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Budget Gaming PC ~under $1000

Last response: in Systems
October 22, 2011 9:28:10 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $600-950

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Battlefield 3 and future graphics intense games

Parts Not Required: Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/amazon

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Radeon card

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Already have OS and mouse. Want to be able to play BF3 on High with the least amount of money put in. Also:

Parts I'm already considering:

Intel 2500k

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III 1G/OC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP

I don't want a ssd, cheap reliable HD 7200 320GB prefered,
A cheap 21.5 LCD 1920x1080 no more than $120 (not many deals at this price range
A cheap reliable PSU
A cheap case that will get the job done
A cheap mobo that will get the job done (ie: stable)
4GB of pc fast ram

I really don't need any bells or whistles. Only components I'll spend lots of amounts on is the GPU.

I hope that's everything. Thanks for your help!

Oo yes, I don't need an optical drive! lol

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October 23, 2011 3:42:03 PM

You're budget is kind of tight with needing a monitor and a case but I pulled it off. I went over $25 but whatever, its worth it. You can buy an aftermarket heatsink later.

Total Price: $974.92
-$15 with rebates

Monitor: Acer 21.5' 1080p

Case: Antec 300 Illusion

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k

Mobo/PSU combo deal: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 & Thermaltake Toughpower GOLD 750W

RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB CAS7

GPU: Sapphire 6950 1GB

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
October 23, 2011 3:44:34 PM

nice one bohleyk
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November 5, 2011 10:21:58 PM

before I buy, what do you guys think about this? Don't need hd