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Could someone give me a hand tweaking my first gaming PC setup?

#11TheFeshPincePosted 8/23/2013 7:35:38 PM
No problem. Good luck. If you have any other questions, just ask.

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#12gastamanPosted 8/24/2013 9:42:21 AM
Lightning Bolt posted...
Really? I was kind of under the impression that I was going fairly high-end, putting a full grand into it


$1000 is plenty, if you don't need a mouse, keyboard, monitor, speakers, and OS. That's about $300 worth of parts, bringing your $1000 down to $700. An i5 4670k, a decent motherboard, and a cooler will run you close to $400, leaving you with only $300. $200 for a decent graphics card and your left with just $100 for a case, PSU, RAM, and HDD. That's tough.
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#13Lightning Bolt(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 1:17:30 PM(edited)
Is it really that bad?
Holding it up side by side with the recommended specs for Bioshock Infinite and it seems to blow it out of the water. Double the needed RAM, triple the... graphics card power (GPU?), and such.

Am I really gimping myself that much going down to what you posted compared to the build in the OP?
I ask because it's not that I can't afford the extra few hundred, I just figured it'd be unnecessary.
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#14gastamanPosted 8/24/2013 1:25:59 PM
The build I posted is not bad. It also isn't $1000. I'm just saying that if you want that kind of build for a $1000, it's going to be tough.
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#15Lightning Bolt(Topic Creator)Posted 8/24/2013 1:31:16 PM
Alright then, I suppose this isn't set in stone so I'll go with that for now and upgrade if needed.
Thanks again. >_>b
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