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Building a $1000-1300 gaming desktop need help from experienced minds

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January 3, 2014 2:23:07 PM

the title says it all. i have a $1300 budget and the only preferences is that its a intel and i need a monitor too. i found one pre-configured http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops/erazer/x-series/x... but i dont know if its good or not for the price or if i could make a better one
a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2014 2:27:34 PM

Dont buy premades, u will ALWAYS pay something for the work put into building it and for the brand, thats always
Check this out
CPU:intel i5 4670k
PSU: 650W xfx, look for an 80plus one
Motherboard: Z87.pro
GPU: GTX770 or R9 280x take your pick
Ram: G.skill 2X4 gb (8gb total ) 1600mhz CL9 DDR3 ram
Case: Corsair 200r or NZXTPhantom
Monitor: u should be able to get a 1080p one for about 100dollars
OS: 100 dollars, would reccomend Windows 8.1
CPU cooler: Hyper 212 Evo plus
HDD: 1tb WD black
SSD: 120gb Samsung evo 840
Which site do u want to order this from so i can check if theres more room for upgrade?
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January 3, 2014 2:33:58 PM

(AMD)
CPU: Amd Fx 8350
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60
GPU: Gigabyte Gtx 770 OC Windforce 3X
PSU: Corsair RM 850
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (Silver) 1866Ghz
Case: Corsair 200R
OS: Windows 8.1 64 bit
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200.14 or WD Caviar Black 1TB
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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2014 2:34:50 PM

Legolas good build :) 
take any of these 2 OP and u should be good
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January 3, 2014 2:36:56 PM

Portuguesetechie said:
Legolas good build :) 
take any of these 2 OP and u should be good


Thank you :) 
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January 3, 2014 2:38:22 PM

One is Intel system and the another AMD system make your choise that two builds is about to the same cost.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2014 2:39:35 PM

The GPUs are the same even :p 
So yeah they should come arround at the same price, personally i prefer intel processors, its just my thing but AMD is also excellent at processors so yeah, pick one :) 
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January 3, 2014 2:56:40 PM

thanks guys i appreciate all the help!
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January 3, 2014 2:57:51 PM

Portuguesetechie said:
Dont buy premades, u will ALWAYS pay something for the work put into building it and for the brand, thats always
Check this out
CPU:intel i5 4670k
PSU: 650W xfx, look for an 80plus one
Motherboard: Z87.pro
GPU: GTX770 or R9 280x take your pick
Ram: G.skill 2X4 gb (8gb total ) 1600mhz CL9 DDR3 ram
Case: Corsair 200r or NZXTPhantom
Monitor: u should be able to get a 1080p one for about 100dollars
OS: 100 dollars, would reccomend Windows 8.1
CPU cooler: Hyper 212 Evo plus
HDD: 1tb WD black
SSD: 120gb Samsung evo 840
Which site do u want to order this from so i can check if theres more room for upgrade?


im not to sure yet i was thinking ibuypower but if you know a better one ill use that
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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2014 2:58:46 PM

Do u live in the usa? newegg.com
Do u live elsewhere?
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January 3, 2014 3:01:15 PM

armotoro said:
thanks guys i appreciate all the help!


No problem :) 
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January 3, 2014 3:02:42 PM

yeah i live in the usa
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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2014 3:02:49 PM

Here's my recommended build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2v7ZL

800w PSU will allow you to SLI in the future.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2014 3:03:57 PM

Again :p  the same build :p 
Get a 800.850 w PSU if u are going to SLI
Live in the USA? Newegg, good deals, good return policies, good pricing
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