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Need recomendations for parts to build a Gaming Desktop. I know next to nothing about computer parts.

I posted something a few hours ago in video gaming, and after looking around a bit I realized systems would be a better place to put this. I'd appreciate any advice or help any of you will give me. I'm trying to put together a good gaming desktop. This will be the first computer I've ever put together.
Right now I'm just concerned with getting a tower together, I have already have a monitor, keyboard, etc.

I'd like to keep it under $1,000, but if I'd save more in the long run by buying something a little more expensive than I'd be willing to go up a few hundred dollars.


Purchase date: This month
System usage: Gaming
Parts not required: Everything except the tower
Preferred website: None
Country: I live in the U.S.
Overclocking: It doesn't matter.
SLI or Crossfire: It doesn't matter.

So what are your recommendations for parts, or is this a good article to go by?
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/gamesblog/2013/ja...
Again I'd appreciate any help, and thanks.
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  1. You don't need a case right? "tower" If yes this what I put together for you.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ TigerDirect)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($148.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.13 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ B&H)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $938.03
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 01:41 EST-0500)
  2. Thanks for the reply, I'm not sure if I need a case, I already have an old windows xp, its from 2002, would that work as a case or would it be better to just buy a new one?
  3. Best answer
    Well I don't know what yours look like so I can't comment. Heres the build with a ok case.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ TigerDirect)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_RD 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($148.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.13 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $998.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 11:09 EST-0500)
  4. Thanks a lot for all your help.
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