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Build new PC 1k budget

Hi folks,

So after realizing my computer is severely outdated to game on high settings I decided to build my very own PC.

The thing is, is that, I know nothing.

I have a budget of 1000 and watched a few videos on YouTube and know I need the 8 essentials. Will I be able to get a great gaming experience from a 1k budget? I want to play dayz especially and I want to play it on high settings.

I don't know where to start. Any advice on parts etc would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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  1. What are the essentials you need and what do you have?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.98 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus H81M-A Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ 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: NZXT Gamma Classic (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-S2S-124K-GP 44.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($12.18 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
    Other: 6 Chanel Fan Controller ($39.99)
    Total: $980.02
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 15:59 EST-0500)
  2. I have moniter keyboard mouse and that stuff so I won't need those but my old PC is a manufactured dell so I don't think I can reuse anything from there? So I'm guessing I need to start from scratch...I know nothing.

    I really hope a 1k budget will be enough to truly have a great gaming experience.

    Thanks for the list il look it over!
  3. gamerbro said:
    I have moniter keyboard mouse and that stuff so I won't need those but my old PC is a manufactured dell so I don't think I can reuse anything from there? So I'm guessing I need to start from scratch...I know nothing.

    I really hope a 1k budget will be enough to truly have a great gaming experience.

    Thanks for the list il look it over!

    If you have windows 7 on your Dell you could save $100 and use that OS.
    What is the resolution on your monitor?
  4. No ssd?? A $1000 system today absolutely must include one, imo.
  5. StonedGamer said:
    No ssd?? A $1000 system today absolutely must include one, imo.


    I really would like to but SSD < Better GPU
  6. Best answer
    i5-4670k $220 Amazon
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo $30 outlet pc
    ASUS Z87-A ATX Intel Motherboard $140 amazon or newegg
    GIGABYTE GV-N770OC-4GD GeForce GTX 770 4GB $390 +5.62 shipping Newegg
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) 76.49 newegg
    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM $15 Newegg
    Win 7 84.99 Newegg
    Antec TruePower Classic series TP-650C 650W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Power Supply $60 after 20 rebate Newegg
    Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $70 newegg
    Samsung 250GB 840 Evo-Series SATA III Internal SSD $155 B&H

    This will cost you around $1200, or you could go with a GTX 760 or 2GB 770 to take 50-100 off the price.

    This 984.99 PC also isn't a bad deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1531399 but you'll probably want an operating system and DVD drive.
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