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Advice on a new build under $1000

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January 16, 2012 2:13:13 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: $1000 or less before rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, homework, browsing the Internet, a little homework

Parts Not Required: None

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, but any website with good prices is okay

Country: The United States

Parts Preferences: I would like a Intel CPU(maybe the i5-2500k) and a NVidia video card(maybe the GTX 560)

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: I don't really care

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January 16, 2012 3:11:02 AM

Don't know if you live near a Microcenter, but they have the best price on the i5 2500k at $179.99. You can check the locations at the top of the page. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...

Since you do not plan on overclocking, the i5 2400 is only 10% slower at stock speeds.

One of these motherboards - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-128-488^13-128-488-TS%2C13-131-770^13-131-770-TS

Ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I would step up a bit and get the 560 Ti card for a few more dollars. Any of these will do. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...

A good case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Since you plan on possible SLi, any one of these power supplies will do. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?bop=And&...

Hard drives are a bit tough right now due to the shortage, but anything the budget will allow and is SATA III 6gb/s. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

DVD RW drive - I have has excellent luck with these. They are very smooth and quiet. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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