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i am building a computer for the first time and i need help selecting parts for a gaming pc. my budget is $1300
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  2. Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime this month

    Budget Range: $1000 - $1300

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming ( battlefield 3, star craft 2, metro 2033 ), schoolwork ( word documents, power points, etc...), internet surfing

    Parts Not Required: monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, Nvidia graphics card, liquid cooling,
    NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    Overclocking: maybee

    SLI or Crossfire: no

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

    Additional Comments: good sound card
  3. i5 2550k $240
    8GB RAM 1600MHz $50
    GTx 680 $540
    Gaming Case $60
    Antec 850W $120(might want SLI later)
    Seagate SSHD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148591 $120
    ASRock Z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271 $125
    Optical Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204&cm_sp=Cat_CD_%26%2347%3b_DVD_Burners_%26%2338%3b_Media-_-Weekly_Deals-_-27-135-204 $25

    Total should be at $1270 or close to at least...
  4. can you please put together a wishlist and post link.
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    Quote:
    Parts Preferences: AMD CPU, Nvidia graphics card, liquid cooling,


    Don't get either - the FX has so many problems associated with it that it's hard to recommend it on any build, and liquid cooling is *WAY* too much risk for not a lot of payoff.

    Quote:
    Total should be at $1270 or close to at least...


    You seriously can't generalize on builds with the sheer amount of hardware that's available - you need specifics.

    Try this build:

    Case: NZXT Phantom - $119.99
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $149.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $159.99
    CPU: 3.3GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600Mhz 1.5V - $46.99
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $84.99
    HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda HD 7200RPM - $109.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $359.99

    Total: $1,270.89
  6. Best answer selected by ztheking.
  7. thank you i will be using your build
  8. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207013 $74.99 - $64.99 after mail-in rebate card
    XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

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

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $204.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $34.64 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546 $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236 $128.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_9?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1333216718&sr=1-9 $109.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Internal-DRW-24B1ST/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b $19.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121626 $499.99
    ASUS GTX680-2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    Total: $1,203.57 *not including case, shipping and rebates

    http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-680-overclock-guide/ <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks

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