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October 1, 2013 8:54:06 AM

I am looking to build my first gaming desktop in the next few weeks. I will have around $1000 dollars to spend, but I don't mind saving a couple hundred more if needed. I'd like to use an NZXT Phantom 410 case and have at least an i5 4670k and a gtx 670 or 680. I'm looking for help picking out the best components I can get that fit within my budget. I'd like to be able to overclock everything. I will need a monitor and gaming keyboard as well. Thanks.
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October 1, 2013 9:03:55 AM

Go with AMD , more value in $1,000.00 range.
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October 1, 2013 9:05:06 AM

This would be my recommendation and just save an extra 200 hundred dollars (it will be worth it)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2550K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($247.99 @ Mac Mall)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: HP LV2011 60Hz 20.0" Monitor ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Gigabyte Force K3 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($14.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1180.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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October 1, 2013 9:08:38 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($144.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.97 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($300.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: AOC e2251Swdn 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($127.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1017.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-01 12:08 EDT-0400)
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October 1, 2013 9:11:36 AM

dammit you beat me out again...nice setup btw Blackbird.
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October 1, 2013 9:14:14 AM

Thanks , your build is nice also , just easier to balance the build at $1,000.00 with an AMD setup.
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October 1, 2013 11:38:41 AM

Thank you!
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October 1, 2013 11:55:29 AM

Your welcome.
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October 1, 2013 6:39:34 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Thanks , your build is nice also , just easier to balance the build at $1,000.00 with an AMD setup.


This is true, there is alot more bang for the buck with AMD. Oh well thats why we all still learn xD
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October 10, 2013 11:40:26 AM

Can i ask something?
is it possible to use a better cpu on this desktop? i have a similiar budget but i don't need monitor and keyboard.
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October 10, 2013 3:04:31 PM

karitmiko said:
Can i ask something?
is it possible to use a better cpu on this desktop? i have a similiar budget but i don't need monitor and keyboard.


Please start a new thread for this as this thread already has a best answer. Thank you.
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