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Looking in getting a new pc

Discussion in Hardware Hangout started by Korean, May 7, 2014

  1. Jun 23, 2011
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    Now that I have a job I can finally get myself a better computer

    Looking to spend about $700 - $1000 on a desktop

    Help pls on figuring out what to get since I got no idea

    Or should I just take the lazy way and buy a prebuilt computer for games? :razz:

    Either way works for me
  2. Aug 7, 2012
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    Don't go for pre-built. You won't find anything good at that price point.
  3. Jul 8, 2012
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    If you're willing to put in the time and save a little money (usually) then building yourself is way more useful/cheaper/better.
  4. Mar 16, 2008
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($249.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Gigabyte GZ-F5HEB ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Micro Center)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: BenQ GW2255 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.00 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Cherry JK-0800 Wired Standard Keyboard ($28.97 @ Newegg)
    Headphones: SteelSeries 61023 Headset ($29.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $972.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-07 23:13 EDT-0400)
  5. Nov 17, 2012
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    Omg u muricans get it so cheap. That would be at least $1500+ in Aus :frown:
  6. Jun 23, 2011
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    Thanks for the reply

    Also to note that I wouldnt need a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and headset.
  7. Jul 8, 2012
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    You could beef up some parts then for sure.

    Sent from my SCH-R970 using Tapatalk
  8. Mar 16, 2008
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    Bumped up the ram in that case.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Micro Center)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.94 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($89.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($141.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($254.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Gigabyte GZ-F5HEB ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Micro Center)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $935.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-08 08:25 EDT-0400)
  9. Mar 19, 2011
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  10. Mar 16, 2008
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    I was thinking 770 would be better but people nowadays look at 8gigs and think its small.
  11. Mar 29, 2012
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    Microcenter is in-store only, you can't buy online
  12. Mar 16, 2008
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    He only lives 3 hours away from the closest one :S
  13. Dec 30, 2006
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    That's not scary at all.........
  14. Mar 16, 2008
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    that's good as I thought it might come off as scary.
  15. Oct 11, 2012
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    Go better graphics card, you'll never utilize 16gb of ram. I'd suggest an SSD for your OS and the 1TB HDD for storage. You'll see a big improvement with the OS on the SSD.
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    • Mar 19, 2011
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      I've heard that sometimes Staples price matches on Microcenter's processors. Obviously YMMV, but it wouldn't be a bad idea to try out.
    • Mar 4, 2012
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      What you don't have 3.4k to drop on a PC?