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June 15, 2014 11:43:48 AM

I've got a good amount of money saved up towards my new pc, but I'm not quite sure how much to spend. I don't want to spend so little that the new computer just sucks, yet I don't want to spend so much where it performs the same as a $1,000 gaming pc. So, in your opinion, what's the best bang-for-your-buck budget? (Currency doesn't matter. I can easily convert it.)

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a b 4 Gaming
June 15, 2014 11:50:57 AM

1000~1200 usd is a good budget that allows you to keep a good balance in price/performance. If you could give us a idea of how much do you have/willing to spend we could suggest some builds c:
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June 15, 2014 11:57:27 AM

6R1M01R3 said:
1000~1200 usd is a good budget that allows you to keep a good balance in price/performance. If you could give us a idea of how much do you have/willing to spend we could suggest some builds c:

I've got around $1,300 to put into the build, not including the monitor, OS, keyboard, and mouse. Thanks for the reply! :D 

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a b 4 Gaming
June 15, 2014 12:16:59 PM

This is a suggestion, I hope you receive feedback from other users as well.

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Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/s6xTzy/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($143.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1275.90
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-15 15:15 EDT-0400
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a b 4 Gaming
June 15, 2014 12:25:43 PM

Or like this one

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fky84D
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fky84D/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 4GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1311.88
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-15 15:23 EDT-0400

I think you can get a i7 4770k/4790k if you choose other components, without being cheap in others.
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