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Posted 9/29/13
If any of you guys see or find any good PC builds, I would appreciate it if you posted it here.
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29 / M / USA
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Posted 9/29/13
there two kind of pc build i know of....
Bang for your buck...
or ultimate gaming
depends what your limit is

mostly base off CPU/Graphic card other comes cheap lol
also depend what you want to use it for but you cant go wrong with fullout gaming good for everything
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24 / M / Bed
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Posted 9/29/13
A good site to check out is http://www.newegg.com/

Can buy a PC pre-built or buy parts individually to either upgrade or build from the ground up.
Posted 9/30/13 , edited 9/30/13
An i5 CPU and a GTX 260 GPU or higher. That's all you need to run all the current existing games on maximum graphics at about 40+ FPS. The rest of the components can easily be trash. Just make sure you get enough HDD slots on your Mobo. But you should exchange the GPU with a GTX 760 or better for new game releases next year. The CPU will run for another 2-3 years until you have to switch it out. The graphic industry is pretty stale right now.

That's 250 USD for the CPU, and
around 400 USD for the GPU.
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24 / M / Québec
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Posted 9/30/13 , edited 9/30/13
Start with a price range, also what do you want to do with it ?
Also check out http://pcpartpicker.com/builds/
Alot of users comment on complete builds...

Then you can go on Newegg of whatever and buy your pieces.


An i5 CPU and a GTX 260 GPU or higher. That's all you need to run all the current existing games on maximum graphics at about 40+ FPS. The rest of the components can easily be trash. Just make sure you get enough HDD slots on your Mobo. But you should exchange the GPU with a GTX 760 or better for new game releases next year. The CPU will run for another 2-3 years until you have to switch it out. The graphic industry is pretty stale right now.

An i5 is very good indeed, as long as you do not do any virtualization (I use virtualisation because i run virtual computers) but you will most likely not need an i7. As for AMD, i'd rather stay away but hey it's always cheaper...
As for the GPU, 760 like stated above is fine.
Try and get a fine gold rated PSU like a corsair hx650, unless you want a dead pc in 2 months.
Try and aim for atleast 4gb of any ram, the MHZ rate is not important unless you are willing to overclock.
The HDD or SSD should be big enough for what you want to store.

Exemple build 1 (More Future proof but pricy AND includes most accessories like fans and screen and keyboard)
http://pcpartpicker.com/b/GfR

Exemple build 2 (a neet build with the time's essentials BUT has not extra fans and stock cpu cooler...)
http://pcpartpicker.com/b/FRB
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Posted 10/12/13 , edited 10/12/13
if your looking for good priced with decent performance you cant beat ebay in the used section. thats how my mom and brother got theres.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=gaming+pc&_dcat=179&LH_ItemCondition=4

i recommend going for a 560ti or higher or for radeon terms, a 6850 i believe?. an old i7 like a i7 920 should be good but for and look into there newest series like the am3+. just look around and if you have anymore advanced questions go on toms hardware's forums. those guys are smart.
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/
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Posted 10/13/13
I build custom gaming rigs for people regularly, decide a few things before you decide to move forward.

1. What purpose is the computer going to serve? Hardcore gaming, general use, casual gaming? How likely are you to change what you are using the computer for?

2. What is your target cost?
A. Do you need a new monitor, keyboard, mouse? If so make sure that you consider those into your costs.

Once you determine these things doing a little research on google can give you some good ideas and point you in the direction you want to go. You are also welcome to message me at any time with any questions you have and I will help you out.
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Posted 10/13/13
Might as well pay the SMALL amount of % diff of cost between i5 for a i7 3770k, then find a mobo that will handle up to 32GB of ram, and has a z77 chipset, you can go for the z87 chipset, but to fully fit that will require much more money.

My set up is: i7 3770k, 16GB ram, ASUS p8 Z77-v le, 600w PSU, 550Ti GTX, full case, 750 GB HDD.
And it only costed me about $800 at the time.
my win 7 scores are:
Processor: 7.7
Memory: 7.8
Graphics: 7.4
Gaming Graphics: 7.4
Primary HDD: 5.9

not great, but the next upgrades when needed won't cost so much.
I like to think of it as: great for waiting till newer tech gets cheaper while still holding it's own till then. So far all games I have played haven't push my GPU into being a bottle neck, most usage so far is 30%.
Posted 10/13/13

micdeath wrote:

Might as well pay the SMALL amount of % diff of cost between i5 for a i7 3770k, then find a mobo that will handle up to 32GB of ram, and has a z77 chipset, you can go for the z87 chipset, but to fully fit that will require much more money.

