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Since it is Cyber Monday, instead of waiting for Jan 1 to build a rig, I figured this would be better. What would you guys recommend? Definitely wanting an SSD for my OS, thinking 128-256gb.

I'm more looking for price to power deals, so that's why I'm thinking AMD would be better. I won't have hours on hours to play each day like a lot of people but I do want a good system I can come home to and if I don't have anything to do, have a good system that will play most games on high settings.

I'm mostly planning on Bf4 to play. I already have a decent monitor but if there is a good deal on one, I may buy. I also have a storage drive, a gaming mouse and mousepad.
 
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Whats your budget azzid?
 
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$1k budget (a lil more depending on the deals too). Forgot to mention I do have a DVD burner, would like to get a Bluray drive (not a burner, just a reader).
 
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$1k budget (a lil more depending on the deals too). Forgot to mention I do have a DVD burner, would like to get a Bluray drive (not a burner, just a reader).
What does your motherboard support? Sata 3 or Sata 6?

EDIT: What do you plan for memory? 8, 16, 32? mhz?
 
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What does your motherboard support? Sata 3 or Sata 6?

EDIT: What do you plan for memory? 8, 16, 32? ghz?
I don't have a motherboard yet. I was thinking at least 8gb, not sure what is needed for most games right now.

Hows http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dy2j or if you want a higher factory clock http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dy4g . You could also change the psu to a modular one if you want to or upgrade HDD to 1TB.
I have a 1.5TB hdd, I thought I mentioned having a storage drive. I just need an SSD.

I didn't mention having a keyboard, but I do have a crappy one and also have a mechanical gamepad. I wouldn't mind getting a keyboard that I can type good on...bc the one I have, the keys have begun to stick when typing.
 
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I don't have a motherboard yet. I was thinking at least 8gb, not sure what is needed for most games right now.

I have a 1.5TB hdd, I thought I mentioned having a storage drive. I just need an SSD.

I didn't mention having a keyboard, but I do have a crappy one and also have a mechanical gamepad. I wouldn't mind getting a keyboard that I can type good on...bc the one I have, the keys have begun to stick when typing.

8GB will be enough for all games. If you are going to be running a lot of applications, which you most likely will, get 16.

Your new SSD: http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Hype...4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386012348&sr=1-4
 
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I don't have a motherboard yet. I was thinking at least 8gb, not sure what is needed for most games right now.



I have a 1.5TB hdd, I thought I mentioned having a storage drive. I just need an SSD.

I didn't mention having a keyboard, but I do have a crappy one and also have a mechanical gamepad. I wouldn't mind getting a keyboard that I can type good on...bc the one I have, the keys have begun to stick when typing.
8GB is sufficient unless doing heavy rendering etc. Games use on average less than 1-2GB. Keyboards are up to the user's taste. The problem i have with mechanical ones are that they keys are loud when pressed (annoying imo) and they're overly expensive. A normal/gaming keyboard is just fine. I have the logitech G105 MW3 edition and it's fine.
 
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8GB will be enough for all games. If you are going to be running a lot of applications, which you most likely will, get 16.

Your new SSD: http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Hype...4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386012348&sr=1-4
Yeah, I don't think I'll need more than 8gb. This computer is mostly going to be for gaming and browsing when I want to sit at a desk. Rare usage would be for photoshop and 8gb should be fine for that I would think.

8GB is sufficient unless doing heavy rendering etc. Games use on average less than 1-2GB. Keyboards are up to the user's taste. The problem i have with mechanical ones are that they keys are loud when pressed (annoying imo) and they're overly expensive. A normal/gaming keyboard is just fine. I have the logitech G105 MW3 edition and it's fine.
Thanks.
 
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I don't have a motherboard yet. I was thinking at least 8gb, not sure what is needed for most games right now.



I have a 1.5TB hdd, I thought I mentioned having a storage drive. I just need an SSD.

I didn't mention having a keyboard, but I do have a crappy one and also have a mechanical gamepad. I wouldn't mind getting a keyboard that I can type good on...bc the one I have, the keys have begun to stick when typing.
Depends on what motherboard you get, a lot of motherboards still don't support 2400 mhz memory so you need to be careful.

1866mhz - http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Series-240-Pin-Desktop-F3-1866C9D-8GAB/dp/B007GWMRL0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386014254&sr=8-2&keywords=g skill 8 gb 1866
2400mhz - http://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-PC3-19200-2400MHz-11-13-13-31-Channel/dp/B00CKNL310/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1386014378&sr=8-5&keywords=g skill 8 gb 2400 (better deal)
Motherboard - http://www.amazon.com/ASRock-990FX-EXTREME3-CrossFireX-Motherboard/dp/B005POPQZA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386014428&sr=8-2&keywords=asrock 990fx extreme9
or
http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Crosshair-Formula-Z-990FX-Motherboard/dp/B00906DHLE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386014457&sr=8-1&keywords=crosshair v formula-z (supports 2400mhz, Sata 6)
SSD - http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Digital-2-5-Inch-SV300S37A-120G/dp/B00A1ZTZOG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386014617&sr=8-1&keywords=120gb ssd (sata 3)
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-2-5-Inch-SH103S3-120G/dp/B007R67FNA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1386014659&sr=8-1&keywords=120gb ssd sata 6 (sata 6)
 
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8GB will be enough for all games. If you are going to be running a lot of applications, which you most likely will, get 16.

Your new SSD: http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Hype...4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1386012348&sr=1-4

I found a Samsung 250gb SSD for $169.99 but you get a $20 Rebate and if you purchase it through V.me, you save another $20 though I don't know if A AzzidReign wants to use V.me. I saw this deal on Reddit.

Here's the link.

Edit: The deal ends today.
 
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That's a great build Azzid... :smile:

If you don't need the storage drive you can ditch that and maybe pick up 16GB of ram. Althogh you may not need it, I'd say just get it now and not have to buy more later... :wink:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2dFMf

16GB ram option w/HDD without the HDD it would be just under 1K.
 
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