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I've always bought pre made computers that were just standard day to day computers and i was looking to now build my own, i want to build a gaming computer instead of buying any of the new console systems, the computer i have now can handle games on low settings but i was looking to upgrade.

my list of what i thought looked good through research:

Case:Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl w/ USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352020

CPU:Intel Core i5-3350P
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116782

Graphics card:FX Double D FX-787A-CDFC Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5

if this is completely wrong please point me in the right direction and i know im missing things but i had no clue from beyond here, any help is appreciated

I'm looking to spend 1000-1500
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  1. Tell us your budged and we'll let you know how to get most of your money.
  2. 1s3ct0wN said:
    Tell us your budged and we'll let you know how to get most of your money.

    i want to spend 1500 max
  3. Do you need monitor, OS, keyboard, mice ?
  4. 1s3ct0wN said:
    Do you need monitor, OS, keyboard, mice ?


    Just an OS, I have a keyboard and mouse
  5. Best answer
    Here is AMD gaming build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($121.35 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($353.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1464.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 05:35 EDT-0400)


    Here is Intel gaming build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.50 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($353.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1534.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 05:40 EDT-0400)
  6. 1s3ct0wN said:
    Here is AMD gaming build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($121.35 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($353.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1464.10
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 05:35 EDT-0400)


    Here is Intel gaming build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.98 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($212.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.50 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($353.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Thermaltake VN300M1W2N ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.87 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1534.25
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-30 05:40 EDT-0400)


    thank you very much for the help
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