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May 25, 2014 12:12:02 AM

Hello all, so I finally managed to save up for a $1000 build for gaming, video editing, and photoshopping build but I don't know what parts to use so I am asking for a build.
Thanks to all who reply.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)
ASAP, this month or next.

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping
$1000 Max, no more than

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Gaming, video editing, photoshop, surfing the web, watching movies.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No
Include in the build please, need one.

Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
Starting from sratch.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
Yes I need an OS, include in the build please.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
Whatever you prefer.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available
Escondido, CA, USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
I heard Intel is better? Or which ever is better.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe
If its possible with my budget, yes.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
In the future, not now, I don't think I can do that with my budget.

Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)
1080p would be nice. Don't have a monitor, include in the build please.

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)
Window please. I would like to be able to run League of Legends, DOTA 2, BF4, Minecraft in high settings please, and also I might get Watch Dogs, I understand it needs a good build to run it smoothly so if I could just run it medium settings that would be great. And a computer that will let me video edit smoothly.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)
I have a laptop :( , overheats a lot.

Thanks to everyone who reply.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 12:31:09 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.96 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($200.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung S23C200B 23.0" Monitor ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $988.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-25 03:30 EDT-0400)

The 4570 is perfect for your budget , if you're not overclocking .
The pro4 is an entry level mobo shall I say , that doesn't even support crossfire sadly
For the ram i got one of the most popular ram at the moment
1TB of storage should be enough
The video card will play fairly recent games and the games you're looking to play at decent settings
the case is perfect for your budget and will allow a higher end gpu in there
you can't go wrong on this psu , it's 80+ gold , fully modular , and has 650w all that for 75$ , you just can't miss that .
the optical drive is an entry level one nothing special on there , it can't read blu ray bla bla bla ...
windows 8.1 is supposed to run games better than windows 7
and samsung seems to do very good monitors so i found a cheap 23 inch one , 1920x1080
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May 25, 2014 10:26:07 AM

andrei65 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.96 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($200.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung S23C200B 23.0" Monitor ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $988.09
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-25 03:30 EDT-0400)

The 4570 is perfect for your budget , if you're not overclocking .
The pro4 is an entry level mobo shall I say , that doesn't even support crossfire sadly
For the ram i got one of the most popular ram at the moment
1TB of storage should be enough
The video card will play fairly recent games and the games you're looking to play at decent settings
the case is perfect for your budget and will allow a higher end gpu in there
you can't go wrong on this psu , it's 80+ gold , fully modular , and has 650w all that for 75$ , you just can't miss that .
the optical drive is an entry level one nothing special on there , it can't read blu ray bla bla bla ...
windows 8.1 is supposed to run games better than windows 7
and samsung seems to do very good monitors so i found a cheap 23 inch one , 1920x1080

Thank you, I will save your build. I'm not picking yours as a solution just yet, I'll wait for more if there are more. Thanks again.

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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 11:30:08 AM

In my opinion it's the most future proof build you can get at that budget , though there might be better builds suggested by other people
I can maybe try to fit a 290 in there , give me a few mins and i'll tell you if you can , though you'd have to sacrifice a few things
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a b 4 Gaming
May 25, 2014 11:33:54 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($174.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI H81M-P33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.23 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($301.20 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Samsung S23C200B 23.0" Monitor ($133.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $998.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-25 14:32 EDT-0400)

Though that 290 will sure get hot as crap , so later on i'd invest on a kraken g10 and a kraken x40 to watercool it , it can reach up to 92° while playing crysis 3 , and 42° idle so yeah ...
you won't be able to crossfire on this build , and there's no optical drive , the motherboard is an mATX mobo which means it's smaller and that components will get closer , and hotter . and that gpu will be a big problem as it gets really hot , so your cpu might overheat too
overall the best build is the one with the 280 , but if you can afford yourself a kraken g10 and a x40 then theres nothing to worry about
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