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Gaming PC - $900

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November 12, 2011 5:17:09 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: End of this month (November). Hopefully I can get some Black Friday deals on some PC Parts.

Budget Range: $900 Before Rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor and OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: i5 2500k (Must have), GTX 570 (If I can purchase it within this price range)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1200.

Additional Comments: I'll be doing alot of gaming on this PC. Battlefield 3. Diablo 3. Etc.

So far I've come up with these parts for the build:

Case - ?

CPU - i5 2500k

PSU - ?

GPU - ?

MOBO - ASRock z68 Extreme3 (Is the Extreme4 worth the $60 dollar upgrade?)

RAM - ?

HDU - ?

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November 13, 2011 5:45:48 AM

I suggest these:




HDD - Hard drives are really expensive right now
500gb -
or you can get just an ssd for now and get a hdd when prices drop

Case - Cases are really up to your own personal preferences
November 13, 2011 6:29:18 AM

If you are getting the 2500k it is advised that you do overclock, if you decide you don't need it go to 2400.
psu - or
For storage buy something from a local store that has something in stock with pre-floods prices. Caviar Black/Samsung f3 spinpoint/seagate barracuda 7200.12
Case CM Haf 912, Antec 300 illusion, Thermaltake MSI Commander. (I support the later)
Cooler (if you overclock)
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November 13, 2011 8:42:13 AM

I think its better to buy a speedy ssd for the same price of hdd, and later buy 3tb hdd for you files.
November 13, 2011 1:22:14 PM

CPU: $215 Intel Core i5-2500K

Board: $130 GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - better VRM cooling and sturdier compared to the Asrock board for 2x bigger cards. Bit-tech got the 2500K chip to 5.0 on air on this one. X16/X8 SLI

RAM: $30 Kingston HyperX 8GB

HDD: $120 OCZ 120GB Vertex Plus

GPU: $250 EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB

PSU: $90 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - will SLI your GPU as & when you decide to go that way. If you don't want that option, get a cheaper 500 odd watt PSU. The $65 Seasonic S12II 520, is the one I'll go with.

Case: $40 COOLER MASTER Elite 430 - side window, black interiors, good airflow and accommodates 12" long gfx cards.

HSF: $25 COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Total: $890 after rebates.

EDIT: For the GTX 570, you'll need to raise your budget by $100 or go the AMD way. Future SLI though may not be an option then officially.

GPU: $350 EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570