1000.00 i5 gaming beast?

Approximate Purchase Date: tomorrow

Budget Range: 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,facebook,microsoft apps

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,monitor,os
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country: (e.g.: USA

Parts Preferences: not junk!

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: no
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:Would prefer an ssd

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  1. I definitely don't recommend junk - I do not patronize garbage manufacturers like Sentey, Raidmax, Xclio, Xion, Masscool, Coolmax, things like that.

    If you can wait a couple of weeks and get a Radeon 7870 I would definitely do so - it will be a huge improvement over what's out now. If you're itching to pull the trigger finger on this build use the onboard video for now, get the 7870 when it's available.

    Here you go:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - $89.99 ($10.00 MIR)
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $129.99
    CPU: 3.30Ghz Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99
    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: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $320 (estimated)


    Total: $1,015.93 - $20.00 MIR = $995.93
  2. Corsair 550D (Cases are really just personal preference)
    2500K
    ASUS P8Z68 PRO/GEN3
    8GB Vengeance
    CM Hyper Evo
    WD Blue 500GB
    64GB M4 SSD
    560 Ti
    SeaSonic S12II 520

    Total: $1,108.92

    There are a crap load of promo codes and if you already have a HDD, I recommend you use that to save money. Keplar is coming out soon along with 7800 series, you might wana wait for those. Ivy Bridge is also coming out soon.
  3. I tried to save money where I could to get the SSD to fit without letting go of reliability and performance.

    Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Processor
    CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333Mhz Desktop Memory
    Hard Drive: (Can be storage drive along with SSD) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
    Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card
    Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W Power Supply
    Disc Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner
    Case: (Personal Preference, but it's cheap and it works) Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    SSD: (Optional, if you have the money) Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Total: $1,046.90 - $40 in Rebates = $1,006.90
  4. darkclownjoe said:
    I tried to save money where I could to get the SSD to fit without letting go of reliability and performance.

    Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 Processor
    CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
    RAM: Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1333Mhz Desktop Memory
    Hard Drive: (Can be storage drive along with SSD) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive
    Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card
    Power Supply: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W Power Supply
    Disc Drive: LITE-ON DVD Burner
    Case: (Personal Preference, but it's cheap and it works) Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    SSD: (Optional, if you have the money) Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Total: $1,046.90 - $40 in Rebates = $1,006.90


    That's a good build for the most part but the problem with trying to meet the budget is that you're using a Caviar Black drive when WD is charging ridiculous premiums for them. Drop that to a 500GB Blue drive and you'll save about $70. Storage is kind of an afterthought when you can add and remove drives pretty easily anymore.
  5. g-unit1111 said:
    like Masscool

    Masscool actually makes a good thermal paste. It is an ac5 without some problem jacknaylorpe mentioned to me.
  6. :hello: HELLO OP


    AS others said that waiting will give u a big fruit newer graphics, faster and power efficient processors and new features in motherboards


    we arent even telling to wait a month just a week or 2 or may in these week

    the prices of hd 7xxx are really high due to no contender so we are giving advice to wait

    Quote:
    Quote:
    If you can wait a couple of weeks and get a Radeon 7870 I would definitely do so - it will be a huge improvement over what's out now. If you're itching to pull the trigger finger on this build use the onboard video for now, get the 7870 when it's available.



    yeah he ment it

    this is ur build if u can't wait

    Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

    $179.99

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271

    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127565

    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227757

    Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    $84.99

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018

    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233


    total(with rebates)= $892 :o :bounce:

    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


    by the saved money you can get a bigger ssd or a headphone or games dvd etc

    u could buy a bigger hdd

    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/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148725

    then ur total will be $907
  7. Really good builds there guys. Now I'm thinking I will wait a few weeks and see if intel releases the ivy bridge. And maybe the new gpus will hit around the same time. If anything else it should drop the price of these builds.
  8. They won't. The ib is not gonna release till june.
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