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April 24, 2014 11:32:10 AM

hey guys / gals come across this website during a google search and its TAX TIME!!! so everybody is getting goodies with returns. Would like to see some opinions on $1k gaming and streaming builds. couple of things though i would really like this based a around a 4gb 770 i saw on new egg today. Also double hd setup with a ssd and a standard hd. No, keyboard, mouse, speakers, or anything of the sort required just the meat and bones of the pc Thanks in advance!

Ps. if possible would really like a i7 with 2 slots so i'll have the choice down the road to eventually run 2 cards if i choose. (I know im really pushing it, but i think it can be done under 1k!) :D 

edit: also win 7 (64) bit os really want 16 ram aswell. no MONITOR required in this build aswell

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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 11:44:13 AM

You'll need a SLI capable motherboard. If you're gaming, then you need a processor upto the i5 4670k. No need of an i7 for gaming. If you get an i7, it'll eat a third of your budget.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 11:44:24 AM

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

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($274.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($310.49 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1149.40

With everything you want this is as close as you'll get without terrible quality parts. If you think you can get an i7 4770k and a 4gb770(which is mostly useless) then you have no concept of current prices.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 11:45:44 AM

Hello, here's a build i had saved, cut things down until you reach your budget, but this is a general idea.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-Pro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($166.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.28 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($369.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Zalman Z12 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1101.19
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 14:45 EDT-0400)

Also, for 1080p current games, 2gb is quite enough vmem.
If you do plan to SLI in the future, maybe get a higher res monitor, 4 gb is a good idea.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 11:47:18 AM

@woltej1 Why the Xeon? The 4670k is $65 cheaper.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 11:48:07 AM

he wanted an i7, same chip for the most part at a better price and higher quality.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 11:48:48 AM

I'd assume he's a fan of hyperthreading. I'd still get the 4670k though. YEY OC!

Also, are xeons binned better than i7's?
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 11:50:25 AM

Yes, as they're workstation CPU's.
But they get expensive. One of the Xeons I saw today was 10-core and it's $1662 for only the processor.
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April 24, 2014 12:24:46 PM

woltej1 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xKvd
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xKvd/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3xKvd/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1245 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($274.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($92.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($310.49 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1149.40

With everything you want this is as close as you'll get without terrible quality parts. If you think you can get an i7 4770k and a 4gb770(which is mostly useless) then you have no concept of current prices.


yes i defintly have no concept of current prices and the current "in the now" PC stuff. last time I fully purchased a computer was 6+ years ago only reason i was looking into a I7 was because a friend said if you do choose to go with a 770 get a i7 to go with it, i see now that his advice was definitely overboard (just trying to get the most bang for the buck and trying to avoid bottlenecking). if anybody has any suggestion keep them coming defiantly sticking with a 770 bump down the os to win7 64. i do defiantly need help in the motherboard and processor department keep the suggestions and tweaks to the build coming.

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April 24, 2014 1:23:58 PM

sorry to bump this up, not sure of rules here (sorry) but is there any other tweaks or suggestions to wolte build? i think im going to settle for 4670k and trying to make tweaks here and there to bring the price down a bit trying to nail down a good mobo decision would really love option to sli/crossfire down the road just dont know which mobo is good and cheap enough (without being so cheap pins break or it fails apart that is :D )
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a b 4 Gaming
April 24, 2014 1:48:41 PM

You could shave off $75 by using a i5 4440 and $40 by using a 120GB SSD, but that's pretty much it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: MSI H87-G43 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($77.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($80.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($310.49 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($77.99 @ Micro Center)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $998.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-24 16:49 EDT-0400)
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