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Most bang for my buck. I need help building a gaming rig.

#1oddball7465Posted 1/10/2014 1:52:40 PM
I'm wanting to build a gaming rig, and I've got a $1,000 budget. Can you all help me get the most bang for my buck, and help me build thr best gaming rig I can with my budget?

I've got a mouse, keyboard, and a monitor. I just need the actual rig. Thanks in advance!
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#2Ep1taph303Posted 1/10/2014 1:57:33 PM
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#3tiger8191Posted 1/10/2014 2:06:46 PM
Just a quick build to work off of.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z5mf
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#4PhilOnDezPosted 1/10/2014 3:03:42 PM
tiger8191 posted...
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z5mf


This is pretty good, I'd go with a caviar black over the blue unless you plan on adding an SSD later. Then for the power supply, while there's nothing wrong with the CX line as far as actually powering a system goes I've heard that the CX430 suffers pretty badly from coil whine. That's a deal breaker for me personally and while I'm not sure if it's just the 430 or the entire line it's enough to scare me off of them unless it's needed for just an absolute bare minimum budget build. There's plenty to choose from in that price range though so it shouldn't push the cost up much if at all.
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#5PsythikPosted 1/10/2014 3:38:23 PM(edited)
tiger8191 posted...
Just a quick build to work off of.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z5mf
The only thing I'd change about that build is swap out the DVD drive for an SSD. I rather have 10 second boot times than install a drive that'll only get used maybe once a year.

TC, that is one great GPU/CPU combo. Both are the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

EDIT: Oh and I wouldn't trust Corsair PSUs either. My TW650w catastrophically failed on me after only 5 years, taking half my hard drives along with it.
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#6AltmadragonPosted 1/10/2014 3:53:41 PM
Psythik posted...
tiger8191 posted...
Just a quick build to work off of.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z5mf
The only thing I'd change about that build is swap out the DVD drive for an SSD. I rather have 10 second boot times than install a drive that'll only get used maybe once a year.

TC, that is one great GPU/CPU combo. Both are the absolute best bang for your buck right now.

EDIT: Oh and I wouldn't trust Corsair PSUs either. My TW650w catastrophically failed on me after only 5 years, taking half my hard drives along with it.


Just 5 years? I thought warranty was... 5 yrs..








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#7PsythikPosted 1/10/2014 7:19:38 PM
Well it's the first time a PSU has ever failed on me, and I have machines dating as far back as 1993 that still work.
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#8strongo9Posted 1/10/2014 7:56:58 PM(edited)
I improvedtiger8191 posted...
Just a quick build to work off of.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z5mf


I improved a bit on this by slightly cutting back on some parts without sacrificing quality, removing the CD/DVD drive, and adding a SSD.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zfII

It'll be a pretty cool looking build with that windowed case because every part is black and silver.
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#9thegreatsquarePosted 1/10/2014 9:42:35 PM
Do you need an OS?

State & town you live in? [In case you live near a Fry's/Microcenter for their in-store deals]
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