Im looking to buy a gaming pc for christmas and want to make it good! so if someone could build me a intel gaming pc under $1300 that would be awesome! preferably having the parts be on amazon... but not needed. and i do not need a monitor or keyboard or mouse. thanks guys ! appreciate all the help !
Really good price for the Ivy Bridge I5. Not really worth paying the extra 20 dollars more for a Haswell I5. Also, IB generally overclocks better than Haswell, so included a nice AIO water cooler to take advantage of this. Solid motherboard at a good price.
One of the fastest stock clocked nVidia 770's out right now. It'll provide great performance at 1080p for the price.
DDR3 1866, CAS 9 Ram from my favorite brand, g.Skill.
Standard 1tb HDD, and optical drive. Windows 8.1 because I've been using it for about a month, and I see no reason to not recommend it. However, Win7 is the same price, so go with what you want for the OS.
Also included is a 250gb SSD from Samsung. Great performance and a good price to decrease boot times and load times for gaming.
Solid case as well. There are several options around this price point too. Fractal Design Define R4 w/window can usually be found around this price point too, and that's another great option.
Semi-modular, 750w Silver certified Psu from XFX. Very nice option and great build quality for the price.
Although I know others have already posted, I thought I'd put my opinion in on what you should buy. Although this is $15 over budget, it has alot more storage, a better PSU, a better case, and RAM that will actually match and look nice with the rest of the build.
If you don't need windows though, then it;s about $90 cheaper
And, although IB processor overclock better (high clock speed), Haswell perform about 6% (at the same clock speed), which makes up for that difference in overclocking capability.