Budget Gaming PC ~under $1000

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 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005MR4M8M/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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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    Case: Antec 300 Illusion
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    CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k
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    RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB CAS7
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    GPU: Sapphire 6950 1GB
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  2. nice one bohleyk
  3. oh wow Thanks Bohleyk, however, a few questions:

    What if I go with the COOLER MASTER HAF 912? Is this suffice?
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    What's the diff between 1033, 1333 and 1666 mhz ram?
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    And that PSU is a little pricey, I might be able to shave some dollars off. What about this Antec?
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