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$1100 or under Gaming PC build help

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: In a day or two

Budget Range: $1100 or under please

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Videos

Are you buying a monitor: At a later date

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, will get Windows 8.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg or amazon

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: Will be buying this about a week after the computer.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZNDS0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Additional Comments: I honestly just want a computer that will be able to handle my games. I mostly play league, indie and strategy games on steam. I don't run that graphic intense of games, so I would like to handle what I play on high settings.
I will need a OS, and after I get all of the parts and install them I probably wont do any addition modifications, it will be right out of the box.
Oh, I would also like to have a SSD. It doesn't have to be large, but I would like for it to exist. Thanks for all of your help.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Tired of having a poop computer.
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  1. [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QMLrRB) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QMLrRB/by_merchant/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690) | $209.99 @ Newegg
    **CPU Cooler** | [Enermax ETS-N30-HE 55.4 CFM CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-cpu-cooler-etsn30he) | $15.98 @ Newegg
    **Motherboard** | [ASRock H87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h87pro4) | $84.48 @ Newegg
    **Memory** | (http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbrl) | $79.99 @ Newegg
    **Storage** | [Plextor M5S Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/plextor-internal-hard-drive-px128m5s) | $79.99 @ Micro Center
    **Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003) | $52.91 @ OutletPC
    **Video Card** | [PowerColor Radeon R9 280X 3GB TurboDuo Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-axr9280x3gbd5t2dheoc) | $289.99 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-300rwindowed) | $79.95 @ Amazon
    **Power Supply** | [XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9) | $55.48 @ SuperBiiz
    **Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1stblkbas) | $16.98 @ OutletPC
    **Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050) | $84.99 @ NCIX US
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1050.73

    would do the trick
  2. Best answer
    Check this build: It is based on Haswell Refresh and powerful CPU i5 4690 with H97 series mobo @ $988.67

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($268.30 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $988.67
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  3. EasyLover said:
    Check this build: It is based on Haswell Refresh and powerful CPU i5 4690 with H97 series mobo @ $988.67

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($268.30 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($55.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $988.67
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Actually scratch what I just said this should do the trick. This graphics card should be reliable and powerful right?
  4. I actually can pull out my old hard drive and not buy the Western Digital 1TB, and upgrade the graphics card to a GTX 770, and that would be fine, right?
  5. R9 280x is at par with 770 approx. 280x is a powerful card and it will do the job. With my build you have savings so you can buy 770 by dropping just 280x not hdd if you so desire
  6. yes the 280x is just as good as the 770 but less expensive
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