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Gaming build $1000 micro atx

im looking for the best possible build for around $1000 I have a case that is a micro atx case and plan on reusing it. I want to upgrade everything inside. Can someone provide me with the best possible build.
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  1. What case do you have?
  2. its an old emachines case I also have a hard drive to use but plan on adding a second one for storage
  3. Without knowing the exact case it's a little hard to say if everything would fit. So here is a Mini Build with a case thrown in, you can choose to order it or not.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($73.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1053.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 20:06 EST-0500)
  4. Abscent said:
    Without knowing the exact case it's a little hard to say if everything would fit. So here is a Mini Build with a case thrown in, you can choose to order it or not.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($334.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($73.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1053.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 20:06 EST-0500)


    the case is to emachines d5239
  5. Not familiar with that case but this build mock up i put together I would recommend
  6. Abscent said:
    Not familiar with that case but this build mock up i put together I would recommend


    would it be able to run gta v at mid to high res?
  7. The 770 will easily run on high/max most games that yo wish to play
  8. Abscent said:
    The 770 will easily run on high/max out most other games with you to play


    is there any other motherboard if I want to have more ram than 16
  9. guy9988 said:
    Abscent said:
    The 770 will easily run on high/max out most other games with you to play


    is there any other motherboard if I want to have more ram than 16


    Only need to go 16gb or higher in ram if you are doing some major editing or rendering.
  10. Abscent said:
    guy9988 said:
    Abscent said:
    The 770 will easily run on high/max out most other games with you to play


    is there any other motherboard if I want to have more ram than 16


    Only need to go 16gb or higher in ram if you are doing some major editing or rendering.

    ok I am just trying to save as much money as well staying around the $1000 range and trying to get it all from one place not many different places so I need the best build I can get from amazon or newegg or tiger direct.
  11. Best answer
    Ok here is all from Newegg and I had to switch it over to an H60 which is an ok cooler, if possible at least order the H80i from another retailer. Also i took the case off of the list.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.20 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($345.91 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1020.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 20:34 EST-0500)
  12. Abscent said:
    Ok here is all from Newegg and I had to switch it over to an H60 which is an ok cooler, if possible at least order the H80i from another retailer. Also i took the case off of the list.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.20 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($345.91 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1020.04
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 20:34 EST-0500)


    which build is better though cause I can get more money to use maybe top off at 1200 I switched the other build to everything amazon and it ended up being 1150
  13. Switched it over to a kraken x40 which is good cooler and added the case to the list: This is what I would suggest building if your willing to pay the little extra. You can try to use your case first if so take $88 off the price.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.20 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($345.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1119.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 20:43 EST-0500)
  14. Abscent said:
    Switched it over to a kraken x40 which is good cooler and added the case to the list: This is what I would suggest building.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X40 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87I Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.20 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($345.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Black) Mini ITX Tower Case ($87.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($80.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1119.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-24 20:43 EST-0500)


    and the gigabyte is the same as the msi graphic card?
  15. Both boards are excellent if you wish to order the Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard intstead. Its $1 cheaper than the msi from Newegg
  16. Abscent said:
    Both boards are excellent if you wish to order the Gigabyte GA-H87N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard intstead. Its $1 cheaper than the msi from Newegg


    which is better Gigabyte
    GV-N770OC-2GD
    or
    EVGA GeForce GTX 770 with EVGA ACX Cooler
  17. Both are very similar but I would choose the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 with EVGA ACX Cooler, it beats the Gigabyte when both are OCed on the benchmarks. Plus it's overall length is 1/2" smaller, doesn't sound like much but in every micro build, it can mean a huge difference

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7392/the-geforce-gtx-770-roundup-evga-gigabyte-and-msi-compared/7
  18. Abscent said:
    Both are very similar but I would choose the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 with EVGA ACX Cooler, it beats the Gigabyte when both are OCed on the benchmarks.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7392/the-geforce-gtx-770-roundup-evga-gigabyte-and-msi-compared/7


    and it works with the motherboard?
  19. guy9988 said:
    Abscent said:
    Both are very similar but I would choose the EVGA GeForce GTX 770 with EVGA ACX Cooler, it beats the Gigabyte when both are OCed on the benchmarks.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7392/the-geforce-gtx-770-roundup-evga-gigabyte-and-msi-compared/7


    and it works with the motherboard?


    Yes it will
  20. Is the liquid cooler really necessary?
  21. nemtrac5 said:
    Is the liquid cooler really necessary?


    In a mirco build case, depending on the heat push out from the graphics card and not knowing what the cooling is like on his E - Machines case he is already using. I would highly recommend it
  22. Abscent said:
    nemtrac5 said:
    Is the liquid cooler really necessary?


    In a mirco build case, depending on the heat push out from the graphics card and not knowing what the cooling is like on his E - Machines case he is already using. I would highly recommend it


    im planning on buying a new case
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