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

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February 13, 2014 9:13:32 AM

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.
February 13, 2014 10:07:21 AM

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?
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February 13, 2014 10:31:33 AM

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.
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February 13, 2014 10:35:41 AM

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).

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February 13, 2014 10:52:07 AM

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.
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February 13, 2014 11:00:42 AM

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?
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February 13, 2014 11:09:18 AM

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
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February 13, 2014 11:40:15 AM

Thank you so much brarboy!
May the computer fairy download RAM onto your computer. :) 
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February 13, 2014 7:55:18 PM

NotSoGodlyAsus said:
Thank you so much brarboy!
May the computer fairy download RAM onto your computer. :) 


thanks :D 
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