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Looking to build a $1300-$1500 Gaming/Streaming/Editing Comp. (Willing to spend a tad bit more if necessary)

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March 26, 2014 7:53:04 PM

Purchase Date: June/July

Budget Range: $1,300-$1,500 but I am willing to spend a tad bit more if it means that I will have a significant difference.

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

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, at least one maybe two (I don't need the best ever just good)

Parts to Upgrade: Don't have any

Do you need to buy OS: Yes? (Could probably get one)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Cheapest one there is :) 

Location: Florida

Parts Preferences: Best bang for the buck

Overclocking: Possibly? I do not know much about how to, why or how not to ruin parts.

SLI or Crossfire: idk?

Your Monitor Resolution: Good looking and easy to use with recording/streaming software (OBS)

Additional Comments: I would love to have a awesome looking case with a window and matching color parts with fans with lights. (Black/Red, White/Red, White/Blue, Black/Blue) Just would like to have a case that was functional but looked awesome and could show off. I also need a keyboard which doesn't have to be super special and the same goes for a mouse.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have never had a computer that was made for gaming. I have only ever had the laptop I have now and got it for college.

Thank you so much!!!!
-Matt

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a b 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 8:29:38 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($198.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ 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) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($549.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2130.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 23:20 EDT-0400)

Just a tad over-budget, but it will look great!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 650 Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.95 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS24AH-P 24.0" Monitor ($226.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1598.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 23:29 EDT-0400)

A more realistic black/white/grey build.
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a c 281 4 Gaming
March 26, 2014 8:56:23 PM

you can start from this build
all with the best bang for the buck parts

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($327.36 @ B&H)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VX238H-W 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1189.50
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 23:55 EDT-0400)
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