First Time Gaming Build $1000 Max

zxdfty78

Newbie
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to see this. Here is my build so far. Some things that I should tell you are, I do not plan on spending more than $1000, but hope to keep it as cheap as possible (around $900 at most if possible). This build will primarily be used for hardcore gaming and video editing. Please help me make the best build that I can.

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 ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($319.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.30 @ Newegg)
Total: $981.22
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 20:43 EDT-0400)

 

zxdfty78

Newbie
Not sure if this is against the rules but *bump? I plan on buying this build by the end of today so any comments would be nice.

 

eBombzor

Senior Member
That is actually a pretty solid build. You could probably buy a lower wattage PSU if you aren't planning to go SLI and save a little bit. Other than that it looks great.

 

zxdfty78

Newbie
Dad wanted an i7 so ended up with this build instead.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($326.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 270X 2GB Video Card ($214.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($76.30 @ Newegg)
Total: $998.18
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-16 12:24 EDT-0400)

 

sam.chen

Administrator
Staff member
Looks solid to me. If you aren't doing anything super CPU intensive with the computer, you could probably drop the i7 back to an i5 and throw in a SSD.

 
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