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August 22, 2013 6:10:16 PM

Want to build a gaming computer for streaming games.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-3weeks

Budget Range: $1500-$1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: 1. streaming and gaming.

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: site that ship and or best buy/fry electronics. only stores I know that are close.

Country: USA CA san diego

Parts Preferences: intel and nvidia

Overclocking:no

SLI or Crossfire:no

Monitor Resolution:1360 x 768

Additional Comments: My room is naturally humid most of the time so looking for something to keep it cool.

More about : 1500 gaming computer

a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 6:16:23 PM

An i7 for streaming will be kick butt. I forgot the OS.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($153.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($119.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($479.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1647.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 21:18 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 6:41:17 PM

My build blows that thing out of the water.
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August 22, 2013 6:52:20 PM

well I do plan on getting a new monitor. I am new to this so if i get both of the storage, do i put important stuff on the solid state disk and unimportant stuff in the hard disk? can i switch the operating system to 7. just prefer it more.
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a c 237 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 6:55:37 PM

$170 Corsair 500R w/ TX650 V2 ... bigger wud be wasted if ya not SLI'ing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$367 MSI G45 w/ 4670k .... do a web search....HT isn't gonna helo you stream, upload speed will choke CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$400 MSI N770 GTX 770 (fastest one, unlike EVGA SC series has custom PCB and beefed up VRM) ... 2 GB is more than enough for up to 1920 x 1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Phanteks PH-TC14-PE Cooler ... to use water, it's gotta beat the Phanteks and almost every ALC units doesn't while being inordinately louder
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$135 Seagate 7200.14 3 TB

$150 Samsung 840 pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$59 Asus Blue Ray Player / DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100 Windows whatever

$125 16GB of DDR3-1866 whatever color scheme ya like

$1586 Total

$125 Asus VH238H 23" 1920 x 1080 Monitor $160 - $20 MIR - $15 off w/ promo code EMCYTZT4039, ends 8/22

Totakl w/ new monitor = $1711 .... blew ya budget by $11 but every single component is top notch
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a b 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 7:03:47 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
$170 Corsair 500R w/ TX650 V2 ... bigger wud be wasted if ya not SLI'ing
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$367 MSI G45 w/ 4670k .... do a web search....HT isn't gonna helo you stream, upload speed will choke CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$400 MSI N770 GTX 770 (fastest one, unlike EVGA SC series has custom PCB and beefed up VRM) ... 2 GB is more than enough for up to 1920 x 1200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Phanteks PH-TC14-PE Cooler ... to use water, it's gotta beat the Phanteks and almost every ALC units doesn't while being inordinately louder
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$135 Seagate 7200.14 3 TB

$150 Samsung 840 pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$59 Asus Blue Ray Player / DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$100 Windows whatever

$125 16GB of DDR3-1866 whatever color scheme ya like

$1586 Total


And i quote "Windows whatever"

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a c 237 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 7:08:38 PM

Why not Windows whatever....Win 7 32 ... Win 7 64 .... Win 8 ...whatever works for you
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a c 280 4 Gaming
August 22, 2013 7:34:53 PM

A $600 build can probably max out any game on that resolution...
If you're serious about dumping all of this money for a gaming rig, I would suggest a new monitor as well.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($97.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($398.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($152.48 @ Newegg)
Total: $1285.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-22 22:33 EDT-0400)

-Put in a 1080p monitor.
-Max out any game on your new 1080p monitor.
-Opted for an i5-4570 with a H87 motherboard since you stated you're not overclocking. However, if you would like the option to, just grab the i5-4670k + Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H.
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