First attempt at gaming build. Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: February 18, 2012 1:02 AM in Systems Share gentilexsan February 18, 2012 12:01:53 AM Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I know what I'm buying Budget Range: $1000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming Parts Not Required: OS, CD Drive, PSU: corsair tx 650, HDD, and all peripherals. Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I'm not partial to any site but I do newegg for browsing. Country: US Parts Preferences: No preferences Overclocking: Probably but not right away SLI or Crossfire: No Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Here's what I have so far. COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... SAPPHIRE 11196-00-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total: $988.94 I didn't look for rebate items so if anyone has any other suggestions to save cost put 'em up. More about : attempt gaming build QuietPC February 18, 2012 12:19:13 AM Looks good to me. If you buy a piece(s) at a time when they come on sale you can shave some cost. Have you used the following site for shopping prices? http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/ m 0 l gentilexsan February 18, 2012 1:02:32 AM Oops, that's not the memory I originally had... G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... And thanks for the website. The only price difference I found is the 2500k for 199 which is pretty nice. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedFirst PC Build Attempt - Looking for weak points in this mid-range gaming machine (Australia) Forum SolvedFirst build, first time pc gaming attempt, $1000 gaming/streaming computer Forum SolvedMy first attempt to build a gaming PC Forum SolvedFirst attempt at GAMING build. Forum SolvedFirst HTPC/Gaming Build Attempt Forum SolvedNeed fast advice on first attempt at a gaming build! ($900.00) Forum SolvedFirst attempt at building a gaming computer - any good? Forum SolvedBuilding a gaming PC first attempt advice please Forum SolvedAdvice on First Build (for Gaming) Attempt in $600 Area Forum Solved$800 Gaming Build - First Attempt - Please Advise as Necessary Forum This is my first attempt at a Gaming Build any advice or suggestions? Forum Second Attempt at My First Gaming Build...Feedback welcome :) Forum First Attempt @ PC Gaming Build, review please! :) Forum First build attempt (mostly for gaming) Forum First attempt at gaming pc build Forum Critique my attempt at a first build (non-gaming workhorse) Forum My first attempt at building a (gaming) PC Forum My first attempt to build a Gaming PC need help Forum NOOB's first attempt to build a desktop. Gaming/Media around 1000CDN Forum My first ever attempt at building a gaming PC, is this any good? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !