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Need help, building a gaming computer for the first time, 1,500 dollar budget

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May 30, 2014 2:03:50 PM


My first thread was bad because I didn't know what I was doing and it seems to be buried, so I decided to make a new one, I apologize. Basically I need a new computer but I have no idea what I am doing, I've only ever bought prebuilts. I'm currently looking at parts but I have no idea whats better in term of usage and prices, so I'm hoping to get help here.

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)

Budget Range: 1,500 preferably, though I can go over a bit.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, internet, Hulu.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes. Preferably 1920 x 1080

Do you need to buy OS: Yes. Preferably Windows 7.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I like newegg but I'm not picky, if other places are better I won't mind getting pieces from there.

Location: Mckees Rocks, PA, USA

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe. If i can find a safe method to do so, but I have never done it before

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080,

Additional Comments: I would like to play games like skyrim and dishonored on pretty high graphics if I can, though I will use it for internet and tv, this is primarily a gaming comp.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My old computer is dying, I need a new one.

I appreciate any help I can get.

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May 30, 2014 3:05:10 PM

Here's what I would suggest for $1500:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($228.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($145.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M550 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($95.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.44 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($102.98 @ Best Buy)
Total: $1502.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-30 18:05 EDT-0400)
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June 28, 2014 7:07:25 PM

I have a similar budget so I'll add this to the many builds I'm considering and I'll have so much to consider I'll never decide on one (sigh). Also if you are a student or have a student friend, you can get Windows 8.1 for 70$.
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