[Help] I'm looking to build a great gaming computer.

seh_37

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Hey everyone!

I'm looking for some help, this is going to be my first computer build and i'm not so worried about putting it together but i need to find the best parts for my budget. Im looking to spend around 1000-1400 on an excellent gaming computer. Looking to play all the graphic intense games/new games without worrying about lag and running great graphics on high settings. I already have keyboard, software, mouse so just the core parts.

If someone could compose a list of great parts for an awesome machine that would be fantastic. I appreciate it a lot. Also looking to buy from Newegg.com and Amazon.com, I have a monitor but its old so i'm looking for a new one if the price is right.

Thanks in advance,

-Sam
 

g-unit1111

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Here you go:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($366.97 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1511.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-29 19:29 EST-0500)

You'll need an OS as well, I can adjust accordingly.
 
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chronicintel

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Is it a retail copy? If so, it should have come with 32-bit and 64-bit versions on seperate discs. The main advantage of 64-bit is that it allows you to access more RAM (32-bit uses 4GB max).
 

seh_37

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Alright, thanks all, think I might just go ahead and get another copy of software. As for assembling the computer itself, is that a hard process to do? I'm good with technology and everything just never got around to building my own comp
 

g-unit1111

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The hardest part is hooking the case wires into the motherboard. Otherwise everything else hooks into place.
 

seh_37

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g-unit1111

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Yeah that is a good choice, EVGA makes good cards.