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$1000 Maximum Gaming Computer

EmeraldCraft
  • 55 months ago

Requirements: $950-$1000 price range, fast, reliable, 8 GB fast RAM, optimized for Minecraft w/ Shaders and Optifine, includes keyboard, mouse, OS, and keyboard. Mouse and Keyboard must have a green theme, and case is PREFERRED having a green theme also.

No: AMD CPUs, CX PSUs, unbalanced CPU/GPU

I am saving up the money, and I hope to have the money by early December.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

So a apu?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

"optimized for Minecraft w/ Shaders"

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

"No AMD CPUs"

I think it might've been a bit of sarcasm, haha

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I know.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

The green machine:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $169.10 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H97M-HD3 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $70.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin ECO2 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $37.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial BX100 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.50 @ Amazon
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 960 2GB Superclocked Video Card $180.99 @ NCIX US
Case Thermaltake Versa H23 ATX Mid Tower Case $35.20 @ Newegg
Power Supply Antec Green 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $46.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $91.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2014 Wired Gaming Keyboard $107.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $58.67 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $940.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-10 18:19 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Good. However, I do not want a Micro ATX Motherboard. You could spend 60 more dollars on a decent Z97 I think.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

True, but z97 will give you no benefit over h97, since the 4460 is locked. There is an ATX version of the board, though.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I do want an unlocked one though. Also, I don't want an SSD for boot. I'll be upgrading the computer as I progress. I'll add the SSD later on. I've used several tips from people and this is a build I've gotten.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $216.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $126.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $47.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $42.50 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card $194.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $57.99 @ Micro Center
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $91.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor Acer S220HQLAbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $995.28
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-10 19:08 EST-0500
  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

If you overclock the cpu, you're gonna need an aftermarket cooler or else you'll fry the chip.

Go with this ram instead, higher clocked ddr3 ram is a waste of money, and this set is still red: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/panram-memory-pud3l1600c94g2njr

I'd also look at a different PSU, as there are much more reliable options in the price range.

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