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June 15, 2014 8:52:28 PM

I would like to build a gaming PC with a budget of 900 US dollars but I am completely new to building computers. I would LOVE if somebody gave me a parts list with a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the PC.
Some preferences:
Intel Core, i7 would be great.
I won't be overclocking.
2-3TB Hard drive? 1TB is enough though, but I want the most out of my money.
Good graphics card, I will be gaming a lot(mainly minecraft) and recording with programs like FRAPS at the same time.
8 Gigabytes of RAM, 16 would be great
I want an optical drive
I will probably using Windows 8-64bit
I want a good motherboard with 6 USB outputs(I don't know how to deal with 1.0,2.0, ans 3.0 USB outputs), an HDMI and a VGA output, and 1 audio jack for both the speakers or headphones and the microphone in the same jack(I have a USB connector that has two audio jacks that I use).

Please, if you can, include a full parts list, including CPU cooler.

I am not sure about the monitor, but I have 2 Dell monitors with the resolution or 1680*1050.

I want it to have Bluetooth, as I do use an Apple keyboard. I have a wireless Logitech mouse.

Since I am completely new to computer building, if would be great if you could also have a step-by-step tutorial on how to build it and everything up until the point where it is like a pre-made computer where you can just start installing programs and such(include a list of drivers I need to install).

EDIT to format:
Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of this week I should have the orders placed

Budget Range: $800-900, but I'd like to stay on the lower end

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet Browsing, School Stuff

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: None, building from nothing

Do you need to buy OS: yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't know

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: What is that exactly?

SLI or Crossfire: WTF is that?

Your Monitor Resolution: I have 2 Dell 1680*1050 monitors, but it would be great if I could upgrade within the budget

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Just to upgrade my specs, and loking for a cheap way to get a new and better PC

Thanks!!!

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June 15, 2014 8:53:47 PM

Also I am going to need good WiFi, because my internet router is across the house so an Ethernet cable is out of the question,
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June 15, 2014 9:03:53 PM

I'll price up what you require but it's not going to be within $800 no matter what. i7 eats the budget.
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June 15, 2014 9:13:07 PM

Got it under $900 after rebates, and really it isn't half bad. I really didn't have to make compromises.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97N-WIFI Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($104.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 270X 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($179.00 @ Newegg)
Case: Xion XON-560 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $894.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 00:11 EDT-0400

As far as putting it together, if you can turn a screwdriver you can piece together a computer. My 11 year old daughter does it for me sometimes when I have too much work.
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June 15, 2014 9:21:13 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus H87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($111.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($216.60 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($65.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN725N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.88 @ B&H)
Total: $863.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-16 00:18 EDT-0400

See the vids below on step by step PC Assembly:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bUghCx9iso
www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxaVBsXEiok

You don't need CPU Cooler because CPU is factory locked. Stock Intel cooler will be fine.
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June 15, 2014 9:41:09 PM

Can you just install a driver to connect to wifi?
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June 15, 2014 9:45:38 PM

noobatcomputers said:
Can you just install a driver to connect to wifi?


Windows 8 can generally detect a wifi device and install a generic driver.

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June 16, 2014 8:29:34 AM

but the thing is the video cards don't have VGA outputs...my monitor uses a VGA input.
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June 16, 2014 10:11:13 AM

noobatcomputers said:
but the thing is the video cards don't have VGA outputs...my monitor uses a VGA input.


They should come with an adapter.

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