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Budget Gaming PC (For next gen games with medium high - high settings?)

Hi, I have been using a crappy old laptop to play games for the longest time now and am looking at getting an upgrade, I would like to pick and choose parts through memory express. My budget is 1,500$ - 2,000$. So I have no intentions of cheeping out this time, I would not mind paying 2,000$ for a computer if it is worth the value but I'm not sure if its necessary. Some games I play, and would like to play in the future are: Middle Earth - Shadow of Mordor, Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Siege, Tom Clancy's The Division. Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, (and any elder scrolls game in the future) aswell as League of Legends. I do not need a Desktop that can run ultra graphics, I would be happy with "medium" or "medium-high" to "high" the big concern for me is it has to run smooth as glass at like 60fps +, cause the reason im doing this is because im tired of playing on minimal graphics and still having unplayable frame rates.

Parts not required: Mouse, Headset

I have no idea how overclocking works... so yeah any pointers there are welcome.
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  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/p42QwP

    With this setup, you will be playing most, if not all games on Ultra. Are you using a 1080p monitor?
  2. Here is a very nice start for you. And it comes in under your budget, and should be able to play games on ultra settings right around 60 fps. Let me see if I can tweak it a little for ya.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: *Team Elite Plus 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: *Transcend SSD340 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: *Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.49 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: *MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card ($549.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1227.38
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-03 18:11 EDT-0400
  3. RookieOfTheYear has a bit more cost effective build that will still get Ultra settings. The only thing I would change is getting dual channel memory, ie 2 x 4GB at 1866 Mhz.
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($336.74 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: PNY Optima 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.49 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card ($549.98 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Acer XB270H Abprz 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($599.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1841.14
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-03 18:21 EDT-0400

    You still need to pick a case and OS
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    Here is my suggestion with everything you should need. Comes in at the lower end of your budget, and would get you better performance than you are expecting. This rig should age very well for you. Especially since it is ready to just add another 980 in the future when you need more performance.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($336.74 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: *Transcend SSD340 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($59.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: *Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.49 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: *MSI GeForce GTX 980 4GB Video Card ($549.98 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Apevia X-DREAMER4-BL ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($149.00 @ B&H)
    Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1586.10
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    *Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-10-03 18:19 EDT-0400

    I also have a black and blue color scheme going with the motherboard, case and keyboard all being black with blue accents. This thing would look and perform great!
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