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November 13, 2013 12:44:26 PM

Hello Everyone,

I have been wanting a new computer for quite some time now and final got a job that could help me make that dream come true. (I'm a high school Student) After doing some research this is what I have come up with...

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/VoidAnge1/saved/2Os9

The plan on using this primary for gaming and 1000$ is my limit. (I know it goes over it a bit) As of right now I don't plan on over clocking either. Also I'm new to this website so if I'm posting this wrong in anymanner please let me know.

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November 13, 2013 12:47:39 PM

Looking good!
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November 13, 2013 12:47:41 PM

Looking good!
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November 13, 2013 12:48:41 PM

If you dont pan on overclocking dont take the k version of that cpu. Take the non-k and save a few bucks. Since you dont overclock, the stock heatsink fan that comes with the cpu should be enough. So remove that heatsink. What is your primary goal with this computer? Gaming? What games you play? On one monitor?
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November 13, 2013 12:49:48 PM

You should -maybe- look into a HX/TX series PSU, if not, you'll be fine with what you've chosen.

You should also get an actual RAM kit. Reason being is that RAM is paired based on timings and frequencies, thus buying two separate sticks is never recommended as timings/frequencies may differ.
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November 13, 2013 1:29:22 PM

Get the fastest non-K series CPU in your budget if you don't plan to overclock. This will likely save you a few bucks.

I would also consider AMD for gaming. They run neck-in-neck with intel and give you a LOT of bang for the buck in this price range.
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November 13, 2013 3:08:18 PM

Your average 8350 will perform better than an i5-4670k in multitasking, but gaming, it's been shown that the i5 still out performs, or occassionally matches the 8350.
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November 14, 2013 4:23:19 AM

Bergilicious said:
If you dont pan on overclocking dont take the k version of that cpu. Take the non-k and save a few bucks. Since you dont overclock, the stock heatsink fan that comes with the cpu should be enough. So remove that heatsink. What is your primary goal with this computer? Gaming? What games you play? On one monitor?

Yes gaming is what I'm aiming for with this computer and the most "advance" game I plan on playing is probably Battlefield 4. As of right now I only plan to use one monitor. Oh and also thanks for the tip about the non-K version of the CPU, I'll definitely do that.
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November 14, 2013 4:32:32 AM

enemy1g said:
You should -maybe- look into a HX/TX series PSU, if not, you'll be fine with what you've chosen.

You should also get an actual RAM kit. Reason being is that RAM is paired based on timings and frequencies, thus buying two separate sticks is never recommended as timings/frequencies may differ.

Ah that makes since with the RAM kit, yea i will definitely look into that thanks!
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