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Old 10-20-2013, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, I am about to build my first PC and I have no idea where to start/what I need to get to get the computer to perform how I like.
I have about a 1000 budget and I want a computer which will perform most games on the top settings and such.
Hopefully someone can give me some help, it would be much appreciated!
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Old 10-20-2013, 01:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you prefer Amazon, Scan, or Ebuyer?
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Microsoft x-box for all kind of gaming is a good place. I take it you want to take this computer to a higher level. The one you're probably thinking about is an x-box that uses an autocad program that runs on video and webcam functions. They'll detect all your motions outside of the x-box. Or you'll just go with the keyboard or joysticks for gaming. This is an engineering problem and a software degree in engineering. It looks like a big project to tackle. More advanced than the scope of this forum, probably.
... What in the world are you talking about?
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... What in the world are you talking about?
It sounds like he is suggesting an Xbox and talking between the base Xbox and Xbox with kinect? I don't know where the whole 'engineering' portion came up from haha.

This is mind boggling o.O
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Do you prefer Amazon, Scan, or Ebuyer?
Either one tbh, I have no preference
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CPU:
Intel CPU i5-4670K 3.4GHz Socket 1150 Quad Core Haswell Retail with Heat Sink Fan - BX80646I54670K - Scan.co.uk

Motherboard:
ASRock Z87 EXTREME4 Intel Z87 Socket 1150 Motherboard - Scan.co.uk

RAM:
Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile Jet Black 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 CAS 11 Dual Channel Desktop - CML8GX3M2B1600C11 - Scan.co.uk

GPU:
XFX Radeon R9 280X Boost AMD Graphics Card - 3GB - R9-280X-TDFD - Scan.co.uk

PSU:
Seasonic Bronze S12II-520 520W Power Supply (PSU) 80+ Bronze - Scan.co.uk

Case:
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case- Black - LAUNCH PROMOTION - CC-9011025-WW/BULK - Scan.co.uk

SSD+HDD:
Corsair 120GB Neutron Series GTX SSD - Solid State Drive - CSSD-N120GBGTXB-BK - Scan.co.uk
Seagate 1TB SATA 3 Performance Hard Drive OEM ST1000DM003 - ST1000DM003 - Scan.co.uk

OS:
Windows 8.1 64Bit Operating System DVD English International - WN7-00614 - Scan.co.uk

Throw in a cheap optical if you need one, otherwise I'd make an ISO of the disc and make a USB install drive. Much quicker if it's USB3.
As for your criteria, practically ALL games on highest settings @ 1080p.
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CPU:
Intel CPU i5-4670K 3.4GHz Socket 1150 Quad Core Haswell Retail with Heat Sink Fan - BX80646I54670K - Scan.co.uk

Motherboard:
ASRock Z87 EXTREME4 Intel Z87 Socket 1150 Motherboard - Scan.co.uk

RAM:
Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile Jet Black 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 CAS 11 Dual Channel Desktop - CML8GX3M2B1600C11 - Scan.co.uk

GPU:
XFX Radeon R9 280X Boost AMD Graphics Card - 3GB - R9-280X-TDFD - Scan.co.uk

PSU:
Seasonic Bronze S12II-520 520W Power Supply (PSU) 80+ Bronze - Scan.co.uk

Case:
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case- Black - LAUNCH PROMOTION - CC-9011025-WW/BULK - Scan.co.uk

SSD+HDD:
Corsair 120GB Neutron Series GTX SSD - Solid State Drive - CSSD-N120GBGTXB-BK - Scan.co.uk
Seagate 1TB SATA 3 Performance Hard Drive OEM ST1000DM003 - ST1000DM003 - Scan.co.uk

OS:
Windows 8.1 64Bit Operating System DVD English International - WN7-00614 - Scan.co.uk

Throw in a cheap optical if you need one, otherwise I'd make an ISO of the disc and make a USB install drive. Much quicker if it's USB3.
As for your criteria, practically ALL games on highest settings @ 1080p.

thanks for the help, seems great, think i'm gonna switch out Windows 8 to 7 as I dislike 8.
As for the last bit, without sounding like a total noob, what do you mean by that ?
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As somebody who prefers Windows 7 over 8, I'm currently using 8.1 without issue. If it's the Metro interface that's your issue, Start8 and Startisback are two great alternatives, and Classic Shell is a free alternative to those.
Just make sure that if you get 7 it's the 64bit Pro version.

Optical drive = DVD or BD. You'll either need one of those or make an install flash drive for Windows. All that means is making a Windows install flash drive instead of using the disc. It's easy to do, and much quicker than the disc.

If you buy a DVD drive, any cheap SATA one will do.
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As somebody who prefers Windows 7 over 8, I'm currently using 8.1 without issue. If it's the Metro interface that's your issue, Start8 and Startisback are two great alternatives, and Classic Shell is a free alternative to those.
Just make sure that if you get 7 it's the 64bit Pro version.

Optical drive = DVD or BD. You'll either need one of those or make an install flash drive for Windows. All that means is making a Windows install flash drive instead of using the disc. It's easy to do, and much quicker than the disc.

If you buy a DVD drive, any cheap SATA one will do.
I really hate the all App stuff on windows 8, which puts me off it

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As somebody who prefers Windows 7 over 8, I'm currently using 8.1 without issue. If it's the Metro interface that's your issue, Start8 and Startisback are two great alternatives, and Classic Shell is a free alternative to those.
Just make sure that if you get 7 it's the 64bit Pro version.

Optical drive = DVD or BD. You'll either need one of those or make an install flash drive for Windows. All that means is making a Windows install flash drive instead of using the disc. It's easy to do, and much quicker than the disc.

If you buy a DVD drive, any cheap SATA one will do.
Sounds good to me, I'll look into one right now haha.
As for the OS, I just don't like the feel of the whole App thing, it's horrible, I have it on my laptop atm.
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CPU:
Intel CPU i5-4670K 3.4GHz Socket 1150 Quad Core Haswell Retail with Heat Sink Fan - BX80646I54670K - Scan.co.uk

Motherboard:
ASRock Z87 EXTREME4 Intel Z87 Socket 1150 Motherboard - Scan.co.uk

RAM:
Corsair Memory Vengeance Low Profile Jet Black 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 CAS 11 Dual Channel Desktop - CML8GX3M2B1600C11 - Scan.co.uk

GPU:
XFX Radeon R9 280X Boost AMD Graphics Card - 3GB - R9-280X-TDFD - Scan.co.uk

PSU:
Seasonic Bronze S12II-520 520W Power Supply (PSU) 80+ Bronze - Scan.co.uk

Case:
Corsair Carbide Series 200R Compact ATX Case- Black - LAUNCH PROMOTION - CC-9011025-WW/BULK - Scan.co.uk

SSD+HDD:
Corsair 120GB Neutron Series GTX SSD - Solid State Drive - CSSD-N120GBGTXB-BK - Scan.co.uk
Seagate 1TB SATA 3 Performance Hard Drive OEM ST1000DM003 - ST1000DM003 - Scan.co.uk

OS:
Windows 8.1 64Bit Operating System DVD English International - WN7-00614 - Scan.co.uk

Throw in a cheap optical if you need one, otherwise I'd make an ISO of the disc and make a USB install drive. Much quicker if it's USB3.
As for your criteria, practically ALL games on highest settings @ 1080p.
I was wondering If you had any links for Amazon or any other sites, I can't seem to sign up for this site
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