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$700-800 Gaming Rig and Already have OS and Monitor, K/M

I was wonder what your input would be on a Gaming rig around this price and I already have the OS, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse. Also willing to have opinions on if I should go higher end or even cheaper. Any thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks for any advice!
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  1. this is $700 build for your reference :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($215.38 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $710.30
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 11:04 EDT-0400)
  2. Best answer
    You can move up to a GTX 770 and an SSD if you go to $800:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($107.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock 970 Pro3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($65.66 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($65.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $804.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 11:13 EDT-0400)

    If you want to go Intel you'd have to lose the SSD:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $799.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-01 11:15 EDT-0400)
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. Ive been reading up on some GPU's and I have heard that the GTX 760 is a great Bang for your buck. Would you still go with the 770? If i went with the 760 I was thinking then I might be able to squeeze in a bit bigger SSD. Or go with Intel and SSD.
  4. The 760 is great, I love mine. The 770 is just, better lol But you could definitely do the Intel build with an SSD and 760, that's essentially what I did. I use my computer for a lot of stuff, not just gaming, so I wanted an SSD.

    A 120GB SSD is usually fine. I have Windows, all my programs, and 5 games on mine with 30GB left. There's a nifty little program called SteamMover that can move your files from a HDD to SSD or vice-versa easily, so you can keep the games you play on the SSD for faster loading times.
  5. I have been doing more reaserch and I Think i probably will go with the 770. Another side question if anyone has some insight on what they think. Would it be beneficial for me to go with the Intel Core i7-4770K instead of on i5? Is it worth the extra cash? Or not?
  6. David Hanna said:
    I have been doing more reaserch and I Think i probably will go with the 770. Another side question if anyone has some insight on what they think. Would it be beneficial for me to go with the Intel Core i7-4770K instead of on i5? Is it worth the extra cash? Or not?


    For the most part, no. The i7 only has slight, if any, performance gain over the i5 in gaming. I would use that extra $100 elsewhere.
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