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Need help selecting components for 800-900 dollar gaming PC.

Hello you wonderful people, who simply lurking on for years solved many of my problems.
Well, now I have a problem of my own. I used to have a good computer going for me, then... things... happened.
Cutting the carp, here's what I'm asking.

Approximate Purchase Date: 3-4 months from now.
Budget Range: 700-900
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Reddit surfing.
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Country: United States
Parts Preferences: Nvidia GPU, Intel CPU
Overclocking: Maybe, if it won't decrease component life or cost too much.
SLI or Crossfire: Noob here, what does that even mean?
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
Overall, it should run current games and games 2 years from now at 50+ fps at MEDIUM to high settings. The CPU should be 3.9ghz+ and I would like 8+ gbs of ram.
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  1. NotSoGodlyAsus said:
    Hello you wonderful people, who simply lurking on for years solved many of my problems.
    Well, now I have a problem of my own. I used to have a good computer going for me, then... things... happened.
    Cutting the carp, here's what I'm asking.

    Approximate Purchase Date: 3-4 months from now.
    Budget Range: 700-900
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Reddit surfing.
    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers.
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
    Country: United States
    Parts Preferences: Nvidia GPU, Intel CPU
    Overclocking: Maybe, if it won't decrease component life or cost too much.
    SLI or Crossfire: Noob here, what does that even mean?
    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments:
    Overall, it should run current games and games 2 years from now at 50+ fps at MEDIUM to high settings. The CPU should be 3.9ghz+ and I would like 8+ gbs of ram.


    Just to check, did you need a monitor or an OS as well? Also, SLI/Crossfire is the name Nvidia/AMD use for using two GPUs at once. At your budget, it probably won't apply to you.

    EDIT: Also, do you have any thoughts about if you want to overclock or not?
  2. Hope this works out for you: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SB0m
  3. Scionyde said:
    NotSoGodlyAsus said:
    Hello you wonderful people, who simply lurking on for years solved many of my problems.
    Well, now I have a problem of my own. I used to have a good computer going for me, then... things... happened.
    Cutting the carp, here's what I'm asking.

    Approximate Purchase Date: 3-4 months from now.
    Budget Range: 700-900
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Reddit surfing.
    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers.
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
    Country: United States
    Parts Preferences: Nvidia GPU, Intel CPU
    Overclocking: Maybe, if it won't decrease component life or cost too much.
    SLI or Crossfire: Noob here, what does that even mean?
    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments:
    Overall, it should run current games and games 2 years from now at 50+ fps at MEDIUM to high settings. The CPU should be 3.9ghz+ and I would like 8+ gbs of ram.


    Just to check, did you need a monitor or an OS as well? Also, SLI/Crossfire is the name Nvidia/AMD use for using two GPUs at once. At your budget, it probably won't apply to you.

    EDIT: Also, do you have any thoughts about if you want to overclock or not?


    I may or may not need a monitor, but if you can find a 17" 1920x1080 at a decent price, feel free to list it.
    I do not want SLI/Crossfire.
    If overclocking will not shorten my computers life by any large amount (months=nono, days=sure) I do not want it.
    I have an OS as well.
  4. brarboy said:
    Hope this works out for you: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SB0m


    Is it possible you could find a cpu that goes UP to 4ghz?
  5. NotSoGodlyAsus said:
    Is it possible you could find a cpu that goes UP to 4ghz?


    You are not going to find an Intel CPU advertised over 4.0GHz. In order to get a K-Series CPU to that frequency it will have to be overclocked (note the aftermarket CPU coolers in the builds).
  6. NotSoGodlyAsus said:
    brarboy said:
    Hope this works out for you: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2SB0m


    Is it possible you could find a cpu that goes UP to 4ghz?


    Frequency isn't everything, it's not exactly a great predictor for how good a CPU is. Compare Intel's i5-4670k to AMD's Athlon x4 750k. They're both 3.4 GHz CPUs, but the performance difference between them is substantial.
  7. Wow! Super helpful community! Within 20 minutes you guys gave me all the parts and info I needed, all within a perfect price range.
    You guys are awesome! Any last builds you have, I suggest you put them in.
    I will select an answer soon!
    Also, is the system submitted by brarboy able to run DayZ at 50+ fps on any settings?
  8. Best answer
    NotSoGodlyAsus said:
    Wow! Super helpful community! Within 20 minutes you guys gave me all the parts and info I needed, all within a perfect price range.
    You guys are awesome! Any last builds you have, I suggest you put them in.
    I will select an answer soon!
    Also, is the system submitted by brarboy able to run DayZ at 50+ fps on any settings?


    this is the result of games i found on youtube with gtx 760 gpu:
    Benchmarks:
    Battlefield 3 Ultra: 75-94 FPS
    With Fraps: 43-60 FPS
    Arma 3 Very High: 55-68 FPS
    With Fraps: 29-44 FPS
    Modern Warfare 2 Max: 80-111 FPS
    With Fraps: 33- 60 FPS
    Portal 2 Max: 110-144 FPS
    With Fraps: 46-60 FPS
    Minecraft (Tekkit)(Far, Fancy): 92-121 FPS
    With Fraps: 47-60 FPS
    DayZ Max: 35-67 FPS
    With Fraps: 12-60 FPS

    TTT (GMod): 132-144 FPS
    With Fraps: 40-60 FPS
  9. Thank you so much brarboy!
    May the computer fairy download RAM onto your computer. :)
  10. NotSoGodlyAsus said:
    Thank you so much brarboy!
    May the computer fairy download RAM onto your computer. :)


    thanks :D
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