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January 29, 2014 2:15:04 PM

I have $1000 to build a budget gaming computer. I don't have an OS, monitor, or anything else, except a keyboard. I plan to upgrade a lot in the future, and I also need XFire/SLI, depending on the video card. I will be primarily playing shooters. Thanks!

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January 29, 2014 2:22:11 PM

Do u want 2 screen or one?
if its one, u dont need 2 cards
if its 2, then shooters sux
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January 29, 2014 2:23:46 PM

One. I also like largish screens, though I can't afford 1440p.
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January 29, 2014 3:07:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2JRbu
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2JRbu/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/2JRbu/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($166.98 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($192.98 @ Amazon Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($91.93 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Thermaltake Chaser A31 Snow White ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.50 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Pro 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $1007.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 18:06 EST-0500)
Something like this
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January 29, 2014 3:18:31 PM

Since you need the OS and monitor included in the price I went a bit over budget, but it's worth it in the long run IMO.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2JRNy) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2JRNy/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2JRNy/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $219.99 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...) | $139.99 @ Microcenter
**Memory** | [G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8...) | $84.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $51.94 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp42765k...) | $249.99 @ Amazon
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $57.99 @ Microcenter
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i...) | $65.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Optical Drive** | [Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-optical-drive-sh22...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $99.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [AOC E2360SD 60Hz 23.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-e2360sd) | $119.99 @ Best Buy
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1107.83
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 18:26 EST-0500 |
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January 29, 2014 3:18:50 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2JRlV

That Fits U Well

In Case U Want Intel, Prepare To Pay A Bit More (Probably 150$ ~ 250$)

But If U Ask Me, Its Worth Going Intel Cause Its A Bit More Powerful And I Can Guarantee It Can Be Future Proof
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January 29, 2014 3:33:35 PM

TrollHunter said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2JRlV

That Fits U Well

In Case U Want Intel, Prepare To Pay A Bit More (Probably 150$ ~ 250$)

But If U Ask Me, Its Worth Going Intel Cause Its A Bit More Powerful And I Can Guarantee It Can Be Future Proof


How can u garantee its future prof when even intel engineers cant?
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January 29, 2014 3:43:28 PM

So, IDK What's Future Proof According To U, But For Me Its Something That Can Keep Going On For Atleast Half A Decade Without Having Much Trouble, While Still Able To Game Btw 30 ~ 60 Fps Which Is Good Enough For Most People
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January 29, 2014 6:41:52 PM

Intel is by far the best. Even though AMD has higher clock speeds, Intel gets higher speed per clock, if that makes sense. Also, Intel has features that AMD can't match.
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January 29, 2014 6:43:56 PM

By the way guys, $100 over budget is 10%, which is too much. That doesn't include tax, which would be even more. The other build didn't include a monitor or OS *cough* YINGDA *cough*. I need an Intel build for $1000 (including OS and monitor), with SLI/XFire compatibility depending on the video card.
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January 29, 2014 7:43:04 PM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K0b7) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K0b7/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K0b7/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54570) | $194.99 @ NCIX US
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...) | $129.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8...) | $84.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $51.94 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n660tf2gd5o...) | $159.99 @ Newegg
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $57.99 @ Microcenter
**Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx750...) | $59.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $99.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [Acer S220HQLAbd 21.5" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-etws0hpa01) | $109.99 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $966.83
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-29 22:42 EST-0500 |
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January 30, 2014 1:02:15 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2K6Cb

There U Go

The Best In Class CPU Coupled With One Of The Most Powerful GPU, With A PSU And Motherboard That Can Support SLI And OverClocking Without A Hassle, With The Best in Class Ram, A Good Hard Disk And Good Enough CD/DVD Writer, And The BEST Monitor U Can Ever Find With Its 1m/s U Can Enjoy The Ultimate Gaming Experience Without Ghosting Or Any other Issues

Anything Lower Than That And U Will Be Effecting Ur Gaming Performance, Also I Picked The Best Parts I Can Find

Hope It Helps And Good Luck On Ur PC
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