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    Build Help $1000 Budget

    I'm looking for computer build advice with a budget of around $1000 usd, slightly more if it makes the difference. I do already have the monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers covered so they do not need to be included.

    The computer would be used primarily for gaming such as World of Warcraft, other mmos like FF14 and ESO, and various steam games. I'd like to get as much performance out of it as I can with this budget; as close as I can get to 60fps and ultra settings would be great, and as many frames as possible in a 25m setting. If it makes a difference I often have skype video calls going on in the background and I also use the computer for artwork with programs such as photoshop.

    Any advice would be appreciated, and thanks in advance.


    Budget: $1000 USD (Will go more if it means a big jump in performance, or more for an SSD)
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080
    Games: WoW, ESO, FF14, various sized steam games.
    Other Software: Art programs (photoshop), skype up constantly
    Country: US
    Parts to Reuse: None
    Need OS?: Yes
    Need Peripherals: No

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    Bump. I'm really unsure how to start picking out parts.
    Last edited by Kyndrii; 2014-08-03 at 07:23 PM.

  2. #2
    This is $1200 before rebates:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Avexir Core series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.91 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 280X 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($287.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Inwin GT1 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($64.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1110.77
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 14:11 EDT-0400

    The SSD should be plenty for core usage, and everything else should knock all the games you mentioned around at 1080p.

  3. #3
    i5 if you 25man and overclock it.... if you don't 25man raid i'd say i3 with a non z97 chipset board bundle deal to save 80 to 130 bucks..... or even g3258 pentium overclocked to save another 50 bucks......try haswell without a graphics card to save another 200 to 300 bucks if you don't raid or tank or heal.....

    I usually get the bronze 80+ that's on sell with known good brands to get them for 40 bucks....

    save another 100 bucks if you have an old OS license to use....vista and up.

    other then that the response up above is a good build.

  4. #4
    Nvidia micro build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.98 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: be quiet! Shadow Rock Slim 113.8 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z97M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($78.30 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: BitFenix Phenom M Nvidia Edition: Black MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1106.18
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-03 19:39 EDT-0400

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    Quote Originally Posted by skitszo View Post
    i5 if you 25man and overclock it.... if you don't 25man raid i'd say i3 with a non z97 chipset board bundle deal to save 80 to 130 bucks..... or even g3258 pentium overclocked to save another 50 bucks......try haswell without a graphics card to save another 200 to 300 bucks if you don't raid or tank or heal.....
    He specifically said he raids when he mentioned 25 man and the bolted part is some serious mambo-jumbo...
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