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Looking to build a new gaming desktop, need help with what parts to buy.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: $1200-1500 After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, mainly LoL and WoW

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Parts to Upgrade: Whole Desktop

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: City, State/Region, Country - St. Clair, Michigan, US

Parts Preferences: No.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050
Additional Comments: Uneducated with computers, but I play League of Legends and would like to purchase a desktop that runs it better and allows me to start streaming.
And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want a computer that runs games better, looks nice, and that I can stream with. Any suggestions on streaming equipment would be helpful as well. Thank you.
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  1. Intel i5 4670, gigabyte sniper B5, 8gb of ram. Do u have a graphics card prefrence?
  2. PsychoGamingLemon said:
    Intel i5 4670, gigabyte sniper B5, 8gb of ram. Do u have a graphics card prefrence?


    Looking at these currently. A Crossfire & an SLI.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121802 (ASUS R9270X-DC2T-2GD5 Radeon R9 270X 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card)
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127744&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL013114&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL013114-_-EMC-013114-Latest-_-DesktopGraphicsCards-_-14127744-L08C (MSI N760-2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card )
  3. The 760 is a refrence card, try get a MSI twin=frozer or Evga acx cooler.
  4. Best answer
    Here is a build I just made for you. There is room to upgrade to the i7-4770K if you prefer it.
    I use XSplit to stream to twitch.tv.


    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($239.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.98 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1371.84
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-02 13:22 EST-0500)
  5. Guys.. He's playing League of Legends and World of Warcraft... Not Crysis 3.
    I'd go with a
    FX 8360
    8 GB RAM 1600 Mhz
    HD 7850
    MSI 970A-G46
    Corsair CX500
    ViewSonic OR Asus 27" Monitor, it's huge.
    Or go 4k, but you might need a GTX 680 or R9 270 to get optimal performance.

    Oh and also Windows 8.1 for optimized gaming experience.
  6. Rebuild:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.97 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.98 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1322.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 15:02 EST-0500)
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