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 Post subject: Building a Gaming PC Under $1000
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:29 am 

Joined: Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:23 am
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Hello MaximumPC users,
I've been wanting to build a gaming PC for a while now, but don't have a gigantic budget to throw around. I've selected parts with a little help from another website, please provide any thoughts you might have that might be more beneficial than the current parts I have for the price. Note that I already have an optical drive and HDD I will be scavenging so it's not on the list.

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1aK13
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1aK13/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1aK13/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($58.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($98.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($265.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $953.34
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-27 05:28 EDT-0400)

 Post subject: Re: Building a Gaming PC Under $1000
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:32 am 

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:43 am
Posts: 67
Your build looks great, but you may want to go with an aftermarket cooler like a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo as it runs about $35 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 If you ever plan to overclock your rig then the Evo should be able to handle a decent overclock of your 4670K.

Another thing you may want to add to your rig is an SSD as it will improve boot times and overall OS performance. A 120GB is going to run you about $100 or so like this Samsung 840 Series. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147188

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