Building a Gaming computar

By Ben Whitmore
Jul 30, 2013
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  1. Hi, my name is Ben and I was informed today that a gaming computar is much cheaper to build than to buy. I'm pretty sure I have a monitor (Its a modern TV, if you could clarify that it is that would be great). I wish to play games like the upcoming battlefield 4, games like that. I also want to play minecraft, battlefield3, runescape, total war, and some others. I wish to have medium graphics, a good speed, and some memory for school work too. If you could help me out that would be great! ( sorry for my grammar)

    Also, my budget is 800-1200

    And im sorry I have no idea where to start, this will be my first build. :)
  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    With a $1200 budget, you can easily run the games at very high settings. This is what I recommend:

    CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K
    Motherboard: ASUS Z87-K
    CPU Cooler: Hyper 212 Evo
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB
    SSD: OCZ Vector 128GB
    HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB
    GPU: EVGA GTX 760
    PSU: Corsair HX650
    Case: Your choice, but the Corsair 200R is a very functional and cost effective case.

    The build above brings you to about $1100 (with the Corsair 200R). If you want a bigger SSD, just buy the 256GB version for about $100 more.

    Do you need peripherals like a mouse and keyboard? Also, do you need a copy of Windows 7 or 8?
  3. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Hey JC, you're missing some stuff there. :D
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I always have a feeling I am missing something xD. Usually it is the SSD/HDD.

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