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Building Gaming PC - £1000 Budget, help?

Hey guys, so after using a semi-decent pc for gaming for the past 3/4 years I have decided to build a new gaming, I have a budget of £1000 and will obviously be able to upgrade it in the future, but for now I would like a gaming pc where I can run games like BF4 etc at an enjoyable setting. I am fairly new to building computers, so if anyone could help me out in anyway it would be much appreciated, cheers!
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  1. do you need OS, monitor peripherals ect?
  2. Current build is the following

    Processor - AMD A8-5500 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics
    Ram - 2 x 4gb kingston Hyperx DDR3 1333MHz
    GPU - AMD Radeon HD 6670D 2gb card
    1 TB hardrive
  3. Just an OS and a keyboard I would say, I have a monitor ready and a good mouse.
  4. with £1000 you can make an amazing computer....
  5. What's your current rig ? Try running " DXdiag " to check your specs. Just search run, and type in Dxdiag .
  6. Check this out:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£140.39 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Asus H87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£76.64 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£62.75 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Western Digital AV-GP 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£64.96 @ Amazon UK)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card (£359.98 @ Dabs)
    Case: Fractal Design Core 3000 USB 3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case (£58.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£73.74 @ Ebuyer)
    Keyboard: Cherry G84-5200LCMEU-2 Wired Standard Keyboard (£61.31 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £963.54
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 14:55 BST+0100)

    It is non-k CPU. I've saved bucks from CPU and Mobo and invest in a very good GPU.
  7. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£98.35 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£64.99 @ Novatech)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£48.78 @ Aria PC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£42.24 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card (£227.14 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£79.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£91.99 @ Dabs)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£82.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Case Fan: Corsair Air Series White 2 pack 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan (£13.98 @ Ebuyer)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm QuickFire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard (£70.78 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Total: £1002.30
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 14:53 BST+0100)
  8. Best answer
    I left room for you to buy a decent keyboard with your budget. I have 2 builds for you.

    If you want to overclock:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£155.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (£65.46 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£91.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£55.33 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£64.99 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.09 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (£239.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.89 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.98 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.69 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£82.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £933.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 14:52 BST+0100)

    If you don't want to overclock, this would be good. It's a lot cheaper, but will run almost as well as the OC rig above. You could just about fit in a GTX 780 into your budget, but it's not really necessary. Maybe get a larger SSD if you do go with this build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor (£129.59 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£72.38 @ CCL Computers)
    Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory (£55.33 @ CCL Computers)
    Storage: Crucial M550 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£107.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£40.09 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card (£239.72 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case (£78.89 @ Aria PC)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (£46.98 @ Aria PC)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer (£11.69 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£82.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £865.27
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 14:55 BST+0100)
  9. Cheers guys for the help, gave me alot to think about, if anyone else has any other ideas feel free to post them, will be checking this regularly, thanks again guys!
  10. You can keep the RAM, Case, and other peripherals. FX-8320 and GTX 760 is all you would need. Wait for the next line of stuff. They're rumoured to be coming out soon
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