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August 3, 2013 12:10:48 AM

Hey I've been looking into making my first gaming rig that can play most games on high settings but also would love it to include a 120g SSD. I want it last me for a while with only upgrades here and there, but I've been having trouble deciding where is the best place to cut back on. The build also has to include Monitor and maybe mice and keyboard but those aren't as important.

Here is what I have in mind:
CPU: 4th generation Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $219
CPU Cooler:Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.99
Motherboard:ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 $129.99
Power Supply:XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V $ 59.99
Graphics Card:MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $254.99 on Amazon
Memory:Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Hard Drive: any 1TB harddrive for less than $80 and maybe a 120g SSD for more or less than $100
Operating system:Windows 8 or 7 (any is fine really ) 64 bit $90-$100
Optical drive:Any thats lesss that $20
Case:NZXT Phantom 410 at $85.50
Monitor: Any really as long as it has good reviews and is not too pricey.$100-200
_ Total(no SSD) = around $1100
It would be great to hear opinions on this or even a better build to compare too, I'm not too picky about the parts so i will take any changes/suggestions that are for the better( price appleis also).
Thanks :D 

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August 3, 2013 1:39:30 AM

This is better. CPU cooler ischeap now. Norm price is 70-75.
Mobo is good. Memory was cheap now. PSU is gold really good efficiency and reliability.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nHA4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nHA4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nHA4/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($263.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1097.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 04:36 EDT-0400)
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August 3, 2013 11:23:04 AM

AxlFone said:
This is better. CPU cooler ischeap now. Norm price is 70-75.
Mobo is good. Memory was cheap now. PSU is gold really good efficiency and reliability.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nHA4
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nHA4/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1nHA4/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.13 @ TigerDirect)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($263.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1097.75
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-03 04:36 EDT-0400)


Wow thanks! Are some of the microcenter prices in store pickup only? and also what brand would you trust more when it comes to monitors?
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August 4, 2013 9:23:40 PM

Bump,
I wanted to see if this new build i came up with would work before i went ahead and bought everything.
Im not near a micro center so i dont apply for their offers and i would like to include monitor in the$1000-1100
Build:
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I decided to go with an AMD fx8320 instead of an intel cpu, as they are at a very good value($145.00)
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