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Building new PC, 1-1.2k budget, halp.

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February 13, 2014 8:09:36 PM

So guys, I've got a budget of roughly 1-1.2k USD. I've been going at this for 3 days now and I can't decided myself so I obviously need some assistance.

I'm trying to build a gaming rig that'll run BF4/Arma 3 at a pretty steady 60fps on High. Is this possible? I've tried and just can't decide, I have some saved builds on pcpartpicker but I don't think they're worthy of showing.

Can you guys give me some set up ideas?

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February 13, 2014 8:11:37 PM

will you need mouse, keyboard, speakers, headphones, monitor or OS included in your $1100-$1200 USD budget?
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February 13, 2014 8:18:17 PM

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will you need mouse, keyboard, speakers, headphones, monitor or OS included in your $1100-$1200 USD budget?


Nope. Do not include m/kb, speakers, headphones, monitor or OS in the budget. Those will be taken care of separately.
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February 13, 2014 8:25:05 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1200.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 23:24 EST-0500)
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February 13, 2014 8:34:01 PM

animal said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1200.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 23:24 EST-0500)


Thank you very much, saved for consideration. Is it possible to see an AMD build? I'm usually an AMD guy but if Intel is the way to go, I'll go that way. Still curious about an AMD build.

Again thank you so much for the help.
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February 13, 2014 8:43:12 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($77.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1197.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 23:41 EST-0500)

For this price point, it makes more sense to go with Intel over Amd. Could save some money and use an Amd Cpu, but you won't save enough to bump up to the next tier of video cards, so it doesn't make much sense. Although, could fit an SSD in if you went with Amd, or if you opted for the nVidia 770 video card instead of the 780 you could fit one in.
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