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Please build me the best gaming rig you can with $1000

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January 16, 2011 7:06:56 AM

Budget Range: $1000


Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, OS.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com


Country of Origin: United States


Parts Preferences: Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU.


Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire: No


Additional Comments: Please include a CPU Fan and a good LCD monitor (1920x1080).

If you need any additional information let me know. Thanks

Edit: I've found this combo deal on Newegg which seems like a steal to me. Would like you to incorporate this in your build, unless you have something that's even better.
Core i5-2400 + Intel H67 USB3 and SATA6 motherboard + (free Civ 5)

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January 16, 2011 7:25:48 AM

I just got Samsung Syncmaster BX2331 which is 23 inch 1920x1080 monitor only for $200 from newegg. The promotion ends on monday 1/17 so you only got 2 days to save extra $20~!! And it's a really good LED monitor. The only downside is the stand but it's not a big deal to me and price is really good.

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January 16, 2011 8:32:15 AM
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If your not going to o/c, then you can skip that after market h/s. The one that comes with the cpu will do just fine.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2010/12/22/nividi... <---This card (gtx 560) is due for release at the end of this month and would fit nicely into your budget. :) 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING
SeaSonic S12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V V2.3 / EPS 12V V2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $294.98
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500
Intel BOXDH67CL LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $42.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 FREE SHIPPING $15 off with promo code HARDOCP112C, ends 1/19
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner LightScribe Support - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 $144.99 after mail-in rebate card
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

Total: $897.91 *not including rebates, promo codes, shipping, etc...

Or you can switch vid cards in that build with this one down below...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $299.99 - $279.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
MSI R6950-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Total: $1,007.91 *not including rebates, promo codes, shipping, etc...
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January 16, 2011 2:52:41 PM

I missed your budget by $22 but......if sure not doing twin GFX cards in SLI ever, use Antec Illusion and drop $20

-PSU is cetified by nVidia for a 2nd GFX card in SLI
-Case is hi air flow design suitable for SLI and OC'ing
-Add door fan when ya add that 2nd card
-Stock cooler is good for OC to 4.6 Ghz, to go beyond, I have included recommendations for later addition
-Included 24" (23.6) LED monitor
-Included SSD recommendation for future
-If ya can hold out 9 days and wait for January 25th, hold out for the 560

Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $70 - Antec True Power New 650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - Later - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - Later - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $70 - (2 x 2GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $140 - EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $55 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor - $180 - ASUS VE247H 23.6" LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 16, 2011 10:21:55 PM

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