1000 or under gaming build

Wanting a cheapish gaming build. Good enough to be able to play BF3 while looking decent. Trying to stay in a decent price range. As far as LGA socket I'm thinking 1155? 2011 is too expensive and 1155 is better/newer than 1366 and or 1156?

Approximate Purchase Date: Soon. Black Friday Sales

Budget Range: $1000 or prefferably under

System Usage: Gaming only

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: Intel, ATI, Asus, Gigabyte, Corsiar,

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Have monitor

-Quick Build (comments/suggestions?)

CPU and Mobo:



GPU: (Dirt 3 rocks xP)
2x with 2 better or worse than above? If so which better mobo above would be a better fit for Crossfire?


cheap. good?


DiskDrive: simple 20-30$?


good enough? or.....

trying to think cheap, but I don't know much about the power usage of 1155 cpus or 6series ati gpus?
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    9500GT? Don't get that. I almost cursed back there.

    Get this combo. i5-2500k + Gigabyte Motherboard + G.Skill Ram + 650w PSU + Case + HDD. $590

    Liteon DVD Burner $17

    MSI Twin Frozr II GTX560ti $245


    It's pretty good. :D Will play all your games at high! What is your monitor resolution?
  2. I like that pricing! Why is the RAM so cheap? And is 650 watts of power enough?
  3. Yep. You can even put 2 GTX560ti's on 650w since you won't be overclocking! Ram is cheap because it is currently on sale.

    Good luck! Don't get the ATI equivalent since 6950 don't fit on the case.
  4. Thanks, good advice. My only concern is the Antec greenwatts psu. I had one of these and it starting having a very high pitched squeal after about 3 months. Had to replace it. Are these not reliable? Or did I have just an unlucky bad experience?
  5. It's an unlucky experience. Antecs are one of the most popular PSUs because of their quality.
  6. Best answer selected by Knight_91.
  7. Ended up with same brand and series of RAM only faster. Smaller hdd, bigger PSU. Under 1,000 with oem Win 7 64 OS. Thanks for the help
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