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December 9, 2013 4:18:44 PM

I am building a gaming pc. I want to play sc2, LoL, cs go, diablo 3, crysis 2, hearthstone, and many other games. I will also be doing school work on this pc. I would like to play these games on max settings. I need EVERYTHING. An OS, a mouse, a keyboard, and all computer components. Please give me some suggestions for what I should build.
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 4:30:38 PM

What's your budget?
December 9, 2013 5:12:18 PM

$1500
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December 9, 2013 5:12:40 PM

also i need a monitor

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a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 5:18:45 PM
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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hSki
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hSki/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hSki/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($335.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Ducky DK1087XM Wired Standard Keyboard ($57.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
Mouse: Perixx MX-2000 Wired Laser Mouse ($31.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1374.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 20:18 EST-0500)

thats kewl :) 

December 9, 2013 5:55:28 PM

keep the suggestions coming please!
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 6:01:36 PM

Iceclocks is pretty good, maybe get better peripherals since they are in budget. But that's really the best components for gaming on your budget. You could up the gpu as well, maybe throw a gtx 760 4gb
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)
December 9, 2013 6:04:39 PM

is that power supply enough?
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 6:08:20 PM

Oops my bad a gtx 770 4gb since the one already given is a 770, although looking at benchmarks there is very little difference between them on 3dmark.
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 6:10:01 PM

Ya probably would up to a 650w psu
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 6:11:37 PM

godfish said:
Iceclocks is pretty good, maybe get better peripherals since they are in budget. But that's really the best components for gaming on your budget. You could up the gpu as well, maybe throw a gtx 760 4gb
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Amazon)


770 2gb > 760 4gb
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 6:14:57 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hU7E
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hU7E/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hU7E/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
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 ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($335.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1286.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 21:14 EST-0500)

Add keyboard and mouse of your choice.
December 9, 2013 6:16:40 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hpy9) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hpy9/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hpy9/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $219.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-fatal1t...) | $99.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8...) | $52.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $59.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n760tf2gd5o...) | $249.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-one) | $29.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Thermaltake Tough Power 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/thermaltake-power-supply-t...) | $69.99 @ Amazon
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) | $15.99 @ Microcenter
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700404) | $97.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umvg6aab01) | $109.99 @ Amazon
**Keyboard** | [Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-keyboard-sgk...) | $107.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards
**Mouse** | [Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/logitech-mouse-910003602) | $49.99 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1193.85
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 21:15 EST-0500 |
What about this build? any suggestions on improving ?
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 6:24:45 PM

looks good man. nothing to add u mastered well my friend. everything looks good.

December 9, 2013 6:25:00 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hpy9
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hpy9/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2hpy9/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Thermaltake Tough Power 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G236HLBbd 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master Storm Quick Fire Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard ($107.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
Mouse: Logitech G500s Laser Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1193.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-09 21:24 EST-0500)
What about this build?
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 6:28:07 PM

as i said before its good and will provide u with good gaming sir.

December 9, 2013 6:35:16 PM

i only made one change. i chose your asus over the acer. and i think im ready to build it.
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 6:36:33 PM

sounds good if u require more help im here cheers.

December 9, 2013 6:54:56 PM

Why intel? Save some $$ and get a AMD
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 6:59:55 PM

MDXX said:
Why intel? Save some $$ and get a AMD

He isn't on a tight budget and intel pretty much always out preforms AMD
December 9, 2013 7:01:06 PM

godfish said:
MDXX said:
Why intel? Save some $$ and get a AMD

He isn't on a tight budget and intel pretty much always out preforms AMD


Just becasue you have a high price point, doesnt mean you have to hit it!
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 7:01:27 PM

well depends on budget and so on, but if u can afford intel yeah its the way to go for shur but amd for budget builds and video editing is quite good for the price.

December 9, 2013 7:03:31 PM

iceclock said:
well depends on budget and so on, but if u can afford intel yeah its the way to go for shur but amd for budget builds and video editing is quite good for the price.



I myself play DOTA2 and LOL and i have a e5700 and a hd6670. He does not need an i5 to run those games. Thats why i suggested a AMD.
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 7:05:01 PM

well amd would be cheaper yes. but if hes not on a budget no reason to skimp on cpu.

December 9, 2013 7:08:22 PM

iceclock said:
well amd would be cheaper yes. but if hes not on a budget no reason to skimp on cpu.



Ill agree to that. But i think with all hes putting into this build he should up the case to a windowed. But thats IMO
a b 4 Gaming
December 9, 2013 7:09:56 PM

ya well window is asthetic and not performance and is a bonus and eyecandy feature not obligatory.

but a windows nice yes.

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