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April 8, 2014 10:43:28 AM

I want to build a gaming PC that would run games at as close to max settings as possible at 30 fps min while recording. My budget is 1500 $.
Update:
I don't need any peripherals and I can raise my budget for 100 $ if necessary. And I am also going to have 3 monitors connected, if that changes anything.
a b 4 Gaming
April 8, 2014 10:53:28 AM

do you need a monitor, OS, keyboard or mouse?
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a b 4 Gaming
April 8, 2014 10:56:07 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3oi4r
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3oi4r/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3oi4r/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($227.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.78 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.25 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($473.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1487.93
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-08 13:56 EDT-0400)
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a b 4 Gaming
April 8, 2014 10:57:08 AM

Will you overclock?
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April 8, 2014 10:57:40 AM

This, as far as I can tell. If you want to overclock, this is probably still the best, but it's all open to some tweaking. You also might want to look into the case, and for a bit more, you can add a second graphics card in there, although you may have to get a slightly bigger power supply, for maybe $20 more. (I put in a beautiful power supply, if you don't plan on going SLI route)

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3oibZ

Spend the remaining cash on quality peripherals, games and whatnot.

Have fun with your new build!

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a b 4 Gaming
April 8, 2014 11:03:37 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/4j6F
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $227.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $29.98
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 $144.99
Memory Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $61.99
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD $67.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $57.98
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB $689.99
Case Thermaltake Commander MS-I Epic Edition (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower $44.99
Power Supply XFX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V $64.99
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98
Total: $1500.85

this is assuming you need an OS but not a monitor or peripherals.
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