I have a 1000 dollar budget and I'm looking for someone to build me a gaming computer!

As I stated before on the title, I want a gaming computer, A good one. I know about computers but have no idea as to how to buy compatible parts. I want one that can run ordinary games on ultra/highest settings. More specifically Battlefield 3. Again, I have a maximum of 1000 dollars, Like absolute most, don't go over it please. I would like one with about 3 or 4 fans as cooling is a big issue for me. If someone could build me one I would appreciate it a lot. Also I would like Windows 7.
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  1. Joel Rojano said:
    As I stated before on the title, I want a gaming computer, A good one. I know about computers but have no idea as to how to buy compatible parts. I want one that can run ordinary games on ultra/highest settings. More specifically Battlefield 3. Again, I have a maximum of 1000 dollars, Like absolute most, don't go over it please. I would like one with about 3 or 4 fans as cooling is a big issue for me. If someone could build me one I would appreciate it a lot. Also I would like Windows 7.


    Are we talking about literally building a system, or figuring out the parts that would go into it? The latter we do regularly here, the former not so much.
    In either case, do you only need the computer, or do you also need a monitor and peripherals?
    Lastly, more fans =/= better cooling. A Silverstone Fortress 2 with four fans can cool better than most cases with twenty could, because it has good cooling design.
  2. Just look at the 2 thousand links, here, for $1000 gaming builds.
  3. cobra5000 said:
    Just look at the 2 thousand links, here, for $1000 gaming builds.


    Those links almost always include short-term sales, and are pretty much useless after about two days. Well, mine are, at least.
  4. Follow the link and fill in the lines so we know what you need, have, and want to do.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  5. Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    As I stated before on the title, I want a gaming computer, A good one. I know about computers but have no idea as to how to buy compatible parts. I want one that can run ordinary games on ultra/highest settings. More specifically Battlefield 3. Again, I have a maximum of 1000 dollars, Like absolute most, don't go over it please. I would like one with about 3 or 4 fans as cooling is a big issue for me. If someone could build me one I would appreciate it a lot. Also I would like Windows 7.


    Are we talking about literally building a system, or figuring out the parts that would go into it? The latter we do regularly here, the former not so much.
    In either case, do you only need the computer, or do you also need a monitor and peripherals?
    Lastly, more fans =/= better cooling. A Silverstone Fortress 2 with four fans can cool better than most cases with twenty could, because it has good cooling design.


    Just pick the components (tower, cpu, hdd, etc.) everything! I'll build it. All I need is the case and the components, I have a monitor and peripherals. Oh, I just need ANYTHING that will keep it cool, be it fans or a good case. Thank you, So that's 1000 dollars to just build the tower.
  6. Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    As I stated before on the title, I want a gaming computer, A good one. I know about computers but have no idea as to how to buy compatible parts. I want one that can run ordinary games on ultra/highest settings. More specifically Battlefield 3. Again, I have a maximum of 1000 dollars, Like absolute most, don't go over it please. I would like one with about 3 or 4 fans as cooling is a big issue for me. If someone could build me one I would appreciate it a lot. Also I would like Windows 7.


    Are we talking about literally building a system, or figuring out the parts that would go into it? The latter we do regularly here, the former not so much.
    In either case, do you only need the computer, or do you also need a monitor and peripherals?
    Lastly, more fans =/= better cooling. A Silverstone Fortress 2 with four fans can cool better than most cases with twenty could, because it has good cooling design.


    Just pick the components (tower, cpu, hdd, etc.) everything! I'll build it. All I need is the case and the components, I have a monitor and peripherals. Oh, I just need ANYTHING that will keep it cool, be it fans or a good case. Thank you, So that's 1000 dollars to just build the tower.


    We can work with that. Two questions to follow this up: 1, do you have access to a Microcenter? 2, would you be willing to wait for Haswell?
  7. Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    As I stated before on the title, I want a gaming computer, A good one. I know about computers but have no idea as to how to buy compatible parts. I want one that can run ordinary games on ultra/highest settings. More specifically Battlefield 3. Again, I have a maximum of 1000 dollars, Like absolute most, don't go over it please. I would like one with about 3 or 4 fans as cooling is a big issue for me. If someone could build me one I would appreciate it a lot. Also I would like Windows 7.


    Are we talking about literally building a system, or figuring out the parts that would go into it? The latter we do regularly here, the former not so much.
    In either case, do you only need the computer, or do you also need a monitor and peripherals?
    Lastly, more fans =/= better cooling. A Silverstone Fortress 2 with four fans can cool better than most cases with twenty could, because it has good cooling design.


