Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

First Build for Gaming PC under $1000

Last response: in Systems
Share
August 12, 2014 3:35:39 PM

Hey Guys,

I just had a bunch of help from @shortstuff_mt and i made a few changes due to price and references.

I was wondering if this build could run games like modded Minecraft, BF3, and Day Z on medium settings?

Here is my build, http://pcpartpicker.com/user/VolcomSlayer92/saved/K7C48...

If you guys can give any suggestions that would be nice!

More about : build gaming 1000

August 12, 2014 3:44:03 PM

I would suggest switching out the 750 Ti for an R9 270x, since you can get one for not a whole lot more and it's a relatively worthwhile performance increase.
m
0
l
August 12, 2014 3:50:06 PM

viewtyjoe said:
I would suggest switching out the 750 Ti for an R9 270x, since you can get one for not a whole lot more and it's a relatively worthwhile performance increase.


So what would this improve? It is about $60 more.
I have no clue what any of this stuff is.
m
0
l
Related resources
August 12, 2014 3:53:01 PM

Whats the purpose of ur gpu. To play games with a low buget in mind? If is yes then consider an after market gpu from amd R9 series
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2014 4:00:54 PM

Get the r9 270 over the Gxt 750 ti since your build already has a PSU big enough to power it.

Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 270 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($149.99 @ Newegg)

The difference is the graphics performance, you will get better quality at higher frame rates with the r9 270 over the gtx 750 ti. The only reason to go for the gtx 750 ti over the r9 270 is if you strongly prefer Nvidia GPUs (ie hate AMD), plan to use Nvidia's Shadowplay, or absolutely need Phsyx on your games.
m
0
l
August 12, 2014 4:08:36 PM

amr4622 said:
Whats the purpose of ur gpu. To play games with a low buget in mind? If is yes then consider an after market gpu from amd R9 series


Well my budget is $849 for everything except a monitor.
I want to have a good GPU that can play those games up top. im at $785. So i have a little room to upgrade. Any specific suggestions?
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2014 4:11:54 PM

If you have $50 more then get the r9 280, that would let you play pretty much every game out at high or ultra settings:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.79 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($198.50 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($27.68 @ NCIX US)
Total: $848.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 19:11 EDT-0400

IF you wanted to stay with Nvidia GPUs then this is the one to go with (but over budget by $20)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)
m
1
l
August 12, 2014 4:34:05 PM

numanator said:
If you have $50 more then get the r9 280, that would let you play pretty much every game out at high or ultra settings:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($182.79 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($88.99 @ Mwave)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($198.50 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N150PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($27.68 @ NCIX US)
Total: $848.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 19:11 EDT-0400

IF you wanted to stay with Nvidia GPUs then this is the one to go with (but over budget by $20)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($229.99 @ Newegg)


So on this set up are you sure that this video card is a good one to have and it works with all my parts?
I just saved up this money and i dont know what im doing.
m
1
l

Best solution

a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2014 5:02:08 PM

Yeah, that build I posted all works together and has pretty good performance. The R9 280 will give the best graphics performance at that price.
Share
August 12, 2014 5:25:15 PM

I agree with numanator, mines a r9 290x and I can play almost any game at max so with r9 280 u could overclock it if u have a watercooler and beat my card easily . Plus the price u pay vs a Nvidia is like the smart choice unless u want to spend money.

Also that gpu will perform better than my amd cpu and its compatible
m
0
l
!