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October 14, 2013 7:50:58 PM


    I want a gaming computer that can play games like skyrim etc on high graphics the pc I am looking at right now is a iBUYPOWER EXTREME Gaming PC - 4th Gen. Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7770, Windows 8 64-Bit, Keyboard & Mouse, (TG736) would this be good or do I need to get a better one budget 800-1000 the Ibuypower is 805.99

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October 14, 2013 8:16:56 PM

Check this overclock-ready build:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OXng
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OXng/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1OXng/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($117.97 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($55.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VG23AH 23.0" Monitor ($177.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($27.17 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech Z313 25W 2.1ch Speakers ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $988.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-14 23:15 EDT-0400)
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October 14, 2013 8:18:06 PM

MLR62 said:

    I want a gaming computer that can play games like skyrim etc on high graphics the pc I am looking at right now is a iBUYPOWER EXTREME Gaming PC - 4th Gen. Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7770, Windows 8 64-Bit, Keyboard & Mouse, (TG736) would this be good or do I need to get a better one budget 800-1000 the Ibuypower is 805.99


    Well everyone on these forums will tell you one thing:
    If you value performance at a good price, you build your own PC. It's very simple, and I highly recommend it. The problem with the PC you recommended is that it's probably (depending on peripherals) an overpriced programming and photoshop machine being advertised as a gaming PC.

    There's one general rule to follow when building a gaming PC: If your processor costs more than your graphics card, you're doing it wrong. The individual cost of an Intel i5-4670 is $220. The individual cost of a Radeon HD 7770 is $80 - $100. Clearly that's a problem. In any gaming PC you want your CPU to be powerful as well, but that's just going to be entry level gaming. I wouldn't recommend it. For $800 to $1,000, you could easily build your own PC which would be a great deal more powerful than that. I highly suggest you build your own. If you're open to doing so, then let me know. But I'll tell you now, it's always going to be a lower price : performance ratio if you build it than if you buy a prebuild.
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October 14, 2013 10:53:56 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($153.61 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($279.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $903.51
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-15 01:53 EDT-0400)

This is far more better than the iBUYPOWER crap.
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