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I'm looking at purchasing parts for a new PC soon and I wanted to get some assistance on a possible build. I plan on purchasing within the next few days. I live in the US and I'm too far from any major PC retail stores to make it worth while. I would like to buy everything online (newegg, amazon, tigerdirect, etc...).
What I do need:
-Case, Mobo, CPU, heatsink, GPU, SSD, maybe a storage drive, PSU, RAM (8 gig should be good), LCD monitor, OS license.
What I do not need:
-Mouse, keyboard, speakers, optical drive. For what its worth, I haven't used an optical drive in a long time. I know I can put Windows 8 onto a flash drive and install from there, so I see no need for one.
My budget is going to be $1,000. I'm sure I can stretch it a bit if it is worth it. However, I would prefer to keep it as close to the $1,000 mark as possible. Gaming on this PC is sole focus of this build, so I shouldn't have any extraordinary requests.
My main concern is to get the best bang for my buck, so I don't care if its Intel, AMD, Nvidia parts that will be going into this build. I couldn't care less as to what manufacture made the parts, as long as they're not junk.
I know on a budget build AMD-FX CPU's might be a better choice so I could step into a better GPU. I'm completely open to this possibility, but if I can step into an i5, I won't complain.
I honestly don't want to do any major overclocking, or none in the immediate future, if I can get by without it. I would still like the option of a modest OC in the future.
I look forward to any suggestions you folks can give to me.