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Gaming pc build advice 1000-1200$

Hi, I'm looking for a parts list for a new gaming PC that i will be building in the next couple of weeks:

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks
Budget Range: max. 1200$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school work, general browsing.

Overclocking: possibly

SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future, not as likely

Additional Comments: Prefer intel cpu/nvidia gpu. Would also like some SSD
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  1. Need os, monitor, keyboard, mouse?
  2. realchaos said:
    Need os, monitor, keyboard, mouse?


    An os yes. the other 2 no. can't remember the resolution of my screen, its pretty typical like 1920 x 1080 or something
  3. Where can you buy parts from? Or rather your preferred merchant(s).
  4. ksham said:
    Where can you buy parts from? Or rather your preferred merchant(s).


    Online anywhere thats reputable would would work. There is a Fry's electronics near me in Duluth, Ga.
  5. Best answer
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.05 @ Amazon)
    Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1169.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    This is a better card, that is, if you don't mind AMD. And only $10 more.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.05 @ Amazon)
    Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1179.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  6. ksham said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.05 @ Amazon)
    Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1169.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    This is a better card, that is, if you don't mind AMD. And only $10 more.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.25 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($96.05 @ Amazon)
    Other: Newegg Special Bundle (-$40.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1179.21
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


    sweet, thanks a lot :). the 10 extra dollars is fine if its better, not brand loyal so its good.

    Also quick question, are there any bundles that would have a discounted monitor?
  7. Ksham has a really nice build. Only one thing I would change. The ram has large heat-spreaders. Grab this cheaper and low profile ram: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2k4g3d1609es2lx0
    And the Newegg special bundle is actually -$55.
    Will the monitor be part of the $1200 budget?
  8. @realchaos: -$15 is a promo on the motherboard. Whether or not you choose to take the bundle, you still get the -$15 off on the motherboard. But if you choose to take the bundle, it'll be an extra save of $40.
  9. Oh thanks for clarifying that, since it says combo discount -$55, didn't know it would count rebates.
  10. realchaos said:

    Will the monitor be part of the $1200 budget?


    It can be seprate, probably a 150 budget on that
  11. realchaos said:

    Will the monitor be part of the $1200 budget?


    It can be seprate, probably a 150 budget on that
  12. Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
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