$1000 Gaming PC Build

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!
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    MB: ASRock P67 Extreme4 N82E16813157217 $160
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    RAM: G.Skill 2x2GB 1333 N82E16820231189 $45
    GPU: HD 6950 N82E16814125356 $300
    PSU: Corsair 750W N82E16817139006 $110
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  2. WHcomp has a nice build there but its SUPER overkill for your resolution, get a new monitor
  3. Couldn't agree more.
  4. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589 <--- (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_heights.html <--- Northeast Ohio/Mayfield Heights

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

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    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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    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

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    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=0WTZP6BVYETKEAAD5S00&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470939291&pf_rd_i=507846 $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

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    *Monitor worth looking at...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236099 $149.99 - $134.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
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  5. Why_Me said:
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589 <--- (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_heights.html <--- Northeast Ohio/Mayfield Heights

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

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196 $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371026 $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?ItemList=Combo.584425 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=N82E16820146740 $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_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=0WTZP6BVYETKEAAD5S00&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470939291&pf_rd_i=507846 $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=N82E16827136177 $16.99 FREE SHIPPING
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    *Monitor worth looking at...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236099 $149.99 - $134.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
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    What do you think would be a good Motherboard to add?
  6. ry138 said:
    What do you think would be a good Motherboard to add?


    Most all of the P67 boards got new bios within the last week including this AsRock board which o/c's to 5.0Ghz+ now. :)

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