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Gaming PC for $1000 December 2013

Hey guys,
I'm going to purchase some PC parts in the next week or two.

And I was wondering which parts would be best for:
Gaming and video-editing for Youtube.

I won't be needing:
Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, Headset, Operating System

I have a budget of $1000 (more or less).

I am currently waiting for the release of the AMD R9 290 non-reference to come out,
because I'm very interested in the Mantle idea. It would be great if I could keep playing all games on 1080p for the next 6 years or so (If Mantle would be that powerful :0)

But I'm also interested in Nvidia Shadowplay because it would let me record a ton of footage without taking up too much space like Fraps does.

I also wonder if it would be better to get an all-AMD system because of their hardware being in the Next-Gen consoles. And the FX-8320 is pretty cheap and has those 8 cores that might be essential for Next-Gen games like Battlefield 4.

With the release of Battlefront 3 in 2015 by DICE in mind, I would like a PC that could handle that game (should be as intensive as Battlefield 4 because they have the same engine: Frostbyte 3)

Is it possible to fit in an 120/128 GB SSD instead of an HDD? If so I'll buy a 1TB HDD a week after the other components).

Hope you guys know a good configuration,
I'll be using this PC a lot once I build it (haven't played any new games this year because I was saving up) :D

JarlSkyrim

P.S. Yes I will also play Skyrim, I want to experience the difference between PC and Xbox 360 with that AWESOME game ;) Anyone else also hyped for Battlefront 3 ?! :D
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  1. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2g4WP
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2g4WP/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2g4WP/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ TigerDirect)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.26 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($119.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($353.47 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($86.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $952.65
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 15:53 EST-0500)

    lexis rummins this rig is smoking hot.
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($129.99 @ TigerDirect)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.93 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($309.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $995.83
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-06 18:14 EST-0500)
  3. Nice
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    Thanks for the suggestions, but after collecting some more than $1000 ;) I went the Intel way
    for the single core performance, and the NVidia way for the free games and the better cooler compared
    to AMD's high end cards. I hope I didn't make a big mistake, but it's AMD's fault for not showing the
    efficiency Mantle has to offer on time. Also think it's taking them too long to make 'dem non-reference coolers'
    for the R9 290(X) :pfff:

    I just bought these parts:

    Case - Corsair Carbide 500r White
    MoBo - Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H
    CPU - Intel Core i7 4770
    GPU - ASUS GTX 780 DirectCUII OC
    PSU - Corsair RM650
    RAM - Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB 1600MHz
    HDD - WD Caviar Blue 1TB 7200rpm 3.5"
    DVD burner - ASUS DRW-24F1ST

    You gonna whine that I bought an i7? :D lol
    Looking forward to gaming a LOT the coming years :)
  5. nice glad to hear if u have more questions let me know
  6. iceclock said:
    nice glad to hear if u have more questions let me know



    Yeah I'm considering the purchase of a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    for the Intel Core i7 4770. Just to keep it cooler and quieter.
    Do you think that's a good idea?
  7. JarlSkyrim said:
    iceclock said:
    nice glad to hear if u have more questions let me know



    Yeah I'm considering the purchase of a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    for the Intel Core i7 4770. Just to keep it cooler and quieter.
    Do you think that's a good idea?


    Do it, no doubt
  8. yes the 212 evo and that will be a nice combo sir.
  9. iceclock said:
    yes the 212 evo and that will be a nice combo sir.

    Yeah I just built it and both the Intel Core i7 4770 and the ASUS GTX 780 DCUII OC are running at 25 degrees Celsius (both idle) :D
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