Hi all, this is my first time trying to build my own computer so i wanted to ask you guys for some help
Approximate Purchase Date: This Month
Budget Range: Around $1000
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Parts Not Required: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, OS. While i do need a case, i live in South America and a Friend is getting the parts for me in the USA so i think making him bring me a case would be a bit excessive
For motherboard I would go with the ASRock p67 extreme4 as it offers the same features as the ASUS p8p67 Pro. Unforutnately, you will have to wait a little while to purchase this board because ASRock just resumed production.
PSU: I would go with the 2500k because the ability to overclock in the future would increase the systems longevity.
PSU: I'm not too sure about PSU's so I can't help you there. Sorry.
This brings your price to around 800 (if you decide to go with the 6950) so that leaves 200 or so for a case and PSU. Not a whole lot of breathing room for both of these major items but I think you could get a nice 650W PSU for around 100 and the case I use (the CM II 690 Advanced) will run you $90. This will put you at the $1000 mark.
while you're waiting for replies, take a look at my thread (above), it seems like it'll be very relevant since i am also building a gaming computer around the same range. Also for the PSU, you're gonna want around 650W-750W from my knowledge - since eventually you will want to upgrade your video card and possibly SLi later on (since it will go over your budget now).