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May 14, 2014 6:22:22 PM

Hello there so I am going to be building a gaming computer soon and I am going to be utilizing the local microcenter for most of the parts but I am not quite sure what it is I need exactly. I am mostly going to be playing games like LoL and diablo 3, but I am also probably going to be playing games like battlefield and heavily modded versions of minecraft. I want to be able to get well over 80 fps on LoL and d3 while getting decent fps in battlefield and high fps in minecraft.

I am also going to be hoping to use two monitors, one for playing games and the other for browsing, recording, streaming, etc. So if you could include an OC and monitors in the build that would be great. Also I don't think I am going to bother overclocking at all, just because of the dangers. One more thing, I know a guy who could put the thing together, so that isn't a problem and I am probably going to consult with him before purchasing the parts, just to have another opinion.

Also, its going to sound weird, but i want a case that doesn't look like a truck, i would like one with LEDs and sidepanels.

Any legitimate help would be appreciated, Thanks!
a b 4 Gaming
May 14, 2014 6:25:26 PM

Get something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($265.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1061.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 21:25 EDT-0400)
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May 15, 2014 6:34:29 AM

mamamia13 said:
Get something like this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($110.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($265.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($90.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1061.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-14 21:25 EDT-0400)


The only problems I have with this build is that it doesn't include a monitor, I don't need a 4670 because im not overclocking, and i was hoping for a GeForce, not a radeon
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a b 4 Gaming
May 15, 2014 9:04:24 AM

Oh sorry. Also, why Nvidia? AMD gives you the same performance for way less. Here is another cheaper build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.39 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($265.38 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1193.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-15 12:03 EDT-0400)

Her is an Nvidia build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H87-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($101.39 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($299.24 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($88.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1227.76
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-15 12:04 EDT-0400)
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