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January 29, 2014 9:04:44 AM

Hi guys Ive been lurking these boards for a while and now I think Im ready to build my very first gaming PC. I'm not sure where to start though, theres so many parts and I dont know what all i need. I have about $1000 to spend and id like to keep it pretty close. Ive heard that Intel was the best for gaming but can get expensive quick so alot of people use AMD since theyre more budget friendly. Now my friends and I all play on console and they said that I couldnt get a decent gaming computer for $1000 but after reading through these threads I think theyre wrong.

Anyways, sorry for rambling. Im wanting to get into PC gaming so I can play TES so I can mod. Id like something that could play WoW and the new elder scrolls online game when it comes out.

Approximate Purchase Date: Maybe this weekend if not the next weekend.

Budget Range:$1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming and some web browsing

Are you buying a monitor: no


Do you need to buy OS: yes id like windows 8



Preferred Website(s) for Parts:it doesnt matter to me

Location: City, State/Region, Country - united states

Parts Preferences: by brand or type ive heard good things about AMD for budget builds but ill take what i can get with the money.

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: id like a quiet pc if thats possible with my budget. for the case Ive looked at a few corsair models but id like something black and simple.

Thanks for the help everyone i really appreciat it.

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January 29, 2014 9:18:15 AM

Intel
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $960.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 12:15 EST-0500)

AMD
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($136.98 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $947.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 12:18 EST-0500)
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January 29, 2014 9:23:18 AM

Slightly over budget but here ya go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.96 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.14 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1046.01
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 12:22 EST-0500)

Without OS tower is $945.01.
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January 29, 2014 9:26:51 AM

Just a hair over because of Win8 over Win7, but here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.94 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
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: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1008.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 12:26 EST-0500)

Managed to squeeze in a 770, which is about as good a card you need at 1080p
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January 29, 2014 9:34:04 AM

How long will one of these builds last until I have to start upgrading parts?
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January 29, 2014 9:43:36 AM
January 30, 2014 5:18:42 AM

HiTechObsessed said:
Just a hair over because of Win8 over Win7, but here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($154.94 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
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: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1008.07
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 12:26 EST-0500)

Managed to squeeze in a 770, which is about as good a card you need at 1080p


I really like this build and I think it might be the one I go with. Will I be able to upgrade this down the road?

Also, someone told me I should go with a low profile RAM to avoid any clearance issues with the cooler. Is that probably a good idea? Thanks.
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January 30, 2014 6:04:41 AM

bignastyid said:
Intel
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $960.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 12:15 EST-0500)

AMD
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($136.98 @ Best Buy)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $947.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 12:18 EST-0500)


I also really like the AMD build above. It fits my budget a little better. Will I be able to upgrade this in the future?
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January 31, 2014 8:37:01 AM

Thanks for the help everyone! I just ordered my parts. Now I will try and wait patiently for them to arrive.
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