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$1500 - $2000 Gaming PC build, need help.

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June 7, 2014 1:39:02 PM

I would like some help on building a Gaming PC for myself. I've just finished building my own computer, and it was a lot of fun. I never bought the parts myself, I had my brother do it for me. Now, I want to take the experience into my own hands, and buy the parts myself, and do everything on my own. Currently, the computer I own now is totaled at around $1100. I was going to sell the computer I have now, and with the money I've saved up as well, buy a whole new computer. I know, it seems stupid, but I want the experience of buying everything from scratch. I'm a pretty hardcore gamer, as I strive to get the best I can. I'm on a budget on $1500, and I'll stretch all the way to $2000 if I have to. Nothing over.

The main games I will be playing on this computer are ( "WR" means "When Released"): Battlefield 4, DayZ Standalone, Metro Last Light, Minecraft with a lot of grpahics and shade mods, Fallout 3/New Vegas, Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online, Star Citizen(WR) , The Division(WR), Dragon Age: Inquisition (WR), and a lot more games down the road. Now, I understand it's hard to future proof this for games that wont be releasing for a while, so all I ask is you try your best. Even if the build will play these games on High and not Ultra, I will be happy. All I ask is it play these games, or most games you throw at it, on High/Max settings. Thank you!

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a b 4 Gaming
June 7, 2014 1:47:45 PM

Do you want to overclock?
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June 7, 2014 1:51:04 PM

Graphiicz said:
Do you want to overclock?


Yes, I will want to overclock as high as I can. Sorry, forgot to put that. :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
June 7, 2014 1:52:57 PM

ZeroDarkThirty said:
Graphiicz said:
Do you want to overclock?


Yes, I will want to overclock as high as I can. Sorry, forgot to put that. :) 


Working on a build now.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 7, 2014 1:59:15 PM

Beast of an overclocker and will run any game you throw at it with ease. Unless you're gaming at very high resolutions, no need to Crossfire/SLI.

Enjoy :) 

P.S. There's room for an OS if you need to purchase one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.97 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($359.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1440.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-07 16:57 EDT-0400)
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June 29, 2014 6:05:22 AM

ZeroDarkThirty said:
I would like some help on building a Gaming PC for myself. I've just finished building my own computer, and it was a lot of fun. I never bought the parts myself, I had my brother do it for me. Now, I want to take the experience into my own hands, and buy the parts myself, and do everything on my own. Currently, the computer I own now is totaled at around $1100. I was going to sell the computer I have now, and with the money I've saved up as well, buy a whole new computer. I know, it seems stupid, but I want the experience of buying everything from scratch. I'm a pretty hardcore gamer, as I strive to get the best I can. I'm on a budget on $1500, and I'll stretch all the way to $2000 if I have to. Nothing over.

The main games I will be playing on this computer are ( "WR" means "When Released"): Battlefield 4, DayZ Standalone, Metro Last Light, Minecraft with a lot of grpahics and shade mods, Fallout 3/New Vegas, Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online, Star Citizen(WR) , The Division(WR), Dragon Age: Inquisition (WR), and a lot more games down the road. Now, I understand it's hard to future proof this for games that wont be releasing for a while, so all I ask is you try your best. Even if the build will play these games on High and not Ultra, I will be happy. All I ask is it play these games, or most games you throw at it, on High/Max settings. Thank you!


This is going to be a beast build

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-K/CSM ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($120.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($166.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Classified K|NGP|N Edition Video Card ($794.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I ATX Full Tower Case ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1956.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 29, 2014 10:37:28 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($200.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($729.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-16D1HT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2070.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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