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November 29, 2013 11:30:12 AM

From someone who doesnt know very much about the hardware of a computer, I want to ask what kind of a build could I get with a grand right now. Especially since cyber monday and all.

Budget: Im willing to spend $1000 on the tower itself.

Dont need: keyboard, mouse, monitor.

Gaming needs: From TF2 to BF4 and Ghosts. Online RPGs are a big passion so as long as i can run anything on high ill be happy.

Other needs: I plan to surf the web, use editing programs such as photoshop and game editing such as UDK. Watching movies is also a must so a blu-ray drive.

Country: US

Please help me as I have no idea what kind of a build I can get nowadays and how I can save on parts!
a b 4 Gaming
November 29, 2013 11:38:20 AM

Here is something for your budget

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $995.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 14:51 EST-0500)
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November 29, 2013 11:40:45 AM

zachyp said:
From someone who doesnt know very much about the hardware of a computer, I want to ask what kind of a build could I get with a grand right now. Especially since cyber monday and all.

Budget: Im willing to spend $1000 on the tower itself.

Dont need: keyboard, mouse, monitor.

Gaming needs: From TF2 to BF4 and Ghosts. Online RPGs are a big passion so as long as i can run anything on high ill be happy.

Other needs: I plan to surf the web, use editing programs such as photoshop and game editing such as UDK. Watching movies is also a must so a blu-ray drive.

Country: US

Please help me as I have no idea what kind of a build I can get nowadays and how I can save on parts!


Hello,

Here's a build I made for you^^
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkux
2 dollars over your budget. I hope it's not a big deal.
Since you didn't mention anything about SLi or Crossfire, a 650W PSU is more than enough for any high-end GPU:) 

The system will run almost any game on ultra graphics.
Hope this helps:) 

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a b 4 Gaming
November 29, 2013 11:46:45 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkOb
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkOb/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkOb/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $992.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 14:46 EST-0500)
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November 29, 2013 11:48:17 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkQW
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkQW/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkQW/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($132.67 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($214.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $967.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 14:47 EST-0500)

RAM:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 50 dollars,best deal!!!

:)  There yo go!
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November 29, 2013 1:34:16 PM

bignastyid said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkOb
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkOb/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2bkOb/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $992.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 14:46 EST-0500)


I believe I will go with your build. It seems the most geared towards what I was looking at. Some questions, the others suggested a solid state hard drive and a normal hd. Is this a loss? How do you choose the case? Do you know these cases are a good choice or is it purely choice of looks?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 29, 2013 2:44:34 PM

The case reviews well, its from a decent manufacture, and should provide adequate cooling. I was looking at the 400r aswell which is also a good cases, but went with the flashier Bitfenix.
SSDs are nice to have(i love mine). My build could be modified to include an SSD for just a little bit more.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2btbR
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2btbR/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2btbR/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1023.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 17:30 EST-0500)

Added a SSD, but switched to a smaller hdd, and a smaller psu(the 850w in the other build was for a future SLI).
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November 29, 2013 3:12:05 PM

bignastyid said:
The case reviews well, its from a decent manufacture, and should provide adequate cooling. I was looking at the 400r aswell which is also a good cases, but went with the flashier Bitfenix.
SSDs are nice to have(i love mine). My build could be modified to include an SSD for just a little bit more.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2btbR
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2btbR/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2btbR/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1023.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 17:30 EST-0500)

Added a SSD, but switched to a smaller hdd, and a smaller psu(the 850w in the other build was for a future SLI).


Perfect man thanks a ton! After asking around I think I'll go with the SSD HDD mix for a loading times. Thanks you all for suggestions and time!
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November 29, 2013 5:43:02 PM

zachyp said:
bignastyid said:
The case reviews well, its from a decent manufacture, and should provide adequate cooling. I was looking at the 400r aswell which is also a good cases, but went with the flashier Bitfenix.
SSDs are nice to have(i love mine). My build could be modified to include an SSD for just a little bit more.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2btbR
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2btbR/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2btbR/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1023.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-29 17:30 EST-0500)

Added a SSD, but switched to a smaller hdd, and a smaller psu(the 850w in the other build was for a future SLI).


Perfect man thanks a ton! After asking around I think I'll go with the SSD HDD mix for a loading times. Thanks you all for suggestions and time!


Get the Hyper 212 Evo its ther newer one for the same price
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