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Gaming Computer under 1200 US dollars.

i'm a new comer in gaming field i don't know much about gaming computers.
i'm tight on budget but i need atleast a core i5 CPU a better AMD CPU is also an option and GTX-760 or Radeon R9-280x.
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    David Freeman said:
    i'm a new comer in gaming field i don't know much about gaming computers.
    i'm tight on budget but i need atleast a core i5 CPU a better AMD CPU is also an option and GTX-760 or Radeon R9-280x.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($184.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $976.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 12:48 EST-0500)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ 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 ($142.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1021.32
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-16 12:49 EST-0500)

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  2. linckmichael said:
    You've chosen good essential components in a Intel Core i5 and either GPU (with the R9 280x as the better one).

    Overclock or no overclock? Overclocking your processors allow you to run them at a higher speed (ie, 4.4ghz instead of 3.4ghz) by giving them more power - and thus you'll be able to squeeze out more juice. Downsides, it would decrease the lifespan of your processor by a little.


    Thanks ,and yes i'm planning to overclock.
  3. David Freeman said:
    linckmichael said:
    You've chosen good essential components in a Intel Core i5 and either GPU (with the R9 280x as the better one).

    Overclock or no overclock? Overclocking your processors allow you to run them at a higher speed (ie, 4.4ghz instead of 3.4ghz) by giving them more power - and thus you'll be able to squeeze out more juice. Downsides, it would decrease the lifespan of your processor by a little.


    Thanks ,and yes i'm planning to overclock.


    Alpha-Black's build is perfect for OCing; +1, try and get the 4670K as it outperforms the AMD FX8350 imo in games.
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