My first build-gaming pc 800-1000$

Hello, I am planning to build my first pc. And that will be gaming pc.
I hope you can help me choose best components for my requirements.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: 800-1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: : gaming, watching movies, surfing internet

Parts Not Required: : keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts::

Parts Preferences:: AMD or Intel i don't really care, basically what will works best for my needs. The same with graphic cards.

Overclocking: Yes (in future)

SLI or Crossfire: : Probably not

Monitor Resolution: : 1920x1080 (Envision P2271WL 21,5")

Additional Comments: : don't like shiny cases with lots of lights, would be nice that pc is not too loud, not extreme gamer, so not need to play at all max out settings. I want to build pc that will be ok for me for at least 3 or 4 years without any major upgrades.
I also want to build basic pc at the moment and upgrade it after month or two when i get more funds(better cpu cooler, more rams if needed, etc..)

Well i have 2 options in mind; and you can tell me if is any good.

first will be AMD gaming pc: (cheaper option)

cpu: Amd Phenom II x4 965BE 3,4Ghz]

mobo: ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3]

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Twin Frozr II OC]

+ other needed stuff

second option is Intel based pc:

cpu: Intel core i5 2500k 3,3Ghz]

mobo: ASRock Z68 PRO3]

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Twin Frozr II OC]

+ other needed stuff
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  1. You can save $20 if you get the Phenom II 955 BE and easily overclock it to 3.4 GHz. (if you go the AMD route)

    I recommend an aftermarket CPU cooler. It's pretty much mandatory if you are going to overclock. I guess you can wait a while and replace it but mounting a cpu cooler is kind of an ordeal. I wouldn't recommend doing it any more than necessary. Just get the cooler right now.

    Do not skimp on the power supply. Expect to pay $80-ish. I would go 600W minimum. Maybe more if you want to Crossfire

    I recommend the Antec Three Hundred case. It's not very expensive, has plenty of room inside, doesn't look dumb, and is really functional.
  2. If you want your system to merely 'sound faster' to the uninformed (i.e, '3.4 Ghz must be faster than 3.1 Ghz'), then, get an X4 based system....

    If you want it to actually *be* faster, get am i5/2400, H61 or H67 based MB, and a 6950(2gb) GPU....
  3. ^+1

    I have a build for 1K in my siggy which would be a solid one.

    I also have a 600$ build, though to change a few things. Just change the CPU to an i5 2400 (+50) and the GPU to a 6950 or 560 Ti (+100) that'd bring it to $750 Total.
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