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I would like to build a nice gaming pc that will last

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February 15, 2014 10:34:06 AM

I would like to be able max out games in the future and try to stay under $2000.

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February 15, 2014 10:35:17 AM

do you need a monitor or operating system included in that 2000
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February 15, 2014 10:50:52 AM

not a monitor but an operating system also not a big fan of windows 8
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February 15, 2014 11:12:02 AM

i doubt your needs will be able to push beyond this rig...
i left a case out for you to choose your style and liking, just make sure the graphics card length fits, and the Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler fits within the width of the case.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TIrm
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TIrm/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2TIrm/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: Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($91.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($148.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1575.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 14:11 EST-0500)
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February 15, 2014 11:25:11 AM

Just under $2000

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($304.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($288.13 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($145.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1998.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-15 14:24 EST-0500)
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February 15, 2014 11:59:58 AM

i like both setups but i would like at least 16gb of ram would the setups change to get 16gb.
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February 15, 2014 12:16:01 PM

4 cores with hyperthreading (i7) wont help with gaming, it will help with a lot of other programs that utilize HT better but it wont help for gaming, so this depends on OPs needs. Now a 6 core i7 would certainly help in gaming, but those are like 500 bucks, so i say i5 4670k for gaming, can be overclocked. 16GB RAM again, makes me think you will be doing HD video editing, or 3d animation type work. but 2 x 8GB cant hurt, and you can certainly fit that well into my builds budget
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February 15, 2014 12:52:23 PM

Beezy said:
4 cores with hyperthreading (i7) wont help with gaming, it will help with a lot of other programs that utilize HT better but it wont help for gaming, so this depends on OPs needs. Now a 6 core i7 would certainly help in gaming, but those are like 500 bucks, so i say i5 4670k for gaming, can be overclocked. 16GB RAM again, makes me think you will be doing HD video editing, or 3d animation type work. but 2 x 8GB cant hurt, and you can certainly fit that well into my builds budget


Yeah, it would be nice to see what the OP is going to do with his PC.
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February 16, 2014 5:42:06 PM

beside the over whelming constant cost of upgrade to the latest hardware there is the cost of the games when your done with the game they hold no value gaming consoles are the way to go
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