First Gaming PC Build - ~$1350

Hi, I am looking to build a gaming computer for under $1350. This would be my first build, so I may not make the greatest choices. It would mainly be used for playing World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2.


Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: $1000 - 1350

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching videos

Parts Not Required: Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: None



CASE: Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MONITOR: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

VIDEO CARD: EVGA 012-P3-1570-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

THERMAL COMPOUND: Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM

MOBO: ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

FAN/HEATSINK: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

I'm not sure whether you would need an HDMI cable to connect the computer to the monitor, but if you do I would get this one: Cables Unlimited - High Speed HDMI® Cable - 6 FEET

TOTAL: $1318.38
I'm not sure that the case is a very good one, but it fit my budget. Please offer advice on different parts. Thanks!
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  1. Sorry, I don't have this w/ the links......but just change the .com to .ca

    Total $1302

    Case - $120 - Antec 902 V3
    PSU - $110 - XFX 750 WBlack Edition PSU
    MoBo - $385 - ASUS P8P67 Pro
    CPU - - Intel Core i5-2500K included w/ above
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu
    RAM - $75 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9
    GFX - $220 - EVGA GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm
    SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 120GB
    DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS
    OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre
    Monitor - $160 - ASUS VH246H 23.6" LED
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