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Buying New PC Need Help - $800-$1000

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February 5, 2014 9:41:32 AM

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

Budget Range: 800-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming / Web Design

Are you buying a monitor: no


Do you need to buy OS: No ( I have Windows 7 64bit

Location: Los Angeles

Overclocking: Maybe?



I know my price range is quite broad, so if you happen to provide me with two builds that would be great. This is mainly going to be used for gaming, photoshop/web design. Thanks everyone!!!

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February 5, 2014 9:49:31 AM

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: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $962.57
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-05 12:49 EST-0500)

Included a CPU cooler so you can overclock in the future.
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February 5, 2014 10:23:40 AM

Thanks computer Guy,

I came up with something similar, you just confirmed it for me! I do have one question though, is 8 gigs of RAM enough?

I see 12GB and 16GB systems everywhere now.

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February 5, 2014 10:23:40 AM

Thanks computer Guy,

I came up with something similar, you just confirmed it for me! I do have one question though, is 8 gigs of RAM enough?

I see 12GB and 16GB systems everywhere now.

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February 5, 2014 10:25:16 AM

here is a build with AMD

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.95 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $919.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-05 13:25 EST-0500)
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February 5, 2014 10:25:44 AM

Yes 8Gb's is plenty for playing any game on ultra settings. In fact, most games don't even use above 6Gb's. Some people have 16Gb's mostly because they do a lot of video rendering.
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February 5, 2014 11:11:38 AM

One more question,

Would a 760 do the job? Or is a 770 THAT much of an improvement over the 760?
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February 5, 2014 11:49:15 AM

770 is a big upgrade over the 760 although the 760 can still handle games on ultra at 50+ fps.
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