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Need good gaming pc around $1500

I'm not sure if this is the correct category, sorry I'm new to Tom's hardware. I'm looking for a good gaming pc under $1500, that can support 3 1080p monitors. I don't need a keyboard, mouse, or any of the monitors. I'm looking for
  • All parts needed, such as CPU, GPU etc
  • At least 16gb of ram
  • At least 1 TB hard drive
  • At least 120 GB SSD
  • Case
  • Cooling fans
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  1. Best answer
    What is your intended use. Chances are you won't even need 16gb RAM.
  2. tiny voices said:
    What is your intended use. Chances are you won't even need 16gb RAM.


    I'm stupid, I just made you the solution. I don't know maybe you're right and I don't, I was thinking of resource intensive games like BF4, but I thought games like that took a lot of ram.
  3. Nope. games use 4gb RAM max. get 8gb RAM, no more. that is all that is needed and will be needed for gaming for a LONG time.

    the GPU is what you need to worry about. That is the most important part. For your budget, you wan to be spending around $500-$600 on the GPU. Something like a gtx780Ti or an r9 290x.
  4. tiny voices said:
    Nope. games use 4gb RAM max. get 8gb RAM, no more. that is all that is needed and will be needed for gaming for a LONG time.

    the GPU is what you need to worry about. That is the most important part. For your budget, you wan to be spending around $500-$600 on the GPU. Something like a gtx780Ti or an r9 290x.


    I don't really care about playing on max settings, I'll be happy if I can play BF4 on nothing below normal settings, with at least 30 fps
  5. Well then your budget is pointless. Build a $600 computer if medium settings are fine with you.
  6. tiny voices said:
    Well then your budget is pointless. Build a $600 computer if medium settings are fine with you.


    But, will $600 be able to buy all the necessary components, and three monitors
  7. You need three monitors on that budget? Are you going to game on all three monitors?
  8. tiny voices said:
    You need three monitors on that budget? Are you going to game on all three monitors?


    I wasn't planning on gaming on all three, only on one and have other processes going on on the other two, but I didn't know if it was actually possible to do that
  9. Yes it is possible you will need at $600 in GPUs to do it though.
  10. tiny voices said:
    Yes it is possible you will need at $600 in GPUs to do it though.


    Yeah, so I couldn't spend $600 dollars on the whole thing, so I was wondering if you had any suggestions, for said graphics card and other stuff the computer needs
  11. Is the $1500 including monitors or will they be bought separately?
  12. They will be bought seperately
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.93 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($688.53 @ Mwave)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Silver Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1515.39
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-07 19:19 EST-0500)
  14. And this will be able to play resource intensive games like BF4 at 30 fps at, at least normal settings, right?
  15. It will max any game you can throw at it for years and years on full ultra with graphic mods locked at 60fps.
  16. Wow, thanks for going above and beyond!
  17. That is the single most powerful graphics card on the planet right now.

    I am always glad to be able to help!
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