    Just pick the components (tower, cpu, hdd, etc.) everything! I'll build it. All I need is the case and the components, I have a monitor and peripherals. Oh, I just need ANYTHING that will keep it cool, be it fans or a good case. Thank you, So that's 1000 dollars to just build the tower.


    We can work with that. Two questions to follow this up: 1, do you have access to a Microcenter? 2, would you be willing to wait for Haswell?


    1.) The store? No i don't. 2.) what is that?
  8. Are you going to overclock the CPU?
  9. Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    As I stated before on the title, I want a gaming computer, A good one. I know about computers but have no idea as to how to buy compatible parts. I want one that can run ordinary games on ultra/highest settings. More specifically Battlefield 3. Again, I have a maximum of 1000 dollars, Like absolute most, don't go over it please. I would like one with about 3 or 4 fans as cooling is a big issue for me. If someone could build me one I would appreciate it a lot. Also I would like Windows 7.


    Are we talking about literally building a system, or figuring out the parts that would go into it? The latter we do regularly here, the former not so much.
    In either case, do you only need the computer, or do you also need a monitor and peripherals?
    Lastly, more fans =/= better cooling. A Silverstone Fortress 2 with four fans can cool better than most cases with twenty could, because it has good cooling design.


    Just pick the components (tower, cpu, hdd, etc.) everything! I'll build it. All I need is the case and the components, I have a monitor and peripherals. Oh, I just need ANYTHING that will keep it cool, be it fans or a good case. Thank you, So that's 1000 dollars to just build the tower.


    We can work with that. Two questions to follow this up: 1, do you have access to a Microcenter? 2, would you be willing to wait for Haswell?


    1.) The store? No i don't. 2.) what is that?


    Haswell is the new series of Intel processors, which will launch on the 3rd.
  10. envy14tpe said:
    Are you going to overclock the CPU?


    If you find it necessary, If I don't have to then no.
  11. Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    As I stated before on the title, I want a gaming computer, A good one. I know about computers but have no idea as to how to buy compatible parts. I want one that can run ordinary games on ultra/highest settings. More specifically Battlefield 3. Again, I have a maximum of 1000 dollars, Like absolute most, don't go over it please. I would like one with about 3 or 4 fans as cooling is a big issue for me. If someone could build me one I would appreciate it a lot. Also I would like Windows 7.


    Are we talking about literally building a system, or figuring out the parts that would go into it? The latter we do regularly here, the former not so much.
    In either case, do you only need the computer, or do you also need a monitor and peripherals?
    Lastly, more fans =/= better cooling. A Silverstone Fortress 2 with four fans can cool better than most cases with twenty could, because it has good cooling design.


    Just pick the components (tower, cpu, hdd, etc.) everything! I'll build it. All I need is the case and the components, I have a monitor and peripherals. Oh, I just need ANYTHING that will keep it cool, be it fans or a good case. Thank you, So that's 1000 dollars to just build the tower.


    We can work with that. Two questions to follow this up: 1, do you have access to a Microcenter? 2, would you be willing to wait for Haswell?


    1.) The store? No i don't. 2.) what is that?


    Haswell is the new series of Intel processors, which will launch on the 3rd.


    Umm If it's not insanely expensive and fits under the 1000 dollar budget then yes, I'm in no rush.
  12. Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    As I stated before on the title, I want a gaming computer, A good one. I know about computers but have no idea as to how to buy compatible parts. I want one that can run ordinary games on ultra/highest settings. More specifically Battlefield 3. Again, I have a maximum of 1000 dollars, Like absolute most, don't go over it please. I would like one with about 3 or 4 fans as cooling is a big issue for me. If someone could build me one I would appreciate it a lot. Also I would like Windows 7.


    Are we talking about literally building a system, or figuring out the parts that would go into it? The latter we do regularly here, the former not so much.
    In either case, do you only need the computer, or do you also need a monitor and peripherals?
    Lastly, more fans =/= better cooling. A Silverstone Fortress 2 with four fans can cool better than most cases with twenty could, because it has good cooling design.


    Just pick the components (tower, cpu, hdd, etc.) everything! I'll build it. All I need is the case and the components, I have a monitor and peripherals. Oh, I just need ANYTHING that will keep it cool, be it fans or a good case. Thank you, So that's 1000 dollars to just build the tower.


    We can work with that. Two questions to follow this up: 1, do you have access to a Microcenter? 2, would you be willing to wait for Haswell?


    1.) The store? No i don't. 2.) what is that?


    Haswell is the new series of Intel processors, which will launch on the 3rd.


