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January 13, 2014 12:30:19 PM

Hi guys,

I just joined this forum so please pardon any mistakes or any problems in the thread. :) 

I am looking for making a new build and the budget i have for the build including a monitor and the other important peripherals is around $1200, the build should be intel either 1150 or 2011, whichever is possible. A decent nvidia graphic card (possible chance of SLI down the road) that can play all recent games and upcoming title at max settings with all eye candy at 1080p. I'm not much of an overclocker but i am planning on tinkering a bit as it is really interesting, but I don't think i will go multi-monitor anytime soon. I was thinking of getting a 120gb SSD too, if that is not going to go over the budget.

Hope this description is enough.

Thanks in advance, really looking forward to getting good help for this build as this is going to be my first high end gaming machine (i hope). :p 

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a b 4 Gaming
January 13, 2014 4:13:45 PM

Do you need an OS?
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a c 295 4 Gaming
January 13, 2014 4:55:10 PM

2011 is not necessary and very expensive, you're better off putting that money in the GPU, something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.29 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1197.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-13 19:54 EST-0500)
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January 14, 2014 1:06:23 PM

Sylvanriv said:
Do you need an OS?


Windows 8.1 :) 
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January 14, 2014 1:09:27 PM

g-unit1111 said:
2011 is not necessary and very expensive, you're better off putting that money in the GPU, something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($88.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($75.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.29 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1197.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-13 19:54 EST-0500)


A very great build i must say, but it doesn't leave room for the monitor. I will try to see if i can squeeze the monitor in with this build.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 14, 2014 3:32:43 PM

This one includes a screen (I did have to go a bit over budget to get the screen but it's still a very good build):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1259.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 18:32 EST-0500)
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January 15, 2014 10:50:57 AM

Sylvanriv said:
This one includes a screen (I did have to go a bit over budget to get the screen but it's still a very good build):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($70.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($339.99 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer H226HQLbid 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1259.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-14 18:32 EST-0500)


Thank you Sylvanriv. Great Build.
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