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Opinions? Best Build for Under $1000

mbarbantini
  • 70 months ago

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $234.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $129.99 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $89.66 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $52.91 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card $234.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $85.98 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $14.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $945.493

Been wanting to join the master race for years now and I feel like this might be a very good build to jump in; any ideas, notes, suggestions?

NOTE: I chose NVIDA over AMD for simply my own preference, no need for a change on that. I do have questions on my CPU (+ Cooler), RAM, HDD and OS choice.

8.1 or 7? I have been using 8[.1] for the past 1 year or so in my more-or-less "gaming" laptop and I find it quite uncomfortable with all the issues it faced and the annoying "OneDrive" feature I do not need.

Thank you!

Comments

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Core i5-4670K w/ MSI Z87-G45 Gaming: Combination is slightly older technology. Current equivalent processor would be the Intel Core i5-4690K paired with a mobo using Z97 chipset. The Intel Core i5-4690K, depending on your location, can also costs less.

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