400)


wow thanks guys. Idk though, intel or amd
a b 4 Gaming
July 23, 2013 6:04:09 AM

myaccountsname said:
Jonathan Sifleet said:
DONT go for Intel, you'll get more for your money if you go with AMD.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1juxO/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Keyboard: HP B1T09AT#ABA Wired Standard Keyboard w/Laser Mouse ($24.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1006.60
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-22 17:06 EDT-0400)


wow thanks guys. Idk though, intel or amd


You'll get more for your money with AMD, they are alot cheaper, and are all overclockable.

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