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August 16, 2013 3:30:39 PM

So i wanted to buy a cutom Pc from ibuypower.My budget is 2300 dollars .I am new to this whole gaming pc thing so i needed help.
Thank you. :) 

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August 16, 2013 3:36:35 PM

Any specific games you intend on playing?

And do you need "everything"? Monitor, mouse etc.

Right off the bat until I know more from you:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($170.10 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1643.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 18:38 EDT-0400)

Can be done quite a bit cheaper too. Just showing it to you.
August 16, 2013 3:40:04 PM

VitaGamer said:
So i wanted to buy a cutom Pc from ibuypower.My budget is 2300 dollars .I am new to this whole gaming pc thing so i needed help.
Thank you. :) 


X79 said:
Any specific games you intend on playing?

And do you need "everything"? Monitor, mouse etc.


Oh sorry, i forgot.
I will intend playing video-games like (Cod ghosts and Battlefied 4 and Minecraft) By preference, at the max settings.I am also going to do school work on that.
Once again, thank you for your help :) 
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
a b B Homebuilt system
a b G Storage
August 16, 2013 3:54:27 PM
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Alright.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1477.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 18:49 EDT-0400)

That would most likely be pretty amazing. The GPU is a high-end one.

It has all the parts you'd need to get started in PC gaming (Welcome by the way).

I've purposely not tried to reach the budget limit, because I'd rather you use that money towards your NEXT

upgrade cycle. That's how it's done best in PC gaming. You upgrade, upgrade and then upgrade some more.

Not like with consoles where it's a 1-time buy and then you go for years without an upgrade. Following this, you'll

always have a top-notch setup that gives you the performance you'll come to know and love. There's a lot of choice.

Keyboards for instance, I can't pick for you. Or mice. On gaming keyboards, the mechanical ones, there's different "switch types".

A "Cherry MX Blue" for example, will have keys that emit a nice little "click" when you press them. While other keys will be

different to press. Some you might need only press slightly before a letter appears on screen and others the opposite.

This build gives you the opportunity to upgrade because the motherboard "socket" is LGA 1150 and that's one of the newest.

Meaning if you keep your motherboard and want to buy a new Intel CPU, it might just fit into an LGA 1150 socket; meaning

you won't have to upgrade your motherboard as well. The case is also a Full Tower. Meaning there's lots of space and more

features. Space matters if you want to install various coolers and cooling is a big thing in gaming PCs. The motherboard is

also SLI capable, meaning that if you so chose, you can buy another GTX 770 and run dual (or more) GPUs. Meaning more

FPS in games, so that they look better. The PSU (Power Supply Unit) is also a 750W one, so that you don't have to upgrade

it if you chose to go SLI in the future; seeing as an added GPU means more wattage required.

If you've got any questions whatsoever, just pose them. Feel free.

Do you multitask a lot? Multiple programs open, switching back and forth all the time and such things.
August 16, 2013 4:02:11 PM

X79 said:
Alright.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master GX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.88 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm QuickFire Rapid Wired Gaming Keyboard ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G500 Wired Laser Mouse ($43.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1477.25
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-16 18:49 EDT-0400)

That would most likely be pretty amazing. The GPU is a high-end one.

It has all the parts you'd need to get started in PC gaming (Welcome by the way).

I've purposely not tried to reach the budget limit, because I'd rather you use that money towards your NEXT

upgrade cycle. That's how it's done best in PC gaming. You upgrade, upgrade and then upgrade some more.

Not like with consoles where it's a 1-time buy and then you go for years without an upgrade. Following this, you'll

always have a top-notch setup that gives you the performance you'll come to know and love. There's a lot of choice.

Keyboards for instance, I can't pick for you. Or mice. On gaming keyboards, the mechanical ones, there's different "switch types".

A "Cherry MX Blue" for example, will have keys that emit a nice little "click" when you press them. While other keys will be

different to press. Some you might need only press slightly before a letter appears on screen and others the opposite.

If you've got any questions whatsoever, just pose them. Feel free.

Do you multitask a lot? Multiple programs open, switching back and forth all the time and such things.


Yes i do multitask alot, but am i going to build this myself or this is custom pre-build one.
Because i doubt that i am going to be able to accomplish it without failing.
a b 4 Gaming
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
a b B Homebuilt system
a b G Storage
August 16, 2013 4:14:09 PM

It's not too difficult. You just need:

- screwdriver

- patience

- good place with space

- 3 hours

Essentially.

I can give you some videos if you'd like. I'm glad you're building it yourself.
August 16, 2013 4:42:37 PM

X79 said:
It's not too difficult. You just need:

- screwdriver

- patience

- good place with space

- 3 hours

Essentially.

I can give you some videos if you'd like. I'm glad you're building it yourself.


But if i fail i am going to have like 2300 bucks that i lost :/ 
And yes it would be helpfull if you showed me videos :) 
August 17, 2013 8:12:18 PM

Thanks :D  it helped alot
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August 18, 2013 3:35:31 AM

Glad it did. Good luck mate.

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