Need Help building 1st gaming pc! 1-1200$

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible, I dont need to buy the entire computer this moment, but i plan to buy any piece that is valued a "must" or a great buy.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Just gaming, Maybe some computer science in the future.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard/mouse MAYBE the OS. if i can find my windows 7 disc. i think my windows 7 is the home version not 100% sure.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, Tigerdirect, Any site with some good reviews.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Whichever you guys come to an agreement on really, i5, i7, doesnt matter.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes, atm NO but in the future probably.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Not sure, i need to buy a new monitor anyways.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm hoping i can run 2 video cards or 2 video cards in the near future. Im a pretty avid gamer, just got into the SC:2 beta and found it was a little intest at high for my computer. I also Play WoW and i cant raid for ***, i wish i could raid in max settings but not even close. I plan to get into cod / crysis also.

I do apologize for basically leaving it up to anyone who responds to help me build a computer, i feel like im not taking the time to do my own research, but i have since christmas and things keep changing. Im pretty noobish to it.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

- Also if possible i would like a HD card, hopefully buying a 1080p monitor soon.
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  1. Here's a build that's $1,200 for the tower:

    CPU: i5-750 and Asus P7P55D-E Pro $375
    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 2x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 7 $115
    GPU: HD 5870 $420
    HDD: Seagate 7200.12 500 GB $55
    PSU: Corsair 750W 80+ $90 after rebate
    Case: HAF 922 $90 after rebate
    Optical: Cheap SATA DVD burner $24
    HSF: Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $35

    Total: $1,204

    Here's one that would let you get a monitor with it:

    CPU/Mobo: X3 440 and Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 $195 after rebate
    Monitor: Asus 23" 1080p $180 after rebate
    Rest is the same.

    Total: $1,204
  2. Mad thank you so much. i have the money now for all of these items, but i plan to buy them piece by piece incase things change.

    that was an insanely fast reply :hello:
  3. bump =D.

    anyone else have any ideas?
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