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August 11, 2014 12:53:55 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)
Early-Mid December

Budget Range: (e.g.: 300-400) Before / After Rebates; Before / After Shipping
Under $1000 Please

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: Folding@Home, gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)
Gaming, school, surfing the internet, photoshop, streaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes / No
I NEED ONE, include in build please.


Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**
NONE starting from scratch.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes / No
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.
Yes, Windows 7 please, include in build please.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
does not matter, any website.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - we need to know where these parts are being assembled and whether there are good store-only deals available
Escondido, California, United States

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: I would like to upgrade to Intel CPU)
Does not matter, whichever is better.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe
In the future, not now though.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe
No

Your Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 or if you're upgrading please state what you'd want to get)
Include in monitor, I would to play on a really good HD monitor but if my budget is enough, anything that can play DayZ on high settings is good.

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC. Please also list specific software or games you're using)
Run DayZ, LoL, Dota 2, Swordsman Online on Medium to high settings please.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke)
Laptop overheats when playing LoL.

THANKS IN ADVANCE.

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a c 282 4 Gaming
August 11, 2014 1:03:38 AM

Try -

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Orange ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($82.84 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.74 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1003.49
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a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2014 1:06:24 AM

Nice and detailed post. Thank you for making it easier for us. :) 

Right soooo my suggestion is this :

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

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox) | $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpr...) | $114.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d...) | $73.95 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...) | $72.00 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $55.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [HIS Radeon R9 280X 3GB IceQ X² Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h280xqmt3g2...) | $267.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-s210001) | $34.99 @ Micro Center
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b1060...) | $44.99 @ NCIX US
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) | $12.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umwg6aab01) | $99.00 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1036.82
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 04:06 EDT-0400 |
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A bit overbudget.
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a c 282 4 Gaming
August 11, 2014 1:08:21 AM

Ahhh - both sides - Intel and nVidia vs AMD and Radeon
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August 11, 2014 1:09:01 AM

Novuake said:
Nice and detailed post. Thank you for making it easier for us. :) 

Right soooo my suggestion is this :

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

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/amd-cpu-fd8320frhkbox) | $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-r...) | $29.98 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-m5a99fxpr...) | $114.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2kit4g3d...) | $73.95 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-driv...) | $72.00 @ Amazon
**Storage** | [Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-h...) | $55.98 @ OutletPC
**Video Card** | [HIS Radeon R9 280X 3GB IceQ X² Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h280xqmt3g2...) | $267.98 @ Newegg
**Case** | [NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-s210001) | $34.99 @ Micro Center
**Power Supply** | [EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b1060...) | $44.99 @ NCIX US
**Optical Drive** | [LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0) | $12.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615) | $89.98 @ OutletPC
**Monitor** | [Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umwg6aab01) | $99.00 @ Newegg
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $1036.82
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 04:06 EDT-0400 |
]

A bit overbudget.


No biggie, thank you !
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a b 4 Gaming
August 11, 2014 1:11:52 AM

Here's a build
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($82.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 270 2GB Dual-X Video Card ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS239H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($34.99 @ Micro Center)
Total: $949.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-11 04:10 EDT-0400

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The games you mentioned are very hardware intensive and a cheaper build would run those games fine, so do you want this build ? Or are you planning to play other games such as Crysis and BF in future
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