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looking to build great quality gaming pc (first time build PLEASE HELP)

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January 3, 2014 6:54:27 PM

Ok everyone, I really need help here. I'm wanting to build a computer in a $1200 USD budget for gaming that can play BF4 on Ultra settings and maintain a good 60fps. The kicker is, is that I'm starting up a channel as well, so I'm going to be doing a lot of livestreaming, so I need a build where quality is key. I've never built a computer before, cause I've always been a console gamer, but I'm wanting to expand to PC, and as I stated before, I'm going to be using it to livestream games at the same time, so I need something that's going to be able to stream, and play BF4 on Ultra holding a steady 55-60fps at the same question is, would building be the better way to go, or buying a pre-built computer be best? Also I'm really liking the idea of a 120GB SSD, so factor that in as well. PLEASE HELP!

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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2014 7:04:13 PM

--- BF4 on Ultra settings and maintain a good 60fps ---
If you meant at 1920x1080, you'd need a GTX 770 or 280x at a minimum. Even better, GTX 780 or R9 290 or GTX 780 Ti or GTX 290x.

a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2014 7:06:50 PM

If you are streaming and playing you will usually get better performance with an AMD 8 core

But first off read the thread about how to ask for advice . We need to know what you need
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January 3, 2014 7:11:54 PM

I'm sorry about that, like I said, I'm totally new to this, so it's a bit overwhelming. Really I don't know how to answer other than what I originally wrote. I don't need anything like monitors or anything like that, I'm just asking about the tower itself. I don't know if that was what you were looking for, again I'm sorry.
a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2014 7:18:20 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 350D MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($81.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1182.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-03 22:16 EST-0500)

8 threads for a price of an i5. You will benefit from more threads especially when streaming.
120gb ssd
60 fps at 1080p