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$1000 Daily Use & Gaming PC (first build)

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June 13, 2011 12:20:49 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Between June 20 and June 30

Budget Range: $1000 or less before rebates is preferred, $1050 maximum.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Movies, internet browsing, gaming, music (listening).

Parts Not Required: No peripherals required.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: tigerdirect.ca or newegg.ca

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: For the CPU I'm set on either Intel's i5 2500k or i7 2600k, would like to get an ASUS motherboard, GPU needs a HDMI output.

Overclocking: Yes, after I learn how to properly overclock.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 40" 1080p

Additional Comments: I'm looking to build a PC that will last several years and only require minor upgrades during its lifespan.

Based on my very little knowledge of computer hardware I've put together the following uneducated build. Comment on it, tweak it, and/or provide a completely different solution. Thanks for the input.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k - $229.97
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67 Motherboard - $139.97
RAM: Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3 1333MHz - $68.99
Graphics Card: Gigabyte GV-N460OC2-1GI GeForce GTX 460 - $224.99
Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F3 Hard Drive 1TB - $68.99
Case: Azza Solano 1000 Full Tower ATX Gaming Case - $137.99
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W 80+ Bronze Modular - $114.99
DVD Burner: Samsung SH-222AB/BEBE Internal DVD Writer OEM - $24.97
Total Cost - $1009
June 13, 2011 12:39:02 AM

if your using it for gaming I'd recommend getting a cheaper case like HAF 912 and get a better graphics card like the GTX 560 Ti, 6950, or even GTX 570.
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