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Building a new gaming P.C June-August 2013 Price Range of about 1200-1400 dollars

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I am pooling a lot of guides on 1200 and 1500 dollar rigs. But I want to get Overclock.nets advice. Whats the best I could possibly manage with 1200 dollars or so? 2 consistency I want you to keep in mind if you recommend a rig is 1. Always with an i5 2. Always with a a GTX/Nvidia Card.

I would consider myself a core gamer.
Edited by JakFudo - 7/24/13 at 5:47pm
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($137.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($676.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1366.04
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-24 20:55 EDT-0400)

Extremely powerful for the price. If you can't go above $1200 then downgrade the GPU to a GTX 770 or a 7970GHz

EDIT: Wrong sub-forum.
Edited by SageQi - 7/24/13 at 5:56pm
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The PSU can be droped to a 550 watts with no problems maybe a cheaper model as well

Something like a XFX Core Edition or a Rosewill Hive

Or just a Rosewill Capstone
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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(24 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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Appreciate the recommendation but what would be considered the correct forum? Also im sure that rig is good for overclocking in the future?
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Originally Posted by JakFudo View Post

Appreciate the recommendation but what would be considered the correct forum? Also im sure that rig is good for overclocking in the future?

Very capable of OC. The hyper 212 is a really good air cooler and you should be able to get the i5 to ~4.2GHz without too much trouble with the temp. The ASUS DCu2 is an amazing cooler so the OC headroom is definitely there.
Edited by SageQi - 7/25/13 at 6:28am
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