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Decent gaming pc build for 1200-1500USD?

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June 23, 2014 7:19:34 PM

I want a decent gaming PC that can run games like Witcher 3, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Watch Dogs, etc at High-Ultra settings, and basically last for maybe 4 years, until I have to play games at lowest graphics settings. Can someone recommend a decent gaming build in the range of 1200USD-1500USD? Thanks.

By the way, I am absolutely new to this pc building stuff, so I don't know shit about how to choose...I need help. Also, I can only order either online or in Singapore stores, since I live in Singapore.

I want to know if I should wait till the end of this year for prices to fall and for new products to come out, because I'm only going to buy all the parts and assemble it at the end of this year.
June 23, 2014 7:56:11 PM

Do you want me to include headphones mouse/keyboard, a monitor, OS and Wireless card?

I made one without all those, but if you want me to make another with them I can:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.39 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1340.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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June 23, 2014 8:00:03 PM



The 16 GBs of RAM is completely unnecessary for a gaming PC and with the price of the RAM you could have went with a better SSD or a better GPU.

Also on a side note you can get 3 free games with the R9 290 in the build I made you.
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June 25, 2014 12:25:53 AM

Scoutdrago3 said:
Do you want me to include headphones mouse/keyboard, a monitor, OS and Wireless card?

I made one without all those, but if you want me to make another with them I can:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case ($114.39 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1340.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


Hey thanks man! Wait so you're sure this can run games like Inqusition, Witcher 3, Watch Dogs, etc on high? And also, what do you mean Wireless Card? How expensive is that? And do you think that prices will fall by December? Thank you so much for this, I really mean it.

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July 16, 2014 2:53:03 PM

Hello jason
i have a build for you
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/WFdM4D
a wireless card is a wifi card so your pc can connect to wifi
They are not expensive around 20 usd dollars
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July 17, 2014 2:44:28 AM

Sorry thats is another build
But still in your budget
Here is a new one
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mX9nyc
Change the case if u want as long it supports ATX motherboard
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July 17, 2014 2:46:24 AM

That should run all those games u mentioned on high
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