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Guys & Gal's,

Is anyone interested in helping me build a computer for $1000.00?

I've been away for the Technology industry for several years and feel I've lost the knowledge to build a gaming computer.

The computer is for my cousin and I have almost no luck in finding a half decent gaming computer for this price.

HELP!!!
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Prophecysill
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Originally Posted by Prophecysill View Post

I've been away for the Technology industry for several years and feel I've lost the knowledge to build a gaming computer.

Don't worry, it's gotten even easier! drunken.gif Have a LIST!
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CPU Intel Xeon E3-1231 V3 3.4GHz Quad-Core $242.99
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing $28.75
Motherboard MSI Z97-G55 SLI ATX LGA1150 $108.99
Memory Team Zeus Yellow 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 $58.99
Storage Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" SSD $81.98
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $52.85
Video Card PNY GeForce GTX 970 4GB XLR8 $316.99
Case Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower $57.99
Power Supply Rosewill 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $49.99

The CPU is a Xeon. Yes, this is for servers and workstations, and no, it isn't unlocked. However, it has all the features an i7 has for a good chunk less. An i5-4690k is a slightly cheaper, unlocked alternative, but I've been perfectly content with my locked "i5" since upgrading and would prefer hyperthreading to a higher frequency. (Hyperthreaded Xeons start at the 1230 model and higher. 1220, 1221, 1225, and 1226 do NOT have it as I learned. Whoops.)

CPU cooler is cheap. I've been running a stock cooler and it's fine, albeit a bit hotter and louder than I'd like. You don't need anything too fancy unless you overclock.

RAM is RAM. Get the cheap stuff. 8GB is enough and you've got room to add another pair.

The only "new" tech or trend would be how to combine an SSD and HDD in the same system. It's easy to do, but it takes some getting used to if you haven't messed with it before. You'll definitely want one of those for a boot drive and frequently-played-games drive. Any of the SSDs that the parts list will pick is good except for the Crucial V4. That thing is crap and should be avoided. The HDD is there because it's cheap, fast, and I'm a WD fanboy. wink.gif

The GPU is the best bang for the buck out there. An alternative, either to save money or because you're a dirty fanboy (tongue.gif) is AMD's R9 290. That is at worst 10% slower and usually within 5% or so of a 970.

Most review I've seen call the Graphite a good budget case. I'd rather have more power than a better metal box to stick my components in, but if you can find a Phanteks Enthoo Pro on sale (MSRP $90) then I'd definitely grab one of those instead.

Capstones are great. 750W is overkill, but the rebate deal right now makes it as expensive as the 500W units you'd realistically need. Might as well get the better thing if it's the same price. It will also allow you to add a second GPU down the road for SLI/crossfire.
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For Sale: [FS] Z97 system: Xeon and RAM
$160 (USD) or best offer
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i7-5775C ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 Sapphire RX 480 (reference) MSI Low-Profile 750Ti 
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For Sale: [FS] Z97 system: Xeon and RAM
$160 (USD) or best offer
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-5775C ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 Sapphire RX 480 (reference) MSI Low-Profile 750Ti 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Corsair Dominator Platinum - 2x8GB Crucial M500 - 960GB Samsung 840 - 250GB WD Scorpio Blue - 1TB 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
ADATA SP900 - 64GB Scythe BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B PNY Quadro 600 blower Windows 10 
MonitorMonitorMonitorKeyboard
ASUS VE247H - 1080p Gateway FPD1960 - 1280x1024 Samsung S20D300 - 900p, portrait Rosewill RK9000I - Cherry MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseOther
Rosewill HIVE 650W Riotoro CR1080 SteelSeries Rival 100 CyberPower 1500PFCLCD 
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AMD A10-7870K ASRock FM2A88X-ITX+ G.Skill Ripjaws X - 2x4GB @ 2400MT/s Samsung 840 120GB 
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This is a little over your budget but i feel a great pc build, which is fast and reliable.

Fractal Design Define R5
$109.99

MSI Z97-Gaming 3 LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$139.99

Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon Quad-Core 3.5GHz
$239.99

G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
$79.99

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
$34.99

EVGA 04G-2974-KR GeForce GTX 970 Superclocked 4GB
$349.99

EVGA 110-B2-0750-VR 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE
$84.99

Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5" 256GB (SSD)
$106.99

Western Digital WD Blue
$54.99

Subtotal: $1,201.91

Yes this is more expensive than your budget! I know, but im sure u can find similiar product cheaper such as the ram and storage.
Overall this pc would be a great gaming rig with the GTX 970 and 4690k (personally feel is a better option than the xeon)
The PSU is an 80+ Bronze but im sure u can pick a similiar and cheaper psu from your local store.

Have fun with your build!
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