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Looking for a gaming/overall pc build

I need a great pc build within a price range of $1000 and less.

i will not be gaming to the extreme point (Like playing Battlefield 4 in ultra quality 70 fps)

i will play small games like minecraft and maybe some other medium games like war thunder planetside 2.

so yes i would like this to be pointed towards gaming but not too much as i will be using this for browsing, homework, youtube, and other things.

I could be considered a newbie but i do have good knowledge of this stuff :)

so far this is what i got

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/304bt
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  1. CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G55
    Memory: 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz Low Profile
    GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 660 DirectCU II Overclocked
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 200R
    Boot Drive: Western Digital Black 500GB Hard Drive
    Optical Drive: OEM DVD Drive or OEM Blu Ray Drive
    PSU: Antec EA-550 Platinum 550W PSU
    OS: Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8.1 64-bit


    Pretty good build, I mean it'll work hard ;)
  2. So which would be better than i mean i am going to be gaming most of the time and i would like to keep this for a couple years then start upgrading. But the games will be like minecraft war thunder planetside 2 and such.
  3. Best answer
    here's my tweaks to your build.

    I managed to add an SSD, a GTX 770, and DVd burner. $1015. remove teh dvd to put it right at $1000

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Mushkin 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($346.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ TigerDirect)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1015.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-26 07:35 EST-0500)
  4. Forgot to say i also need an operating system the post above this one would be even more with the os...... Is the one i made ok? Or should i edit yours?
  5. to afford the OS, you can do one of the the following:
    a) drop the SSD and the Hyper 212
    2) switch from the 770 to a 760
    c) change to an AMD 8320 and 970 motherboard

    any one of them will free up the ~$89 for a copy of Win 7 or Win 8 64 bit
  6. here my recommendation:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/30oew
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/30oew/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/30oew/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cougar Solution (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1019.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-26 09:27 EST-0500)

    btw psu is that which powers the whole rig - an super important part
    I would keep away from corsair "builder" psus at all costs
  7. Will you play Minecraft with the Shaders mod?
  8. he can do that with any hd 7770 o.O
  9. Not all the time but yes sometimes with shaders.......
  10. Then your build should do fine with ScrewySqrl's tweaks.
  11. Thank you all for the help but really i would have no use for a 770.......... im on a strict budget as in it would be better if it was less type of thing as in if i dont need it REALLY badly then i wont get it..........

    saying what i just said ill get either http://pcpartpicker.com/p/30AuQ or http://pcpartpicker.com/p/304bt

    or if you have any other that would be good please post. thank you for your help
  12. No Probz :D If you dont want the 770 then downgrade and add windows ;)
  13. at least get a tier 2 psu...
  14. Yep I think that'll be good :D
  15. that is tier 3 and overpriced.
    not fine.
    do most pople here recommend builds based only on what seems nice and at good price in pcpartpicker? duh....

    here the list with all psus.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    try to get 2b or higher. tier 3 is decent but not for gaming or oc and not that safe either with cheap capacitors. tier 4 and 5 must be avoided.
    I would still go with gskill, patriot, crucial or corsair ram because of the oem quality.
  16. Sayken said:
    that is tier 3 and overpriced.
    not fine.
    do most pople here recommend builds based only on what seems nice and at good price in pcpartpicker? duh....

    here the list with all psus.
    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/answers/id-1804779/power-supply-unit-tier-list.html

    try to get 2b or higher. tier 3 is decent but not for gaming or oc and not that safe either with cheap capacitors. tier 4 and 5 must be avoided.
    I would still go with gskill, patriot, crucial or corsair ram because of the oem quality.



    is this good now?

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/31lB1
  17. yes that's a solid good psu.
    but why h87 mainboard for unlocked k cpu?
    go for z87 for oc possibility in future. z has also other advantages like faster sli,crossfire ram prehirtion ... and is meant for unlocked k cpus.
    best at low price now:
    asus z87 pro, asrock z87 extreme 4, asrock z87 fatality, msi z87-g45, z87 asus c2...
  18. Sayken said:
    yes that's a solid good psu.
    but why h87 mainboard for unlocked k cpu?
    go for z87 for oc possibility in future. z has also other advantages like faster sli,crossfire ram prehirtion ... and is meant for unlocked k cpus.
    best at low price now:
    asus z87 pro, asrock z87 extreme 4, asrock z87 fatality, msi z87-g45, z87 asus c2...



    reason for k variation is because its like 5 more bucks reason for motherboard, around 40 - 50 cheaper
  19. sure is your choice.
    but with that motherboard you won't be able to get any decent overclock in the future given you have unlocked cpu (you could just oc instead of upgrade cpu after 2-3 years).
    and sli and crossfire is completely out of question since it ain't supported on h87.
    and more than 32gb ram on h87 mainboards will never be fully read if it even manages that (though 32gb is useless now lol).
    given the h87 costs 88$ then why not go for asrock z87 extreme 3 which should be 15$ more only and really worth it.
    just my suggestion but if games get heavier in the future the z mainboard will help to upgrade to a i7 4770k (if they will make use of multi - threading (unknown now)) and you could oc it to 4.5ghz and still keep it as a beast for another 2 years.
    if you really have no intention to oc at all I would recommend i5 4570 on that mainboard because it costs like 40$ less and the difference of 0.2ghz between i5 4670 and i5 4570 can't be seen at all (if is 1 fps in games that will still be a miracle lol).
    with that you could add a hyper 212 evo cpu cooler which really helps with temps compared to intel / amd crapooler.
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