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1,500$ to spend on a gaming PC, help me pick parts

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October 30, 2013 5:20:04 PM

So as I stated I have 1,500 I am looking to spend. I am looking for a PC that can atleast last me 3 solid years

Country: US
Use: Gaming, Movies, Photoshop, school work
Overclocking: Don't know much about it, this is my first time building a gaming pc. Mostly for experience. I will overclock though if I should.
OS: Yes
Monitor: Yes



a b K Overclocking
October 30, 2013 5:23:47 PM

Check your PMs.
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October 30, 2013 5:28:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vk0Z
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vk0Z/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vk0Z/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($513.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1413.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 20:28 EDT-0400)
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October 30, 2013 5:40:23 PM

smorizio said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vk0Z
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vk0Z/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1Vk0Z/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($513.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1413.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 20:28 EDT-0400)


Its a nice setup, but like I said I need a Monitor and an OS included. I will consider it though.
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a b K Overclocking
a b 4 Gaming
October 30, 2013 5:44:38 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($96.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($148.24 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $1445.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 20:44 EDT-0400)
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October 30, 2013 5:48:37 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($96.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G246HLAbd 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($148.24 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $1445.11
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-30 20:44 EDT-0400)


Thats exactly what I am looking for. Thank you my friend.
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