    Umm If it's not insanely expensive and fits under the 1000 dollar budget then yes, I'm in no rush.


    The planned successor to the preferred Ivy Bridge CPU, the 4670k, won't be meaningfully more expensive, according to current information. I am uncertain about the other CPUs.
  13. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($230.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.76 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1000.63
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 00:54 EDT-0400)
  14. Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    As I stated before on the title, I want a gaming computer, A good one. I know about computers but have no idea as to how to buy compatible parts. I want one that can run ordinary games on ultra/highest settings. More specifically Battlefield 3. Again, I have a maximum of 1000 dollars, Like absolute most, don't go over it please. I would like one with about 3 or 4 fans as cooling is a big issue for me. If someone could build me one I would appreciate it a lot. Also I would like Windows 7.


    Are we talking about literally building a system, or figuring out the parts that would go into it? The latter we do regularly here, the former not so much.
    In either case, do you only need the computer, or do you also need a monitor and peripherals?
    Lastly, more fans =/= better cooling. A Silverstone Fortress 2 with four fans can cool better than most cases with twenty could, because it has good cooling design.


    Just pick the components (tower, cpu, hdd, etc.) everything! I'll build it. All I need is the case and the components, I have a monitor and peripherals. Oh, I just need ANYTHING that will keep it cool, be it fans or a good case. Thank you, So that's 1000 dollars to just build the tower.


    We can work with that. Two questions to follow this up: 1, do you have access to a Microcenter? 2, would you be willing to wait for Haswell?


    1.) The store? No i don't. 2.) what is that?


    Haswell is the new series of Intel processors, which will launch on the 3rd.


    Umm If it's not insanely expensive and fits under the 1000 dollar budget then yes, I'm in no rush.


    The planned successor to the preferred Ivy Bridge CPU, the 4670k, won't be meaningfully more expensive, according to current information. I am uncertain about the other CPUs.


    Well I'm in no rush, so that's fine. If you feel it's worth the wait then I don't mind.
  15. envy14tpe said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($230.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.76 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1000.63
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 00:54 EDT-0400)


    I see you picked a CPU cooler other than the stock one, do you believe i should Overlclock the cpu? Also, this doesn't have windows 7 ):
  16. Joel Rojano said:

    Well I'm in no rush, so that's fine. If you feel it's worth the wait then I don't mind.


    I would say that it would be worth waiting a few days. That being the case, you would be best advised to start a new thread after the 3rd.
  17. Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:

    Well I'm in no rush, so that's fine. If you feel it's worth the wait then I don't mind.


    I would say that it would be worth waiting a few days. That being the case, you would be best advised to start a new thread after the 3rd.


    Cool, if i message you then, could you maybe build one for me?
  18. Joel Rojano said:
    Jack Revenant said:
    Joel Rojano said:

    Well I'm in no rush, so that's fine. If you feel it's worth the wait then I don't mind.


    I would say that it would be worth waiting a few days. That being the case, you would be best advised to start a new thread after the 3rd.


    Cool, if i message you then, could you maybe build one for me?


    I'd be happy to help, but I would suggest that you make a public thread. I'm a competent designer, but I'm not up to the caliber of ksham or g-unit111, and there are always people who are more expert in a given area than I am. You'd be depriving yourself of a lot of potential advice by asking me directly.
  19. Joel Rojano said:
    envy14tpe said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($230.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.76 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1000.63
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 00:54 EDT-0400)


    I see you picked a CPU cooler other than the stock one, do you believe i should Overlclock the cpu? Also, this doesn't have windows 7 ):

    For overclocking you need a CPU cooler other than the crappy Intel one.
  20. Drop the SSD and get OS.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($230.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $991.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 02:22 EDT-0400)
  21. envy14tpe said:
    Joel Rojano said:
    envy14tpe said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($230.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.76 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1000.63
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 00:54 EDT-0400)


    I see you picked a CPU cooler other than the stock one, do you believe i should Overlclock the cpu? Also, this doesn't have windows 7 ):

    For overclocking you need a CPU cooler other than the crappy Intel one.


    Yeah I know, This is a really good computer, it really is... But there is no windows 7, and if it were to be added to this build, it would be completely over my budget. Thank you anyways I really do appreciiate it.
  22. envy14tpe said:
    Drop the SSD and get OS.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($230.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($295.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.94 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $991.81
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-31 02:22 EDT-0400)


    Good build, though I'm sticking to my prior advice on waiting for Haswell.
    Worthy of note, I'm pretty sure some of those parts have Newegg combos with each other at the moment. They seem to be running a crazy number of combos presently.
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