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$1000 SWTOR Budget Gaming PC

Last response: in Systems
March 7, 2012 1:48:34 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Browsing

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: N/A

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: N/A

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: I need a monitor, so I cannot give a resolution.

Additional Comments: I want to get SWTOR, but I do not have a good enough computer to play it. Everything I have is outdated, and to top it all off, my speakers and monitor all died. I am able to find help building a PC if it is better to buy parts instead of buying a pre-built computer from a website. I want SWTOR to run very well, so if overclocking is as easy as it is made out to be, than I am interested in doing so. The SLI/Crossfire may not fit into the budget, but if you think it will help, and it is within the price range, I am open to it. Above all, this is just a gaming PC for SWTOR, so if you do not think it is necessary for the any of the above, let me know. Any assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
March 7, 2012 1:58:55 AM

CPU: i3-2120 $129.99
Mobo: ASRock H61M/U3S3 $69.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB $29.99
GPU: XFX HD-687A $144.99
PSU: XFX Core Edition 550 $57.99
DVD: LITE-ON $17.99
Case: Fractal 3000 $69.99
WD Caviar Blue 500GB $89.99
Crucial m4 128GB $162.10
Monitor: Dell E Series E2211H $153.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (1 License) $99.99

864.90 with HDD
$937.01 with SSD

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March 7, 2012 2:43:11 AM

Put together a build its 50 bucks over your 1k price range. It doesn't include your speakers or Monitor.

Corsair Professional Series HX650 650w

Cooler Master Elite Computer Case

Western Digita Green 500GB

MSI GTX 560 SLI Ready (comes with NBA 2k11 for free)

Corsair Vengeance 8G DDR3 1600

Asus P8z68 Sata 6G/s USB 3.0 UEFi BIOS

i5-2400 Quad Core 3.1 Ghz (3.4 Ghz Turbo Boost)

LG Black Blu-ray/DVD/CD Burner 3d Playback Compatible/LightScribe Support

Crucial M4 64gb SSD

Put the SSD in there for Excellent performance. Will Make your O/S and Games blazing fast.
Added a 650W PSU incase you wish to SLI in the future.
GTX 560 Card was chosen can handle almost all games.
i5 quad core easily overclock able even with air cooler (Manufacturer cpu cooler)

Total Price including Shipping: $1,051.41

As for your speakers/monitor youd have to add that on top of the current price. Decent Monitors for gaming nowadays range in the 100-200 mark. Speakers are cheap. headsets are the way to go honestly. If your gaming via Speakers =p Your Wrong! lol

Good Luck
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March 17, 2012 10:57:11 PM

Best answer selected by GK Nox.