My set up is: i7 3770k, 16GB ram, ASUS p8 Z77-v le, 600w PSU, 550Ti GTX, full case, 750 GB HDD.
And it only costed me about $800 at the time.
my win 7 scores are:
Processor: 7.7
Memory: 7.8
Graphics: 7.4
Gaming Graphics: 7.4
Primary HDD: 5.9

not great, but the next upgrades when needed won't cost so much.
I like to think of it as: great for waiting till newer tech gets cheaper while still holding it's own till then. So far all games I have played haven't push my GPU into being a bottle neck, most usage so far is 30%.


The price difference from an i5 to an i7 is around +$165, which is almost twice as expensive as an i5.

8GB is only necessary if you're aiming to turn your computer into a server.

A Z-chipset motherboard is only necessary if you're thinking about clocking your CPU above its recommended rate, in which case you would need a K-type CPU too, and that cost an extra $75-150. A Z-chipset motherboard will also cost an extra $80.

It's also been quite a few years since the i5 and i7 type CPU's came out, which means that it will not be very long until they are both outdated, and the average game producer and avid gamer adapt to the changes, meaning, you will be piling on a bunch of extra expenses on a computer that is going to need new parts soon. So I think it's a bit unnecessary to recommend i7 when even something as old as an i5-2500 does the exact same job at almost the same efficiency--- at least until new types of CPU's come out. That's just my two cents, though.

But it's a nice computer you have there, micdeath.
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24 / M / Canada
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Posted 10/13/13
I5 3570K
16 GB Memory
Nvidia GTX 690
Liquid cooling
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28 / M / Alaska
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Posted 10/13/13

dankuuwut wrote:


micdeath wrote:

Might as well pay the SMALL amount of % diff of cost between i5 for a i7 3770k, then find a mobo that will handle up to 32GB of ram, and has a z77 chipset, you can go for the z87 chipset, but to fully fit that will require much more money.

My set up is: i7 3770k, 16GB ram, ASUS p8 Z77-v le, 600w PSU, 550Ti GTX, full case, 750 GB HDD.
And it only costed me about $800 at the time.
my win 7 scores are:
Processor: 7.7
Memory: 7.8
Graphics: 7.4
Gaming Graphics: 7.4
Primary HDD: 5.9

not great, but the next upgrades when needed won't cost so much.
I like to think of it as: great for waiting till newer tech gets cheaper while still holding it's own till then. So far all games I have played haven't push my GPU into being a bottle neck, most usage so far is 30%.


The price difference from an i5 to an i7 is around +$165, which is almost twice as expensive as an i5.

8GB is only necessary if you're aiming to turn your computer into a server.

A Z-chipset motherboard is only necessary if you're thinking about clocking your CPU above its recommended rate, in which case you would need a K-type CPU too, and that cost an extra $75-150. A Z-chipset motherboard will also cost an extra $80.

It's also been quite a few years since the i5 and i7 type CPU's came out, which means that it will not be very long until they are both outdated, and the average game producer and avid gamer adapt to the changes, meaning, you will be piling on a bunch of extra expenses on a computer that is going to need new parts soon. So I think it's a bit unnecessary to recommend i7 when even something as old as an i5-2500 does the exact same job at almost the same efficiency--- at least until new types of CPU's come out. That's just my two cents, though.

But it's a nice computer you have there, micdeath.


While for the most part true, if you want a future proof computer, you would want to be able to freely over clock.
The other thing you have to look at, is that the cpu market is nearing a physical limit. The next die shrink is slated to be the one for the long haul. The industry knows this, so they are already researching heavily into other forms of computing. Expect to start seeing higher and higher core counts in the next die shrink products. Think in the terms of 16 core and 32 cores.

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Posted 10/13/13 , edited 10/13/13
I've been looking for the cheapest MOBO that can support atleast an i3. With a single GPU PCI-E slot. If you know of any, let me know. I haven't done any hardcore searching. Just have given very few selections a once over.
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Posted 10/20/13
This and two 780's and a few ssds for raid 0 and you are good to go.
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Posted 10/25/13
I couldn't do it. No matter how much I think that pc gaming is superior to Console gameing (Graphic wise atleast) Buuuuuuuuut I don't think there is suck a thing as buying/building a Pc no better yet a LAPTOP for under 400bucks (That's how much I'm paying for my P24 ) It's the price that keeps me from buying a Laptop for gaming.....well Series gaming anyway My PC's Graphics card has like 125mbs of Video memory and almost every game I want to play needs atleast 1GB of dedicated Video ram. I'm comparing the cost of that to just buying a Console and being set for about 8years Software wise.......... I feel like I sound smart :p but that's how I look at it.
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Posted 11/7/13
well depending on what your looking for any more you can just get away with a core i5 and 280x and that should be good for anything at 1080p 60hz. or 60fps with ultra details on 99 percent of games @ 300 dollars its not a bad buy. total cost system wise well that depends on you but you can probably get away with as little as 700 .. and it should be good until 4k resolutions start to become more common but your looking 4 to 5 years from now they still cost to much and short of becoming a pretty digital picture frame there is not a lot of content to be had at this time.
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