$1000 gaming pc

Approximate Purchase Date: two weeks from now

Budget Range: 900-1100 after rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: music production/gaming pc
Parts Not Required: mouse , keyboard ,monitor, case,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: all

Country: any, except keith urban. mrrica

Parts Preferences: HDD - At least 1TB
RAM - At least 8GB

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: this is my first pc build , im not really dedicated to any of the parts i have chosen so feel free to give me as much input as you can . im trying to spend as little money as possible on this while not sacrificing quality , i dont want anything dying on me after a year. i run photoshop , rosetta stone , ableton ( a music production program). games i run skyrim and mw3.
here is what i have so far, thank you :)

hard drive
video card
sound card
power supply
cd drive
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  1. hello op,
    u are going to build daw and gaming pc but few parts i regret.

    U total come to 939 usd so ur budget is 1k usd.

    This is what u should consider

    graphic card - 2x 6790
    or hd 6950

    processor - intel i5 2500k if oc
    or 2400

    mobo - if oc then www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279

    if not then www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131783 or www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131710

    and every thing u choose :)

    psu ram sound card where is case choose case like haf 912 or full tower like haf x or storm trooper

    my total will be 840 to 940

    i again list it down

    intel i5 2500k or 2400k
    asus ASUS P8Z68-V pro or p8h67 v pro
    power colour hd 6790 x2 or xfx hd 6950
    psu corsair tx 750w
    corsair vengence blue 2x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3
    creative titanium hd
    samsung optical drive
    cm haf 912 or haf x or trooper

    total 900 - 1000 usd :D
  2. here... i've compiled a list for you... take a look...

    cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Intel Core i5-2500K - $225

    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157253
    ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance - $130

    ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314
    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL - $47

    hsf: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181011
    CORSAIR CAFA70 - $30 after rebate

    odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
    LG DVD Burner 24X GH24NS70 - $19

    hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB - $115

    psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341051
    OCZ ZT Series 650W Fully-Modular - $70 after rebate

    gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127578
    MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk 1GB - $220 after rebate

    case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139012
    Corsair Obsidian Series 550D - $120 after rebate

    total: $976 after rebate excluding shipping
  3. those things are after rebate
    mine are before:D
    so i presented a much cheaper and faster soln :D

    the fatility is good op just add it if u want
    and i forget the cooler the cm hyper 212 evo or corsair a70 :)
  4. here's what i'd recommend for you:

    - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular High Performance Power Supply: $110 -> stick with a reliable manufacturer (Corsair, Seasonic, Antec) and this one's modular too

    - LITE-ON DVD Burner: $18

    - Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache: $115

    - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $150 -> have a look at this board.. it's got all the goodies, along with a front 2 x USB3.0 connector, and it's also a 'GEN3' motherboard

    - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge: $225

    - Mushkin Enhanced Radioactive 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600: $46

    - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO: $35

    - EVGA 012-P3-2066-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW: $290

    TOTAL: $989 before mir's
  5. and in terms of a proper sound card for pro music production -> definitely don't go with Creative... go with something professional like from M-audio:


    or their website: http://www.m-audio.com/

    have a look at your local stores too for external USB/Firewire sound cards... other than M-Audio - have a look at TASCAM too:

  6. that extreme4 is not worth it
    their are complete missing parts in ur built and comes no where near my built and that graphic card is waste of money the 6950 kick it a** and can be unlock to 6970 and oc to match a 580 in less than ur graphic card cost :O
  7. up to this point i would recommend getting the listed parts and just leave out the graphics card... because nvidia kepler is just around the corner.... it would be a waste since this is your new build i won't recommend get any graphics card on the market before the kepler release... not even hd 6950 if you ask me...



    just wait a little longer on the graphics card and you probably won't be dissapointed with the new series....
  8. Something like this would probably work very well for your needs. I didn't include a case as you stated you didn't need one. I didn't include Windows, but if you need it, the build will come close to your $1100 cap, and if you want to cut some costs, here are some suggestions:

    Try this 650W OCZ ZT PSU. It is Jonny Guru Recommended, costs less and gives you a $15 gift card, which you could use to order your CPU cooler.

    Use the Cooler Master Hyper 212 PLUS (not the newer EVO), as while it might run 2-3 degrees warmer, is still a great cooler and is $10 cheaper than the EVO.

    Also, you may want to hold off until the Nvidia kelper and/or AMD 7800 series are released, and the z68 motherboard would allow you use the computer with the built in Intel graphics until then. Otherwise, a 560ti is a good choice, and you could drop to a 1GB version to save $30 or so.

    Anyway, here is what I suggest.

    SAMSUNG CD/DVD Burner Black 1.5Gbps Model SH-222AL/BSBS LightScribe Support - OEM

    Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
    $269 -$20 MIR

    M-AUDIO Audiophile 2496 PCI Interface 4-In-4-Out Professional Audio Card with MIDI

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular PSU
    $110 (minus 15% promo code) - $15 MIR

    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996770

    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
    $225 (minus $15 promo code)

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

    Total (plus shipping minus promo codes, not including MIR): $1030.

    MIRs are worth $35-40 depending on PSU choice
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