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Looking for a good Gaming/Streaming build for $1200 or less

Approximate Purchase Date: Withing the next two months

Budget Range: $1000-$1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming, Video/Photo Editing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Location: Alexandria, Minnesota, US

Overclocking: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Don't care about looks, just performance.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Laptop's going to hell, looking for a major upgrade.
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  1. you can start from here
    i5 haswell build, non OC
    2x 4GB ram, CL8
    SSD + HDD
    Radeon 280X

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card ($328.99 @ Staples)
    Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.50 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1028.37
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 09:32 EST-0500)
  2. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/328Xc
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/328Xc/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/328Xc/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.24 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 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: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: AOC i2369V 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1183.09

    Went with a non k because you have no interest in OC. Everything else is pretty good.
  3. I've heard some things about difference between i5 and i7 with video editing, would the different ones have any noticeable difference in that? No cooling in either of those builds? (Sorry if I sound dumb. First time building a PC) If I have to go a little bit over $1200, that's fine.
  4. is your monitor suppose to be included in this budget?
  5. I don't need to have it included. I already have 1 monitor. I'll purchase a second when I have the money.
  6. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32aTt
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32aTt/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/32aTt/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($303.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    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) DDR3-1866 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: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1167.07
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-01 11:14 EST-0500)
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