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$1000 Gaming PC-Hook me up!

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February 9, 2014 7:55:09 AM

After days and many hours of research, I have decided I now want to spend $1000 vs my original $800. What I want......

1) This is mainly for gaming. No recording, video editing, etc. Strictly gaming, movies and web browsing.
2) I think I want an i5 CPU. If you think I should not go that route then please explain why, but it seems that Intel is the best quality.
3)Feel free to include cooling if necessary. I do not have a preference for overclocking on way or another. I simply want the most performance for the money, so if that would be an OC with cooling then so be it. I only use MSI Afterburner for OCing.

I will be getting BF4 and I also play Planetside 2 a lot. I just want the most bang for my buck
I do NOT need a keyboard/mouse/speakers or an OS. I DO need a monitor. 1080p.

There ya go. $1000. Make me a beast :)  Thanks in advance! Will be back tonight to check answers. I am tired of doing research and one of the builds posted here will be bought by Tuesday.

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February 9, 2014 8:17:51 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/

Benchmarks:
Bioshock Infinite - 1080p Ultra settings 105 FPS
Far Cry 3 - 1080p High settings 70-80 FPS
Tomb Raider - 1080p Ultra settings 101 FPS
Battlefield - 1080p Ultra settings 78 FPS.
These are average FPS scores, not max!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Q6x2
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Q6x2/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Q6x2/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU cooler: Thermaltake CLP0587 106.2 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.17 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($87.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Armor Reveo Snow Edition ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($71.30 @ Newegg)
Total: $1047.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 11:51 EST-0500)

There is a 3 part series: 1) The parts. 2) Time lapse build, 3) Bench mark testing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MtystcG_28

I am in love with this build and plan on building it when my tax return arrives. The Time lapse of the build is a huge bonus for a first time build. The only thing you might want to do if you go with this build is switch out the psu. You can get better quality for the same price. I'm also adding the SSD which I consider optional.
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February 9, 2014 8:42:36 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: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($152.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: BitFenix Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS229H-P 21.5" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1003.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 11:42 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 9, 2014 9:36:36 AM

Here is a one that you can take a look

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper B5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
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: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $997.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 12:35 EST-0500)
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