Help in Building a Gaming Desktop for under $1300

Please help in building a new desktop.. I really dont have any idea how and where to buy the components.. My only requirement is that it should have an AMD 6950 GPU... please help..

Thanks
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  1. Retiredat21 said:
    Please help in building a new desktop.. I really dont have any idea how and where to buy the components.. My only requirement is that it should have an AMD 6950 GPU... please help..

    Thanks

    o and another thing.. an intel i7 Sandy Bridge processor would be good :)
  2. pcparticker.com is a great site for finding the cheapest components in the US.

    Are you just gaming or doing other stuff (heavy video encoding, etc.)?

    Do you need a monitor?
  3. yes just for gaming, .. i dont have any idea in building a desktop computer.. I was actually leaning towards buying a gaming laptop, but a desktop with be more efficient so I disregarded the idea.. Yes I need a Monitor, maybe a Full HD.. maybe I can stretch my budget to 1400$? My only requirement is that it has an Intel i7 processor (sandy bridge), and an AMD 6950 GPU. Hope you can help me .. :D
  4. Actually the i5 2500K is as good as the i7 2600K for gaming performance. Hyperthreading only helps multi-core functions like video encoding.
  5. There you go:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ar/bfF
    Under $900.
    You will need to spend $150-200 on a 23-24 inch 1920x1080 monitor (text gets a bit small on a 21 inch 1920x1080 monitor IMO).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009245

    All the parts are from newegg.com, which is a great place to buy the parts if you can assemble them yourself.
  6. woah~ you made it .. thank you so much!.. hmm do you have any other suggestions for the extra money?
  7. oh and another question.. what softwares should i buy? and is the motherboard capable of crossfire?
  8. You will want windows 7 64bit home premium, should be $100ish. I forgot about that.

    Yes, that motherboard and power supply will handle a second 6950 if you decide you need one later

    If you really want to blow another $200ish, get a good SSD like this OCZ Vertex2 120GB, which is now $190 ($160 after $30 MIR).
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682022759
  9. okok.. any other useful softwares.. .. I really am very thankful for this.. didnt expect the price to be less than a thousand
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