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    Gaming desktop need help?

    Okay so it's been 5 years since I have owned a gaming PC and it seems everything has changed since then so I'm coming here for suggestions I want to spend $1300 on a gaming build I don't need monitors or a keyboard or mouse $1300 is my budget for the build I may add more money if I see fit now what can I get for this price?
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    What sort of monitors do you have? The resolution and frame rate your chasing will dictate how much you need to spend on gpu

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    I planned on just using my 50" TV for a monitor since I'm limited to space in my room a d won't have the room for monitors
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    Thanks helixx but wouldn't I be able to get something more powerful if I built it myself?
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    You could break down the parts and see what it would cost to build yourself. Maybe jump up to a newer nvidia gpu. It's a good starting point anyway. A gtx 1060 will run most games on ultra @ 1080p @60hz

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    That advert states a 960..1060 are a lot quicker


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    This is where you should be looking Whirlpool PC Suggestions

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    I always use msy.com.au - not for built systems, but for parts for building myself...they have their price list in pdf format

    I will point one obvious thing out about your plan to use the tv as a monitor. Tv's are fine for games and media, but they suck for text, you wont get any subpixel smoothing (ClearType/MacType) on it, so it will be pixely.
    In other words and by example i'm using MacType (a tad better text renderer than Windows ClearType) under Windows 7 and text on the LED is perfect...drag the window to the TV and its a dogs breakfast....

    I have very little room, but i still manage to fit in a 32" Samsung TV and 22" Philips LED monitor on my desk...TV as Monitor 2 for video and LED for everything that requires reading text, which is 98% of my computer use

    General top tips for building a general PC:

    CPU - Buy the fastest CPU you can afford - apart from RAM, its the single biggest determiner of speed/overall system performance - dont buy something cheap and then end up trying to use snake oil "PC Booster" software to make up the difference.

    RAM - 8Gb RAM Minimum -16Gb Better - anything beyond 16Gb is subject to the laws of diminishing returns and pushing at the point where you should consider a faster CPU and 8-16Gb RAM.

    Drives - Buy an SSD for your System and Programs/Games drive. Storage is now the biggest bottleneck on a PC, very few devices are even available that can utilise a SATA3 port fully. I recommend Samsung Evo 850/850 Pro. If youre feeling cutting edge you can explore an M.2 SSD which is even faster still than a normal SSD, but you will need a motherboard with an M.2 connector. Buy a conventional HDD (i prefer Western Digital - far fewer failures for me over the years, as opposed to Seagate. WD Blue Sata 3 drives are what i use generally) for anything you want to store and love.

    Motherboards - I have a rampant hatred of Gigabyte motherboards (for the latest reasoning why, ask disley, who i built a PC for not too long ago, who insisted on using one, leading to the longest build ive done in 30+ years), theyre often rushed to market for new capabilities and unstable. I have 2 return customers.... friends with PC's that i need to (re)fix every 6 months, both own Gigabyte motherboards. I will use anything else, unless im forced to, and have found MSI motherboards, like the one in this PC to be stable and full of features for low/decent prices. They often do clever things on their motherboards, which i wont bore you with. Id probably go AsRock 2nd, and Asus 3rd.

    Operating System: If youre going to use Windows 7, youre going to need to create a new DVD/USB key installer with USB3 an/or storage drivers on it to get Windows 7 setup to work on newer motherboards...most motherboard vendors have tools for this. If youre going to use the works of Satan - Windows 8/10, then you wont need to do this.

    I wont add anything about video cards, as i dont play games all that much, so im out of date on the latest. I still keep my prejudice of a high powered single card over 2 lower end cards in sli/crossfire. Far too many people out there i believe go crossfire/sli so they can post pics on forums and benchmark for epeen (there is no worse or sad creature on this earth than one who benchmarks anything in a PC) or open their case up for their friends for pure gear envy.
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    Alright now we're talking business I was going to get 16gb ram I was looking at a ssd I'm not all computer noob hahaha where I got stuck is because of this Skylake stuff never heard of it and I do want to future proof my computer and only update every 2 years or so I'm happy to spend more than. $1300 a d raise that to $1600 if u wouldnt mind doing a parts list for me and yes I am aware about the TV issue that dosent really bother me that much
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