Gaming Rig Under 1000

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Need up and running before end of summer. BUDGET RANGE: Under 1000 after rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing web, movies.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: N/A

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Trustworthy websites like newegg and tigerdirect

PARTS PREFERENCES: Full tower case with 19 inch monitor

OVERCLOCKING: Depends

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Need one made for gaming, that is under 1000. It would be great if it was cheaper but limit is 1000. I will be playing Battle Field and MW2, and maybe L4D2.

Can't wait to see some ideas! :bounce: :pt1cable:
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  1. This is way more than you need GFX card wise but it's such a bargain, it's hard not to to like it

    MoBo / CPU Combo $375
    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz w/ ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.369221

    Case / Hard Drive $145
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.397452

    PSU - Antec EA-650 $80
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371015

    GFX / DVD Combo - ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 470 w/ DVD Burner $350
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121372

    RAM - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478

    Total $1055

    If you wanna overclock, add the $41 from below
    Will require PSU upgrade to SLI
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    MoBo / CPU Combo $375
    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz w/ ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.369221

    Case / PSU - Antec EA-650 $180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.387140

    RAM - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478

    Hard Drive - Seagate 7200.12 1 TB $85
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

    CPU Cooler / TIM - Scythe 2100 w/ OVZ Freeze $35 + $6
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835202006

    XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB $160
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150462

    DVD Burner - Any one $25

    Total $971

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    MoBo / CPU Combo $375
    Intel Core i5-750 Lynnfield 2.66GHz w/ ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.369221

    Case / PSU - Antec EA-650 $180
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.387140

    RAM - OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333 Model OCZ3P1333LV4GK $105
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227478

    Hard Drive - Seagate 7200.12 1 TB $85http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433

    CPU Cooler / TIM - Scythe 2100 w/ OVZ Freeze $35 + $6
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835202006

    EVGA 512-P3-1140-TR GeForce GTS 250 $90
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130539

    DVD Burner - Any one $25

    Total $901

    The $1050 system will take you to 1920 x 1200 in DX11
    The $975 takes you to 1650 x 1050
    The $901 works at your resolution
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