Solved New Gaming Build Advice Please - $1000-$1500 Tags: Gaming Systems Last response: February 23, 2014 2:51 PM in Systems Share Jvass February 18, 2014 12:09:46 PM Hi everyone, thanks for the help. I'm building a gaming PC for a friend and can use some help Approximate Purchase Date: I plan on buying it over the next month or two, I'm hoping to search sites once I know what I want to look for good deals Budget Range: $1,000-1,500, would prefer closer to 1,000 (who wouldnt) but for good reason I would gladly go up to 1,5000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, average word documents and internet Are you buying a monitor: 2-3, but these are not included in the budget Do you need to buy OS: Yes Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg / tigerdirect, but i would do any safe site Location: Long Island, New York Overclocking: Most likely not SLI or Crossfire: Probably not in the beginning, maybe for an upgrade in a few years? Would appreciate opinions on this Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080. MAYBE 1920 x 1200 if there is good reason for it Additional Comments: Nothing really, thank you for the help! More about : gaming build advice 1000 1500 Reply to Jvass PsychoGamingLemon a b 4 Gaming February 18, 2014 12:38:47 PM So you plan to use Eyefinity or Surrond with 3 screens? Reply to PsychoGamingLemon m 0 l Jvass February 19, 2014 1:40:29 PM My friend isn't sure what he wants. He said he wants two monitors, possible 3 in the future, so I'd like to build it so it can handle at least 3 Reply to Jvass m 0 l Related resources Advice for New Gaming PC Build - Budget $1000-$1500 - Forum Advice on new build, Gaming Rig, 1000-1500 - Forum Looking to build a $1000-$1500 gaming PC/advice - Forum Building a Gaming PC ($1000-1500), looking for advice - Forum New at Building a PC - $1000~$1500 - Need Some Advice! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution shortstuff_mt a b 4 Gaming February 19, 2014 1:45:32 PM Here's a very nice build at the upper end of your budget. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ NCIX US) Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.95 @ Amazon) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC) Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($72.39 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Amazon) Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $1466.21 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 16:45 EST-0500) I went with the 850W PSU and Z87X board so that the system is ready to add another GTX 780 in SLI down the road. A 650W PSU would easily power the system as-is, but would require a PSU upgrade for SLI. Reply to shortstuff_mt Share camohanna a b 4 Gaming February 19, 2014 1:47:51 PM 4Gb card since you want to use multiple monitors. 850w psu so you can sli in future. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Wil9 Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Wil9/by_merchant/ Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Wil9/benchmarks/ CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg) 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: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Microcenter) Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($82.95 @ Amazon) 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: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Amazon) 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) ($99.97 @ OutletPC) Total: $1269.80 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-19 16:48 EST-0500) Reply to camohanna m 0 l Jvass February 23, 2014 2:51:20 PM Thank you for the help. I think I'll alter the two a bit, mix and match a little, but that really helped, I appreciate it! Reply to Jvass m 0 l Ask the community Post an answer Related resources SolvedAdvice on first Ivy Bridge gaming PC Build $1000-$1500 Forum Solved$1,000 ~ $1,500 Gaming Build. Compatibility/Advice? 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