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1200 Gaming desktop build

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March 11, 2014 1:12:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: April

Budget Range: $1100-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Videos, Web surfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes for $300 but if you have any recommendations don't include them in desktop price.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, preferably 8.1

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Additional Comments: I would like to have a quite, fast, gaming computer that will last a good couple years.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My current desktop can't run any of the games that I want too ( titanfall, payday 2, call of duty, and battlefield 4). Also, I would like this build to last 2-5 years.
a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2014 1:15:46 PM

Is the monitor budget seperate to the computer one? :) 
March 11, 2014 1:16:17 PM

Check your PMs.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2014 1:16:37 PM

PCPartPicker part list:
Price breakdown by merchant:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($328.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1199.85
a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2014 1:30:48 PM

This is a good build that allows you to overclock when you want and has a powerfull graphics card :) 

[PCPartPicker part list]( / [Price breakdown by merchant]( / [Benchmarks](

**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor]( | $229.98 @ OutletPC
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler]( | $30.98 @ Newegg
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard]( | $129.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory]( | $84.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( | $57.99 @ NCIX US
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card]( | $329.99 @ NCIX US
**Case** | [Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case]( | $69.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply]( | $69.99 @ Newegg
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer]( | $15.99 @ Microcenter
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)]( | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1109.87
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-11 16:28 EDT-0400 |
March 11, 2014 1:36:44 PM

Will these builds run most games at high settings? (excluding crysis)
a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2014 1:45:24 PM

yea, the 770 will run just about anything at max graphics at 1080p.
March 11, 2014 2:05:17 PM

Two possible changes with both.
-Wouldn't it be better if he got one stick of 8gb instead of 2x4gb? that way the 8gb will allow for upgradeability later on? I don't mean to start an argument...This is just a question.

-Also, if over clocking is still a maybe, I would use the money from those coolers and put it into something else. (maybe a nicer case thats silent. Like this fractal r4: )
the cpu will be great atm and won't need any over clocking to get the job done. Later when you want to over clock you can spend more money on better cooling.
a b 4 Gaming
March 11, 2014 2:10:47 PM

Dual channel ram is always better :)