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January 29, 2014 11:59:11 PM

I want to build a pc for about 1000$ that allows me to record gameplay using nvidia shadowplay and also allow me to play the newest games on almost max etting for at least 3-4 years, will i get the best bang for the buck with this system?

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer
Total: $962.92

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January 30, 2014 12:20:13 AM

Well what he said about overclocking but if you go that route you should get a CPU cooler. If your not overclocking then you don't need a Z87 motherboard. Look into H87 or B87 for a little less money and you won't really miss the features Z87 provides.
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January 30, 2014 12:35:09 AM

You can get more bang for your buck with this build while still sticking to good quality brands (plus saving on a cheaper mobo chipset that doesn't support OCing since the non-K version can't OC anyway):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ TigerDirect)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.55 @ 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: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1012.42
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 03:19 EST-0500)

You can have your cake and eat it to for about 50 bucks more than the above build. You can accommodate the K version of the 4670 and the better mobo required, and partly offset the price by going with a smaller motherboard and case. The biggest issue I would have with this build would be the noise insulation, but you keep the GTX 780 and can overclock the 4670K:

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 ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87M-G43 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($479.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($38.99 @ Staples)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1068.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-30 03:33 EST-0500)
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January 30, 2014 12:56:34 AM

"...and also allow me to play the newest games on almost max etting for at least 3-4 years..."

Due to Moore's law you would need at least 2-4x GTX770 to meet the requirements.

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