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PC build help...?

#1Rambo220Posted 11/6/2013 11:16:28 AM
I have been reading about PC building and since my parents and younger brother need a new desktop I have decided to finally build one. Since I am not extremely knowledgeable in the subject(I understand how things work, not sure what is the best combo and brands) I wouldn't really know if a build I have would work or not. I have a budget of ideally $750 but am willing to go up to $1,000- $1,200. I understand this isn't a lot and I can afford a lot more but since its my first build I thought I would be a little more conservative. btw, the operating system and peripherals aren't included in that price range.

My parents will just be using it to do minor work related stuff but my brother wants to play games on it such as Battlefield 4, Skyrim, etc.. I saw the following build from Forbes and am curious what could be done to improve what the writer came up with.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/09/16/build-a-powerful-battlefield-4-gaming-pc-for-less-than-750-ssd-and-windows-8-included/

I already plan on getting a better SSD, HDD, aftermarket fan, power supply and a blu ray optical drive.

Any suggestions?
#2StormKMDPosted 11/6/2013 11:19:48 AM
That CPU...no...get intel.

i5, i7, whatever. Get intel.
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#3Rambo220(Topic Creator)Posted 11/6/2013 11:26:58 AM
StormKMD posted...
That CPU...no...get intel.

i5, i7, whatever. Get intel.


Okay, any recommendations. I have heard a lot about Intel leading the competition and how AMD is trailing but if I switch the processor I need to switch the motherboard as well.
#4NicodimusPosted 11/6/2013 11:54:05 AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YldH

See if that meets all your needs.
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#5Rambo220(Topic Creator)Posted 11/6/2013 12:07:44 PM
Nicodimus posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1YldH

See if that meets all your needs.


That looks better than what I was getting. Thanks. If anyone else has anything to add I would like to hear it.