Gaming PC Build about 1000$ budget

I want to build my first computer which I will mainly use for gaming but honestly i don't know much about what are good specs these days. I have a about 1000$ budget which I would like to build a good computer with. I would appreciate if I could get some help choosing good parts.

Approximate Purchase Date: (as soon as possible)

Budget Range: (about 800-1000)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming,surfing internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: (keyboard,mouse,monitor)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: maybe

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
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  1. Fill this out first and we can better assist you: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Here you go:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333Mhz 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $42.99
    HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $84.99
    Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI - $249.99 ($15.00 MIR)

    Total: $870.92 - $35.00 MIR = $835.92
  3. g-unit1111 said:
    Here you go:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-2400 - $189.99
    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 1333Mhz 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $42.99
    HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $84.99
    Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560TI - $249.99 ($15.00 MIR)

    Total: $870.92 - $35.00 MIR = $835.92



    Pretty nice build! If you want to consider overclocking at any point, you might consider stepping up to a 2500k for a little less pain involved. Apparently Intel is even offering Overclocker's insurance for 20 bucks on the 2500k.
  4. Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

    $179.99

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_ [...] id=0354589

    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+

    $34.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099

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

    $129.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157271

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    $46.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231428

    MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    $224.99
    $194.99 after mail-in rebate card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814127565

    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-90G 2.5" 90GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    $129.99

    $109.99 after mail-in rebate card


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227757

    Seagate Barracuda Green ST1500DL003 1.5TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    $99.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148725


    OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

    $89.99
    $59.99 after mail-in rebate card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817341018

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

    $59.99
    $49.99 after mail-in rebate

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119233


    total(with rebates)= $907 :D

    NOTE : buy the processor as u can save 70$

    gifts with these purchase

    1. Kaybles Model DHDMI-10BK 10 ft. D-Series Heavy Duty HDMI Cable Standard Speed 28AWG with Gold Plated Connector M-M (value:$6.99)

    2. MSI Gift - NBA2K11 PC GAME (value:$29.99)

    3. OCZ Gift - Diesel 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (value:$19.99)

    total gift value = $57

    if not overclock then get a i5 2400 and no need of cpu cooler a stock is enough

    that will set the price even futher down to $800-$850 :o
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