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Building a gaming machine $1200 budget

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February 10, 2012 1:15:06 AM

First time builder, want to build a computer that can run most games with very high settings on a $1200 budget. I plan on buying everything at the end of the month. I want to play games like Dota 2 and Diablo 3 while running fraps at a decent setting. I'm thinking about not getting an internal HDD and just having a SSD and an External HDD, would this be a good idea to cut costs? I have a . I would put some games and the OS on the ssd I think.

I have a Dell Ultrasharp 24" led monitor, 1920x1200.
Mouse and keyboard is covered.
Going with Windows 7 home premium 64 bit for $100.
So in total I need everything for $1100 any help is appreciated!
Thank you.

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February 10, 2012 2:13:09 AM - $229.99
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K - $104.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $29.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 - $46.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $174.99
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - $4.99
Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay - $15.99
SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model SH-222BB/BEBE - OEM - $59.99 - $10MIR
COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $69.99 - $20MIR
CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $329.99 - $30MIR
XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Total: $1067.90 - $60MIR

if you want to be able to do double gpu, then get - $84.99
Antec EarthWatts Series EA-750 Green 750W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Continuous Power Supply - $121.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Total: $1099.90 - $40MIR
February 10, 2012 2:20:54 AM

Thank you for taking your time to help I will look into this build!!! WOW $1099.90 Definitely looking into this.
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February 10, 2012 4:28:44 AM

Best answer selected by breh.
February 10, 2012 7:44:07 AM

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