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December 7, 2013 3:30:11 PM

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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    a c 405 4 Gaming
    December 7, 2013 3:49:59 PM

    What is your intended use. Chances are you won't even need 16gb RAM.
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    December 7, 2013 3:54:26 PM

    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.
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    a c 405 4 Gaming
    December 7, 2013 3:56:20 PM

    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.
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    December 7, 2013 3:59:34 PM

    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
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    a c 405 4 Gaming
    December 7, 2013 4:02:17 PM

    Well then your budget is pointless. Build a $600 computer if medium settings are fine with you.
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    December 7, 2013 4:04:12 PM

    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
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    a c 405 4 Gaming
    December 7, 2013 4:05:59 PM

    You need three monitors on that budget? Are you going to game on all three monitors?
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    December 7, 2013 4:09:24 PM

    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
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    a c 405 4 Gaming
    December 7, 2013 4:10:08 PM

    Yes it is possible you will need at $600 in GPUs to do it though.
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    December 7, 2013 4:12:15 PM

    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
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    a c 405 4 Gaming
    December 7, 2013 4:13:43 PM

    Is the $1500 including monitors or will they be bought separately?
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    December 7, 2013 4:15:18 PM

    They will be bought seperately
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    a c 405 4 Gaming
    December 7, 2013 4:19:35 PM

    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)
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    December 7, 2013 4:23:37 PM

    And this will be able to play resource intensive games like BF4 at 30 fps at, at least normal settings, right?
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    a c 405 4 Gaming
    December 7, 2013 4:25:36 PM

    It will max any game you can throw at it for years and years on full ultra with graphic mods locked at 60fps.
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    December 7, 2013 4:27:37 PM

    Wow, thanks for going above and beyond!
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    a c 405 4 Gaming
    December 7, 2013 4:29:28 PM

    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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