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I want to build a new PC under $1000, but have no idea what I'm doing

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March 26, 2014 10:03:15 AM

So it's been about 8 or 9 years since I built a PC, and have no idea what parts are good or not anymore. I'd like to be able to play new games at high setting in 1080. Games like Titan Fall and Assassins Creed. I don't need to worry about OS, mouse, or keyboard. I'll need a monitor, but if the price goes over my budget I do have a regular monitor I can use for now. I'll probably be looking in the 24" range. If at all possible, I'd like to keep the price closer to $800, but can go up to $1000. Also, I live in the Us, Ohio specifically, so there shouldn't be any problems as far as shipping is concerned. Thanks for advice you can offer.

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March 26, 2014 10:14:22 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M-HDS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($61.97 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Thermaltake SMART 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VN248H 23.8" Monitor ($197.58 @ Newegg)
Total: $987.48
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March 26, 2014 10:16:45 AM

is this going to be strictly for gaming or will you be doing any modeling, editing or rendering?
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March 26, 2014 10:28:59 AM

I don't do any kind of graphic design work. This will be used for gaming and other regular computer activities. And I'll be running Windows 7 home edition, if it makes a difference.
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March 26, 2014 10:36:12 AM

This will play all games smoothly, but you won't be able to overclock the CPU. I think it's worthy to buy that PSU, it's an excellent one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.97 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($102.49 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($346.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1041.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 13:35 EDT-0400)
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March 26, 2014 10:36:28 AM

HeyZeusKreesto said:
I don't do any kind of graphic design work. This will be used for gaming and other regular computer activities. And I'll be running Windows 7 home edition, if it makes a difference.


UPDATE: that i5 4670 is better!
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March 26, 2014 10:56:39 AM

Thanks for the speedy help guys, I really appreciate it!
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