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I'm going to be building a PC for my sister and she has a limit of $1,000. She want's a gaming type PC.

I have purchased already (Exclude these):
Hard Drive
DVD-Drive
Case

Now, I have old parts sitting around

780i SLi Mobo
Intel Q6600 3.0GHz Quad (Overclocked)
4GB DDR2-800 RAM

I think it would be better to start without the old parts? I think so due to DDR3 and CPU's requiring newer socket types. (Being easier to upgrade when needed.) If so then what would you recommend?

I need: (Max of $1000)
Power Supply
Motherboard
CPU
CPU Fan
Graphics Card
RAM (Memory)
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  1. It would help to know what games she'll be playing. If she's not going to be using it for intense gaming then the $1000 can become less.
  2. Higher end games

    Witcher 2
    Mass Effect 3
    Diablo 3 (If it ever comes out.)
    Star Wars: The Old Republic
  3. Rucyn said:
    I need: (Max of $1000)
    Power Supply
    Motherboard
    CPU
    CPU Fan
    Graphics Card
    RAM (Memory)


    PSU $150:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

    MOBO $130:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

    CPU $225:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    GPU $350:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161356

    RAM $70:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231548

    I forgot to ask, do you plan on overclocking? If not you don't really need the CPU fan or the K series CPU.
  4. I'm probably not going to overclock it, being it's not going to be my computer.

    Thanks for the help!
  5. DO U NEED A WHOLE NEW BUILD AS THOSE PARTS STILL SHOULD WORK

    ANYWAYS THIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED


    IS SHE GONNA OC I THINK SHE WONT

    PROCESSOR :Core i5 2400 LGA 1155 Boxed Processor(IF NOT OC)

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354590

    MOTHERBOARD : ASRock H67M (B3) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157233 (IF NOT XFIRE AND OC)

    RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    SSD : OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726

    GRAPHIC CARD : XFX FX-795A-TNFC Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150590

    POWER SUPPLY : OCZ ZT Series 550W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341050

    TOTAL = $ 937 :D

    IF SHE GONNA OC THEN

    MOTHERBOARD : ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279

    AND ALSO XFIRE THEN

    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=N82E16813157271

    AND

    PROCESSOR : Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589

    AND TO FIT THESE PARTS STEP DOWN THE GRAPHIC CARD TO A 570 / 560 TI /6950/6870 :D

    EVGA 012-P3-1576-KR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) DS Superclocked 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130740

    EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1567-KR 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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130651

    MSI R6870 Hawk Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127560


    AND ALSO U WILL HAVE TO INCREASE THE PSU FOR SLI THESE MONSTORS

    OCZ ZT Series 750W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341052


    BY THIS UR SISTER WILL HAVE A PC THAT LAST FOR 2-3 YRS AND PLAY GAMES WITHOUT A SWEAT AND DONT FORGET TO GET A COOL CASE LIKE

    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233

    AND A CPU COOLER IF U GONNA (SHE GONNA) OVER CLOCK THE PROCESSOR

    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+

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    POST SOME PICTURES IF U CAN :hello:
  6. Best answer
    The $1000 build in my sig minus the parts you already have. Shouldn't cost more than $850, and it's much faster than anything listed above. Contains i5 2400 + Asrock Z68 Gen 3 + HD7950.
  7. Quote:
    Quote:
    The $1000 build in my sig minus the parts you already have. Shouldn't cost more than $850, and it's much faster than anything listed above. Contains i5 2400 + Asrock Z68 Gen 3 + HD7950.



    so does my build
  8. Well apparently my sister didn't tell me she needed more than that. Is there anything I can change that won't be a signification performance drop. I need to bring it down about $20 or so.

    Max of $1000

    Monitor: ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236050
    $149.99

    GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625
    $134.99

    PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341017
    $69.99

    RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231308
    $34.99 (-$5.00 Coupon Included)

    MOBO: ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157279
    $104.99

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115076
    $179.99

    OS:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116716
    $189.99

    Other Parts -

    Keyboard: Rosewill Gaming Keyboard RK-8200 (RIKB-11004) with Blue Backlight
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823201049
    $44.99

    Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-2016wb 3 Watts 2.0 USB Amplified Computer Speaker System - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836150064
    $6.99

    Total (+Tax/Shipping): $1014.99
  9. Rucyn said:
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 ...
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115076
    $179.99


    Drop the CPU to the i3 you won't see a difference in gaming and it's cheaper. Since your not overclocking and your on a budget the i3 is the perfect choice.
  10. Just note that the 550ti is going to suck for gaming. I think you will have to play on med settings, but not even 60fps.
  11. ^He's right your better off with a GTX 460 for that price.
  12. Best answer selected by Rucyn.
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