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I need help choosing parts for a $1000 gaming pc.

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October 30, 2013 9:14:13 PM

So, I'm building a pc sometime around Christmas, I'd like to stay in the $1000 area, but it can go up to $1100 if necessary. I don't overclock, so I won't need an aftermarket cooler. And I only game on 1 1080p monitor, also it's only 60hz so I don't need anything over 60fps. I'm looking to game in high or above settings, and I have no nvidia or AMD preference, though I do like the looks of geforce experience. I would prefer amazon links, but newegg or tiger direct will work too. Oh, and just so you know, I live in America.
October 30, 2013 9:20:22 PM

I'm in New Zealand so I can't really give you links because I don't know if they are good value or not (and I can't be stuffed converting the currency).
If you're looking to run games such as Battlefield 4, I would recommend these:

i5-3470
GTX 760 4GB
8GB 1600mhz
1TB 7200rpm
700W PSU
Z77N motherboard
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October 30, 2013 9:31:22 PM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($96.99 @ 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 ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ 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: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1030.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 00:31 EDT-0400)
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October 30, 2013 10:05:31 PM

A couple things, first I don't need the hard drive included in the price ( I have a 7200 RPM seagate lying around) and also, with the power supply, right now I use a corsair power supply, and I want to know compared to corsair power supplies how do the rest compare? I really like all the builds you've suggested so far though. Thanks for the help!
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October 31, 2013 5:19:44 AM

Corsair power supplies are a good pick. If the one you have has enough wattage then you should be good to go.
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October 31, 2013 10:11:32 AM

aydterracer2005 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VuKI

Here's what I'm getting. Take off the hard drive, power supply, and cooler if you don't need them. Even with it's still in your budget


One thing, I see you chose the r9 280x, but the nvidia gtx 770 is having a price drop to $330 and it comes with AC4 Batman Origins and Splinter Cell Blacklist, plus a $100 off coupon for the nvidia shield. Would that be a better choice?
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October 31, 2013 10:12:41 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus H87M-E Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($96.99 @ 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 ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ 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: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1030.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-31 00:31 EDT-0400)


Is that 280x better than the 770?
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October 31, 2013 12:38:12 PM

bnot said:
aydterracer2005 said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VuKI

Here's what I'm getting. Take off the hard drive, power supply, and cooler if you don't need them. Even with it's still in your budget


One thing, I see you chose the r9 280x, but the nvidia gtx 770 is having a price drop to $330 and it comes with AC4 Batman Origins and Splinter Cell Blacklist, plus a $100 off coupon for the nvidia shield. Would that be a better choice?


I didn't realize the 770 had dropped. I will possibly be changing to that since the price dropped. I just want to know how the 770 at 2GB compares to the r9 280x with 3GB? Anyone have some insight?


Tom has this to say about the 2 cards

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...
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October 31, 2013 1:28:51 PM

Wow, thanks to all of you. I think I'll do smorizio's build. Thanks to everyone.
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