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High-End Gaming Rig for around $1000

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November 10, 2011 4:26:23 AM

It's been a few years since my last build and I haven't kept very close tabs on the hardware market. Mostly concerned about the mobo, processor and gfx card. I appreciate the help!

Here's what I'm looking for:

-1TB hd
-intel based mobo
-i5 or i7? cpu...not sure if i7 will fit the budget
-8gb ram
-750+ psu
-dvd, blu ray if it fits the budget
-Good speakers (been using dell w/sub for about...8 years)

would like it to be quiet. i modded my current pc and it sounds like a jet engine...hah

-considering this gfx card

-going with this case

I'm not asking for price checks, more direction on what parts are quality and will last the next 3+ years. Thanks again!
November 10, 2011 10:24:19 AM

Couple places to save money:
Drop the SSD not everyone needs one (easy $120 saved)
Motherboard can be taken down to the $100 motherboard (for another $25 save)

Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $50.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811147153

Intel Core i5-2500K - $220.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - $26.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103065

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 - $125.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157271

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB - $270.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 1TB - $150.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 64 GB SSD - $120.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $45.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified - $105.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1111.00 (not including MIRs/Shipping)
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November 10, 2011 3:58:14 PM

thanks for the replies, I took a bunch of the suggestions and incorporated them in my build list
October 6, 2013 3:17:00 AM

link2hyrule said:
thanks for the replies, I took a bunch of the suggestions and incorporated them in my build list

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1LrP9
Check this build. A balanced one and in 1030 USSD.
This will be a good deal.:) 

October 6, 2013 6:59:36 AM

wow horrible builds
October 11, 2013 2:36:26 AM

link2hyrule said:
It's been a few years since my last build and I haven't kept very close tabs on the hardware market. Mostly concerned about the mobo, processor and gfx card. I appreciate the help!

Here's what I'm looking for:

-1TB hd
-intel based mobo
-i5 or i7? cpu...not sure if i7 will fit the budget
-8gb ram
-750+ psu
-dvd, blu ray if it fits the budget
-Good speakers (been using dell w/sub for about...8 years)

would like it to be quiet. i modded my current pc and it sounds like a jet engine...hah

-considering this gfx card

-going with this case

I'm not asking for price checks, more direction on what parts are quality and will last the next 3+ years. Thanks again!

Pick a best answer to mark this post as solved :D 

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