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Build Challenge Budget $1000

I already have a Case monitor keyboard and mouse....I Play minecraft and plan on starting to play wow and some other pc games....My wife and i are having our first kid so she plans on doing some photo stuff on here so i would like that to be added in tho from what i have read it doesn't really take to much for doing pictures and a little photo editing .......since i have always played console this is a new area for me to get into and i would like to see if someone could build me a kick ass computer for no more than $1000
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  1. what form factor is your case?
    would you like the option to overclock?
    do you want the option to run 2 graphic cards for an upgrade path?
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/NewbComputerGuy/saved/48I4 this is the build that i have made i actually found a combo deal on the cpu and motherboard and its 189 for both together instead of 330 for the to so im right at 1000 dollars anyone think its a bad build?
  3. my case i a full tower nzxt source 530
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    if you have a regular size computer case that supports atx motherboards and a graphic card length of 10.5" this will work fine
    supports sli for ugrade path down the road with a bigger psu

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eMuX
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eMuX/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3eMuX/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $998.89
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-23 02:06 EDT-0400)

    here are some benchmarks for that card
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_770_TF_Gaming/8.html

    pc gaming is superior to console gaming. even the new systems only have under a 760 equivalent gpu in them. pc gaming is worlds away
  5. NewbComputerGuy said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/user/NewbComputerGuy/saved/48I4 this is the build that i have made i actually found a combo deal on the cpu and motherboard and its 189 for both together instead of 330 for the to so im right at 1000 dollars anyone think its a bad build?


    that is amighty fine build almost the same as the one i posted and the combo is actually better then what i had listed. you coud go with a cooler master hyper 212 evo and save 10 dollars same cooling if not better
  6. ok ill check out the evo cooler and i have been working on this list for about 3 days back and fourth fighting with it trying to get a good set up for 1000 dollars...i dont plan on being a hardcore gamer on here but you never know because when i first started last year i didnt care for it and after about a month of playing it and getting used to the mouse keyboard it became a very fun experience except for the lag in my laptop on games :( but with this build i feel like games will be easy to play with good fps
  7. and wow both our builds are pretty dang close i am for certain i will go ahead and order my parts right now since we was so close with the parts list :) we had like to different things but i really like that you picked a board that supports the z87 chipset...i had a few others give me on my older post a cpu for overclocking and then a mother board that didnt overclock im not saying im going to overclock but if i do decide to once i get better with the computer i will atleast have that option thanks so much for your input and this is going to be my first build and im STOKED!!!
  8. glad to help, you should also leave your options open so you dont have to spend as much money down the road.
    with this you reserve option to overclock
    reserve option to run sli 770 with bigger psu
    reserve option to add 8gb of ram and a 4770k if you get a job that requires programing/heavy video rendering/heavy video editing
    when games start utilizing hyperthreading you can bump up to a 4770k and be set

    overall either of our build have good options for future endeavors
  9. sounds good im in the process of ordering all the stuff your help was great and got me in the buying portion of the build instead of just looking :)
  10. no problem just come back if you get into anyproblems with the assembly side
  11. Ok thanks if I have a problem I'll pm you
  12. ok :)
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