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Building the Ultimate Dream Gaming Pc and need some advice

Its been my dream to build a gaming pc for a long time however when it comes to picking parts i'm a bit of a noob. I have a cd port, mouse, keyboard, 2tb hard drive (Just for storage), and an okay monitor planning on getting another so i can switch between computer and console on same monitor.

I want a PC for gaming and other things like for school..... but mostly gaming. I want to be able to play hardcore games ranging from sc2 to titanfall, battlefield 4, and the new gen games coming out for ps4, xbox 1, and pc. I really want to play with ultra on all setting and hardly any lag. Performance is key for me since i've been dealing with medium to low quality on most my games for a very long time and saved enough money to get away from that. Budget is around 500-800 max. If i could cut and save some money on some parts which aren't to much of a big impact on my playing that would be awesome too so i can get an awesome looking case :) Thank you for the responses!!!!
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  1. well, first off, i think thinking of a dream machine is too much. For one, a high end gpu will eat thru your budget like its nothing.
    i'm at the office so i cannot pick parts for you. but 800 (i hope it's USD) is decent enough. this does not include a monitor yes?
  2. You can take a look at this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.97 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $740.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 04:56 EST-0500)

    With this build you'll be able to play all the latest games in high-ultra settings at 1080p resolution without any lag. and with lower resolution you can play any games at ultra.

    I haven't included a storage HDD as you already have one but included an SSD for better system speed.

    I could have added a basic case within 60 dollars but since you want an awesome looking case and my choice may not suite your need, I haven't selected any.
  3. By 500 - 800, i am assuming US Dollars ($).
    Here is what i recommend for your purposes --> http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SqpW
    I have included an SSD, which will drastically increase the speed at which games launch, files transfer, and just increase the "fastness" of everyday usage.
    I have NOT included an OS (operating system) as you did not mention it. In the rules section on asking for PC build help, an OS must not be included unless otherwise stated.
  4. Really bad mobo, I would recommend getting a better one.
    Also he could get some faster frequency ram for around the same price.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock 990FX Extreme3 ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: CoolMax 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $797.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 03:19 EST-0500)
  5. Hi vmN :P
    I question why you chose a coolmax power supply? (also sorta copied my build)
  6. Coolmax is a decent PSU producer and is fairly cheap.
    I copied your build because I made a few changes from your build.
  7. You serious about coolmax? http://badcaps.net/forum/showthread.php?t=26077 , http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1764642 and many more. As mentioned in the second link, ZU series are crap.
  8. cx series are crap too.
    If their PSU really was that bad, they wouldn't be in business.
  9. Best answer
    CX series isnt as bad as ZU series. Almost all people (except you), recommend the CX series over ANY coolmax psu: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/102170-help/
    They are still in business but their PSUs blow up :S They will be out of business soon, looking at all the negative comments they get.
  10. When did I say I would rather get a Coolmax over a CX? Instead of twisting words, please listen for once.

    As the CX 500w would be rather to little, if we consider him overclocking adding new drives and general PSU degrees.
    CX 600w costed to much.

    Again, the chances for his PSU to blow up is minimal.
    If it was true Coolmax had a extreme high failure rate, they would be out of business.
    I can dig negative comments about almost everything. I never said Coolmax PSU was high quality.

    Also since you can spot the future, which team will win superbowl next year?
  11. I do not watch the superbowl, and i have no interest in it, therefore i cannot tell you who will win.
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