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February 26, 2014 2:52:49 PM

I have a budget of 1,300 that I would be willing to spend on a gaming PC. I will not be over clocking any components. I would prefer to purchase all parts from newegg. I don't need keyboard/mouse/monitor. I would like to make certain that this PC is future proof. .Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!

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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 3:07:46 PM

Here is a good gaming build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($515.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1249.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-26 18:07 EST-0500)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 3:08:27 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87-DS3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($92.95 @ 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 ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($93.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1282.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-26 18:06 EST-0500)

I went with the overclocking "K" CPU, Z87 chipset motherboard, and CPU cooler because they don't add much cost to the system and the cooler is quieter than the stock cooler. It will also leave the overclocking option open just in case you get the bug sometime in the future. :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 3:13:08 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/30E7G $10 over budget. Get a GTX 770 if you want to save some money. It might be a good idea to buy a couple of new fans as well, the case only comes with two. (front intake/rear exhaust)
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a b 4 Gaming
February 26, 2014 3:14:49 PM

filippi said:
Here is a good gaming build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($515.91 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX750B BRONZE 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($67.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($101.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1249.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-26 18:07 EST-0500)


If you go with this build you will want to get a PSU with 80+ Gold Certification.
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