1000$ Small Form Factor Gaming PC

wanna build something small, mitx to matx. Need something that can play any game max 1080p 60fps for about a year. pretty self explanitory. this build should last about two years without the need to switch anything (i.e. no more ram upgrades, ssd/hdd upgrades, etc.) this would also store some movies and tv shows, about 200 gb. 

I already have a wd blue 1tb, a cx500, and windows. don't need any peripetcals.


760? 2gb? :/ skeptical about that. and 16gb ram seems a little overkill.

i made 3 options. offcourse case is a bit personal.

  1. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2p1XK
  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2p27J
  3. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2p2b0

 You can choose for not to add an SSD and go for a better gpu, like option 2

0_o you squeezed in an r9 290 in build 2? Cool. Case I would be node 304 for mitx and colossus m for matx.

There is nothing wrong with deejeta's build, nor the 760 in general. The only thing that i might invest in is the i5 4670k and a cooler, and get a little overclocking in.

Those builds look nice. But would hyper threading affect gaming later on? And I'm also trying to keep noise down if possible. And that motherboard seems pretty costly, what about the asrock z87 mitx?

This sucker would fly and would be absolutely tiny http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2p2cF 

Hyperthreading would maybe become slightly relivant in gaming in 3+ years maybe. This MSI is probably better than the AsRock http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87i

about the mobo you might be right the asus Z87i-deluxe is a bit pricy, but i choosed it because this board has a full 12+2 powerphase and digi vrm, so you not lack as far as overclocking goes.

About a i5 4 cores i think this would last you for long, and if you ever feel the need for an i7, you could allways upgrade the cpu to the i7 broadwell later on. ☺

 A 760 really enough? I've seen the bf4 frames and vram usage, like 1.9gb vram and 53 frames on a 760, supposedly 60 with 770/r9 280x

What about the msi z87i gaming? It's about the same price.

I have a 770 and it almost feels like overkill for Bf4, I have about 70 average fps with the newest patches and drivers on ultra presets. I have the 4gb but i don't see my vram usage ever go over 2gb. I got 4gb for a possible 1440p monitor, not because it was necessary for Bf4. 3gb is recommended for Bf4 but from my experience it feels like that's just to have extra room for what ever reason. You sure don't need it in multiplayer that's for sure. Dice/EA was weird with there recommended specs.

well the msi is good looking board, but i not realy get why this board is so expensive, because it only has a 4+2 powerphase and digi vrm. so in therms of powerdelivery the asus i deluxe is much better. But still for overclocking hasswell as far as you interessted in that, you still need a bit of luck with the cpu. but the Z87i-deluxe should be capable to keep things more stable, as far as overclocking goes.

P.s if you can find the Asus Z87i-pro thats also a good choice a littlebit cheaper as the deluxe. But didn´t show up on partpicker.

I saw that they were able to get a 4.8ghz-4.9ghz OC on an I7 on OC3D with that board, haswell just dosen't seem to need a huge power delivery system because its low Tdp.

Thats was probably on the msi z87-G45 Gaming ATX board, this particular board has a 8 powerphase. and digi vrm

No it was the Itx board check the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUumGNE3yg8&feature=c4-overview&list=UU_SN80_V2GymyCWM2oTYTeg

Woops sorry it looks like the board in the video is a spin off of the board I was suggesting, but the board in the video is about the same price and does have a slightly better power delivery system  

So, msi z87i gaming is no dice? (Pun intended) and 760 is enough to max even future games with only 2gb vram?

And if the 760 2gb is good, how about the msi mitx 760? Seems pretty quiet. Btw this build isn't for extreme oc since it's suppose to be quiet and small. Maybe a water cooler?