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Looking to build a gaming desktop for around $1000 to play Dayz, Arma 3, and BF4.

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January 26, 2014 2:04:02 PM

Need OS keyboard, mouse, and monitor.
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January 26, 2014 5:43:13 PM

Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($96.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.97 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech K120 Wired Standard Keyboard ($10.29 @ B&H)
Mouse: Gigabyte GM-M6880 Wired Laser Mouse ($9.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1007.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-26 20:23 EST-0500)
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January 27, 2014 3:26:11 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. It seems as if I might be able to have a little more cash by the time I get to actually order parts. So I will have $1000 to put towards the build alone not including keyboard, mouse, and monitor. What be a good build for $1000?

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a b 4 Gaming
January 27, 2014 4:36:35 PM

Are you going to overclock? Here's a build for some medium overclocking:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H55 57.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: Kingston Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $995.58
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 19:23 EST-0500)


If you don't overclock, this would be a great build also:


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($96.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ TigerDirect)
Total: $989.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-27 19:33 EST-0500)


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January 27, 2014 4:48:55 PM

I appreciate your dedicated support. I have one last question, what do you think the FPS I could get with either build. I am not very experienced with OCing as I game on an M14xR2 at the moment and you cant really OC a laptop. I am looking to run these games on the highest settings possible for the budget I have. Do you have any input?

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January 27, 2014 5:16:51 PM

You'd get great performance on either build, honestly. On the overclocking build, you'll get slightly higher FPS, but it won't be that noticeable. You should be able to hit close to max, if not max, on very very smooth FPS on both builds.
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