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$1000 Gaming PC, AMD or Intel/Nvidia Need Help First Build

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February 8, 2014 11:39:06 AM

I am relatively new to gaming desktops and am interested in building one for myself. I have a pcpartpicker list already made (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2PzBU not close to being set in stone), but am unsure about how even all of the performances of all parts individually stack up. I would like any advice on parts and welcome any relevant questions.

Additional Info-

-First time desktop pc
-Budget between $800 and $1200 (w/ monitor)
-No preference between AMD or Intel (Or AMD or Nvidia for that matter, Nvidia and Intel seems to be much more expensive than AMD)
-I do not need the most quiet of computers
-I would expect this system to run Battlefield 4 at medium-high settings at 60-80 fps
-I would greatly enjoy at least a 120 Hz monitor
-Windows 8.1 is preferred
-If you could fit in an SSD somehow just large enough for startup, that'd be awesome, but not necessary
-If you missed the link above: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2PzBU
-Every part in the build could be different than the ones I've chosen, I just want to make sure I'm not making any mistakes


Also- I would like to thank anyone, in advance, for helping me out on my first build.
(oops, I might have given an invalid link.... anyway, here is another link to the same build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ghubs/saved/3GUO)
February 8, 2014 11:48:25 AM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($239.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $990.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-08 14:48 EST-0500)
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February 8, 2014 11:53:49 AM

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

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1080.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-08 14:50 EST-0500)
This is about 90$ more expensive with a much faster gpu, the 770. A good ssd to add is the crucial M500 or adata SP600
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February 8, 2014 12:18:17 PM

Wow man, I can't thank you enough! This is awesome!
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February 8, 2014 12:37:22 PM

I just saw your full budget, and you can afford to upgrade to an FX-8350 and also a nzxt HAVOK 140 air cooler, which will inslude mush better overclocking/performance, and add an ssd.
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2PCpa
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2PCpa/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2PCpa/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.67 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC i2267Fw 60Hz 22.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1229.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-08 15:40 EST-0500)
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