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$1000-1300 Gaming Desktop

Approximate Purchase Date: 4/18/14

Budget Range: 1000-1300 (can go a little over budget if worth it) After Rebates; After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing internet, watching movies.

Are you buying a monitor: No

Preferred Os: Windows 8

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com, www.amazon.com

Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Games are Titanfall, Battlefield, Elder Scrolls Online, Call of Duty.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I need a computer that can run games.
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  1. You should be able to do pretty good. I gather you're in the US and these are $US you're talking about.

    Just on Tm's you can find heaps same budget -
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1971551/1000-gaming-build-2014.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2044316/1000-gaming-build-2014.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2038175/gaming-computer-february-2014-1000-budget.html
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1995961/2014-gaming-build-1000.html

    etc etc

    Have a look and see if you can use PartPicker to put a list of what you think would be good and within your budget. Check each bit with reviews.

    The put your proposed parts list back here on this thread for us to have a look at.
  2. Best answer
    For a $1000 dollar budget you can get this.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.00 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1062.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 23:53 EDT-0400)

    For a maxxed $1300 budget consider this with a better GPU and stronger PSU.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Micro Center)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.00 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($83.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1282.91
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-17 23:56 EDT-0400)
  3. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/315YX I saw this in one of the links and it looks like it might be a potentially good computer.
  4. Is the PA microcenter within reasonable distance? http://www.microcenter.com/site/stores/default.aspx
  5. Here - very good PC - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3tJMF

    Same system with 16GB RAM and 2TB HDD. - http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3tJTN
  6. I like FractalDesign's best - either 770 or 780 with matching PSU. 8GB is enough. But I like my seagate bara 2gb.
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