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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

Now that the next gen consoles are out i want to make the switch to PC

 

I have a budget of $1000 shipped including mouse, Keyboard and monitor. 

I don't even know where to begin really, Can someone throw me a build out there? Im primarily interested in CS:GO and various other steam games.

 

your help would be greatly appreciated.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:06 PM Edited by Android, 20 August 2014 - 10:13 PM.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ZrtbRB - $1,005.81

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:50 PM

thanks homie!

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:54 PM

Have fun :)


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 09:12 PM Edited by killerbee25, 21 August 2014 - 09:16 PM.

Don't know if you already bought what you need, but I went ahead and tried to make a build for you. I went like 40 dollars over budget, but I think I made a couple of improvements over Android's build, such as the unlocked processor for OC and more powerful graphics card. If you search around, I think you can get Windows keys for like 20$(try Reddit), which brings the price to under 1k ,allowing you to make at least 1 upgrade. As for other changes, I think they don't really make that much of a difference, except maybe for the SSD, which really isn't necessary. You can drop the cooler if you're not overclocking.

 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/sywXVn

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 03:52 PM Edited by TheMcSame, 22 August 2014 - 05:16 PM.

A variation of Android's build. Costs slight more but it will likely provide a better performance in games.

 

Changes:

AMD CPU for a better price to performance ratio.

Different motherboard due to different sockets

Cheaper RAM. A more expensive stick will perform the same as a cheap stick as long as the timings and clocks are the same.

Cheaper Kingston SSD

More powerful graphics card: XFX Radeon R9 280 which performs better than a GTX 760 but not as good as a 770.

Cheaper, more reliable PSU. The CX 430's OEM is CWT (unreliable) whereas Seasonic (One of the most reliable OEMs) is the OEM of the PSU I put in the build.

 

EDIT:

 

SEE MY NEXT POST FOR THE EDITED SETUP.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:10 PM

An FX-6300 is a bit of a false economy when an 8320 is $30-40 more, which you could make up elsewhere in the build fairly easily.

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 04:52 PM

Also only 400w is kinda cutting it close.


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 05:11 PM Edited by TheMcSame, 22 August 2014 - 05:12 PM.

An FX-6300 is a bit of a false economy when an 8320 is $30-40 more, which you could make up elsewhere in the build fairly easily.

There 6300 will perform almost as good as the 8320, maybe 3-5 frames less at most. The 6300 also has a better price to performance ratio.

 

Also only 400w is kinda cutting it close.

Thanks, I didn't notice that at first.

 

 

 

For the OP:

Edited build

Changes from my first post:

Cheaper motherboard 

Higher wattage PSU from XFX (OEM: Seasonic) 

Wired mouse rather than a wireless mouse

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 09:08 AM


An FX-6300 is a bit of a false economy when an 8320 is $30-40 more, which you could make up elsewhere in the build fairly easily.

There 6300 will perform almost as good as the 8320, maybe 3-5 frames less at most. The 6300 also has a better price to performance ratio.

On further inspection the price difference is more than I thought. Paying nearly 50% extra for a 30% increase in performance means yeah, the 6300 does offer better price/performance.

Overclocks pretty well too.

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 06:37 AM

This is what I'd suggest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($198.95 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PERFORMANCE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.30 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 760 2GB AMP! Edition Video Card ($218.40 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($13.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: AOC i2369V 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ B&H)
Keyboard: Zalman K350M Wired Standard Keyboard ($16.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Logitech G100s Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $985.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-25 02:36 EDT-0400

I've ditched the SSD, I don't think this is a good idea in this somewhat tight budget. I'd just focus on better graphics card.




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