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Best performance for under $1000?

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March 15, 2012 2:55:15 PM

Someone on another forum was looking for a PC to replace his laptop, and was wanting to build a
gaming PC anywhere between $600-$1000 including OS. No resolutions above 1080P, no 3D, and no multiple monitors.
He wants the PC to be able to play new games for around 1-2 years without having to upgrade the GPU. Not looking to play BF3 as far as I know.

So how is this build?

HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CX500 V2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lite-On DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5-2400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 560 ti
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 X KINGWIN Fans:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus P8Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The two parts I am most unsure about is the 560ti and the motherboard.
Motherboard seems a little pricey, but it does include PCI-E 3, which might help in the long run.
The video card is also questionable. A 7850 seems to run more efficient and cooler than a 560ti, right?
He doesn't want to buy and then instantly have the price drop it seems, so he is contemplating putting the build off till June.


Opinions?

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March 15, 2012 3:04:40 PM

No bad...

MB - Great board if you plan to overclock, but I don't get that impression. Stick with ASUS and look for an H67 motherboard. Will save you a little money and not sacrafice performance. Don't worry about PCIe 3.0 for now.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - For a single monitor at 1080 resolution you will be perfectly find with the 560 Ti. If you are looking for an AMD option, the HD 6870 is a great purchase as well.
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