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January 16, 2014 1:17:15 PM

i am looking for a good gaming build around 1500$ i want to be able to run a lot, i need a monitor, i already have a copy of windows 7, preferably an intel cpu other parts im not worried about brands as long as they work good, i dont want to overclock, SLI or Crossfire im not sure about, for monitor size preferably 1600x900 or a bit bigger, i dont need a keyboard or mouse, also preferably 16gb of ram, im looking to play steam games that require a good amount of power like just cause 2 and payday 2 etc and in my time im not playing games use programs such as blender or photoshop. thanks!

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January 16, 2014 1:23:13 PM

Location? Do you need monitor? Windows? keyboard and mouse?
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January 16, 2014 1:25:30 PM

cpu i7 4770
mobo Asus Z87-K
gpu GTX 780 ti
ram 2X4GB 1.5V 1600MHz DDR3 240 pin CAS 9
ssd Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
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January 16, 2014 1:40:34 PM

You'll have alot of suggestions here, please look carefully.
in any case you haven't told us what parts you dont need (monitor, CD-rom, HDD, mouse/keyboard, Windows etc').

Here's a build without all of the above, so its focusing on pure performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($172.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($89.98 @ PCM)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($684.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($117.24 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1464.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-16 16:40 EST-0500)


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January 16, 2014 3:09:48 PM

mi1ez said:
Location? Do you need monitor? Windows? keyboard and mouse?


i just updated the info.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 16, 2014 3:49:00 PM

Well how about an i7 non OC, the "z" series motherboard is for the possibility of SLI in the future, an 240Gb SSD for your projects/programs and the rest speaks for itself. The monitor is one of the best looking IPS displays for the money:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($130.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($491.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($117.24 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($85.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1491.15
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-16 18:44 EST-0500)


You can give up the SSD and downgrade the i7 to an i5 (not much of a difference) and get a 780ti instead of the normal 780 if you wish :) 
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January 16, 2014 8:04:42 PM

rico22 said:
ok I would recommend amazon that's where I got my parts at a reasonable price.

Ram

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10)
Corsair for $164.64

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006EWUO22/ref=as_li_q...

Motherboard

ASUS P8Z77-V LX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Asus for $139.13

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007MKGF82/ref=as_li_q...

CPU

Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.5 GHZ 8 MB Cache BX80646I74770K
Intel for $320.00

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CO8TBQ0/ref=as_li_q...

Powersupply

Corsair Builder Series CX 600 Watt ATX/EPS 80 PLUS (CX600)
Corsair for $69.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0092ML0OC/ref=as_li_q...

Hardrive

WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX
Western Digital for $63.99

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088PUEPK/ref=as_li_q...

cd/dvd read/writer

Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)
Asus for $21.95

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=as_li_q...


Compatibility issue
Haswell are socket 1150 but
mobo with chipset Z77 are socket 1155 - Ivy Bridge processors
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