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July 29, 2014 6:42:00 PM

Hey Guys!
So I am embarking on building my first computer and I need help knowing what is good for max performance.

My price range is between $1,000-$1,500.

It will be mostly for gaming. I'd prefer Intel but I am new at this so if you guys think something else would be better then let me know. I just want the most gaming power out of my budget. I want to be able to play games like Arma 3, Battlefield Hardline, Evolve, Elder Scrolls Online, Borderlands, Assassin's Creed, etc...

My main concern is Performance, I don't really care about aesthetics. I'd like to be able to run these games at medium to high graphics.

Thank you so much for taking time to read and help me! :) 

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July 29, 2014 6:45:29 PM

Will you be Overclocking? Do you need Peripherals or OS? Which country do you live in? (I will assume US for the first build, wait a sec)
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July 29, 2014 6:57:28 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1244.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 21:57 EDT-0400
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July 29, 2014 8:31:48 PM

Alpha3031 said:
Will you be Overclocking? Do you need Peripherals or OS? Which country do you live in? (I will assume US for the first build, wait a sec)

What do you mean by needing perpherals or OS? Sorry I am really new at all this.
Alpha3031 said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.40 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1244.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 21:57 EDT-0400


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July 29, 2014 9:31:39 PM

Peripherals are items like keyboards,monitors,mouse,speakers etc.
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July 29, 2014 10:52:54 PM

And OS is windows, usually.
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July 30, 2014 2:53:19 AM

Alpha3031 said:
And OS is windows, usually.

Yeah I am going to get the monitor and keyboard and mouse and I was going to run it on windows 8.

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July 30, 2014 5:24:24 AM

Noahliscord said:
Alpha3031 said:
And OS is windows, usually.

Yeah I am going to get the monitor and keyboard and mouse and I was going to run it on windows 8.



Well you can use the rest of you r budget in bicking out nice mice, keyboards and monitors :p 
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July 30, 2014 6:32:59 AM

Alpha3031 said:
Noahliscord said:
Alpha3031 said:
And OS is windows, usually.

Yeah I am going to get the monitor and keyboard and mouse and I was going to run it on windows 8.



Well you can use the rest of you r budget in bicking out nice mice, keyboards and monitors :p 


I was talking with a friend of mine and he was talking about the intel core i5-4670k. So I am just wonder what you think about that versus the i5-4690k?

And also i was looking at the radeon vs the Geforce? Why'd you go Radeon over Geforce?

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July 30, 2014 6:44:19 AM

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H8sD7P) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/H8sD7P/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k) | $234.99 @ NCIX US
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $22.99 @ Micro Center
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z97a) | $139.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c9d8gx...) | $76.50 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $80.99 @ NCIX US
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $52.91 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929...) | $359.99 @ Amazon
**Case** | [BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/bitfenix-case-shinobiwindo...) | $52.99 @ NCIX US
**Power Supply** | [Rosewill Capstone 750W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...) | $59.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1171.32
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-30 09:43 EDT-0400 |
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July 30, 2014 6:53:18 AM

Noahliscord said:
Alpha3031 said:
Noahliscord said:
Alpha3031 said:
And OS is windows, usually.

Yeah I am going to get the monitor and keyboard and mouse and I was going to run it on windows 8.



Well you can use the rest of you r budget in bicking out nice mice, keyboards and monitors :p 


I was talking with a friend of mine and he was talking about the intel core i5-4670k. So I am just wonder what you think about that versus the i5-4690k?

And also i was looking at the radeon vs the Geforce? Why'd you go Radeon over Geforce?



Take a look at my PC from signature I've got a i5-4670k and it's more then enough. Everything is running great games, programs...
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July 30, 2014 5:01:45 PM

Noahliscord said:
Alpha3031 said:
Noahliscord said:
Alpha3031 said:
And OS is windows, usually.

Yeah I am going to get the monitor and keyboard and mouse and I was going to run it on windows 8.



Well you can use the rest of you r budget in bicking out nice mice, keyboards and monitors :p 


I was talking with a friend of mine and he was talking about the intel core i5-4670k. So I am just wonder what you think about that versus the i5-4690k?

And also i was looking at the radeon vs the Geforce? Why'd you go Radeon over Geforce?



It's newer and has the following improvements

    More capacitors for smoother power delivery
    Complements the Z97 chipset,
    Better TIM
    And, just generally, better OC.


And the Radeon card is cheaper for the same performance, approximately equal to the GTX 780

(and I do suggest either a multi monitor or high refresh rate monitor setup, because this build can definitely run it.)
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July 30, 2014 5:51:37 PM

Alpha3031 said:
Noahliscord said:
Alpha3031 said:
Noahliscord said:
Alpha3031 said:
And OS is windows, usually.

Yeah I am going to get the monitor and keyboard and mouse and I was going to run it on windows 8.



Well you can use the rest of you r budget in bicking out nice mice, keyboards and monitors :p 


I was talking with a friend of mine and he was talking about the intel core i5-4670k. So I am just wonder what you think about that versus the i5-4690k?

And also i was looking at the radeon vs the Geforce? Why'd you go Radeon over Geforce?



It's newer and has the following improvements

    More capacitors for smoother power delivery
    Complements the Z97 chipset,
    Better TIM
    And, just generally, better OC.


And the Radeon card is cheaper for the same performance, approximately equal to the GTX 780

(and I do suggest either a multi monitor or high refresh rate monitor setup, because this build can definitely run it.)


Ok sweet! Thanks so much!! :D  and whats a high refresh rate monitor set up? I looked it up online but i dont exactly get it.
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July 30, 2014 7:50:26 PM

120 Hz or 144 Hz monitor.
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