Advice on a new build under $1000 Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: January 16, 2012 3:11 AM in Systems Share bk752 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 More about : advice build 1000 tlmck 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... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumNew Build for a Noob, Under $ 1000 Canadian ForumNew Build Windows PC Under 1000 / Tutorials ForumNew Custom Gaming Computer Under $ 1000 (Need Advice !) ForumGood Gaming PC, under 1000 , need advice , first build ForumGaming/Video Build under $ 1000 Need Advice ! ForumNew Gaming Build , under $ 1000 -- Halp! ForumNew budget gaming/photo editing build under 1000 ForumGaming Build under $ 1000 ForumAdvice on gaming pc under $ 1000 ForumBuild under $ 1000 ForumBuild with reused parts under 1000 €/1300$ ForumGaming build for under $ 1000 ForumNew Build Advice - Web Design/Gaming $750-$ 1000 ForumAdvice /Critique on New Under -$2k Build Forum1st build gaming rig build - under $ 1000 any advice ? ForumLast advice . under $ 1000 build . ForumPower Supply good for cheap price ForumHow does my $1000 Build Look? ForumA $1800 Gaming Build ForumNew Build. Compatability Check. More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !