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.
Please help me as I have no idea what kind of a build I can get nowadays and how I can save on parts!
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
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)
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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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?