$1000 First Ever Gaming PC! Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: June 16, 2011 9:21 AM in Systems Share Underlight 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 :----|:----|:---- 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 More about : 1000 gaming Underlight 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. mjmjpfaff June 15, 2011 11:32:28 PM motherboard- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... you need a bigger psu to sli. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Zero_ 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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumMy first build ever , here's what I've picked out ~ $ 1000 gaming rig. Forum£ 1000 home/ gaming pc first ever build ForumFirst build ever ($ 1000 Mid-High Gaming PC ) Forum$ 1000 gaming pc , 1st time ever , need help ForumFirst Computer ever for Gaming budget 1000 maybe + ForumFirst ever PC Gaming Build $800 - Need ADVICE and RECOMMENDATIONS ForumMy first ever build- $ 1000 ForumFirst ever build: PC mag's $500 gaming PC ForumFirst Gaming PC Build Ever .. ForumFirst build ever , 1000 $, please help! ForumFirst Ever Gaming PC Build ForumBuilding my first ever gaming pc Forum1st Build ever ! I5-2500K P67 $ 1000 under PC ForumFirst Gaming PC Build Under $ 1000 ForumNew Build, any good? ForumNew gaming build ForumHow does this gaming computer build look? Forum[Solved] New Build for Gaming ForumAnother "My first build" topic, Second opinions please? ForumFirst Build any advice More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !