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$1000 gaming PC need advice

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October 1, 2011 11:09:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the Next month, preferably in a week?

Budget Range: $1000-$1200 (Monitor included)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: unless there is a better site

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel processor, radeon graphics

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Umm anything under $200

Additional Comments: pc that doesnt overheat, and can take with me to college


I already have a basic template from the SBM and some user comments, I just need advice in case there are better parts? And can anyone find me a monitor around $150-$200. I am looking for the most bang for the buck so to speak.

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

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

SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

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

Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-620 620W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

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

?? Something around $150, $200 max, that has high resolution and around 22inch screen?

Thanks for your help guys, first time builder

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October 1, 2011 11:17:46 PM

You want a 750w - 850w psu to push two of those cards. Also look for a larger mid tower case...those cards are long, and that case is cramped. It's a budget case. $154.99
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)
October 1, 2011 11:20:03 PM

Thanks, I actually only want 1 6970, since I'm a newbie at crossfire and don't know how to set up 2x 6850's.
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October 2, 2011 12:41:08 AM

but when 1 6970 starts to be a bit slow in games, you can get a second
October 2, 2011 1:32:08 AM

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October 2, 2011 2:50:38 AM

would i want 4 gigs of ram or 8 gigs?, if i get 8 gigs do i get 4 x 2gigs or 2 x 4gigs?
October 2, 2011 2:59:38 AM

samvallejo9 said:
would i want 4 gigs of ram or 8 gigs?, if i get 8 gigs do i get 4 x 2gigs or 2 x 4gigs?

It's better to get 8gb of ram.
October 2, 2011 3:08:04 AM

4GB of RAM is actually enough for any kind of gaming. Since the price difference is very low ($30 vs $40), might as well get the 8GB.

Go for 2x4GB. That way you leave room for future expansion if needed.
October 9, 2011 12:04:09 AM

Best answer selected by samvallejo9.