1300 dollar gaming pc

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I need a gaming pc for playing games like CS:GO, Call of Duty WaW, Civ V, Borderlands 1 and 2, Cube World, Minecraft, TF2, Skyrim and more. This would need to include the os , keyboard, wireless adapter (pci pls) and mouse. Thanks! :D

P.S. Make sure you include everything! Also, OS needs to be Windows 8.1
 

KoopaCreeper

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cwkq99
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cwkq99/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($31.51 @ Newegg)
Total: $1138.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 23:51 EST-0500

Updated- without Z97
 

Jdogz427

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/syVfGX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/syVfGX/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($28.75 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($116.75 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card ($548.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($74.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1336.31
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 23:40 EST-0500
 

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Do you want to overclock?
 

JJroks543

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i dont really want to overclock and atx mid is good

 

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BrYfGX
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BrYfGX/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.88 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($31.51 @ Newegg)
Total: $1227.23
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 23:43 EST-0500

Keyboard, mouse, and headset not included. That guy above's build with the GTX 980 is unnecessary, because you can overclock the 970 to match the stock 980 and it's $200 less.

If you don't want to overclock, get an i5-4460 and drop the cooler.
 

JJroks543

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hey how much would this be if there werent overclocking parts in it? (K CPU and cooler)
 

KoopaCreeper

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nqBF3C
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nqBF3C/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($85.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($31.51 @ Newegg)
Total: $1152.34
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 23:47 EST-0500

Monitor and wifi included, keyboard, mouse, and headset not included. If you live near a Micro Center, you can get an i5-4590 for $159.
 

JJroks543

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would this still run the games on high settings? im still a n00b at computers XD
 

KoopaCreeper

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Why Z97 for a locked processor?
 

KoopaCreeper

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Expect to max 99.9999% of games out.
 

KoopaCreeper

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cwkq99
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cwkq99/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 Anniversary ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($71.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.97 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($41.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($31.51 @ Newegg)
Total: $1138.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 23:51 EST-0500

Updated- without Z97
 

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Forgot to change it from the i5 4690k, but it's still good this way if you ask me, offers plenty of possibilities for upgrades and overclocking in case he's interested later on. Besides, it's not that much more expensive than the other motherboards.
 

JJroks543

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great! :D im thrilled. this seems like exactly what i was looking for. thank you :p
 

KoopaCreeper

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Just realized I did the same! I see what you mean, given Broadwell in the future supporting Z97.
 

barto

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Dear lord people are all over the place tonight. Half of these posts don't even meet the OP's requirements.

I don't usually pick cases, keyboards or mice. But, I left $100 in the budget for a good mouse and keyboard. The best thing you can do is go to a local PC store (BestBuy, Fry's, MicroCenter) and get your hands on a few of them to see what you like.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($72.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.99 @ Directron)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($54.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ GL2460HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WDN4800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($36.82 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1170.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-01-17 23:53 EST-0500
 

KoopaCreeper

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Glad I could help!
 
I wanted to let you choose the keyboard because I don't know which type you like.

This is a great build with the fastest i5 on the market (that isn't an overclocking version). However if you want to go a little higher up, the xeon 1230v is basically an i7 4770.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ykWmBm


You get incredibly fast boot times.

Maxing out all games.

A quiet build.

Good airflow.

A great PSU.

Lots of storage.

A quality case.

And RAM that is very fast.

A build that is great overall and doesn't skimp on the case, CPU, etc, like some of the builds on this thread.


EDIT: If you don't need the monitor, remove that and get the xeon 1230v and also get a wireless adapter from a build above.
 

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OP didn't ask for a monitor. Hehehehehe. Good for remembering the adapter though, I totally forgot about it.
 

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