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Gaming PC around 850-1000

Romz

55 months ago

Hi again, my brother is needing another PC for his own.... so that he can have fun... gaming or streaming videos....

the cpu must be intel...

the gpu must be nvidia or amd....

os is windows 8

atleast a gaming kb and mouse... no need for headphone..

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  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

For $850 you could do something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $114.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $71.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $71.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.98 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB ACX 2.0 Video Card $329.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fractal Design Core 1300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case $39.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) $89.98 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $26.99 @ NCIX US
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $850.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-07 10:16 EST-0500

If you were willing to stretch the budget to $1000 I would go with an i5 and an ssd for booting off of like this.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

i think that 970 bottlenecks that i3-4150?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what the $1000 budget option is for. I just don't feel like the 970 is worth giving up if you have $8-900 to spend on a build. Sure you will get more performance by pairing it with a better cpu, but you can't have a better cpu and a 970 at $850 without starting to make some questionable sacrifices elsewhere.

By taking an i5 and I lesser gpu I'm not really sure if you would gain any fps at the $850 mark because the 970 is really good. Maybe someone has done some tests to that effect and you can google around for them.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

i think 970 will be a bottleneck of that CPU?

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