Help picking parts

Approximate Purchase Date: A few weeks (Maybe 4-5)

Budget Range: 650-1000 After Rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing Web

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything? Building first computer.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: MA, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 2500k

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: I would like to run games better and on higer graphics. Want to pay only about 650-950$

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: To run games better. To get experience of building computers. Upgrade from a laptop ;)
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  1. I might be able to spend more if NEEDED
  2. Hi :)

    For high end gaming you NEED to spend more, with an Operating system thats not enough money...

    When customers come in my shops in the UK for a high end gaming machine to be custom built by us.... the general rule is at least 50% of their budget MUST go on the graphics card....

    Otherwise you are going to be gaming on medium not Ultra...

    All the best Brett :)
  3. Buy a Asrock or GIGABYTE motherboard socket LGA 1156.
    Buy a ATI HD 6000/7000 series for very fancy graphics
    Use a SATA hard drive or even better a SSD
    Use like 8 Gb of RAM
    PSU of 600 watts
    A nice HD 1900 x 1400 monitor
    Use a PCI-e WiFI card to not lose the ability for using it

    All are recommendations.
    Good Luck!
  4. CPU

    Core i5 2500K

    $220

    Graphics

    XFX Radeon HD 6870

    $200

    Motherboard

    Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H

    $125

    Memory

    Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 8GB kit

    $95

    HDD

    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

    $60

    Optical drive

    Samsung SH-B123L BD-ROM combo

    $65

    Case

    Coolermaster HAF 912

    $60

    PSU*

    Corsair Builder Series CX600 600W

    $70

    OS

    Windows 7 Home Premium OEM

    $99

    Total cost


    $994

    Does that look pretty good?
  5. Vengeance® — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit
  6. Yea I like it. But I would go for the Windows Ultimate
  7. Whats better about Ultimate?
  8. It has everything. And the Ultimate version is optimized and is better for more heavy things.
  9. miimario221 said:
    It has everything. And the Ultimate version is optimized and is better for more heavy things.

    So besides that would you change anything?
  10. miimario221 said:
    Buy a Asrock or GIGABYTE motherboard socket LGA 1156.
    Buy a ATI HD 6000/7000 series for very fancy graphics
    Use a SATA hard drive or even better a SSD
    Use like 8 Gb of RAM
    PSU of 600 watts
    A nice HD 1900 x 1400 monitor
    Use a PCI-e WiFI card to not lose the ability for using it

    All are recommendations.
    Good Luck!



    I hope you mean socket 1155 and not 1156
  11. No its perfect. Go buy it :D
  12. miimario221 said:
    No its perfect. Go buy it :D



    the 2500k uses socket 1155 not 1156 :P that's what im saying mate :D
  13. Thanks for correcting me. I always get confused between the LGA 1155 and 1556.
    Its LGA 1155.
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