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First time building a gaming PC! Budget: $1000- $1200

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February 16, 2014 1:35:10 AM

Background:
Gaming since I was around 7 on PC, have never had one other than the family PC.

Budget:
$900- $1100 (can push to $1300 if its worth it)

Current Build (all stock, labtop):
NIVIDA GeForce 8800M GTS
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz 1.83 GHz
4.00 GB(3.00 GB Stable) RAM

What I'm Looking For:
I'm looking for a PC that can handle streaming, on my current laptop, I've very hard. Wanting a SSD (if possible) looking to be able to run and stream ESO, when it drops. Looking to run 60+FPS for at least 6 months before having to upgrade.

Please help me out with my first gaming PC!!!
Thank You,
Vahinko
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February 16, 2014 1:52:41 AM

my questions :
does the budget include OS, monitor, keyboard?
where do you live?
do you want to Overclock?
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February 17, 2014 1:58:58 PM

AMD Radeon said:
my questions :
does the budget include OS, monitor, keyboard?
where do you live?
do you want to Overclock?


Budget includes OS, and monitor. Does not include mouse, keyboard, or headset (Bust Buy discount is ridiculous). I live in Kentucky, US. I would want to over clock, never done it before.

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February 24, 2014 8:05:15 PM

Sorry I just saw this post now but if you could go up to 1370$ I have a list here that will save you from having to upgrade for over a year or more with smooth performance in the latest games plus the SSD you asked for for super fast processing plus a hard disk for your everyday storage drive. of course you can compare with other prices and maybe get a smaller SSD just for your OS, and use the HDD for everything else (I would recommend SanDisk 64 GB SSD).

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZChh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZChh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZChh/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($346.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.97 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1365.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 23:01 EST-0500)
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February 24, 2014 10:28:15 PM

dempy19 said:
Sorry I just saw this post now but if you could go up to 1370$ I have a list here that will save you from having to upgrade for over a year or more with smooth performance in the latest games plus the SSD you asked for for super fast processing plus a hard disk for your everyday storage drive. of course you can compare with other prices and maybe get a smaller SSD just for your OS, and use the HDD for everything else (I would recommend SanDisk 64 GB SSD).

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZChh
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZChh/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZChh/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($346.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.97 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1365.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 23:01 EST-0500)


i like what you put up there but why did you go for 8 gigs of ram and not 16 wont that help with the streaming? and does he really need a cd drive if the price is an issue XD
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February 25, 2014 8:30:45 AM

@bubba_red yea 16 gb of ram would help but its not entirely necessary at this point since that would drive the price up another 80$. If he feels that the system is slow (although I doubt that will be a problem with this setup lol) then he can always add the extra 8 gb (or more) at a later time. as for the cd drive, although they aren't as necessary as they used to be, its always good to have one since programs like cs6 or lightroom and Nikon capture NX3 still come with a disk for installation. plus its a 20$ well spent :) 
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February 25, 2014 11:11:27 AM

dempy19 said:


CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($346.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($136.97 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1365.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 23:01 EST-0500)


OP: I essentially built this exact system just a few weeks ago, with some minor difference. I put in an evga 760 superclocked 2gb instead of the above mentioned card. That would save you some $ there, about $150. I had a copy of Windows 7 already, so there is another $140 off the price. So for about $1000 you could have above system with changes to the 2 items I mentioned (assuming of course you have a copy of windows)

My build was for my son, hes playing everything on high/max settings and getting 60fps consistently.

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February 25, 2014 1:23:27 PM

dempy19 said:
@bubba_red yea 16 gb of ram would help but its not entirely necessary at this point since that would drive the price up another 80$. If he feels that the system is slow (although I doubt that will be a problem with this setup lol) then he can always add the extra 8 gb (or more) at a later time. as for the cd drive, although they aren't as necessary as they used to be, its always good to have one since programs like cs6 or lightroom and Nikon capture NX3 still come with a disk for installation. plus its a 20$ well spent :) 


ah well thanks for the info because i am building this rig as we speak XD i went ahead and bought the 16 gigs though
it is nice look good also
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February 25, 2014 3:36:07 PM

thats awesome, be sure to put a pic of it up in the member system gallery here, and be sure to add in a parts list (the first post tells you how to post in that thread):

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/310222-31-hardware-me...

I'd love to see the finished product! i'm going to put pics of my rig up tonight as well, be sure to take a look :) 
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