Need help selecting parts/building a $700-$1000 Gaming PC Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: November 5, 2011 11:20 PM in Systems Share Wafs154 November 5, 2011 9:50:16 PM Approximate Purchase Date: Sooner the better, hopefully within two weeks Budget Range: $700-$1000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing Internet Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg (Prefer buying straight from Fry's/Micro Center in-store) Country of Origin: USA Parts Preferences: No real preference, Intel/nVidia if possible Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 I live within five miles of Frys/MC, so it'd be nice being able to just drive there instead of waiting for it to ship to my home. I am no experience in computer building whatsoever. Zip. Nada. Just thought that would be important to share. Currently, I can get an i5 2500k and a motherboard for $220 after rebate. Like I said, I have no knowledge of computer building, or parts, so I don't know if that's good or not. Processor: i5-2500k Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.microcenter.com/search/search_results.phtml?... Could anyone help me out? I'm a bit nervous, since it will be my first time building a computer. More about : selecting parts building 700 1000 gaming theZomgtiger November 5, 2011 10:02:03 PM I have putting together my first build. i5-2500k is good but im getting asrock z68 it has future flexibly it will support Ivy bridge m 0 l JackNaylorPE a c 205 4 Gaming November 5, 2011 10:09:10 PM Howz $1,064 .... if ya a student, shud be able to stay under $1,000 by getting OS for $10-25 .... alternate components for $1005 below Case - $ 105 - Antec 902 V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... PSU - $ 90 - XFX Core Edition 850 PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... MoBo - $ 180 - ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU - $ 220 - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GFX - $ 225 - Asus GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... HD - $ 75 - Seagate 7200.12 750 GB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... DVD Writer - $ 19 - Asus 24X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Pre http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Plenty of cooling, room ofr big COU cooler if ya wanna OC, PSU sized for adding 2nd GFX card later on. If ya gotta stay under $1000...... Saves $60 Antec 300 Illusion ($70) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... XFX Core Edition 650 ($60) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l Related resources Need help building 700$-1000$ Gaming PC from scratch - Forum Need help selecting components for 800-900 dollar gaming PC. - Forum Help building $700-$1000 Gaming PC - Forum Need help building a gaming pc for $700 - Forum Need help building a gaming pc for 600-700 $ - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Wafs154 November 5, 2011 10:48:52 PM Is there a reason I should buy the i5-2500k from Newegg for $220 when I can get an i5-2500k as well as a motherboard for the same price from Micro Center? I don't see any difference between the two processors. m 0 l theZomgtiger November 5, 2011 11:20:00 PM its not the processers. the mobo is better m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed Help With Building A Decent Gaming PC for around $600-700. Forum SolvedNeed help building gaming pc for under $700 Forum SolvedNeed Help With Parts, $1000 Budget for Gaming PC, From Canada Forum SolvedNeed help with a PC build, new to PC gaming. ($700-$800 budget) Forum Help needed with selecting parts for a Gaming PC. Forum SolvedHELP: Need PC gaming build within 600-700$ range Forum SolvedNeed help with a gaming PC with about $1000 budget Forum Solved~~~1000$ gaming PC build Need help!~~~ Forum SolvedI need help on shaving this Gaming PC to under $1000! Forum Solved$1000 Gaming PC, AMD or Intel/Nvidia Need Help First Build Forum SolvedNeed help upgrading my 5-year-old gaming/workstation PC for $500-700 Forum SolvedNeed help building first gaming pc for around £700? Forum SolvedNeed help with a $1000 Gaming and Excel PC Forum SolvedI need help picking parts in a 700$ budget gaming pc Forum SolvedNeed help with £1000 Gaming PC Build... 2nd Try. Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !