Gaming Rig Budget Build advice??

Hey Everyone, my friend asked me to put together and build him a nice budget gaming rig for ~ $850-950.I want to make it a nice and efficient gaming rig so he wont have any regrets later.Something that will play WoW,Diablo III,Crysis, COD:Black Ops, ect. on max graphic settings.

Budget Range:$850-950

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming/music/movies

Parts Not Required: Monitor,mouse, mouse pad,speakers,keyboard,OS,Optical drive

Country of Origin: I know this might be a first but...Russia

Parts Preferences: Intel and NVidia GPU


SLI or Crossfire:maybe in the near future

Monitor Resolution:1280x1024

Additional Comments:He wants me to build him a gaming rig with EVGA GTX 580 and Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower.Beside those i need every other part for the rig:Power supply,CPU,CPU Cooler,HDD,motherboard and Ram.Thanks in advance for everyone who helps out.

So far i got:


Case:Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-US-BA-WOPSU Black Steel ATX Full Tower
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  1. A GTX 580 for a resolution amounting to 1280 x 1024 is waaaayyyyy overkill.. You may safely go for a GTS 450 instead.. Or else, upgrade to a bigger monitor..
  2. First of all, with that resolution, the 580 is way overkill. I hope your friend knows that.

    Second, is the GTX 580 and case included in the budget listed? If so amend the budget so we know what we have left to work with since we don' t know exactly how much you paid for them. Also, is that budget in US Dollars?

    I would recommend grabbing the new i5-2500k in a couple of days. that will be around $220 US

    P67 motherboard for around $150

    8GB Ram ~ $100

    PSU, 750 - 850W from Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic ~$110-150

    HDD 1TB from Western digital, Seagate, Samsung ~$65

    Use what is left in the budget to grab a 23-24" 1080p monitor ~ $170-200
    That way he can actually use the card he wants.
  3. Can you give links to some sites in there with parts? And the budget in р. In this budget $850-950 a 580 doesn't fit.
  4. Im thinking of gettin everything from becausei've heard a lot of good things about them.
  5. Except newegg doesn't ship overseas.
  6. Buildin it here then sending there..But some of those sites would be good for him in the future if he ever wanted to upgrade thanks =)
  7. Can you wait for a couple of days, let's see the prices for the new Sandy Bridge CPUs. As of now:

    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3 + Intel Core i5-760
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB
    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3
    EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570
    SeaSonic S12II 520
    Rosewill CHALLENGER

  8. Yeah im waiting for the new SB CPU'S now.When do they come out on sale?Like in a couple of days?
  9. You can switch that combo above with this one

    The CPU is slightly faster in gaming, I don't know anything about that mobo.
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