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Just got my tax return and after discussing(arguing) it with my wife she gave me a total budget of $1600 to build my new rig. I need everything within this budget. To include kb/mouse, monitor, OS, etc. Is my budget enough to build a decent PC? Could you guys help me by creating some builds for me? Been away from PC gaming for like 10 years and I honestly have no clue what the best bang for the buck is nowadays. Thank you in advance.

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YAMAKASI DS270 IPS SE LED 27" 2560X1440 Monitor, $340 (ships from Korea)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/141014647239?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Newegg sells the same type of monitors and handles the support, but the monitor still ships from Korea.

Monoprice sells and ship these types of monitor with in the USA
27" IPS-ZERO-G Slim Monitor WQHD 2560x1440 - Dual Link DVI, VGA ($390+tax/shipping)
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?ab3=b&utm_expid=58369800-11.R-enhtUGRrSdHz5vzpVS2g.1&c_id=114&cp_id=11401&cs_id=1130703&p_id=10509&seq=1&format=2&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.monoprice.com%2FCategory%3Fc_id%3D114%26cp_id%3D11401%26cs_id%3D1130703

The website Techbargins lists a lot of computer parts that are on sale.

PCpartpicker is very help for figuring out custom builds.
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Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.3GHz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ASUS GeForce GTX 980 Ti STRIX 6GB @ 1500MHz 2x8GB Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 @ 2400MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Crucial MX100 512GB Noctua NH-U14S 3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown) 
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EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
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Sennheiser HD 650 Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Parasound Zdac TP-LINK Archer T9E  
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Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingCooling
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB Crucial MX100 512GB Noctua NH-U14S 3x Noctua NF-A14 FLX 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Dell U2713HM Dell U2312HM Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W Fractal Design Define R5 Black Mionix Naos 7000 SteelSeries QcK 
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Sennheiser HD 650 Fostex TH-X00 Ebony Parasound Zdac TP-LINK Archer T9E  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 @ 3GHz Matrox G200eH2 4x8GB Kingston Dual Rank ECC DDR4 @ 2133MHz 2x Samsung PM863 120GB in RAID1 
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you gonna overclock or run stock speeds?
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i7-4770K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 EVGA GTX 1070 FTW G.Skill (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO Crucial C300 WD Caviar Black Corsair H110 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 HP Tt esports Poseidon Cherry MX Brown XFX XTR 550W Corsair 760T 
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Deathadder Chroma 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 ASUS P5N-E SLI eVga GTX570 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix 800MHz 
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Crucial C300 128GB + WD Caviar Black 1TB Win 7 Home 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 225BW Logitech 
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PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610W Cooler Master elite Logitech G5 very large 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO Crucial C300 WD Caviar Black Corsair H110 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 HP Tt esports Poseidon Cherry MX Brown XFX XTR 550W Corsair 760T 
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Deathadder Chroma 
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E6850 ASUS P5N-E SLI eVga GTX570 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix 800MHz 
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Crucial C300 128GB + WD Caviar Black 1TB Win 7 Home 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 225BW Logitech 
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PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610W Cooler Master elite Logitech G5 very large 
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post #5 of 9
Just have a few questions for you:

1. What games to you hope to play?
2. What quality do you want to play those games?
3. Do you want to overclock?
4. What else do you want to use your computer for?
5. Are you a hardcore gamer that requires gaming keyboards/mice?
6. Do aesthetics matter?
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Intel Core i7-3610QM TOSHIBA Portable PC (U3E1) Intel HD Graphics 4000 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
699GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 (SATA) TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 
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AMD A8-5600K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7560D Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Green 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal... Sandisk 64 GB SSD LG BH10 Blu Ray Burner Windows 10 Pro 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOS
699GB TOSHIBA MQ01ABD075 (SATA) TSSTcorp CDDVDW SN-208AB Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 
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AMD A8-5600K MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 AMD Radeon HD 7560D Crucial Ballistix Sport 4GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Western Digital Green 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal... Sandisk 64 GB SSD LG BH10 Blu Ray Burner Windows 10 Pro 
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post #6 of 9
Here is a quickly made price list you can use as an example.
With current gen stuff and this allowance, you'll be able to play pretty much any game well, unless it's a poorly designed one that's unoptimized as hell.

OS: $100
CPU: $250 - Aim for an i5
MOBO: $150
RAM: $100
GPU: $350 - Should be able to get a 770
Case: $100
PSU: $150
Monitor: $200
SSD: $100
HDD: $100

Total: $1600 allowance, but you can easily go lower on some parts. Just a general spending idea.

Keyboard/Mouse will be up to you, as those are personal preference mostly. Whatever you save on the build, spend on those. Plenty of room for savings in that list.
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i7-2600K ASRock Z75 Pro3 GTX 970 16GB 
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250GB Samsung 850 Evo WinXP Pro / Win7 Pro 1080p 60Hz Thermaltake Smart M850W 
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post #7 of 9
Case: Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower - $69.99 @ Newegg.com
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer - $119.99 @ Newegg.com
CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core - $225.00 @ Amazon.com
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H90 - $79.99 @ Newegg.com
CPU Cooler Fans: 2 x bgears b-Blaster 140 140mm Case Fan - $27.38 @ Newegg.com
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 2400 - $76.99 @ Newegg.com
GPU: PNY GTX 770 XLR8 Enthusiast Edition 4GB - $361.20 @ Amazon.com
SSD: Crucial M500 120GB - $69.98 @ Amazon.com
HDD: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive - $54.99 @ Amazon.com
PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO550W 80 PLUS BRONZE - $59.99 @ Newegg.com
Keyboard: Gigabyte Aivia Osmium Cherry Red Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - $119.99 @ Newegg.com
Mouse: Logitech G400s (910-003589) - $59.99 @ Newegg.com
Monitor: ASUS VE278H Black 27" 2ms - $229.99 @ Newegg.com

Total: $1555.47

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Hope this does it for you.
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Wow thanks a lot to everyone that replied. BiG StroOnZ, I'm definetely going with your build. Thanks for taking the time to help me.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: PNY XLR8 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec TruePower Classic 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Dell S2240M 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Base Total: $1560.85
Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
Total: $1515.85
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