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February 10, 2012 7:48:39 AM

Hi everyone

Just need some help with building a new gaming pc under 1000 bucks.
I am looking at the lga 1155 platform and the ivy bridge or lga 2011 with some high end cpu.
Gpu....i dont really know.....any advice?
Advice on hdds/ssds,psu,memory,case....anything welcome.


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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2012 8:45:38 AM

The motherboard support future Ivy Bridge and SLI or Crossfire ,8GB RAM, a good case with three fans preinstaled ,500GB HDD, 560Ti.
MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
CPU : I5 2500K
RAM : Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
PSU : OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance
GPU : EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM
CASE : Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans Tom’s Hardware Recommended Buy
DVD-RW : LG DVD Burner 24X
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
TOTAL : $955.91 and after mail in rebates 901$
February 10, 2012 10:37:29 AM

good build...sosofm
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a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2012 10:38:46 AM

February 10, 2012 1:50:42 PM


a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2012 2:03:04 PM

My pleasure. When i can i like to help. Good luck with the build.
a b 4 Gaming
February 10, 2012 2:07:58 PM

Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99 [...] 6819115072

Thermaltake Frio Cooler - $54.99 [...] 6835106150

WD Blue 750GB - $109.99

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P - $189.99 [...] 6813128506

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - $23.99 [...] 6827135204

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $47.99 [...] 6820231477

MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II - $244.99

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W - $89.99

Subtotal = $991.92
February 12, 2012 6:59:38 AM

Is the 7950 card good....some guys say the 6970 is better.....but i don't know about the price..

Thanks guys
February 12, 2012 7:28:05 AM

Looks great for the price....might change my mind...\

Actually this build is for a friend....i am considering updating my pcs....

no.1..I've got a striker 2 extreme,q9650 3.0ghz,2 x 4gb 1333mhz,500gb7200rpm,asus engtx 275 gpu,d link wireless card,cm 690 case,coolermaster 750 psu,and the usuals.....

no.2..asus rampage 2 gene,i7 920 2.67ghz,corsair 3 x 2gb 1333mhz,asus engtx 295 2gb,thermaltake speedo case,1tb 7200rpm,bluray writer,coolermaster 1200w ultra,.......

don't know what to upgrade first....any suggestions....Not too much cash available at the moment.

a b 4 Gaming
February 12, 2012 7:49:08 AM

The 1 with a better video card.
February 12, 2012 8:06:16 AM

sosofm said:
The 1 with a better video card.

how's the vengeance it overclockable?

What would be a good case for myself.....i was looking at the corsair 800d or the coolermaster cosmos 2

Would like to go watercooling big time

a b 4 Gaming
February 12, 2012 8:28:06 AM

Both cases are verry good. I'm crazy about that Coolermaster Cosmos 2. I think for wather cooling the better is Corsair.
Read this to see what Corsair Vengeance can do
February 12, 2012 8:47:33 AM


I might be getting the vengeance....since it's equal with the dominator and a little cheaper....
If i may do you put your pc details up whenever you post....i can't get it right.

a b 4 Gaming
February 12, 2012 8:57:01 AM

Go in your profile,forum options , in signature put you pc parts ,and check apply signature.
February 12, 2012 1:58:08 PM

Ok thanks Sosofm

You have been very helpful