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October 22, 2013 12:36:33 PM

I'm looking for a good build that can play most/every game @ 1080p on ultra & at high while recording.
($1700 is my real budget but i don't really want to go that high but if that's what it takes to get a decent rig than you can go over the $1500 mark)

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a b 4 Gaming
October 22, 2013 12:47:58 PM

How close is your nearest Microcenter?

http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx

Do you need an OS, mouse, key, speakers, monitor? How big do you want the motherboard? do you want a smaller physically sized PC or does it not matter? It wouldn't affect performance.
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October 22, 2013 12:52:26 PM

Immaculate said:
How close is your nearest Microcenter?

http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx

Do you need an OS, mouse, key, speakers, monitor?


I need a monitor but i don't put that in with my pc's budget & i've already found one i like but i don't need any of those other things

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a b 4 Gaming
October 22, 2013 12:56:16 PM

Here's my take:

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($326.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.50 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1351.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-22 15:51 EDT-0400)

This thing will run every game at its highest settings @1080p, but if you want you can always slap a GTX 780 instead for even more raw power.

If you want to go the other way. you can downgrade your CPU to the i5-4670k for an easy $100 savings.

Good luck!
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a b 4 Gaming
October 22, 2013 1:17:06 PM

This is my recommendation.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1RWpI

16GB RAM for modded 64bit games.
An Air cooler thats cheaper more reliable and performs the same as h100i
OS gets own SSD. 256GB 840 Pro for Game storage.
Fastest 280X
MicroATX. 660 PLATINUM PSU.

You still never mentioned anything about being near a Microcenter?
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