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First gaming build for under 1000$

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July 6, 2011 5:01:07 PM

Hi ppl :) , I need some feedback for the computer i am about to buy. Thnx!

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, school work, music, movies

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, dvd/cd burner

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,

Country of Origin: Canada

Overclocking: Not now

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Here's what i have in mind. I need suggestions :) 

Mobo: ASUS P8P67

CPU: Intel i5-2500k


PSU: Corsair TX 650W V2

RAM: Corsair vengeance 1600 mhz 2x4GB

HDD: WD Caviar Black 750GB 64mb cache 6GB/s

Case: CM 690 II Advanced

Monitor: ASUS VH236H

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July 6, 2011 5:13:19 PM

Hmm, you did OK, but we need to change a few things.

-Get a better mobo. A Gigabyte Z68 would be excellent.
-Combo up! Look for combo's like this: Stronger GPU, use savings below to pay for it.
-Get a cheaper case. Either the HAF 912 or Antec 300. You need to use that extra money for the internals.
-Get this monitor instead: Spend the leftover on internals.
-Drop to 4GB of ram. It will be plenty.
-get this drive instead: Cheaper, 1TB.

Lastly, buy everything you can from these sites. They offer free shipping. What you don't realize is that Newegg charges a TON of shipping for canada, so you'd need to add about $50-60 to the total price.

Do you need an OS?
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July 6, 2011 6:21:17 PM

Thnx for the replies, would u think that 600W is enough for a GTX 560 Ti and a i5-2500k?
Is the Z68 Gigabyte motherboard as good as the P8P67 for overclocking?

Also, i've checked prices on newegg for shipping and its the similar as the other websites. However, i don't know if its me but the handling price is 0$. (shipping is like 40$).
Btw, you guys are right lol i should spend more on the inside than on the outside
July 19, 2011 2:12:24 AM

yes it is enough
they are both very good overclockers

look at amazon if you want free shipping. there is no handling on any major websites for computer parts
July 19, 2011 4:03:44 AM

samsung spinpoint F3 is also a cheap 1tb HDD, keeps up with the blacks!
July 19, 2011 6:01:38 AM

here is a good deal on an hdd-

scratch out my last post because you are from canada not the u.s.-

mobo- cheaper and still has all the features you'll need

case- the z9 plus gives more bang for the buck



psu- modular and cheaper. its a no brainer

July 19, 2011 5:25:07 PM

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