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January 23, 2011 5:52:40 AM


Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 Weeks

I'm a complete idiot at configuring sytems and would appreciate any help I could get with building my first gaming computer

Budget Range: Around $1000 before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming(CoD, SCII, Diablo III, Crysis etc.) Movies/Entertainment

Parts Not Required: Keyboard/Mouse, Monitor, Windows, Speakers

Preferred Website/Retailers for Parts: Newegg, Micro Center, & Frys

Country of Origin: US Ohio

Parts Preferences: i5 2500K and Evga Cards

Overclocking: Yes

SLI: Yes/Later

Monitor Resolution: 720p or 1400X900

Additional Comments: I would like a computer that Is good but also upgradeable.

ANY help with this build would be greatly appreciated!

More about : 1000 gaming build

January 23, 2011 6:21:16 AM

Case: Antec 300 N82E16811129066 $70
MB: ASRock P67 Extreme4 N82E16813157217 $160
CPU: i5-2500k N82E16819115072 $225
RAM: G.Skill 2x2GB 1333 N82E16820231189 $45
GPU: HD 6950 N82E16814125356 $300
PSU: Corsair 750W N82E16817139006 $110
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1TB N82E16822136533 $90

Total: $1000
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January 23, 2011 6:28:45 AM

WHcomp has a nice build there but its SUPER overkill for your resolution, get a new monitor
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January 23, 2011 6:35:24 AM

Couldn't agree more.
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January 23, 2011 6:44:15 AM

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... <--- (2500K @ Micro Center) I see you posted that your in Ohio. If so, you can get that 2500K for $179.99 (walk in only) at any Micro Center location.

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/columbus.html <--- Central Ohio/Columbus

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/mayfield_heigh... <--- Northeast Ohio/Mayfield Heights

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/sharonville.ht... <--- Cincinnati/Sharonville

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $238.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996585

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=s9_simh... $59.99 this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
MSI N460GTX -M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $715.92 *Not including shipping, rebates, etc..

*Monitor worth looking at...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 - $134.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)
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January 24, 2011 4:50:43 AM

Why_Me said:
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... <--- (2500K @ Micro Center) I see you posted that your in Ohio. If so, you can get that 2500K for $179.99 (walk in only) at any Micro Center location.

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/columbus.html <--- Central Ohio/Columbus

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/mayfield_heigh... <--- Northeast Ohio/Mayfield Heights

http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/sharonville.ht... <--- Cincinnati/Sharonville

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $238.98
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996585

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=s9_simh... $59.99 this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $189.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
MSI N460GTX -M2D1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $715.92 *Not including shipping, rebates, etc..

*Monitor worth looking at...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99 - $134.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)



What do you think would be a good Motherboard to add?
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