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Intel or AMD Micro ATX Build (Varied Budget)

I am looking for a system build that would be able to play CS:GO on max settings and maintain a 60+ FPS, and possibly maintain a high FPS while steaming/recording. I don't have a certain budget. I am looking for the lowest I can go while meeting the standards mentioned. It doesn't matter if it is an Intel or AMD base build in a micro ATX form factor with a sleek case, nothing too flashy. I'd prefer what ever has a better "bang for the buck". Thanks for the help.

-Hunter
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  1. ok Ill get something up, it will be intel.

    What's your budget range? $450-600?
  2. AMD does not provide decent performance for your needs in a MicroATX form factor.
    So you are forced to go Intel.

    This build is nice.
    Keep in mind it can not house an optical drive.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($322.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-C12P SE14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB ACX Video Card ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Phenom M Midnight Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1112.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 17:03 EDT-0400

    This is NOT considering a budget.
  3. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JQJ923

    Here would be a good starting point.

    Reason why I picked the G3258 is because it's cheap, overclockable, and you can drop a broadwell cpu which is coming in the next few years right into your motherboard without replacing it.
  4. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1241 V3 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus H97M-PLUS Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Best Buy)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($296.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1006.30
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 17:15 EDT-0400

    And the cheaper

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Pentium G3258 3.2GHz Dual-Core Processor ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.99 @ Micro Center)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $598.31
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-26 17:20 EDT-0400
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