Gaming PC build First time 1000-1500 Budget

I already asked this once but i decided to put it in a different topic. I need help with some hardware on what to get for my gaming pc. The PC will be strictly for gaming that is pretty much it. My budget is 1000-1500 dollars. I rather have it close to 1000 but i really want a good machine that will do fine for couple of years before upgrading so Im not worried about going to 1500. I want something that i can upgrade no problem in the future without changing the whole setup. I plan on playing with one computer monitor But I want the option of maybe possible doing a 3 monitor setup later down the road so i want something that is compatible with that later if i so choose to do it. The pc monitor is not necessary for my budget because i can get one later so that is not the issue mainly my budget consist of all the hardware minus the monitor. I want to be able to play high end games like arma 3 and bf4 and pretty games like far cry 3 or so on. at max or close to setting at a good frame rate. However I will be playing all sorts of games some may not need that much of power as the rest. I am not loyal to any brands so any will doo fine as long as it is indeed good I want the best value for my money.For my case I dont want an overkill case but one that has enough room for now and the future and also a decent look. As small it may seem I'd like to have a wifi adapter for it incase i ever need but it will mostly be cable connected. I cannot think of anthing else to had thank for your help and time

* my purchase date is very soon most likely this coming week or 2
I live in the USA
Overclocking? Not sure what it means but if it helps by all means yes.
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  1. I decided to push right up to your budget limit and gave you a nice motherboard, very nice 1866MHz RAM, SSD, GTX 780, nice case, and a PSU with enough power for another GTX 780 in SLI down the road. I can easily trim the price down, but this is a very nice system.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N10 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $1500.85
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-21 17:47 EST-0500)
  2. Thanks I like this build alot I was already determined in getting the gtx 780 as well. Is the 8gb memory enough for later down the road?
  3. chadfor500 said:
    Thanks I like this build alot I was already determined in getting the gtx 780 as well. Is the 8gb memory enough for later down the road?


    Should be enough but higher is always better. If you can get 2x8GB don't hestitate. You can always upgrade your RAM later on.
  4. RCFProd said:
    chadfor500 said:
    Thanks I like this build alot I was already determined in getting the gtx 780 as well. Is the 8gb memory enough for later down the road?


    Should be enough but higher is always better. If you can get 2x8GB don't hestitate. You can always upgrade your RAM later on.


    OK thanks
  5. Yousaid a 1866 ram but put a 2133 ram is that a mistake or what? I dont know the difference sorry and dont know whats best for the motherboard
  6. I don't see any comments about 1866MHz RAM. You won't really notice a difference between RAM running at 1866MHz vs. 2133MHz. I included the faster RAM in my build because it was a good price, but 1866MHz RAM would work fine.
  7. shortstuff_mt said:
    I don't see any comments about 1866MHz RAM. You won't really notice a difference between RAM running at 1866MHz vs. 2133MHz. I included the faster RAM in my build because it was a good price, but 1866MHz RAM would work fine.

    Ok thanks for your time
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