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Gaming PC Build $950 Need Suggestions

Decided to go ahead and build a new gaming pc since my old system was showing some age. I'm looking to spend $950 on it. I will mainly be playing Skyrim (modded), Battlefield 4, Titanfall, CS:GO, Dark Souls II, and Watch_Dogs

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next 2 - 3 weeks

Budget Range: $950

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS: yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, Amazon, Tiger Direct

Location: SC, US

Parts Preferences: Intel cpu

Overclocking: no

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
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  1. Best answer
    Here you go :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($299.25 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $952.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-18 10:34 EDT-0400)
  2. Ahmadjon said:
    Here you go :)

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($184.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($56.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($299.25 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $952.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-18 10:34 EDT-0400)


    +1

    Only change I'd make is getting rid of the CPU cooler. It's not really necessary and that's an extra $30 saved.
  3. Cooler would keep his PC really quiet. I have 212 EVO (haven't OC'd my 4670k yet) and with all 5 fans in my case you can't really hear my PC while idling or web browsing which is great after PC which sounded like Jet engine :)
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($196.98 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H81M-H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Elite 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.43 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Thermaltake Commander MS/I Snow Edition (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Micro Center)
    Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Essential 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $938.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-18 10:58 EDT-0400)

    This one with R9 290, better than a 770
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