900-1300 Budget Gaming Pc

This is going to be my second build since 09, I need a pc that will not have issues streaming media to a PS3 or Xbox 360, will be used for using office programs such as Word and Excel, also want to be able to run upcoming games at highest settings possible, and want to watch videos at least at 720p resolution.

Approximate Purchase Date: Available to purchase from no and hopefully no later than 6/04/11

Budget Range: 900-1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web Browsing, Office for Online School Work, Watching Movies, Listening To Music

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: 2nd Gen Intel I7 2600k

Overclocking: Maybe If The Cooler Fits The Budget

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe If It Fits In The Budget If Not I Can Buy The Second Card In 6 Months

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Noise Is Not An Issue, Case Does Not Need To Have Many Windows Or LEDs As Long As It Has Adequate Ventilation
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  1. An i5-2500k will give you the same gaming performance for $90 less.


    newegg shopping cart:

    Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7261S-0B LightScribe Support - OEM
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    Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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    HIS H695FN2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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    -$25.00 Instant
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    G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1-Pack - OEM
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    Scythe SCMG-2100 Sleeve CPU Cooler
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    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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    -$30.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo
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    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  2. for what you are doing an i5 2500k will be perfect for you. no performance gains from i7 2600k.
    mobo- asrock p67 extreme4 at amazon for 160$ free shipping (8.50 shipping at newegg)
    ram- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&cm_re=gskill_ddr3_1600-_-20-231-428-_-Product
    gpu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161368&cm_re=6950_2_gb-_-14-161-368-_-Product -cf in the future
    psu- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371050&Tpk=antec%20900w
    os- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986&cm_re=windows_7_oem_64-_-32-116-986-_-Product
    case- http://www.amazon.com/TEMPEST-EVO-POWER-BLACK-INTERIOR/dp/B002YT8B7E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1306541299&sr=1-1 -6 fans!! and good cable management you could also go with the full tower nzxt phantom for 140$ that comes with a fan controller and better cable management
    dvd drive- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    hdd- http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B002MQC0P8/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1306541961&sr=1-2&condition=new
    ssd- corsair force 3 when they come out but i think this will put you over budget
    did i miss anything?
  3. oh and the hyoer 212 plus at amazon for 28$
  4. Thank you for the quick replies! I really didn't have too much research on the i5 compared to the i7 previously and have not even seen these speeds first hand as I am using a e8400 right now. As you both have explained it looks like the i5 is perfect for what Im looking for right now.
  5. i meant hyper 212 plus
    yes the i5 2500k is perfect for you
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