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What is the best way to spend 1200$ on a gaming pc?

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December 19, 2013 3:13:50 PM

I need a gaming pc that will be able to run most modern games at 1920x1080, also looking for a cpu that I could overclock(please dont pick ugly parts, I want it to look semi-nice)

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a b K Overclocking
December 19, 2013 3:26:15 PM

First of all, what parts you already have? Do you need a monitor? OS?
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December 19, 2013 3:29:08 PM

ifreestylin said:
First of all, what parts you already have? Do you need a monitor? OS?


I have not bought anything yet, I would like other peoples opinions first
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a b K Overclocking
December 19, 2013 3:41:46 PM

Speev19 said:
ifreestylin said:
First of all, what parts you already have? Do you need a monitor? OS?


I have not bought anything yet, I would like other peoples opinions first


Here is what i put together

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($313.50 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1222.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-19 18:41 EST-0500)

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December 19, 2013 3:43:25 PM

ifreestylin said:
Speev19 said:
ifreestylin said:
First of all, what parts you already have? Do you need a monitor? OS?


I have not bought anything yet, I would like other peoples opinions first


Here is what i put together

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($313.50 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1222.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-19 18:41 EST-0500)


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a b K Overclocking
December 19, 2013 3:45:43 PM

Speev19 said:
ifreestylin said:
Speev19 said:
ifreestylin said:
First of all, what parts you already have? Do you need a monitor? OS?


I have not bought anything yet, I would like other peoples opinions first


Here is what i put together

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($313.50 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1222.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-19 18:41 EST-0500)


K thx


You could change the case and brand of the GPU as you see fit. Also if you want an intel CPU and or a Nvidia GPU i can edit it. Wait on other replies.
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December 20, 2013 5:47:06 PM

ifreestylin said:
Speev19 said:
ifreestylin said:
Speev19 said:
ifreestylin said:
First of all, what parts you already have? Do you need a monitor? OS?


I have not bought anything yet, I would like other peoples opinions first


Here is what i put together

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($313.50 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1222.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-19 18:41 EST-0500)


K thx


You could change the case and brand of the GPU as you see fit. Also if you want an intel CPU and or a Nvidia GPU i can edit it. Wait on other replies.


K thx, can u post an nvidia intel option?
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a b K Overclocking
December 21, 2013 6:54:54 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1191.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-21 09:52 EST-0500)

I had to drop the SSD and get the GTX 760 which is slower than the R9 280X. If you want, you could get a cheaper Mobo and if your not into OC grab the not K version of the CPU.
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December 22, 2013 6:12:20 AM

ifreestylin said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.98 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1191.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-21 09:52 EST-0500)

I had to drop the SSD and get the GTX 760 which is slower than the R9 280X. If you want, you could get a cheaper Mobo and if your not into OC grab the not K version of the CPU.


Ok thanks for your support I think I will use your suggestions as a base, then change stuff around where I see fit.
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