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    Buying or Building a new Gaming PC - Any suggestions?

    Hey everyone!

    I'm looking to buy or build a new PC for gaming.

    Suggestions on the following would be helpful...

    1. Best website to buy pre-built gaming PC's?
    2. Best processors (Intel i5 / i7 or AMD FX-Series)?
    3. 8GB of RAM or 16GB of RAM?
    4. Best video cards?

    I don't need a monitor. Just a PC desktop. Looking to spend between $700-$900.

    Thanks!

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    I asked the very same i5 vs i7 question and most people seemed to agree, for gaming i5 is more than enough.

    http://www.psu.com/forums/showthread...20189-i5-vs-i7

    My components consist of

    i5 4670k (K means it has unlocked multiplyer so easier to ovrclock)
    ASUS ROG Series MAXIMUS VI HERO Motherboard - not cheap but also not extremely expensive.
    Noctua NH-D14 heatsink and fan
    I already have 8GB RAM i would recommend 16GB to be honest if you can afford it.

    www.Newegg.com seems a popular place for Amercian buyers.
    Last edited by keefy; 11-19-2013 at 02:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinPinter View Post
    Hey everyone!

    I'm looking to buy or build a new PC for gaming.

    Suggestions on the following would be helpful...

    1. Best website to buy pre-built gaming PC's?
    2. Best processors (Intel i5 / i7 or AMD FX-Series)?
    3. 8GB of RAM or 16GB of RAM?
    4. Best video cards?

    I don't need a monitor. Just a PC desktop. Looking to spend between $700-$900.

    Thanks!
    Build. Lower cost, more control over components.

    CPU:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819116899

    HDD:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA2W00YU4026

    RAM:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820226223

    DVD:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135204

    Case:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119272

    Motherboard:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

    GPU:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130933

    Power:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...scrollFullInfo

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    7:

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

    8:

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-8-1-Sy...dp_ob_title_sw

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    Always build. Cheaper plus you will know how it all goes together so easier to fix it yourself when something goes wrong. You'll have the confidence to open it up and have a look inside.

    If you're on a budget I'd say go for an Intel
    CPU and an AMD GPU. The R280x seems best bang for buck currently

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    Thank you everyone for your comments. Very helpful! I already browse newegg, so I guess it's one of the better sites for buying PC components.

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    Right now the i5's are great.
    Spend the money on a video card ofcourse.
    I'd say the R290X is what to splurge on at the moment.
    LOADS of RAM never hurts, learn about something called a RAMDISC.
    You might find it useful.

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