1000$ Gaming Budget Build

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range:1000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Strictly Gaming

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: or
Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences: Doest matter, what ever gives me the best performance

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:Doesnt matter, just want it to look good.

Additional Comments: Need a monitor, and window 7 home OS. This is for a friend and I havent built a PC in a little bit. That mobo Has integrated graphics and its for a radeon gpu not nvidia so it wont even work with that gpu right? This is 911$ without an OS.

This is what I have so far.

Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $49.99

RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-630SS 630W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Modular LED Power Supply $54.99

ASRock 970 EXTREME3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard $84.99

AMD FX-4100 Zambezi 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) 4 x 1MB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache Socket AM3+ 95W Quad-Core $129.99

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express $179.00

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory $48.99

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $109.99

ASUS VH232H Glossy Black 23" 5ms Widescreen Full HD 1080p LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 w/Speakers & HDMI $169.99
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  1. nice! but why not to go with 2500k its better.
  2. Its also a $100 more and I'm close to my budget already and I dont have a OS in there.
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  4. Original Build Updated. I also changed out the case. My brother uses the same one and he loves it and its a fraction of the antec one. You think 500W is enough for this build? I'm kinda thinking 630W is a nice cushion. I will mainly be playing CoD, BF3, Rage and all them other intense games!
  5. Yeah, 500w is more than enough. Don't use that raidmax crap. It's not a good brand and might fry your other parts.

    LOL. Don't get Rage. it's a crappy game not worth the money.

    If you can go amazon. This 1tb Harddrive is only $75 and it is pretty good.

    The Hard drive you just listed is now $170
  6. Wow, your right. It did just skyrocket in price. I did hear raidmax was crap but I though more Watts might do it justice. Do you think I need 8Gigs of RAM or is 4 fine. I'm pretty sure 8Gigs of RAM or more is for video editing and rendering stuff right?
  7. 4gb is fine for now :). 8gb will be standard which i think will be in 2-3 years.

    Anyway, it's best if you ordered the 1tb HDD from amazon right now since that promo is until tomorrow.

    Get the corsair.
  8. Thanx a lot cutebeans. Your helped me a lot!
  9. tell your friend to wait and save some money to build this computer right. i am not sold on the bulldozer architecture yet and no use in investing in old tech with phenom so the best route would be to save about 100 dollars more and build this computer with the right parts
  10. $800 build in my sig + your monitor.

    Core i5 2500k + Gigabyte HD6950 OC.
  11. Best answer selected by calmlemon.
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