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New Gaming Desktop

By Joedoug22
May 22, 2014
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  1. Looking to build a new computer with the maximum price of $2,000
    I need:
    • At LEAST 16 GB RAM
    • At LEAST 500 GB SSD
    • Run any game smoothly
    • Windows 8+ compatibility
    • Intel, NO AMD, WHATSOEVER
    • nvidia graphics
    Thanks for any recommendations.
     
  2. Joedoug22

    Joedoug22 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

  3. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,018   +912

    This is what I would recommend:
    CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K $320
    Motherboard: ASUS Z97-Pro $190
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 $115 - if you don't want a closed loop water cooler, just tell me and I can recommend an air cooler.
    RAM: 2x8 GB Corsair Vengeance Pro $160
    GPU: ASUS GTX 780 $520 - the reason I picked this GPU over some offerings from EVGA is because ASUS makes great GPUs, but more importantly, it comes with a free backplate and cooler.
    SSD: Samsung 840 Evo 500GB $410
    HDD: WD Black 1TB $80
    PSU: Corsair HX750 $130
    Case: Corsair 450D $120 - this is personal preference, but this is one of the newest case offerings from Corsair.

    Total: $1900 excluding tax. A copy of Windows 8.1 will set you back $88. If you need peripherals (monitor, keyboard and mouse), then we will need to cut back on some components. Some prices may vary at different stores/websites. I would search around for the lowest prices. Look at places like Amazon vs Newegg. Any other sites aren't recommended since you may need to RMA components.
     
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  4. Joedoug22

    Joedoug22 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 20

    I was looking the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H. Is there any major difference or issue with it?
     
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,018   +912

    Not much of a difference but ASUS boards are a personal favorite of mine.
     


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