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February 20, 2012 4:55:57 AM

Hello all, i am trying to build a computer gaming machine to give to my brother as a going away present as he goes to college. I have researching for a few days and have come up with an idea.
Please rate the build. I am trying to stay at around $1.000. I am slightly over right now but that's fine. I guess at least some where near 1,000 will be ok. Please let me know if there are any tweaks to save money, but not skip on performance. I am looking to get all my parts from one place. All that's here is from Newegg.com. Thanks a lot everyone for your suggestions!

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

DVD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

O/S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

By the way he will using this as a gaming rig. I want to be able to run all the high end games. But
still trying to stay on a budget. Thanks again all! I will be supplying pics of everything once I get a ok from you guys on a decent build. By the way grand total here from egghead without mail in rebates is
$1,092.90

Thanks again.
Heather :wahoo: 

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February 20, 2012 5:24:49 AM

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-RC-922M-KKN1-... $89.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF ATX Mid Tower Case, RC-922M-KKN1-GP (Black)

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-SGC-2000-KKN1-GP-St... $69.00 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Storm Scout ATX/MATX/ITX Mid Tower Case (Black)

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-com... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Computer-Power-Supply-HCG-7... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Antec Computer Power Supply HCG-750

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $121.99
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... $34.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

or...

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $24.27 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $41.99 FREE SHIPPING
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... <----- decent combo deal...better and quicker hard drive with psu
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Anonymous
February 20, 2012 5:47:16 AM
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February 20, 2012 5:50:18 AM

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Assembling your own computer is the best way by far.
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February 20, 2012 5:52:40 AM

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February 20, 2012 2:45:46 PM

Thanks guys for all the advice. I think im actually going to save a little money!! I promise to add pictures as I start to build. I know Im going to need help installing the operating system. (I am such a novice) I have also been thinking about an SSD Drive What do you guys think? Thanks again.

Heather :wahoo: 
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February 20, 2012 4:01:12 PM

Tuxgirl said:
Thanks guys for all the advice. I think im actually going to save a little money!! I promise to add pictures as I start to build. I know Im going to need help installing the operating system. (I am such a novice) I have also been thinking about an SSD Drive What do you guys think? Thanks again.

Heather :wahoo: 


An ssd drive is a good idea http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . Installing the windows os is so easy that a 2 year old could do it. Here is an excellent video on how to build a computer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_56kyib-Ls&src_vid=lPIX...
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