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    Best Gaming PC under $1,000

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1knrh

    Ive went all over, researching and posting on many PC forums such as newegg and toms hardware and I put together one of the best PC's I could with the money...

    What do you guys think?

    P.S its my First build and its BEAST!

    Ordering all the parts next week, cant wait!
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LLFYpAYak Driving Simulator 2011???
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    Not bad for the price... I'd have to do some more looking around to check prices...




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    I'm assuming you have a mouse and keyboard? :O


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    Not a bad build for your first attempt and within a budget


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    AMD CPU.....Nvidia GPU....are you trying to kill us all!?

    as others have said, that is a very good build, especially for the price!

    if i could change anything, i would say get a small SSD in there instead of the BIG HDD. use a portable for your files in the meantime and sometime down the line put in the big one you plan to buy now....just my two cents. Skyrim and SSD's were made for each other
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    SSD vs regular HDD is night and day my friend. The upgrade is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    SSD vs regular HDD is night and day my friend. The upgrade is worth it.
    He can always do it later, but yes... the difference is staggering.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutButterMunky View Post
    He can always do it later, but yes... the difference is staggering.
    Yep just clone the ddrive with either Norton ghost or Acronis true image so no need to reinstall, takes about an hour or so. The latter is what i use.

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    I've used Acronis on Windows with great success, but there's a lot of really good freeware available for drive cloning. I can't recommend Norton anything. I despise the company.


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    BIG UPDATE ON MY BUILD!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxxFRKQR8rE
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kCLv
    Complete Overhaul!!
    Is my old build better or should I get this new one^^^^
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    This might help ya make the decision...

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/t...fx4300-tested/

    if you want to go straight to the 3d gaming, put the number 5 at the end of that link...




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    This might help ya make the decision...

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/6396/t...fx4300-tested/

    if you want to go straight to the 3d gaming, put the number 5 at the end of that link...
    Yes, My intel build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1kCLv
    is much better than the AMD for gaming! Thanks!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LLFYpAYak Driving Simulator 2011???
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    That logan guy from Razethew0rld on youtube, he has some really good builds for different price ranges. you could check him out as well to get even more ideas as well as maybe some sales on his reviews of certain products.
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    After looking at your link a bit further. That is pretty good, but I think you might be able to sacrifice some other things to get a better GPU. Maybe but I'm not sure.
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    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1oXbo

    THATS IT!

    Im done guys, the final ratification of the build is done!
    After 40+ revisions on this build over weeks I finally found the perfect gaming computer for my 1k budget!

    This should Run BF4 High/Ultra at 50+ fps no problem!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LLFYpAYak Driving Simulator 2011???
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    Are you going to be building this thing yourself?


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    You didnt already have a mouse? Also for gaming that mouse is probably very $#@!.

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    Yeah i'd ditch the mouse and invest in one from Razer, Steelseries, Logitech or any other respected brand. They might cost more but this will be your main input point with games. A $#@! mouse will give you a very $#@! jittery experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    You didnt already have a mouse? Also for gaming that mouse is probably very $#@!.
    Yeah... kind of a pointless purchase. Might as well go with a gaming mouse to go with the rest of the setup. o_0


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    Quote Originally Posted by PBM View Post
    Yeah... kind of a pointless purchase. Might as well go with a gaming mouse to go with the rest of the setup. o_0
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    CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 LE R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($76.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($265.91 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Source 210 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Cooler Master i600 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.00 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Asus VH238H 23.0" Monitor ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Gigabyte Force K3 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($17.98 @ NCIX US)
    Mouse: Gear Head LM6000U Wired Laser Mouse ($7.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $989.78
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 13:25 EDT-0400)
    Fixed Should be a good mouse, has some good reviews...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LLFYpAYak Driving Simulator 2011???
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    Best Gaming PC under $1,000

    ^^ if you need a monitor, it won't get much better than that. Kudos, that's a good recommendation. Although if you want to overclock too, you'll need to spend more on a better motherboard.
    I'd change the mobo to the ASUS M5A97 Rev 2.0 anyway, that's better for 8 cores from AMD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RecycledSpoons View Post
    Fixed Should be a good mouse, has some good reviews...
    Regardless of the reviews it has, it's not a gaming mouse. You'll need better precision for gaming. You should go with something like this: http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice


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    Or a Logitech G400

    Simple cheap and awesome. Although on that website it costs $46, mine cost me 26.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Or a Logitech G400

    Simple cheap and awesome. Although on that website it costs $46, mine cost me 26.
    Well... the conversion rate is roughly $40, but that's still 6 more than what you paid. But any sort of gaming mouse will be better than that... thing... he got.


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    ugh, I hate razer anything. Their keyboards are built like complete $#@!. The same goes for their mice also. Either that or I just happened to get a bad mouse and keyboard in one shot. overpriced and made cheap. logitech so far has lasted me about 4 years and counting and not one single problem yet. To each their own as some people may experience Razer better than I have but I really hate that brand.

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    I've had really good experiences with Razer, but I've also had good experiences with Logitech. Just use what ya like. :]


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