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Help with $1300ish budget gaming build including monitor?

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July 28, 2013 5:20:27 AM

Hi guys, I'm pretty out of the loop when it comes to current computer builds. I've been looking at other people's threads in the budget range I'm shooting for, but none of them have monitors included. I'm thinking a GTX 770 would fit in my budget, and I'd also like to get that ASUS 144 hz monitor that seems pretty popular. Can anyone recommend me some other parts along with this?
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July 28, 2013 5:33:04 AM

Why are you going for an expensive 144mhz monitor? Gaming in 3d?

Anyway, you can get the Dell U series. Good response time and good picture, best of both worlds bro.
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July 28, 2013 5:33:49 AM

to include operating system?
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July 28, 2013 5:42:29 AM

i think this should do

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($116.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.94 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VX238H-W 23.0" Monitor ($179.00 @ Amazon)
Total: $1207.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 08:41 EDT-0400)
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July 28, 2013 6:11:59 AM

Thanks for the suggestions! I didn't know the 144hz monitor was overkill actually, I just saw it on a few builds and the reviews were good, but yeah I'm not planning on gaming in 3d so I guess I won't be needing that.
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July 28, 2013 6:19:46 AM

Yea, just buy a 60hz monitor. You'll be happy with it. :)  When you max out games, some don't reach 60fps, so 60hz would be nice. :) 
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July 28, 2013 6:33:01 AM

some games are really heavy and you could struggle with 40 Fps but yeah you get the point.
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