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what is the best gaming PC i can build for $1800?

Hi, I am looking on how to try to build a gaming PC for $1800 (my friend got sick of me playing on console and gave me the money as a gift for the rig) now, i am going to need OS (preferably windows 8.1), monitor, mouse, and keyboard, since i have been on laptop for a few years, i don't have these, gaming is the main concern, but i also need it to play videos in 1080p without much trouble, any suggestions? Thanks
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    You just need to pick a mouse and keyboard and you are good to go bud. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($167.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($92.04 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($459.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($86.66 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1718.56
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-12 23:40 EDT-0400
  2. awesome, thanks again
  3. Can I be friends with your friend too...
  4. Me too...

    Though I do have some objections with the above build:

    It uses the older 4770K/Z97 CPU/chipset. This means no upgrade to Broadwell and slightly reduced OC capability

    The SuperNova NEX has only 20 A 12v rails, which (correct me if I'm wrong) is a bit low for a GTX 780.

    Lastly, there are changes that can be made for the SSD and RAM to make them cheaper without reducing performance noticeably.

    That's all I have to say on the build
  5. iamthemalachai said:
    awesome, thanks again
    No problem.You're welcome!
  6. Alpha3031 said:
    Me too...

    Though I do have some objections with the above build:

    It uses the older 4770K/Z97 CPU/chipset. This means no upgrade to Broadwell and slightly reduced OC capability

    The SuperNova NEX has only 20 A 12v rails, which (correct me if I'm wrong) is a bit low for a GTX 780.

    Lastly, there are changes that can be made for the SSD and RAM to make them cheaper without reducing performance noticeably.

    That's all I have to say on the build
    The psu is more then enough bud no worries!
  7. How about the 4770K vs the 4790K? Or even if you go without the change, the Z97 MoBo?
  8. Gam3r01 said:
    Can I be friends with your friend too...


    if you want
  9. Alpha3031 said:
    Lastly, there are changes that can be made for the SSD and RAM to make them cheaper without reducing performance noticeably.


    and those would be? i have looked up the rest of his build, it looks like it will work, but what are the ssd and ram changes?
  10. The Samsung 840 EVO to a Crucial MX100

    This RAM is faster, still 1.5 V, and currently on sale http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

    if you can't be bothered to set a xmp http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gab
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