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~$1300-1400 First Gaming Build

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February 24, 2014 9:46:20 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week or next week

Budget Range: Around $1300-1400 USD

System Usage: Gaming and Streaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / Windows 7

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon, New egg, Tiger Direct

Location: New Jersey / New York, US

Parts Preferences: Intel / Nvidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Why I am Upgrading: Trying to build a computer that will run future games coming out as well as being able to stream them.

Games I play now: Dota 2, Battlefield 4, Starcraft 2, Counter Strike: GO

I might need a wireless card or a 30-50 ft Ethernet cable as well. I am currently on a gaming laptop.

Thank you.. hopefully I haven't left any information out!

More about : 1300 1400 gaming build

a c 343 4 Gaming
February 24, 2014 9:57:23 PM

you can start from here

i5 haswell OC build
2x 4GB ram low latecy CL8
240GB SSD
The best GTX 780 from Gigabyte
very good quality XFX 650W psu

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 Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($519.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1389.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-25 00:56 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 24, 2014 10:11:49 PM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZFUA
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZFUA/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2ZFUA/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-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
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)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1375.10

Based off above build.

Changed board to a h87, you aren't going to SLI so you have no need for z87, waste of money.

Changed HDD from one of the least reliable to one of the most reliable.

Changed the GPU a non overpriced one. I'd go with asus, msi or evga over gigabyte any day.

Better case.

Better PSU that is modular to keep your case clean.
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February 24, 2014 10:25:30 PM

Hey thanks for the feed back guys!
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