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Best PC for 1000$-Parts Only

#1Vivec55Posted 12/24/2013 4:12:18 PM
I'm looking to build a gaming PC with a friend but I'm extremely incompetent and thus am turning to the interwebz. If possible could someone tell me the most powerful parts I could get for a total of 1000 dollars (or under) to make a gaming PC that just crushes the X1 or PS4. I understand that this is (or would be) a time consuming process, so I'm hoping that there are some brothas out there who enjoy creating hypothetical gaming rigs.

Additional info. would be that I would prefer an Intel machine (as opposed to AMD) and that I will be running Windows 7 on this machine. I'm sure others have asked this question but I want up to date answers which is why I am asking again.

I really appreciate any and all responses, even insulting my laziness. I would also be happy to get a link to another website which recommends parts or something.

Thanks, guis.
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#2randy_123rPosted 12/24/2013 4:54:31 PM
Although I'm usually horrendous at suggesting builds, usually people want to know if you need a monitor, mouse, keyboard, or a copy of Windows 7.
GT: Saint Muzik
#3shadow_runner2Posted 12/24/2013 5:02:11 PM
Your going to want to start by reading Eaglerulez guide on this board, its stickied on the main page and its a good primer which will help you gain an understanding of what you are about to do.

Check this parts guide out as well (, it will also help.

For an example of something you might be looking for check out this build: It would utterly annihilate the XB1 and PS4 in graphics benchmarks and will play most ( if not all) games released to this day on either high, very high, or ( more then likely) max settings. The only thing you might want to think about doing is getting a new Heat sink for the CPU and, of course, don't get win 8 get win 7 ( make sure it is 64-bit though other wise a good chunk of your ram will go un-used by the system). It could also be used for minor rendering or for drafting ( autocad, solid works, etc) purposes if your wanted to.

Hope it helps.
#4randy_123rPosted 12/24/2013 5:11:58 PM
O yea and use this.
GT: Saint Muzik
#5Vivec55(Topic Creator)Posted 12/24/2013 7:26:25 PM
Wow that logical increments website seems amazing? Can anyone else vouch for some of the outstanding or exceptional system setups they have listed?

I'm also reading the other links, thanks guys. I would also be in the market for a monitor, keyboard, and mouse.Perhaps a copy of Windows 7 if I have to.
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