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January 7, 2012 3:22:46 AM

Hi :D 

I am completely new to building.

I want to build a gaming computer, I want to be able to run Bf3, Skyrim and maybe Crysis.

My budget is $1000 or less. I can probably fork over 50-60 more dollars.

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next 3 months

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Internet, Video Editing, Simple programs

I don't need: Keyboards/Headphones/Speakers

I am shopping at: Newegg

Country: USA

Overclocking: Not sure. What would you suggest?

SLI or Crossfire: No. Just gonna use one card

Monitor Resoloution: 1680x1050

Comments: As you know, i want to play most the game son the market, and I want it to be fairly upgradable.
A really good case.

This is my first time ever building, so any info or other help would be appreciated :D 

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January 7, 2012 8:16:02 AM

I assume you want a monitor in your budget. So here's a suggestion :

CPU & RAM: $241- i5 2500K & Patriot Signature (2x 4GB)

PSU & Motherboard: $160 -MSi P67A G43 & Corsair CX500

GPU: $210- Gigabyte GTX 560Ti

Monitor: $130 -Acer 21.5"

HDD: $80 -Hitachi 500GB

Case: $40 -Fractal Design Core

Optical Drive: $18-LG

SSD: $105- Crucial M4 64GB(Optional)

Total(Excluding Rebates): 984 USD

Reabates: 30 USD

If you need an OS then drop the SSD and get it. The ssd is optional . If you need fast booting and fast level loading in games then consider it otherwise skip it.
If you are into overclocking consider a cheap cpu cooler like Cooler master hyper 212+
January 7, 2012 8:32:15 AM

Agree with this.
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January 7, 2012 8:38:12 AM

Good suggestion.Aurjai,overclocking is great if you want.there are a lot of overclocking guides for sandybridges.
January 7, 2012 2:47:55 PM

Best answer selected by Aurjai.
January 7, 2012 2:48:35 PM

Thanks, I'll get those parts :D  Really appreciate the help :)