$1000 budget build help!!

Hey everyone,

Im new to building. Ive always wanted to build my own gaming rig. Im going to be needing something mainly for SWTOR. I need help on a good gaming build. Im completly a noob to building computers but do have friends who said they will help me. I want advise on some good build with good graphics for about $1000. I also need a new monitor. Im going to using newegg and tiger direct. Please post some builds for me. Thanks!!!
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  1. Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL


    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


    OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    $50 after rebate

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    $60 dollars + 5 dollar shipping


    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7


    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

    $18 + $2 delivery charge


    XFX HD-695X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    $210 after rebate

  2. The monitor is always your own choice bro ^_^ just make sure to get at least 20"
  3. @ervinelim i5 2500k doesn't support DDR3 1666 RAM. Double check all your parts to make sure they're compatible with each other.
  4. I have a friend of mine who's been holding out on waiting for SWOTR. But what I keep telling him is the same thing that Maximum PC says - if you keep waiting and waiting and waiting, you'll never be satisfied. It's best to just get a system going with room for upgrades and expansion, then you can customize the hell out of it to your liking. That's what I did and I have a system that I really love because of it.

    So with that in mind I think I would actually suggest going the Phenom II route rather than the i5-2500 route since with the AMD 990 chipset, you have room for future processors, like the Bulldozer/FX series, which is the great thing about AMD processors. The thing about Intel is that they tend to release a new chipset with every batch of CPUs they release. That's part of what keeps Intel current and better than AMD is in that regard, but when Ivy Bridge is out, the Z68 will go. With Sandy Bridge, Z68 is in, and X58 and P55 are obsolete. And then when LGA 2011 is released, there will be even bigger and better chipsets released, and you'll want to wait for the new batch of AMD and NVIDIA cards, new RAM, new fans and heat sinks, new cases, new batches of SSDs, SATA 9, USB 4, hard drives, you name it. So just stick with what works or what doesn't, and upgrade from there.

    So with that in mind check out this build:

    Case: Zalman Z9 - $59.99
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX 650 V2 - $79.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 - $159.99
    CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T - $189.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - $29.99
    RAM: 16GB (4 x 4GB) Kingston Hyper X PC 1333 MHz - $109.99
    Hard Drive: 750GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM - $44.99
    Optical: Lite On 24X DVD Burner - $18.99
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 - $194.99
    Keyboard / Mouse: Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 3000 - $44.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
    Monitor: Acer S231 23" LED - $149.99

    Total: $1153.99
  5. samuelspark said:
    @ervinelim i5 2500k doesn't support DDR3 1666 RAM. Double check all your parts to make sure they're compatible with each other.

    Lol, I didn't even use 1666 ram whatever that is. Please double check what I wrote because it's 1600 bro.
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