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Need help rounding out my build - $800 - $900

Last response: in Systems
January 6, 2014 11:15:45 AM

Date of Purchase: This Month

Budget: $800-$900

Used for: gaming / graphic design

Monitor/Peripherals: I have all the peripherals

OS: I need an OS

Location: Minnesota

This will be my first PC build so I am a little overwhelmed with the amount of products and information at my disposal. I understand the Asus z87-Plus is a good board, but if I'm not overclocking should I return/cancel my order? Can you provide me with suggestions for alternative motherboards?

So far I have purchased the Asus z87-plus and some RAM (G.Skill Ripjaws X Series). I have all the peripherals, monitor, and a optic drive. I don't plan on over-clocking my CPU. I also don't know if I need a fan or what type of wattage I need in a power supply. I'd like to keep the build between $800 - $900 and I plan on gaming. Thanks!

Motherboard - Asus z87-Plus

RAM - G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory

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January 6, 2014 11:33:50 AM

We'll, are you over clocking?
January 6, 2014 11:35:10 AM

Oops spell check it was meant well
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January 6, 2014 11:37:28 AM

So do you have $800 - $900 left or what? If so, can get a helluva nice gaming rig for that!
January 6, 2014 1:11:42 PM

I'm currently not planning on over-clocking and thus the confusion regarding the motherboard. I have about $700 left to spend. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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January 6, 2014 1:25:49 PM

With video editing, you'll really want an i7, but with only $700 left for everything else, doesn't leave much room. Might wanna move to a different motherboard and use that savings for the GPU.