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Gaming pc $1300 USD budget without tax including accesories

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February 17, 2011 11:39:24 PM

Hi, I have never modified my pc since I bought it and had never built one, but I tought it was the right time to build a new one buying the parts at www.newegg.com

I need advice of someone who can make a build for me, I can afford around $1300 without tax for everything including monitor and accesories, any advice would be highly appreciated.

I have zero experience in pc building so I will not overclock, underclock or crossfire/sli. The pc is going to be primarly for gaming.
Thank you
a b 4 Gaming
February 18, 2011 12:27:06 AM

CarlosGrosso said:
Hi, I have never modified my pc since I bought it and had never built one, but I tought it was the right time to build a new one buying the parts at www.newegg.com

I need advice of someone who can make a build for me, I can afford around $1300 without tax for everything including monitor and accesories, any advice would be highly appreciated.

I have zero experience in pc building so I will not overclock, underclock or crossfire/sli.
Thank you

What's going to be the uses of this computer... RE: gaming, surfing the net, etc... ? This way we have a better idea of how/what to post the hardware.
February 18, 2011 1:54:00 AM

As Why_Me stated above we need some more info on it's intended uses as to supply you with correct information. Also I would highly advise to use these forums as they are amazing To help you educate and inform yourself. We can give you what we beleive to be the best for you based on our interests and knowledge but you need a little info also.

I.E i am AMD through and through does that mean it is best for you ...I dunno but that's what i would recommend to you :) 

On that note there are many people here who will try to help you just do your homework and make your choice :) 
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February 18, 2011 6:34:50 PM

Why_Me said:
What's going to be the uses of this computer... RE: gaming, surfing the net, etc... ? This way we have a better idea of how/what to post the hardware.

Im sorry im using it for gaming
February 18, 2011 6:36:18 PM

addiktet said:
As Why_Me stated above we need some more info on it's intended uses as to supply you with correct information. Also I would highly advise to use these forums as they are amazing To help you educate and inform yourself. We can give you what we beleive to be the best for you based on our interests and knowledge but you need a little info also.

I.E i am AMD through and through does that mean it is best for you ...I dunno but that's what i would recommend to you :) 

On that note there are many people here who will try to help you just do your homework and make your choice :) 


Im sorry im using it for gaming I tought other people could see the title where it says gaming pc. Thank you
a b 4 Gaming
February 18, 2011 8:17:07 PM

Try out my build for the 1000$ build. Why_Me will probably pop up with some combos though. My guide would just be like an outline.
a b 4 Gaming
February 18, 2011 9:21:53 PM

Wait a month and your build could look something like this down below. These 2500K build pretty much mop the floor with any other builds out there atm. This build includes an o/s (Windows 7) and an LED BackLight monitor.

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6606 <---- more info on that case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKHJB36, ends 2/21
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 FREE SHIPPING
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $152.99
ASRock P67 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (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... $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/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... Combo Price: $159.98 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 - $149.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING $15 off w/ promo code EMCKHJK25, ends 2/16
Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ASCR 10,000,000:1

Total: $1,268.90 *not including shipping, rebates, etc..
February 18, 2011 10:08:59 PM

Thank you for your build I probably will do a very similar one, altough the motherboard is no longer available and the combo of the processor and the cooler master hyper 212 is not availabable, but thank you very much.
a c 227 4 Gaming
February 18, 2011 10:12:25 PM

Sandy Bridge won't be reissued for about 4-6 weeks so you have time. Everything sized for future addition of 2nd card in SLI, say around XMas time:

Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $100 - XFX Black Edition 750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
Cooler - - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $135 - GTX 460 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 60GB 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...
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader AFT XM-35U 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...
Keyboard - $65 - Logitech G110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $53 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1300

Build is all higher end components, no "budget brands or items". I have pretty darn good KB and mouse in there along with an very good monitor. Budget didn't allow for a GTX 560 Ti in there but it would be a helluva boost. If ya can get by with an old KB / Mouse for a while, or come up w/ another $100 I'd up the build to the 560:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or, if it comes down to it, live with this set for $24 and ya get the 560 Ti in the above build for $1321
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a b 4 Gaming
February 18, 2011 10:12:31 PM

CarlosGrosso said:
Thank you for your build I probably will do a very similar one, altough the motherboard is no longer available and the combo of the processor and the cooler master hyper 212 is not availabable, but thank you very much.

They pulled all the 1155 boards off the shelves in Canada and the US due to a cheap silicone job used on those boards. The "fixed boards" will be back out on the shelves next month. So if you can hold on a month...maybe even less, that build up there should look pretty much about the same. I doubt newegg will change much on those combo's.
a b 4 Gaming
February 18, 2011 10:50:40 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Sandy Bridge won't be reissued for about 4-6 weeks so you have time. Everything sized for future addition of 2nd card in SLI, say around XMas time:

Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $100 - XFX Black Edition 750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168....
MoBo - $390 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
Cooler - - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $100 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $135 - GTX 460 1GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 60GB 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...
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader AFT XM-35U 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...
Keyboard - $65 - Logitech G110 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $53 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $1300

Build is all higher end components, no "budget brands or items". I have pretty darn good KB and mouse in there along with an very good monitor. Budget didn't allow for a GTX 560 Ti in there but it would be a helluva boost. If ya can get by with an old KB / Mouse for a while, or come up w/ another $100 I'd up the build to the 560:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or, if it comes down to it, live with this set for $24 and ya get the 560 Ti in the above build for $1321
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


wth Jack ? You put a 460 in that guys build so you could get a SSD in there and still make budget ? :p 
a b 4 Gaming
February 19, 2011 2:21:59 AM

Lol why me looks like the prices didn't workpout too hot for you they turn out to cost the same as my 1K buld with windows and the monitor
a b 4 Gaming
February 19, 2011 2:38:27 AM

aznshinobi said:
Lol why me looks like the prices didn't workpout too hot for you they turn out to cost the same as my 1K buld with windows and the monitor

It's as low as I could get without going 2x2gb of 1333 RAM, and dropping the after market h/s. But with that budget, and as cheap as RAM is atm...8 gigs seems the way to go. And with the combo, it makes that CM h/s dirt cheap. Then I have to figure the added cost of Windows.

Still though what's in that build including that monitor it's a pretty good deal. These past two days Iv'e seen the AMD zombies post threads on here with $1,400 budgets yet refusing to go with one of these 1155 builds. That's like a race car driver saying they want a new race car, but they want one that's lucky to finish in the middle of the pack at best.

It always blows my mind when someone on this board starts a build thread, and refuses to go with what's best for their budgets.
a b 4 Gaming
February 19, 2011 3:01:20 AM

Haha I see. Well my guides stick to the best bang for the buck. If amd is needed then its needed ifnot then not. 800 below is amd and 900 above is intel
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