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$1000 First Ever Gaming PC!

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June 15, 2011 10:32:41 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 - 2 Weeks

Budget Range: Less than $1000, the cheaper the better

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (SC2, CSS, BF3, Crysis 2, Metro 2033), Home Theater, Music

Parts Not Required: PSU: BFG 550W 80% Efficiency, Monitor, Mouse. I'd like a Keyboard for SC2 maybe Mechanical.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere but I just use one mainly newegg cuz it's the only one I know and amazon and microcenter are the others I know

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Nothing, I like it cheap and performance.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Case should look cool.

So here's what I came up with so far:
Type|Item|Price
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http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ar/eCk/


**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler]( http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... ) | $33.28 @ Amazon

**Motherboard** | [MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) ATX LGA1155 Motherboard]( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-p67agd55b3) | $134.99 @ Newegg

**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Memory]( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d4... l | $39.99 @ Newegg

**Hard Drive** | [Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv... ) | $49.99 @ Newegg

**Video Card** | [PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card]( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx560tx... ) | $239.98 @ Newegg Actual Price is $199.99 after rebate

**Case** | [Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case]( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-case-ninehundred ) | $79.99 @ Newegg

**Power Supply** | [Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...) | $74.99 @ Newegg

**CPU**|[Intel Core i5-2500k]( http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... )| $179.99

**Total**| (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) | $783.98

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June 15, 2011 10:33:26 PM

The price is different from the PC PArt Picker Total as it doesn't include some discounts. I have taken account of them.
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June 16, 2011 9:21:52 AM

My recommended $1000 build (with OS, $900 without).
http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2011/06/1000-gaming-pc-ju...

Comments:
You say you don't require a PSU but list one in your part list. Go for the Corsair.
You can find a cheaper motherboard (check above link).
You will be fine with 4GB.
Your case is also fine. It comes down to preference.
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