$1000 First Ever Gaming PC!

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:


**CPU Cooler** | [Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler]( http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1308105930&sr=8-1 ) | $33.28 @ Amazon

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

**Memory** | ( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d4gbx l | $39.99 @ Newegg

**Hard Drive** | [Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive]( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-drive-hd103sj ) | $49.99 @ Newegg

**Video Card** | [PNY GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card]( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/pny-video-card-vcggtx560txpb ) | $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-cmpsu650tx) | $74.99 @ Newegg

**CPU**|[Intel Core i5-2500k]( http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589 )| $179.99

**Total**| (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) | $783.98
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  1. The price is different from the PC PArt Picker Total as it doesn't include some discounts. I have taken account of them.
  2. My recommended $1000 build (with OS, $900 without).

    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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