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I have around 900 dollars for a gaming PC

#1BrutaI_DeluxePosted 7/17/2014 5:00:45 AM
I do not need any extras such as Windows, keyboard, monitor, etc.

I don't actually care about SSDs or getting more than 8GB of RAM (yet, at least).
I'll only be playing at 1080p at most.
Goal is to have a PC that'll (ideally) last this console's life generation.

Also the site will assemble it for me for 30 dollars but I'm on two minds. One it'll save me having to do it (it'd be my first attempt) but on the other hand if I ever want to upgrade, I'd be digging through whatever wiring attempts they put in.
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#2BrutaI_Deluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 7/17/2014 5:03:30 AM
Oh and bonus if I can SLI/Crossfire down the road.
I was hoping to do watercooling since summers here aren't too bad, around 70 farenheight but it's incredibly humid.
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#3RaikozyPosted 7/17/2014 5:47:50 AM
You can go with i5 which is 240 which is great for gaming or if you are pushing it go with i7 for 349. Just get an inexpepensive mobo for around 130 max. Ram, get the 8gb one but this one is kinda probelmatic, the price of ram gone so much higher this days for some reason, I bought my 8gb ram for 40 bucks 2 years ago, I checked again yesterday and it costed 100 bucks... Get a moderate wattage in PSU like 600watt for no more than 70 bucks. Don't get ssd if you want to save money and get like 1-2tb hdd for 70-80bucks. IF you want to safe money,t hen dont do watercooling, unless you are talking about the close looped water cooling then just get something like the h55 or h60. Also get a pretty cheap case for 50 bucks, and lastly, blow the rest of the money you have to buy the best gpu you can get for the remaining dollars.
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#4chimichanga XDPosted 7/17/2014 7:03:17 AM
BrutaI_Deluxe posted...
Goal is to have a PC that'll (ideally) last this console's life generation.


You say this now, but you will probably be no longer content in a few years and will want to upgrade. If we go by the previous console's generation duration, it will be 8 years (2005-2013) which is a pretty damn long time.

Intel's Core 2 Conroe came out in 2006 (Wolfdale in 2007).
i3-i5-i7 first came out in 2010.
Sandy Bridge, which I think is the most popular, came out in 2011.

GeForce's 8 series came out in 2006, which was a really good line of videocards.
Their 200 series came out in 2008.
400 series in 2010.
600 series in 2012.

Between these listed were HUGE jumps in performance. (not so much the first gen i7 and Sandy Bridge)

So... tl;dr you'll probably want to upgrade in the future.
#5BrutaI_Deluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 7/17/2014 7:14:26 AM
I don't mind some upgrading. I've never done a PC before. My main worry is that it'll involve a lot of wiring and rewriring
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#6ivanderlandPosted 7/17/2014 7:42:23 AM
Assumind you don't already have an OS and have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JJnNxr
Cantrell go wrong with a cookie cutter build like this.
Doubt it'll run everything at max for the entire life span of this generation, but it'll last a few years.
#72Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 7/17/2014 8:11:55 AM
ivanderland posted...
Assumind you don't already have an OS and have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JJnNxr
Cantrell go wrong with a cookie cutter build like this.
Doubt it'll run everything at max for the entire life span of this generation, but it'll last a few years.


Doesn't need Windows so get a 280X instead sapphire or MSI are good brands. also add a 212 EVO to eventually overclock and add an Asus disk drive for ~17
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#8BrutaI_Deluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 7/17/2014 8:17:33 AM
Intel Core i5-4670K Tray,3,4 GHZ, 6MB Cache, LGA 1150, VGA 200,86
MSI Z97-G45 GAMING, Sockel 1150, ATX 123,89
8GB G.Skill RipJaws-X PC3-12800U CL9 74,89
Corsair Carbide Series 200R, ATX, ohne Netzteil 50,25
Corsair Enthusiast Series RM750, Modular, 80 Plus Gold 750 Watt 110,23
Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC, 4GB GDDR5, 2x DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, full retail 363,99
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1000GB, SATA 6Gb/s 49,81

Total value: 973,92

I modified the PCpartpicker build and got this.
http://www.hardwareversand.de/pcconfigurator/meinpc/1148112

It's not that much over 900 and I could get it easily enough, I think.

I don't know if 750 is overkill for the PSU or not but I'd be using the 800 series down the road.
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#92Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 7/17/2014 8:21:33 AM
750 is overkill for one graphics card
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#10BrutaI_Deluxe(Topic Creator)Posted 7/17/2014 8:22:09 AM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
750 is overkill for one graphics card


Even with the 800 series (I know it's just speculation at the moment)?
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