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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 5:25:14 PM

I've gone thought all of this, and I haven't found any problems. My friend has $1,100 to spend on his computer, but it is all store credit at BestBuy. So here are the prices from BestBuy. And my friend wants a SSD and the monitor.

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Intel - Coreā„¢ i5-4570 3.2GHz Processor
Model: BX80646I54570
$200.98

MSI - Desktop Motherboard - Intel Z87 Express Chipset - Socket H3 LGA-1150
Model: Z87-G43
$111.57

Zotac - GeForce GTX 760 Graphic Card - 993 MHz Core - 2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM - PCI Express 3.0 x16
Model: ZT-70401-10P
$234.27

Corsair - CX Series Modular CX600M 600W ATX Power Supply - Black
Model: CP-9020060-NA
$59.99

Corsair - Vengeance 2-Pack 4GB DDR3 DIMM Desktop Memory Kit
Model: CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
$79.99

SanDisk - 128 GB 2.5" Internal Solid State Drive - Bulk
Model: X110
$104.01

Cooler Master - Elite 430 Mid-Tower Chassis
Model:RC-430-KWN1
$49.99

Samsung - 48x Write/24x Rewrite/48x Read CD - 24x Write DVD Internal DVD-Writer Drive
Model: SH-224DB
$17.99 ($4.81 shipping)

Asus - 24" LED HD Monitor
Model: VG248QE
$264.98



Poduct Total: $1,127.19
Shipping: $4.81
Tax: $28.96
Subtotal: $1,160.96


Recommended but not needed (stuff that he can get later)


Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 120mm CPU Cooling Fan
Model: RR-212E-20PK-R2
$34.99

Cooler Master - SickleFlow Cooling Fan
Model: R4-L2R-20AC-GP R
$8.14

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So like will this work? Any problems or compatibility issues?

Thanks in advance
-Snake
November 23, 2013 5:27:43 PM

forgot a large HD for storage.... and I'd go with a 256GB SSD.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 5:28:50 PM

It seems we've left out the OS in the budget.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 5:30:34 PM

USAFRet said:
It seems we've left out the OS in the budget.


Nah, we have an extra copy. And there''s always Ubuntu.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 5:33:58 PM

corroded said:
forgot a large HD for storage.... and I'd go with a 256GB SSD.


I asked my friend about it, and he wants a SSD no matter what, And a 256Gb is more money, and i'm already out of the budget.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 5:35:05 PM

I'd pick up a cheaper $150 monitor and windows. also, I'd go with a larger hard drive, either pick up a 256 gb ssd, or buy a 1tb hdd for about $60 off of newegg or amazon.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 5:35:14 PM

no point in getting a hyper 212 since you cant overclock and case fans arent really necessary either. but the 128gb disk does seem small, if its the only drive you have
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 5:41:08 PM

If the 128Gb SSD is the only drive, you'll be buying another drive before the end of January.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 6:15:28 PM

Mike Friesen said:
I'd pick up a cheaper $150 monitor and windows. also, I'd go with a larger hard drive, either pick up a 256 gb ssd, or buy a 1tb hdd for about $60 off of newegg or amazon.


That is the cheapest 144hz monitor I could find. Not using 60hz for this build. And later on he will be buying a storage HDD for extra bulk storage.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 7:00:57 PM

why not 60hz? the 760 is not going to push 144 fps
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November 23, 2013 7:44:02 PM

also... there is no such thing as "future proofing" PC's are good for 3-5 years. End of story.

I've been in the PC business for over 10 years and working directly w/ systems for over 20 years...

Trust me, 3-5 years.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 23, 2013 9:17:15 PM

airplanegeek said:
why not 60hz? the 760 is not going to push 144 fps


He will not be playing BF4 on high setting with this build. I encourage you to look up the benefits of 120hz+. Almost all competitive gaming is done 120hz or more.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 24, 2013 8:00:01 AM

SnakeGTX said:
airplanegeek said:
why not 60hz? the 760 is not going to push 144 fps


He will not be playing BF4 on high setting with this build. I encourage you to look up the benefits of 120hz+. Almost all competitive gaming is done 120hz or more.


i know the benefits of 120hz, i just didn't realize he would be competitively gaming.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 24, 2013 3:46:38 PM

So far no one has gave me the answer that i was looking for.

I am wanting to know if these parts will work with each other.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 24, 2013 3:50:06 PM

SnakeGTX said:
So far no one has gave me the answer that i was looking for.

I am wanting to know if these parts will work with each other.


There are a few inconsistencies, but yes....that will all work.
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