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February 20, 2012 3:03:16 AM

Hey all,

Looking for some guidance as far as building a gaming machine. I'm brand new to the building scene. My budget is about $1,000. But I'm trying to stay as far under that as possible while keeping keeping the performance high. So here's what I came up with:

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz


GeForce GTX 560 Ti

BIOSTAR TH67+ LGA 1155 Intel H67


To keep costs low I was gonna salvage anything I'd need from my current comp (e.g. audio card and hdd). So Just wondering if this is a good build? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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February 20, 2012 4:35:10 AM

Find a hard drive that you like to go with this build and your good to go. :)  btw that "chief value" site where that case is's owned and ran by Newegg. $39.99 FREE SHIPPING
Xigmatek ASGARD II B/O CPC-T45UE-U01 Black / Orange 0.8 mm SECC / Aluminum and Aluminum Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Case - Retail $59.99
Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock H61M/U3S3 LGA 1155 Intel H61 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $189.99 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400 $38.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770 $17.99 FREE SHIPPING
LITE-ON 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 iHAS124-04 - OEM $209.99
GIGABYTE GV-N560UD-1G GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM <---- don't forget to download and install the latest bios for that motherboard.