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Gaming build, $1000-$1200 budget

Title pretty much says it all. I'm looking to build a gaming rig with a $1200 budget, I've attempted my own builds in the past but I always feel like I never get the most bang for my buck no matter how much research I do. I already have an OS and a suggestion for a good monitor ~22"-24" would be amazing as well.

Thank you to anyone who has the time to help me out!
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  1. Wait so this is $1000-$1200 for just the PC? Or for the monitor and PC?
  2. oh sorry for the confusion, the monitor would be included in the budget. going over $1200 is 'okay' but i'd prefer to stay under
  3. IPS monitor or TN?
  4. IPS monitor, but if it's a choice between an IPS monitor or a better rig and a TN then i'd go with the TN
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    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/K73YRB

    The Toxic edition R9 280x is about equal to a GTX 780 and should max every game you throw at it with high amounts of AA. I also included an IPS monitor
  6. Oh and I saved you a bit of money for a case
  7. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HTcDQ7
    Could swap out the monitor for a lower quality/priced one to add an SSD.
    Personally i'd get a better monitor now and add an SSD sometime down the road.
  8. Thank you! and it looks like the mobo + GPU will fit in just about any case
  9. thranimal said:
    Thank you! and it looks like the mobo + GPU will fit in just about any case


    Yup, and if it doesn't fit well you could always remove a drive bay
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