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Decent Future Proof-ish build? $1100

Approximate Purchase Date: Whenever, maybe wait for ivy bridge...

Budget Range: About $1000 without monitor, maybe around $150 for it?

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Light Gaming, just last for a while, just want to build something

Parts Not Required: Need Everything..

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: US

Parts Preferences: None really

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: Thanks in advance! Need help on a video card, not something great/exspensive, hopefully decent. SET on the case <3


- ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

- NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

- Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

- SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

- Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

- Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

- Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

- ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

- Please help me out with the monitor and video card? What would be some good choices? Maybe around $250 for both?

Total - About $900 without the monitor and video card.

Change anything you want, make a new list, anything! Open for any changes decides the case!

So, are these generally compatable? Last a couple of years? Anything helps, Thanks! :bounce:
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  1. Dont know why you need to spend 1k w.o playing games, but computers get outdated in like 2 years or so.

    Intel Pentium G850 $88
    ASRock H61M/U3S3 $70
    Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM $80
    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 $25
    Windows 7 $100
    NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT $110
    Lg 22x DVD Drive $18
    Antec NEO ECO 400C 400W $45

    Total: $536 w.o ssd.
  2. Best answer
    ok, NO pc's are going to be future proof.

    That being said.

    Look at my build (My signature)

    Take that hd 6870 make it a 6750

    And that sub standard mid range gaming pc you see now.

    Will be your i5 chip, and hd 6950 computer you make today for 1k, tomarrow (1-3 years down the road) will be that computer.


    I would rather spend 600-800 dollars every two years. as i do.

    Than get the top of the line pc, to max out all the games OVERKILL i mean 120fps.
    For 1k 1-2 years.


    That simplistic cheaper version of the day, (mine with the 6870 shown in the signature) cost me 700 dollars, But i can max every game out (bf3 ultra high) except for the BF3 standard metro 2033 games. At 40-90 fps. I Save money and after 50fps its all grey.
  3. hehe...I am mostly doing it just to build, but I dont want to cheap out because I would like to keep it for a while. I know it sounds weird haha, maybe it only makes sense to me.
  4. Thanks for reading my rant, haha :bounce:
  5. Ok,ok, I will be playing skyrim lightly, but I mean nothing major. Thanks for the Help!
  6. Choose a best answer :):):):):):):)

    Nahhh im jk, We'el be here. Just give a holler
  7. Best answer selected by justdoit.
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