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What are the most demanding games you can max out on a $1000 PC?

#1The cranky hermitPosted 9/4/2014 5:47:01 PM
I estimate $1000 will get me a Geforce GTX 750 Ti, a Haswell i3, and a 120GB SSD for the OS.

This is my definition of "max out":

1920x1080 resolution
1280x720 in 3D Vision mode (if support is "Excellent" or better)
All settings on (allowances can be made for that one setting that absolutely kills your frame rate, but you need to specify if you are making said allowance)
Consistent 60FPS frame rate (unless locked at something lower)
No AA/AF (I just don't care that much about these)

Also, what are the best games that you *can't* max out on this?
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#2Fade2black001Posted 9/4/2014 5:49:20 PM
You can get A LOT more than that for a 1000 bucks including the OS. Now if you need a monitor as well...
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#3The cranky hermit(Topic Creator)Posted 9/4/2014 5:52:21 PM
I'm including the OS, and a few splurges for the sake of quiet performance; namely an Asus Z97-A, an Antec Solo II case, the Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and a modular PSU. Also, a Blu-Ray drive, and a PCI wifi card.
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#4Fade2black001Posted 9/4/2014 5:54:33 PM
Ok... But still. You can do better for a 1000 bucks.
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#5ClouddxPosted 9/4/2014 5:55:56 PM
Okay, do you need keyboard/mouse/monitor/OS?

If not then 1k will get you way more than that.

If you're on a budget check out the g3258.

Especially this deal:
http://slickdeals.net/f/7034832-microcenter-intel-pentium-g3258-20th-edition-overclocking-edition-msi-z97-pc-mate-motherboard-89-99-tax-bm-mir

$99 for the processor and mobo. The processor can easily be overclocked and you can get a much better GPU.

If you decide to go with this combo plus a 750 ti you can expect performance like this: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/Rbhqqs

That is my brothers build, he has a 750k instead of the g3258, but they perform the same.
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#6TitanStrikePosted 9/4/2014 5:56:02 PM
I have a 750 Ti on my 450 budget build >_>
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#7HaMMeRHeaD25Posted 9/4/2014 5:56:04 PM
750ti is weak sauce. LoL
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#8ChaapPosted 9/4/2014 5:57:39 PM
it's easy to get a legit windows key for $20, 250gb evos are commonly on sale for $120, blu-ray drives are a waste of money

your budgeting is poor
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#9Fade2black001Posted 9/4/2014 6:04:08 PM(edited)
Well I tried to get all the parts you mentioned in it.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QhzKnQ

Its a bit over 1000 but it should run all games on ultra fine

Edit.. I forgot the Blue-Ray Drive...
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#10TimePharaohPosted 9/4/2014 6:04:23 PM
The cranky hermit posted...
This is my definition of "max out":


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