Looking to build a good gaming computer at about $1000?

So basically I want to know what components would be good for a custom gaming computer I would like to build. I can only spend about $1000 and I would like to run Battlefield 3 ultra at about 30-50 FPS. If someone could list the components that would be AWESOME!

When are you looking to purchase: After the near summer

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Intense Gaming, Surfing the Web

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy an OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: May someone suggest the best site?

Location: Country: USA State: California City: RSM

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I would love to play the most up to date games on a fast reliable computer

I have these components so far:

Processor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1884773&Sku=I69-3820

Video Card: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7874668&Sku=M452-7854

Thank you guys in advanced! :D
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  1. there's builds already posted in the forum that you can use - read thru the posts, there's tens of them available...
  2. x18percent said:
    So basically I want to know what components would be good for a custom gaming computer I would like to build. I can only spend about $1000 and I would like to run Battlefield 3 ultra at about 30-50 FPS. If someone could list the components that would be AWESOME!

    When are you looking to purchase: After the near summer

    Budget Range: $1000

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Intense Gaming, Surfing the Web

    Are you buying a monitor: Yes

    Do you need to buy an OS: No

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: May someone suggest the best site?

    Location: Country: USA State: California City: RSM

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I would love to play the most up to date games on a fast reliable computer

    I have these components so far:

    Processor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1884773&Sku=I69-3820

    Video Card: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7874668&Sku=M452-7854

    Thank you guys in advanced! :D


    If you're buying after summer, come back after summer. A lot of new components will be available then, and new deals will be running at the retailers.

    Edit: Also, I'd return those components, if you're able. The CPU is overkill, and the GPU is underpowered, given your budget.
  3. [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11czs) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11czs/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11czs/benchmarks/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k) | $224.17 @ Amazon
    **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $32.97 @ Amazon
    **Motherboard** | [MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77agd55) | $132.86 @ Newegg
    **Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls8g3d1609ds1s00) | Purchased For $0.00
    **Storage** | [Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp128gg25) | $89.99 @ NCIX US
    **Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352vxsr) | $322.98 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410b1) | $84.50 @ Amazon
    **Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m) | $72.98 @ Newegg
    **Optical Drive** | [Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas124-04) | $14.99 @ Newegg
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $975.44
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-29 23:00 EDT-0400 |

    This is if you're not going to be building your system after summer and you're okay with Ivy Bridge.

    The current price listed is when only buying from Newegg & Amazon. You can probably get a better price if you buy from other places.

    Better CPU & a better GPU then the ones you currently have selected and you still meet your budget.
  4. PomuM said:
    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11czs) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11czs/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11czs/benchmarks/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k) | $224.17 @ Amazon
    **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $32.97 @ Amazon
    **Motherboard** | [MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77agd55) | $132.86 @ Newegg
    **Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls8g3d1609ds1s00) | Purchased For $0.00
    **Storage** | [Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp128gg25) | $89.99 @ NCIX US
    **Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352vxsr) | $322.98 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410b1) | $84.50 @ Amazon
    **Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m) | $72.98 @ Newegg
    **Optical Drive** | [Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas124-04) | $14.99 @ Newegg
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $975.44
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-29 23:00 EDT-0400 |

    This is if you're not going to be building your system after summer and you're okay with Ivy Bridge.

    The current price listed is when only buying from Newegg & Amazon. You can probably get a better price if you buy from other places.

    Better CPU & a better GPU then the ones you currently have selected and you still meet your budget.



    He requires a monitor, according to the original post.
  5. Jack Revenant said:
    PomuM said:
    [PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11czs) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11czs/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/11czs/benchmarks/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i53570k) | $224.17 @ Amazon
    **CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2) | $32.97 @ Amazon
    **Motherboard** | [MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z77agd55) | $132.86 @ Newegg
    **Memory** | [Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls8g3d1609ds1s00) | Purchased For $0.00
    **Storage** | [Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp128gg25) | $89.99 @ NCIX US
    **Video Card** | [Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-100352vxsr) | $322.98 @ Newegg
    **Case** | [NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caph410b1) | $84.50 @ Amazon
    **Power Supply** | [Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx600m) | $72.98 @ Newegg
    **Optical Drive** | [Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas124-04) | $14.99 @ Newegg
    | | **Total**
    | Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $975.44
    | Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-29 23:00 EDT-0400 |

    This is if you're not going to be building your system after summer and you're okay with Ivy Bridge.

    The current price listed is when only buying from Newegg & Amazon. You can probably get a better price if you buy from other places.

    Better CPU & a better GPU then the ones you currently have selected and you still meet your budget.



    He requires a monitor, according to the original post.


    Hmm. Well, I'm assuming his $1000 budget range was not including the CPU and GPU? If you can return those, buy this and you should have left over for the monitor.

    If this is too much, let me know and I'll it fit for your needs.
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