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Best gaming build under $950? Shipping/monitor/keyboard/mouse included?

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August 16, 2014 11:20:54 PM

Hello there i am currently in the process of getting a gaming computer, and i had an original budget of 1200$ which has, recently, been brought down to around $950. I am going to be playing many different kinds of games, so i cant really specify which category(fps, mmo, rts, etc). I know i am going to be playing LoL, Dayz, and heavily modded versions of minecraft. I am, eventually, going to be recording, streaming, and editing videos and such using this computer so a crossfirex mobo will probably be helpful. I am going to be upgrading as i gain more money, so im assuming the best route to go would be low level intel i5, but i don't really have a preference between intel and amd, so that doesn't really matter. Just something to go off of i suppose.

Any help would be much appreciated!!

P.S.
The keyboard and mouse dont have to be anything extreme, just something to tide me over until i can afford better ones.

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August 16, 2014 11:30:13 PM

So you will not be playing high quality games so I am able to sneak in a good quality CPU. :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.41 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 20M35D-B 60Hz 19.5" Monitor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-G300LX 802.11b/g PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($7.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($13.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $979.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 02:29 EDT-0400
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August 16, 2014 11:33:23 PM

Try -

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Newegg) - good for editing
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($86.98 @ OutletPC) - good for editing
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($308.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX TS 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($21.11 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $978.99
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August 16, 2014 11:49:45 PM

Joeteoh99 said:
So you will not be playing high quality games so I am able to sneak in a good quality CPU. :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.41 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 20M35D-B 60Hz 19.5" Monitor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-G300LX 802.11b/g PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($7.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($13.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $979.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 02:29 EDT-0400


Hi! Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. It seems you didnt include a cpu cooler, also im going to be using ethernet to connect my computer to my router, so the wireless connector isnt a problem. One more thing, i want a 1920x1080 monitor
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August 16, 2014 11:53:19 PM

The stock cooler would be fine as it is not an overclocking CPU.

Here's the build now. What do you think? :D 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z97 PC MATE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($51.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($57.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 520W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($83.41 @ Mwave)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/RSBS DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: LG 20M35D-B 60Hz 19.5" Monitor ($84.99 @ Amazon)
Wired Network Adapter: TP-Link TG-3468 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($11.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($13.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $983.27
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-17 02:52 EDT-0400
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August 17, 2014 12:01:40 AM

BatmanTheGamer said:
i7Baby said:
His cpu is not overclockable, so the stock cooler is fine.

Try Asus 24 in 1080p - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $180


Thanks again, but that would put me way over my budget :p . i really dont want to have to go over 950 and the original build is already over that.


How about mine? ;) 
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