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Old February 27, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Hello EXPERTS!
My name is Bill and I play PC games. My last one burned out so I kind of need a new one pretty bad.
Since I know little about building a PC, therefore here I am asking for helps.
I have pretty much no IDEA about choosing CPUs, motherboard, or even video cards.
ALL I am sure is that my budget is under $1,000. Ive got monitor and mouse and keyboard, so the budget is all for the desktop. Im a huge GTA fan...maybe I am asking too much, but is it possible to build a PC that can run GTA4 or even GTA5 smoothly at this budget?
So would anyone be interested in helping me build a Gaming PC based on this?
I haven't thought about the reward actually, cuz if I got additional money I would put it into budget. I'm currently a college student, this kind of money is a big deal to me. Usually I can get some used stuff from my rich friends, maybe I can pick the finest to be the reward IDK.

I just saw this list of questions

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming mostly, then WORD stuff....

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
$1,000.

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Im in Vancouver Canada, so NCIX would be a good idea.
4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.

NO...man
5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Ive got monitor and keyboard, so all I need is the desktop.

6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
yeah and I don't understand most of them

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
wow what is this? Default?

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
ASAP please

9. What resolution and settings do you use?
1920*1080

10. Are there any specific technologies you want?
maybe USB3.0 thanks

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Old February 27, 2013, 02:43 PM
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Hello EXPERTS!
My name is Bill and I play PC games. My last one burned out so I kind of need a new one pretty bad.
Since I know little about building a PC, therefore here I am asking for helps.
I have pretty much no IDEA about choosing CPUs, motherboard, or even video cards.
ALL I am sure is that my budget is under $1,000.
So would anyone be interested in helping me build a Gaming PC based on this?
I haven't thought about the reward actually, cuz if I got additional money I would put it into budget. I'm currently a college student, this kind of money is a big deal to me. Usually I can get some used stuff from my rich friends, maybe I can pick the finest to be the reward IDK.

Where do you live there is lots of local HWC people all over this fine planet who will help someone out for nothing as thats what we are here for. I recommend getting one of the nice used rigs in the FS section here as there is some smoking deals there all the time
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Old February 27, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Old February 27, 2013, 03:11 PM
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Overclocking is using software to accelerate harware,for example,a CPU can do 1.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000. 000 operations per second, (probably does not exist yet lol,just an example) and you tell it to do 1.500.000.000.000 etc operations per second. also works with some other PC parts.

will result in a faster component but will generate more heat and the lifespan will be reduced.
Don't do any overclocking if you don't know anything about it,but if you want to,the guy who will help you to build it can do it for you and explain it to you =)

what resolution means the resolution of your monitor,but i don't know what are the "settings"

Of course,you can run GTA 4 and 5 more than smoothly with a 1000$ PC btw.

I can give you a list of "bang for the buck" parts under 1000$ if you want.

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Old February 27, 2013, 03:23 PM
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I see 2 users selling their old Intel 970/980 rig for around $500 before shipping. But when I build a i5-3xxx system, the cost seem very close to a used rig if you look at the CPU, mobo, RAM prices. In terms of games, a 6C/12T CPU have no advantage and may even be slower than the new i5 quad core and couldn't over clock as much on air. Unless you will use VM, video editing / encoding, or other stuff that's thread intensive (ie AutoCAD), I don't think it's worth to pick up the old 970/980 rig.

Intel Core i5-3570K, Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada
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Old February 27, 2013, 03:28 PM
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Overclocking is using software to accelerate harware,for example,a CPU can do 1.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000. 000 operations per second, (probably does not exist yet lol,just an example) and you tell it to do 1.500.000.000.000 etc operations per second. also works with some other PC parts.

will result in a faster component but will generate more heat and the lifespan will be reduced.
Don't do any overclocking if you don't know anything about it,but if you want to,the guy who will help you to build it can do it for you and explain it to you =)

what resolution means the resolution of your monitor,but i don't know what are the "settings"

Of course,you can run GTA 4 and 5 more than smoothly with a 1000$ PC btw.

I can give you a list of "bang for the buck" parts under 1000$ if you want.
My question is Why do people do that overclocking thing? Whats the point?

My resolution of my monitor is 1920*1080

Thats good to know about that GTA thing, I heard it's a bit challenging to run GTA on PC.

I would LOVE that list, please give it to me

THANKS A LOT
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Old February 27, 2013, 03:36 PM
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My question is Why do people do that overclocking thing? Whats the point?
More speed out of what you already paid for. It's like adding a turbocharger to your car.

I'll leave the parts lists to others. My suggestion is you pick your own case out, that's usually the most personal decision.
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Old February 27, 2013, 03:42 PM
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I'll leave the parts lists to others. My suggestion is you pick your own case out, that's usually the most personal decision.
any suggestions on the case? Size ect. Or can I pick anyone I like?
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Old February 27, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Well if you overclock ,the PC will be faster and the games will run with more frames per second.

my list:all from NCIX.ca

-Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge

-ASUS GeForce GTX 660 OC DirectCU 1020MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

-Corsair CX Series CX600M 600W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply

-Gigabyte Z77M-D3H motherboard

-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit

-Cooler Master HAF 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case

-Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive

that's around 800$ and you still have money for a more powerful graphic's card like a 660ti instead of a 660,actually.

Just saw your last post and yeah,for the case,it depends on what you want,i build a pc with the the 912 from cooler master and the cooling is pretty epic ,and it's relatively quiet,just think for it,you have a 200mm fan on the front :D

for the size,careful, you have standards.For an ATX motherboard,you need an ATX compatible case.matter of size,and you need good cooling for gaming parts,don't think that your components will fry at once with a very cheap case but a case with a 120mm fan on the front and on the back would be good.more fans or larger fans would be even better,but not needed

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Old February 27, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Well if you overclock ,the PC will be faster and the games will run with more frames per second.

my list:all from NCIX.ca

-Intel Core i5 3570K Unlocked Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.4GHZ Ivy Bridge

-ASUS GeForce GTX 660 OC DirectCU 1020MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card

-Corsair CX Series CX600M 600W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Modular Power Supply

-Gigabyte Z77M-D3H motherboard

-Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B Vengeance Blue 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Dual Channel Memory Kit

-Cooler Master HAF 912 Black Mid Tower ATX Case

-Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA3 64MB Cache 3.5IN Internal Hard Drive

that's around 800$ and you still have money for a more powerful graphic's card like a 660ti instead of a 660,actually.
WOW thanks a million man!

I will look them up on the website.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH !
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