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I'm planning on building a gaming PC and i want to spend $1,000

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October 16, 2013 12:51:37 PM

What should i all buy for building my PC to get the best graphics and best of everything else for around $1,000? little more or less.
a b 4 Gaming
a c 462 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
October 16, 2013 12:57:08 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($304.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1094.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 15:56 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
a c 462 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
October 16, 2013 12:58:08 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Pzl7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Pzl7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Pzl7/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($304.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1024.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 15:57 EDT-0400)
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October 16, 2013 1:00:58 PM

Yes i have a monitor keyboard and mouse but i would consider getting different monitor.
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October 16, 2013 1:01:56 PM

smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Pzl7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Pzl7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Pzl7/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($304.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1024.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 15:57 EDT-0400)

thanks i really like this one you have put together!
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a c 378 4 Gaming
a c 973 V Motherboard
a c 395 $ Windows 7
October 16, 2013 1:02:47 PM

Intel Haswell Build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1053.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 16:02 EDT-0400)
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October 16, 2013 1:14:28 PM

smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Pzl7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Pzl7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Pzl7/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.79 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.96 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($304.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1024.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 15:57 EDT-0400)

on the AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg) can that be put with the
Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Amazon) or does it have to be intel?
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a b 4 Gaming
a c 462 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
October 16, 2013 1:16:35 PM

that asus mb is pinned for intel 1150 cpu only.
SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 is the amd version of that mb but it older mb.
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October 16, 2013 1:16:55 PM

I want to go with AMD for the cpu. and i'd like to go with asus for the motherboard.
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a b 4 Gaming
a c 462 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
October 16, 2013 1:18:58 PM

SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0
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October 16, 2013 1:23:10 PM

smorizio said:
SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0


so that will go good with me. know any words on them coming out with a new motherboard that will be AMD compatable by chance?
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a b 4 Gaming
a c 462 V Motherboard
a b $ Windows 7
October 16, 2013 1:29:47 PM
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