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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 12:13:04 AM

The build looks good for the money. My only suggestions would be to get the unlocked "K" version of the CPU and some 1866MHz RAM for the same price. The "K" version of the CPU is not much more expensive. It's nice to have the option of overclocking in the future even if you don't think you want to right now.

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR $84.99
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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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