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November 21, 2013 4:48:41 AM

Hi everyone, Im trying to buy a build for my little brother's 14th birthday but I dont know what is the best build for $1000 (No need for keyboard and mouse or something like that)
He will be doing heavy gaming on it ( thats what he has been doing for all these years lol)

We do not want AMD APU, Ive been told that they are slower than Intel CPU
And he said he will be overclocking it or something like that.

I would like to have best bang for the bucks


Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks
a b à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b U Graphics card
November 21, 2013 5:02:11 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.75 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.48 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.87 @ Amazon Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.82 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1105.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 08:02 EST-0500)

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November 21, 2013 5:22:26 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $954.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 08:17 EST-0500)

For a bit more you could add this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-dri...

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November 22, 2013 4:10:30 PM

FastGunna said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $954.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 08:17 EST-0500)

For a bit more you could add this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-dri...




This build looks cheaper, Could it play the games that is coming out in few years? (atleast 2 years) Coz I dont want him wasting his money upgrading it every year. U know what I mean??

By the way, We dont need no Windows we have 2 coppies of home premium x64
November 22, 2013 8:41:16 PM

Connexion said:
FastGunna said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $954.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 08:17 EST-0500)

For a bit more you could add this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-dri...




This build looks cheaper, Could it play the games that is coming out in few years? (atleast 2 years) Coz I dont want him wasting his money upgrading it every year. U know what I mean??

By the way, We dont need no Windows we have 2 coppies of home premium x64


This is almost identical to my current pc that I built 3 months ago, I get 50+ on Battlefiled 4 Ultra 1080p. It should have no issues what so ever running games for the next few years. I payed $1400 for mine, but I do have an SSD and a more expensive case/power supply.

You can get a R9 290 which a bit more powerful but you should wait on those until the custom cards get released because the reference one is not good. I'll also include the PSU I have in this build because the R9 290 can be a bit power hungry.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1026.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 23:36 EST-0500)

Last I heard the non reference cards should be out towards the end of the month.
November 23, 2013 12:40:26 AM

FastGunna said:
Connexion said:
FastGunna said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $954.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 08:17 EST-0500)

For a bit more you could add this http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-internal-hard-dri...




This build looks cheaper, Could it play the games that is coming out in few years? (atleast 2 years) Coz I dont want him wasting his money upgrading it every year. U know what I mean??

By the way, We dont need no Windows we have 2 coppies of home premium x64


This is almost identical to my current pc that I built 3 months ago, I get 50+ on Battlefiled 4 Ultra 1080p. It should have no issues what so ever running games for the next few years. I payed $1400 for mine, but I do have an SSD and a more expensive case/power supply.

You can get a R9 290 which a bit more powerful but you should wait on those until the custom cards get released because the reference one is not good. I'll also include the PSU I have in this build because the R9 290 can be a bit power hungry.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1026.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-22 23:36 EST-0500)

Last I heard the non reference cards should be out towards the end of the month.



ok, I'll go with you first build then.
Thanks for you help!!
a b à CPUs
November 23, 2013 3:02:35 AM

wtalk2 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.75 @ Vuugo)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($78.48 @ Amazon Canada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.87 @ Amazon Canada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.82 @ DirectCanada)
Total: $1105.66
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-21 08:02 EST-0500)


Please don't recommend ASUS, MSI or ASRock motherboards.

Take some time to do some research. I suggest you start with this video made by an engineer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDxFbAhu4Bo
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