Hi, I'm looking for the best parts that I can use to build a $1300 pc. If possible would you also list the best cheap monitors, keyboard and gaming mouse? Of course the $1300 will only be spent on pc parts. Thanks in advance!
So the $1300 is just for the tower? No peripherals?
What types of games do you play and at what resolution? Overclocking?
Here is a build that should be pretty good for you:
thanks for replying. No, I don't plan on overclocking since I want the cpu to last for a while. I'm just looking to build the best value $1300 pc for gaming at 1080p and maybe some video editing-mainly gaming though.
Imo since he doesn't want to overclock I think it would be better to go for a locked i5 or possible a Xeon 1230 v3.
so, when someone says no overclocking, I usually reach for a xeon. it is basically an I7 with no iGPU. it is also great for editing. The Mobo does not need to be too beefy either, but this one does have USB 3.0 headers. I choose 1800 mhz Ram due to the fact that it is a bit better for editing, and may get one or two FPS better, but not the reason it was chosen. The Define R4 is a great case with great management and very quite. The Vapor x R9 290X is a great card with great cooling and is very quite as well. The 256 SSD is the Mx100 which I have heard very good things about. and the Corsair PSU is simply reliable and semi modular which you will thank yourself for getting. I am not the one to ask about keyboards, monitors or mice.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/98nrqs EDIT...forgot link...whoops
Great AMD build.
Thanks for the reply but can you maybe suggest a gpu under $400 and cpu under $200? xD Also does the mother board have wifi integrated?
Is there a reason for budgeting your cpu and GPU seperately?
Motherboard does not have integrated WiFi.
I could, but you asked for a total system of 1300. Der Krieger has a great system that fits those requirements. You also did not mention if you needed an OS or not.
I'm a noob so umm... I'm going to ask, how do I get wifi support on my pc then? o.o
Here's what I'd suggest. Since you're relatively noob, I'll give you a rundown of the parts. It's cheaper than $1300 and should still do everything just fine.
CPU: Xeon E3-1231 V3. Xeons on the LGA1150 platform are locked i7s with no integrated graphics. These are incredibly powerful for the price. Video rendering will be quick, and it can handle games with no problem. Since you're not overclocking, the stock CPU cooler will work just fine.
Motherboard: Simple, reliable motherboard. The graphics card goes in the top PCIe x16 slot, and the wireless card goes into the bottom slot(WiFi card will be smaller than the slot, but it will work just fine). Nothing particularly fancy.
Memory: 2x8GB DDR3-1866. Faster clockspeeds will help in video rendering, and 16GB will be fine for light-mid load video editing/rendering. 16GB will have no problems with gaming(some will consider it a bit overkill for gaming)
SSD: Adata XPG SX900. Put your operating system on here, as well as a couple of commonly used programs. This will make the whole computer feel snappy and boot very quickly.
HDD: 1TB Seagate. Mass storage. Put everything else on here.
GPU: Sapphire R9 290 Tri-X. Super powerful GPU, with a good cooler on there. It should be able to max out all games at 1920x1080.
Case: CM N200. Budget case that does the job. Has plenty of features for the price.
PSU: Rosewill Hive 550w. Semi-modular for easy cable management, and has good voltage regulation and ripple suppression. Not the highest quality thing on the market, but should work just fine.
WiFi adapter: A wifi adapter. Supports 2.4ghz and 5ghz bands.
For other things you may need, you might need to consider buying the following as well:
OS: Operating System. Typically Windows 8 or Windows 8.1
Mouse: What kind of hand grip do you have? http://www.cmuniversity.net/mice.php?lang=en
Keyboard: Do you want to try out mechanical switches? http://www.cmuniversity.net/switches.php?lang=en
Monitor: Do you prefer IPS or TN? IPS give better color reproduction, viewing angles, but is usually a bit slower at refresh rates and response times compared to TN.
I advise against that SSD. The M500 is painfully slow at writing because it has few high capacity cells (EDIT: by cells I actually mean dies, duh) which really hinder write parallelism.
The Crucial MX100 256 GB or Samsung EVO are both very good SSDs, great price-to-performance.
Here you go! A GPU under 400 dollars and a CPU under 200 dollars! It also comes with an awesome monitor.
True. I've switched it out to an Adata XPG SX900