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Hi everyone. I am looking to buy my first gaming PC because i spend most of my time on the computer playing games with friends. I want to spend about 1000$ for a PC but only if it will last me at least 4 to 5 years if i keep up with dusting the inside every 6 months and so forth. So with my research i have come up with two computers i think would be the most bang for the buck and was curious if i could have some opinions on which one would be better. I also would like to know if you think the computer will lat 4 to 5 years and still run games smoothly on high graphics. Thanks in advance for the help. Here are the two options I've been researching.

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I'm using a computer I built in 08-09', still games like new stuff. The only real thing you need to worry about is occasionally updating the graphics card every few years.

I'm using a hexacore xeon and a r9 290x. Like I said, just keep the graphics semi-up to date. As long as the rest of the build is decent you will get a good service lifetime, especially if you consider overclocking in the future.

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Here are the two options I've been researching.

You forgot to put links))

 

As for me, MSI 24GE 2QE 4K-001US 23.6-Inch Gaming Desktop is the best pick.

This system has a Raid 0 configuration with 2 solid state drives. Plus the monitor is a touch screen windows 8.1 and also it has a second hard drive of 2t with a built in 960m video card. Alone with a i7 quad core intel processor, what can I say. Extremely fast boot up time in a few seconds. internet pops up as fast at the i7 processor can load and display the program, in one to two seconds.

However the one flaw in this set us. is that the keyboard is hard to read, plus you would think that the keyboard was a Cherry MX Red mechanical keys for better smoother and quicker more accurate key action, along with it being a bluetooth set up. it like buying a ferrari car and then they ship to you with Datsun pickup rims, tires and brakes on the car. never the less, the keyboard can be swapped out with a better quality keyboard.

Look for reviews on computergaming, topreviews.best or newegg.com

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When I buy PC I don't buy the best possible hardware. First because I'm not rich and 2nd because I don't need 1 or 5 extra FPS in gaming.

 

Right now.. without doing much research if none.. I'll get an Intel 4970 or similar processor. And NVidia 960 GTX and 16gb RAM (mhz doesn't give a sh*t trust me). That will last for 5 years. I always buy Nvidia and Intel and my rigs last for 5 years.

 

2005 1st - Intel Pentium 4 630 3.0ghz and Nvidia GeForce 6660 256mb RAM and 1GB 667Mhz

2010 2nd - Intel 950 3.06ghz and Nvidia GeForce 460gtx 1gb and 6gb RAM 1600mhz @1000mhz underclocked because I want it)

 

Still haven't changed PC but a friend of mine sold me a 760GTX 4gb so I have more time to keep playing with this :P

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rv9jt6

 

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rv9jt6) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Rv9jt6/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80662i56600k) | $249.99 @ Amazon
**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $24.88 @ OutletPC
**Motherboard** | [ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z170pro4) | $102.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Memory** | [G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f42400c15d16gnt) | $66.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Patriot Blast 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-internal-hard-drive-pbt240gs25ssdbk) | $57.99 @ Newegg
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-04gp43975kr) | $309.99 @ Amazon
**Case** | [Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc912kkn1) | $49.99 @ Newegg
**Power Supply** | [Rosewill 600W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-valens600) | $39.99 @ Newegg
 | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
 | Total (before mail-in rebates) | $952.81
 | Mail-in rebates | -$50.00
 | **Total** | **$902.81**
 | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2016-02-09 16:29 EST-0500 |

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