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best gaming build under $1000

thecitizen

58 months ago

Looking for help on a parts list (best bang for your buck) gaming build for under $1000 USD I play fps's such as cs and bf4 along those lines. I prefer Intel and have no need for a monitor,mouse or keyboard as I already have these. I do however would need an OS and a wireless adapter. Thanks.

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  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

I am not sure about the wireless adapter as I dont use them. Ask around before you buy. You can also ask for opinions on the build you choose in this forum https://pcpartpicker.com/forums/forum/2-part-list-opinions-wanted/

If you want an SSD you could get the I5 4440 CPU and drop the CPU cooler and thermal paste to get one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $209.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $28.99 @ Micro Center
Thermal Compound Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste $6.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Z97 KILLER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $99.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $54.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $354.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $53.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $86.42 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN822N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $12.99 @ Amazon
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $993.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-02 09:19 EST-0500
  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably more reasonable, I have no plans on overclocking.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with the H97 motherboards for the locked CPUs. This is a fine affordable one http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h97pro4

The I5 4440 and the newer faster I5 4590 are very nice I5 CPUS.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You can ditch the $7 for thermal paste too. The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO comes with a one gram tube of paste, which is more than enough for taking the cooler on/off three times over its life.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vfkzWZ

dont really know a good wireless adapter sorry

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

You better take more time and research to make sure that wireless adapter is good enough for gaming...

You can still buy Windows 7 and if you are coming from Windows XP, it is at least similar where as Windows 8 is all different. Plus Windows 10 will be out soon and that meets in the middle of W7/W8, as far as similarity goes.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Right, really no need for the WiFi adapter. As far as component's though I'm looking for something with good gaming performance able to carry me through the next 3-4 years with my budget..

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are not overclocking you will not need that CPU cooler and the Corsair SPEC-03 Red case sold out yesterday.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

$99.99 3.5 (Non Turbo) = i3-4150

$169.99 3.1->3.3 Turbo = i5-4440 (May need bios update because it isn't Haswell Refresh and the 4460 version is only $10 less than the 4590...)

$199.99 3.3->3.7 Turbo = i5-4590

$224.99 3.5->3.9 Turbo = i5-4690

$252.99 3.4->3.8 Turbo+Hyper-threading = Xeon E3-1231v3 (Server Processor with no integrated Graphics, double check on motherboard compatibility)

$309.99 3.4->3.9 Turbo+Hyper-threading = i7-4770

Instead of the i5 that has OC potential, just go for the Xeon, or downgrade to the i5-4590, or even bf4 will run on the i3-4150 fine with non Radeon graphics card.

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vHVZrH

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You will need to buy extra fans, more on that here. http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/61200-1000-gaming-pc-for-a-first-time-builder#cx616784

To tweak this price:

Do you need a HDD storage drive?

If so, do you need 250GB SSD vs 128GB SSD?

Do you need 8GB vs 16GB RAM?

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