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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    Okay, OP has been updated again. The Keyboard, monitor & mouse are not needed, but I'm going to need fans & some HDDs, so the price is pretty reflective of my final cost. Thoughts!!? How did I do!?!?
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    None in particular, just thought it was better to have onboard. I could always install a sound card at a later date, I'll nix that. Now I just need to figure out my best choice on MB. I didn't wanna skimp on the CPU/MB either, everything else seems to be easily upgradable
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    That was before doing proper research, forgive me. Not totally about gaming, just want to be able to play comfortably for the foreseeable future. 1080p is just what I'm assuming is the "norm" currently, but I'd like to be able to participate once the resolution standard increases, so to speak I was interested in the 5820 for its high level gaming & processing capabilities. I'm well aware that a decent build with that CPU is going to hover around $1700, so I'm comfortable in that neighborhood, but I'd love to save a few dollars without sacrificing to much quality/performance/value The PRIMARY objective is to get a build up and running, "luxury" components can be added on at a later date I saw the ASRock extreme 4 for about $175, but is it worth the savings compared to the MSI Gaming 7?
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    OP has been updated with my slightly more informed build.
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    I have an AC750 router, but an upgrade is not out of the question
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    Southern Va. Bluefield. Where are you located?
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    Thanx, helps immensely. I'm on the east coast, va area. The GTX 970 was top on my list, so I can lock that in. Sound card info is much appreciated, I'll look into that. I think I'm going to go with a cheaper MB(as I have been advised to, Thanx everyone), but what's the best choice for wireless connections? A card? An adapter? As for that Phenom, I've always had a thing for AMD, so I'd love to do a build with it, but at this point, I want a build with more up to date Core Components. I will definitely be seeking everyone's expertise on getting it onto a decent MB once I get some experience with building PCs
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    I'm not really sure what options I would want in certain components. No prior knowledge of building from scratch. I just want decent value, high quality parts. Nothing over the top, but also not a dinosaur in a few years. Eye catching looks, minimalist, not overly complicated. Excellent audio, plethora of connections.
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    I chose a MB with WiFi & Bluetooth, but would it be better to use a separate card that? I was looking at the MSI X99a Gaming 7 originally, but no WiFi/BT module, although it does have USB 3.1. That Noctua cooler had the best fan speed/decibel ratio that I had seen The memory was chosen because I thought I was saving slots on the MB, but what do I know!!? The optical drive is not super important, who uses discs anymore anyway, but I know the importance of having one when you do NEED it. The price seemed reasonable for a Blu Ray drive too
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Micro Center) CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D9L 46.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($54.89 @ OutletPC) Motherboard: MSI X99A XPOWER AC EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($389.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($219.99 @ Amazon) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card ($319.99 @ B&H) Case: Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case ($164.99 @ Micro Center) Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($47.00 @ Adorama) Total: $1746.82 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-15 07:45 EST-0500 That's what I've done so far, perhaps a little too expensive!!?
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    Much appreciated. Little back story 1st, bear with me. Used to be a console Gamer, installed a GPU to experiment with PC gaming.....MIND BLOWN!!! Always been a computer geek, couldn't believe what I'd been missing. Only intended to play some NBA 2K, but I was so amazed, I was installing any and every genre just to test out the GPU. From my ongoing research, I'm liking the 5820K 6 core, MSI X Power/Gamer 9, GTX 980ti. Not strictly a gaming machine, some high level processing needed also. Future Proofed. 1080p monitor
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    Good for gaming? Good value?

    It's so many choices, I don't know where to begin. I'm here to obtain as much info as possible before I actually start purchasing parts. I'm currently doing a build on P
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    Good for gaming? Good value?

    I have been compiling a build on the site, but I don't have a "baseline" to judge anything by. I saw this & was wondering how it rates as a gaming machine. I've never gone beyond adding a GPU & PSU to a pre-built machine and the amount of options on that site is slightly overwhelming. I'm just trying to get an idea of the best options for an upper midrange gaming PC with future proofing in mind. $1300-1500 budget. Only case & internals needed
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    Good for gaming? Good value?

    I like the audio and cpu, but the gpu doesn't seem up to par
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    $1000 Gaming budget!?!?

    Would this be good for gaming? Is it a good deal?
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