1000$ -1200$ Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 or 2 weeks

Budget Range: 1000-1200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, and surfing internet

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, PSU( ), and case( )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Which ever cpu and gpu(Would like to dual screen in the future) is better for the price

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
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  1. for dual screen u might want to consider sli or cf
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    $215 - 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

    $35 - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

    $125 - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    $110 - Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    $80 - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    $50 - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

    $19 - LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model GH22NS70 OEM - OEM

    $500 - EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Total is around $1134

    This gives you an option of adding a second 580 for SLI in the future, but you should upgrade your PSU to a 850w before that.
    Did you need a monitor? If so, then you should remove the CPU cooler and downgrade the 580 to a 570 to get one.
  3. dont forget windows 7!
  4. what zhongyan suggests is fantastic
    the only thing i could add on his build is that you have the option to go a little lower on the ssd, like 30gb and have it caching instead of a boot drive. It will be slower overall performance but it will allow you a better cooler.
    It is just that 60giga is too little for me and i am thinking either go 120-128 giga or have it caching. Better aftermarket cooler nets higher OC results. I could be wrong in which case someone with knowledge on the ssd just for cache matter could enlighten us all.
  5. I like the suggestion. i just have to buy window 7 another time and monitor. Also when i get another 580 what psu do you recommend on getting?
  6. Ah it is a shame to let that nice psu go. It could just do the trick but it will be working close to it's limits. If it gives you BSOD then change it to something with 100 more watts.
  7. Best answer selected by striom.
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