Solved Gaming pc build $1300 Tags: Build Gaming Computer Systems Product Last response: April 3, 2012 3:37 AM in Systems Share ztheking April 3, 2012 2:04:21 AM Hello, i am building a computer for the first time and i need help selecting parts for a gaming pc. my budget is $1300 More about : gaming build 1300 g-unit1111 a c 279 4 Gaming April 3, 2012 2:20:29 AM Fill this out and we can better assist you: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... m 0 l ztheking April 3, 2012 2:31:53 AM 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 m 0 l Related resources £800 - $1300 - 1000 euro 1st time gaming pc build any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. - Forum $1000-1300 NZD Gaming PC Build - Forum help with $1300 gaming pc build - Forum Help with gaming pc build $1200-1300 (Canada) - Forum $1300 first Gaming PC build high end - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer legendkiller April 3, 2012 2:38:47 AM 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=N82E168... $120 ASRock Z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $125 Optical Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $25 Total should be at $1270 or close to at least... m 0 l ztheking April 3, 2012 3:00:07 AM can you please put together a wishlist and post link. m 0 l Best solution g-unit1111 a c 279 4 Gaming April 3, 2012 3:24:55 AM 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 Share ztheking April 3, 2012 3:34:35 AM Best answer selected by ztheking. m 0 l ztheking April 3, 2012 3:35:01 AM thank you i will be using your build m 0 l Why_Me a b 4 Gaming April 3, 2012 3:37:15 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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-i5-2500... $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-2... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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-Intern... $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-Intern... $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=N82E168... $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... <----- Overclocking the gtx 680 w/benchmarks m 0 l Can't find your answer ? 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