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September 12, 2013 12:52:49 AM

This is my build so far:
1. Intel i5 4670K Haswell
2. MSI Z87-G45 Motherboard
3. G.Skill 4GB x 2 Ripjaws
4. Asus GeForce GTX760 OC DirectCU II
5. 1TB HDD
6. Corsair GS-700 PS

Thoughts? Is this a good build for gaming or could I get better for the money with some parts? Thanks :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
September 12, 2013 1:32:58 AM

Well, if you're not an overclocker, you could get an Intel Xeon E3 1230 V2/V3 and a cheap motherboard.
The Xeon 1230 V2 is the equivelent of the Core i7 3770k, but cheaper.

This way you can put more money into the graphics card.
I suggest going for a HD 7970 OC/GHZ.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You also get three games for free this way.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 12, 2013 6:03:39 AM

This comes just a bit over budget, but I think it is about as good as you can get for $1000

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($63.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($68.88 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill REDBONE ATX Mid Tower Case ($38.24 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1007.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-12 09:04 EDT-0400)
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