1000$ gaming pc

Hey all,
I'm looking to buy a new PC which will last for around 3-4 years at least,
in a budget of about 1000$ (+-200$ or so)

I'de like to buy it ASAP,
I'll use it mostly for games and internet.
I've already got the keyboard, mouse and OS

I'm not sure yet about the overclooking option. Does it damage the CPU\mobo in any way? Will it make them last any less?

Parts I don't need are:
CPU - I've got the i7-2700k for a very cheap price, so I'll go for that cpu. I know the "k" is for OC, but I've got it in a cheaper price than the simple 2700:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115095&Tpk=i7%202700k
I'll also go for ssd 180GB (in addition to anoter HDD):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167115

The both of them will be a total of 370$ that will be part of the total cost, which means i'm down to around 700$ for all other parts.
I can also get an Intel's mobo for very cheap, but I've read they are very low quality and should be avoided.. Or aren't they..?

I'de also like a monitor, which will be besides the computer budget for about 300$.
I thought about:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824260047

What do you guys think?
What graphichs card, cooling system, RAM and mobo Ishould go for?
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  1. Ssd are very costly and 180 gb seems overkill

    save some money ang go with 120gb . if you are getting that ssd in cheap then get it.

    In 700 dolars you could get

    asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
    cm hyper 212 evo
    corsair vengence 2x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3
    sapphire hd 7970 3gb
    Seagate baracuda 1 tb 7200rpm hdd
    pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver
    Corsair carbide 500 white

    if the gpu is not fitting in your budget then down grade to hd 7950 or 7870

    also if getting hd7870 down grade the psu to 750w model.

    But recommendation is to go with hd 7970

    for monitor

    asus , dell, acer makes good monitor
  2. Check the builds in my sig.
  3. Hello.
    Well, are you sure about the cpu?
    Intel and I cannot find any 2700 non "K" version for desktop...
  4. serialkiller said:
    Ssd are very costly and 180 gb seems overkill

    save some money ang go with 120gb . if you are getting that ssd in cheap then get it.

    In 700 dolars you could get

    asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
    cm hyper 212 evo
    corsair vengence 2x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3
    sapphire hd 7970 3gb
    Seagate baracuda 1 tb 7200rpm hdd
    pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver
    Corsair carbide 500 white

    if the gpu is not fitting in your budget then down grade to hd 7950 or 7870

    also if getting hd7870 down grade the psu to 750w model.

    But recommendation is to go with hd 7970

    for monitor

    asus , dell, acer makes good monitor


    +1 apart from the gpu.
    For $50 less, you can buy the cheaper, less hot, less power consumption and better performer GTX680 :P. No point suggesting 7970 anymore (for games as dmovsho asked).
    GeForce GTX 680 2 GB Review: Kepler Sends Tahiti On Vacation
  5. Quote:
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    serialkiller wrote :

    Ssd are very costly and 180 gb seems overkill

    save some money ang go with 120gb . if you are getting that ssd in cheap then get it.

    In 700 dolars you could get

    asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
    cm hyper 212 evo
    corsair vengence 2x4 gb 1600mhz ddr3
    sapphire hd 7970 3gb
    Seagate baracuda 1 tb 7200rpm hdd
    pc power and cooling silencer mkii 950w 80+ silver
    Corsair carbide 500 white

    if the gpu is not fitting in your budget then down grade to hd 7950 or 7870

    also if getting hd7870 down grade the psu to 750w model.

    But recommendation is to go with hd 7970

    for monitor

    asus , dell, acer makes good monitor

    +1 apart from the gpu.
    For $50 less, you can buy the cheaper, less hot, less power consumption and better performer GTX680 :P. No point suggesting 7970 anymore (for games as dmovsho asked).
    GeForce GTX 680 2 GB Review: Kepler Sends Tahiti On Vacation


    because op wants it ASAp. and gtx 680 are out of stock.

    ether ways i was gonna suggest gtx 680.

    if you see in my other threads i always post gtx 680.

    still thanks for pointing but their was a reason behind it :D
  6. serialkiller said:


    because op wants it ASAp. and gtx 680 are out of stock.

    ether ways i was gonna suggest gtx 680.

    if you see in my other threads i always post gtx 680.

    still thanks for pointing but their was a reason behind it :D


    Sorry there is a reason I pointed GTX680 too :D, I thought about the availability of newegg but op never clarified that he/she will buy only from newegg. There are available on some other shops.
  7. Thanks for the answers so soon!

    serialkiller - Yeah, I do get the ssd cheap enough as it makes almost no difference between the 180 and 120

    Memnarchon - Yep, you're right. there is no 2700 :)
    I meant I get it cheaper than the simpler ones

    Can anyone explain the difference between the mobo
    asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
    and
    Gigabyte GA-Z68AP-D3
    I kinda got lost in there and couldn't really find anything real

    About the graphics card - the gtx680 really is unavailable. Is it supposed to change sometime soon? Is there a reason for it?
    If not, is the sapphire 7970 next best choice on that budget?
    And is there a really big difference for the sapphire 7870, which is 150$ cheaper than the gtx 680 (and almost 300$ than the 7970)?
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