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What all do you need? Just the tower? Do you need a monitor? Do you need Windows? Do you need a keyboard and mouse?
 
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Put almost half the budget into graphics card. Processors and motherboards, and everything else are cheaper to upgrade later.
 

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Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 700W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $872.81
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Total: $872.81
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If you skip the mechanical drive, buy a single 8 gig stick (42.99) (for upgrade later with an additional) and go with a z170 board from gigabyte that isn't as feature rich from newegg (94.99) and then add a gigabyte or zotac gtx 1070 for 379.99 you come out at 906 and change.

As an alternative, you get more gpu power in the short term, and some upgrades you can make as and when you need them, 8 gigs in the short term and no mass storage but both will put this into the 1000 dollar range if included.
 
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Put almost half the budget into graphics card. Processors and motherboards, and everything else are cheaper to upgrade later.
But GPUs become outdated sooner than any other component- mobo is the component that will limit upgrades more than any other.

Obviously I would agree that the GPU is a vital component for a gaming PC.
 
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Case: Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 700W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $872.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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The superb MSI GTX 1060 6GB is available from Newegg for $240 after a $15 MIR.
Corsair CX 430 available for $16 after a $20 MIR
 

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If you skip the mechanical drive, buy a single 8 gig stick (42.99) (for upgrade later with an additional) and go with a z170 board from gigabyte that isn't as feature rich from newegg (94.99) and then add a gigabyte or zotac gtx 1070 for 379.99 you come out at 906 and change.

As an alternative, you get more gpu power in the short term, and some upgrades you can make as and when you need them, 8 gigs in the short term and no mass storage but both will put this into the 1000 dollar range if included.

You basically cripple the machine at that point. 240GB is not enough for a gaming computer, unless you only have like 2 games installed. My Steam library alone is almost 300GB 500GB...

And don't buy anything from Gigabyte, the quality is crap and their customer service is by far the worst in the industry.

The superb MSI GTX 1060 6GB is available from Newegg for $240 after a $15 MIR.
Corsair CX 430 available for $16 after a $20 MIR

The GTX1060 6GB I put in my build is already $240 without a rebate and isn't really going to be any worse than the MSI card.

And I wouldn't trust any build with a good dedicated GPU with the CX430. The CX430 is a good basic power supply, but I just can't bring myself to put a sub-$20 PSU in a system with a $200+ GPU.
 
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I just need the tower I have a monitor keyboard and mouse, sorry for not stating that no windows either
where are you from ? location its needed to provide links from stores...!

and yes with $900 you could build a machine and get some beer money!

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and yes with $900 you could build a machine and get some beer money!

decent $900 gaming rig, only possible in the americas....
 

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But still you get more for your money in the us.
the point its helping somebody thats asking for help and we dont know were its hi located... also the option of getting a decent $900 rig, actually what else do you want from a rig, the one listed even has an UPS, something that people always forget...

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the point its helping somebody thats asking for help and we dont know were its hi located... also the option of getting a decent $900 rig, actually what else do you want from a rig, the one listed even has an UPS, something that people always forget...

Regards,

I buy from here:
https://azerty.nl/
One of the shops that sells hardware at a reasonable price in my country, here I think $900 won't buy you that rig.

Anyways I will stop about that now.:)
 

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I buy from here:
https://azerty.nl/
One of the shops that sells hardware at a reasonable price in my country, here I think $900 won't buy you that rig.
ill take a watch i like that much to explore and look for miracles and tight budget savers!

Anyways I will stop about that now.:)
be sure to have a great day sir! and stay tuned for moar in this topic!

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Since I don't know where you are from, here is one such configuration based on the most appealing prices in the EU.

It's a decent gaming configuration for 831€ (880$) without shipping. With shipping (within the EU) that would be ~850€ (900$).

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About 50 bucks over budget, but probably could opt for cheaper case and PSU to make it fit:

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CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($190.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg Marketplace)
Motherboard: MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($75.28 @ Jet)
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Storage: ADATA Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($60.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($41.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $953.09
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Op seems to be far, too far away from the post

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The thread has pretty good builds so far... my 2 cents would be to make sure you spend a little more into the graph card, which most have done ! good luck
 
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The thread has pretty good builds so far... my 2 cents would be to make sure your a little more into the graph card, which most have done ! good luck

Depends on one thing really: Does he want to overclock?

That is the biggest variable in the whole build to be honest... that single question. If he doesn't plan to OC, you can opt for cheaper motherboard, cheaper RAM and there is no point buying anything above an i5-6500 at the moment if you ask me, since 95% of new AAA titles are GPU limited.

One can cram a lot of stuff into that 900USDish budget if you know what you are aiming for. You can go 6600K+ Z170 + 16GB RAM + GTX1070, if you ditch the SSD and go for a cheaper case.

You can also go H110 cheapobo mobo route if you don't plan on getting another pair of RAM in the future or M.2 SSDs.
 
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Display(s) Acer Predator X34 Curved 34in G-Sync IPS Gaming Monitor
Case NZXT H710i Matte Black/Red Smart Mid Tower Case w/ Side Panel Window
Audio Device(s) Sound Blaster X3 Hi-Res 7.1 External USB DAC and Amp
Power Supply Corsair HX750i 750W 80 Plus Platinum Power Supply
Mouse Razer Lancehead (corded)
Keyboard Corsair MK2
Software Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit OEM
Benchmark Scores nil
Depends on one thing really: Does he want to overclock?

That is the biggest variable in the whole build to be honest... that single question. If he doesn't plan to OC, you can opt for cheaper motherboard, cheaper RAM and there is no point buying anything above an i5-6500 at the moment if you ask me, since 95% of new AAA titles are GPU limited.

One can cram a lot of stuff into that 900USDish budget if you know what you are aiming for. You can go 6600K+ Z170 + 16GB RAM + GTX1070, if you ditch the SSD and go for a cheaper case.

You can also go H110 cheapobo mobo route if you don't plan on getting another pair of RAM in the future or M.2 SSDs.

Since he has no idea what he wants (which is totally fine, hence him asking) lets assume he aint overclocking..so, yeah the cheaper mobo/case/cpu combo is a good idea...hence me saying a little more on the graph wouldnt hurt.
 
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