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Wanting to build a gaming pc that'll be able to play games at max settings, where do I begin?

So I'm trying to get off of the console bandwagon and join the civilized world and get into PC gaming. My question is: can I builld a complete set up that'll play any game that I throw at it at max settings for no more than $1000? Ill need at least a monitor with it as i can take care of the keyboard and mouse separately. I'd also like the availablity to keep it fully upgradable for multiple screen setup later on and keep it future proof for as long as possible. I feel as though i might be asking to fill a very tall order here but I'll never know if I never ask. Any insight or recommendations would be great. I've been using pcpartpicker so that would be very helpful, i just don't know what exactly I'm looking at with all of the choices/combinations available there. Thanks in advance for any help.
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  1. i5-4690K + GTX 970 , build of everyone's dreams, any game,max,don't bother, just chill.
  2. random5 said:
    i5-4690K + GTX 970 , build of everyone's dreams, any game,max,don't bother, just chill.


    Thanks, what about ram, memory, psu, mobo,etc..?
  3. 8GB 1866MHz Crucial Sport RAM,
    1TB WD Caviar 7200RPM or Samsung 850 Pro SSD, or even both if you're feelin' in love with RAID.
    PSU eh..? XFX 650W
    Motherboard, eh sometihng inexpensive like Gigabyte UD3P or ASRock Z97 Extreme6
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.94 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $965.35
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-10 16:06 EST-0500
  5. MSI 970? meh I'd vote for Zotac, we all know it dominates by performance and design bro. + he asked a monitor.. he definetly wont find one for 34.65$
  6. Best answer
    this rig is for single GPU
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($87.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $997.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-10 16:35 EST-0500
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