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Help with a new gaming PC buld - Under $1300

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  • Skyrim
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February 6, 2014 10:05:33 AM

Hey all,

I know absolutely nothing about computers parts but I've been reading up and watching a few DIY videos online and I think i could handle the building process. I just need some help picking out the parts. I plan on using this rig mostly for gaming . If any of you guys could help id greatly appreciate it.

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: Under 1300, could maybe go higher to 1500 depending of performance of parts

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the interwebs

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Windows

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, pcpartpicker.com, amazon

Parts Preferences: No preferences, whatever gives the best performance

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire:I have no idea what these mean

Your Monitor Resolution: Was planning on buying a monitor but I do have a 60 inch 1080p samsung tv. would it be ok the connect my pc to that?

Additional Comments: I want it to run quiet. No red LED lights in the case

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want to run Skyrim(with mods), Star Wars: The Old Republic, Diablo 3, Torchlight 2, and a few upcoming games like Wildstar and The Elder Scrolls Online at max settings if possible

If anyone could help i'd appreciate it.

Thanks!

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February 6, 2014 10:16:22 AM

SLI/Crossfire is using 2 or more grpahics cards.
I would say go for a AMD FX 6300 and a AMD R9 280x if you can
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February 6, 2014 10:27:50 AM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Oo4W) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Oo4W/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Oo4W/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $229.97 @ SuperBiiz
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...) | $118.98 @ SuperBiiz
**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...) | $51.40 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx780dc2o...) | $499.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i...) | $71.30 @ Newegg
**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** | [Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vh238h) | $134.99 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1352.58
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-06 13:27 EST-0500 |
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February 6, 2014 10:56:01 AM

shortstuff_mt said:
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Oo4W) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Oo4W/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Oo4W/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670k) | $229.97 @ SuperBiiz
**Motherboard** | [Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87...) | $118.98 @ SuperBiiz
**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...) | $51.40 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-gtx780dc2o...) | $499.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-s12i...) | $71.30 @ Newegg
**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** | [Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vh238h) | $134.99 @ NCIX US
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1352.58
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-06 13:27 EST-0500 |


Love the build but I just don't know about the look of the case. are there any other options?
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February 6, 2014 11:48:32 AM

Sure, there are lots of options. It's hard to recommend cases because people have such different taste. What would you be looking for in a case?
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February 6, 2014 11:56:51 AM

shortstuff_mt said:
Sure, there are lots of options. It's hard to recommend cases because people have such different taste. What would you be looking for in a case?


No idea, i was thinking this one just because i like the look.

http://Corsair 500rwt

any good?

Thanks for the help
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February 6, 2014 12:24:23 PM

That looks like a nice case. I've never used it personally, but it should work just fine with the rest of the components.

Good luck with the build!
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